New Drama at The Rep
There’s plenty of drama at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this Spring with plays set to take hearts and minds to Paris, Afghanistan and Cephalonia.
First up is Edmond De Bergerac, set in Paris, 1895. Edmond is a struggling playwright with writer’s block. His last play was a flop and he’s down on his luck until he helps his best friend woo a girl by writing romantic letters to her as if from him…and has a brilliant idea for the plot of his brand new play, Cyrano De Bergerac. Starring Freddie Fox, Henry Goodman, Josie Lawrence and Chizzy Akudolu, Edmond De Bergerac is the triumphant hit comedy that took France by storm and now makes its Englishlanguage premiere at The REP from 15 – 30 March.
Giving a rare glimpse into contemporary Afghan history is the UK stage première of Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. From the writer of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the powerful story of three generations of women discovering strength in unity and finding hope in the unlikeliest of places. (2 – 18 May)
Also making its way to the stage for the first time, is Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the best-selling novel by Louis de Bernières. Marking the 25th anniversary of the novel’s original publication, this unforgettable love story, set against the backdrop of World War II, is adapted for the stage by Rona Munro and directed by Melly Still. The show opens 29 May – 15 June. Bring a hankie!