Rep’s centenary celebrations
This autumn, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre will celebrate both the reopening of its new venue and the company’s Centenary with a new season of plays starting from 3rd September and a series of REP 100 events. The National Theatre’s production of Alan Bennett’s latest play, People, will open the season in the REP’s main auditorium, The House. Running from 3rd to 21st September, the play will then embark on a tour of the UK until November. Meanwhile, Roxana Silbert’s production of David Grieg’s Dunsinane, a ‘sequel’ to Shakespeare’s Macbeth, will run in The House from 24th to 28th September. The smallest auditorium at the REP, The Door, will host its first production – the world premiere of Kate Tempest’s Hopelessly Devoted – A Love Story of Extremism, from 19th September to 5th October.
The UK premiere of Europa, a satirical and savage snapshot of European life, co-written by the UK’s Steve Water and writers from Germany, Croatia and Poland, will run in the REP’s new Studio from 16th to 19th October. From the 24th to 28th September, the theatre’s new hospitality suites will be the setting for Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience, an interactive show including a three course meal served by characters from the TV series.
The REP’s other celebratory events include the REP100 Exhibition, behind the scenes tours, open days and REP100 Unscripted – a series of themed talks, discussions and debates. Further details, dates and ticket prices for these events and activites will be annouced this month.
———————————————-The Birmingham Repertory Theatre reopens on 3rd September. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. For more information, telephone, 0121 236 4455.