The Rep promises 2023 will be a 'thrilling' year for theatre-goers - The Solihull Observer

The Rep promises 2023 will be a 'thrilling' year for theatre-goers

Solihull Editorial 1st Jan, 2023   0

SPECTACULAR plays, multimedia performances and family fun are lined up ready for spring 2023 at The Rep.

A jam-packed programme of shows has been announced across the theatre’s three auditoria, The House, The Door and The Studio.

Bosses say it will be a thrilling year for audiences with major new shows and discounted tickets to help fight the cost of living crisis.

Artistic Director of The Rep, Sean Foley said; “2023 is going to be a thrilling year for audiences at The Rep.  With major new shows to be announced in the New Year for our largest auditoria, The House, we can now announce the first full season in our most intimate theatre, The Door, since reopening in September 2021.

“Across all our three auditoria, The Rep continues to collaborate with the very best UK and International artists and companies to bring our audiences artistically ambitious popular theatre: comedy, dance, high-quality work for children, and contemporary drama – world class, for everyone.”

The season begins with the world premiere of Spitting Image Live from February 1 to March 11, directed by Birmingham Rep’s Artistic Director, double Olivier Award-winner, Sean Foley, and written by Al Murray, Matt Forde and Sean Foley.

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony director, Iqbal Khan, will showcase Of Mice and Men from March 18 to April 8 before it goes to Cambridge, Bath, Malvern and Leeds.

Returning from an award-winning run on the West End Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of) will be shown from April 17 to 22 sees men, money and microphones fought over in a irreverent but affectionate adaptation where the stakes couldn’t be higher when it comes to romance.

After a sold-out run in 2022, RUSH: A Joyous Jamaican Journey tells the story of Reggae music and the Windrush Generation, following how Reggae took the world by storm will be on from April 26 to 29.

Families will be welcome to watch an adaptation of The Tortoise and the Hare from February 23 to 25.

It sees the pair go head to head in a series of board games, sporty games, guessing games and they even invent games before the Hare starts to plot his revenge.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts will roar on to the main stage from May 31 May to June 2 which invites audiences to come face to face with some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts ever to walk the earth.

The Door’s season includes  Another Lover’s Discourse from February 28 to March 1 a multimedia performance from Palestine’s contemporary artists, Riham Isaac, Good Grief a paranormal physical performance of loss and the memories left behind from March 2 to 4 and Made in India Britain the story of a deaf Punjabi boy from Birmingham from June 2 to 3.

Following a sold-out first visit to The Rep in autumn 2022, Ballet Black return to the main house with Ballet Black: Pioneers featuring Will Tuckett’s Then Or Now on May 3 and 4.

Gary Clarke Company presents Wasteland marks the 25th anniversary since the demolition and 30 years since the rise of UK rave culture on May 18 and 19.

In response to recent cost of living challenges, The Rep is introducing new initiatives in order for audiences to continue enjoying live theatre and create new memories with friends and family.

The 3 for 2 ticket offer allows audiences to book tickets for three productions in any of The Rep’s three spaces and receive a third off the total cost.

The Teens Go Free offer allows one free ticket for those aged 13 to 19 for every full paying adult.

For more information and how to book and the offers visit call the box office on 0121 236 4455.


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