Autumn Season at the REP
Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre recently announced plans for the theatre’s 2018 Autumn and Winter season. Speaking of the forthcoming programme, Roxana said: “New work is the life blood of theatre and The REP is honoured to be working with the best writers of their generation with 11 new plays across our three stages of which six will be premièred at The REP”. The first world première of the season is Rebus: Long Shadows, the latest story in Ian Rankin’s legendary detective series which will be told exclusively on stage.
A brand new staging of The Messiah starring Hugh Dennis, Lesley Garrett and John Marquez will be produced and opened by The REP, ahead of a UK tour and West End run. Other highlights include, Pop Music,. a euphoric, nostalgic theatre party for anyone who has ever been a d*ck on the dance floor. All You Need Is LSD, an exhilarating and original comedy by one of the UK’s finest playwrights, Leo Butler. Find yourself trapped amongst objects and clutter in the world premiere of Stuff, a play created through
interviews with self-identified hoarders.
Elsewhere in the season are Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones and the festive spectacular The Wizard of Oz for the festive season!
January 2019 sees the return of the enchanting live stage show of The Snowman 25 years after it first came to life at The REP.
Productions visiting The REP include Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s The Wipers Times which tells the true story of a satirical newspaper created in the mud and mayhem of the Great War. Birmingham writer / performer
Selina Thompson’s solo show about ancestry, home and colonialism, Salt visits The REP, as does Oladipo Agboluage’s play New Nigerians. And Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop– a sharp and intimate play about Dr Martin Luther King Jnr’s last days.
Complementing the autumn theatre programme, The REP plays host to a comedy season of one-night stands from Iain Stirling, Chris Ramsey, Juliette Burton, Kai Samra and Ahir Shar plus a number of shows as part of the Birmingham Improv Festival.