Birmingham Rep

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What’s New Pussycat? review – high-voltage collision of two Tom Joneses
The 18th-century novel and Welsh crooner meet on 1960s Carnaby Street in a spirited jukebox musical

Arifa Akbar

20, Oct, 2021 @12:10 PM

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The week in theatre: Indecent; NW Trilogy; East Is East – review
Cultural identity unites a Jewish writer’s shockingly radical play, diverse tales from Kilburn and Ayub Khan Din’s 1996 classic

Kate Kellaway

19, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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East Is East review – magnificent revival of culture-clash classic
Ayub Khan Din’s comedy still resonates in its depiction of a hostile environment – Salford in the 70s – while its sharp wit and warm characterisations are exhilarating

Arifa Akbar

13, Sep, 2021 @8:19 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Curated by Carlos review – a kick and a promise from Acosta
The artistic director’s first commissions include an ode to the city’s industrial heritage and a swelling take on the climate crisis

Lyndsey Winship

11, Jun, 2021 @11:11 AM

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‘We needed a sanctuary’: new art-house seeks justice for Birmingham’s creatives
After the city’s Rep theatre leased itself to a Nightingale court, marginalised locals decided to set up their own creative space

Jessica Murray

03, Jun, 2021 @2:29 PM

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Rosie Kay: Absolute Solo II review – strain, strength and beauty
The choreographer returns to the stage with a superb new work, Adult Female Dancer, part of a compelling evening of three solos

Sanjoy Roy

22, May, 2021 @11:27 AM

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Floella Benjamin’s childhood memoir to become stage play
Birmingham Rep says premiere of Coming to England will be highlight of forthcoming season

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

20, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Talawa theatre company: 'It's time to double down on Black Lives Matter pledges'
The minds behind Britain’s oldest black theatre group discuss pulling out of Birmingham Rep when it became a Nightingale court – and their plans to conquer the West End

Arifa Akbar

26, Mar, 2021 @7:06 PM

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Black company pulls out of Birmingham theatre over Nightingale court
Talawa says Birmingham Rep’s decision to host court cases ‘threatens integrity’ of its work

Aamna Mohdin

24, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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10 UK theatre shows to see in October
As plays return to the stage here are some of the best – from Rent in Manchester to James Graham’s Bubble in Nottingham

Chris Wiegand

01, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'There will be positives': artistic directors on theatre's terrible year
The Observer revisits six theatre bosses appointed in 2019 to discuss the existential threat to their industry, and the fightback

Holly Williams

27, Sep, 2020 @11:00 AM

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