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Birdsong – Birmingham REP Theatre

Writer: Sebastian Faulks Adaptor: Rachel Wagstaff Director: Alastair Whatley Reviewer: Jennie Philpot ‘Birdsong’ is one of those novels one feels they should read as a rite of passage, a story of love, war and the turmoil of both. With such a mighty book to adapt to stage the task was always going to be a daunting one but Rachel Wagstaff ...

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NEWS: Ravenhill curates Epic Encounters at The REP

Leading playwright Mark Ravenhill curates an exciting and diverse programme of events themed around the plays of Bertolt Brecht at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre this spring. Epic Encounters is a feast of inspiring theatre, stimulating debate and hands-on activities for all ages taking place at The REP from February to April. From Berlin cabaret to exploring the universe and from ...

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Hopelessly Devoted – The DOOR, The REP, Birmingham

Writer: Kate Tempest Director: James Grieve Reviewer: Jennie Philpot [Rating:5] Kate Tempest’s new play Hopelessly Devoted manages to capture its audience within the first five minutes and there we stay, trapped in a story of love, music and life behind bars. Tempest herself is quoted saying she wants the theatre to be a space that is “comfortable, inspiring and exciting”. ...

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People – Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Nicholas Hytner Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] The scene: a mouldering old house, lovingly recreated by set designer Bob Crowley. At the centre, a war between the house’s owner, former model Lady Dorothy Stacpoole and her elderly companion Iris on one side; and Lady Stocpoole’s sister, the arch deaconess June Stacpoole on the other. They are agreed ...

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10 minutes with Roxana Silbert, artistic director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Birmingham Repertory Theatre (or The REP) has just celebrated its centenary and the autumn/winter 2013 season marks the reopening of the theatre’s Broad Street home - completewith a new 300 seat studio.Nicole Evans caught up with the new artistic director Roxana Silbert to find outmore and talk about the importance of local theatre and her plans for her future ...

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