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  • Theatre Experience Summer School 2018

    20 August 2018 All Day

    For a week in summer, work with professional tutors to develop skills in all areas of musical theatre. At the end of the week participants will perform extracts from some of the most popular West End musicals on stage at The Old Rep. Suitable for age 7-16.

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  • Uncle Ben's Family Feud

    30 August 2018 All Day

    With all kids out of the house Uncle Ben plans a secret night in with a special lady; he puts on a bit of Marvin Gaye and prepares for what he thinks is going to be a wonderful night. But with his kids returning home unexpectedly and a surprise visit from the police it’s not long before Uncle Ben’s fire is put out by some shocking news leading to a huge family secret being uncovered.

    It’s 2018 and Uncle Ben is back with a night of quality entertainment. Since 2012 we have seen this family battle with infidelity, domestic violence, substance abuse and the issue of absent parents; but somehow they manage to keep it all together and still look on the bright side. This year Conway Productions are taking the family on a new journey and revealing some dark secrets that Uncle Ben and Auntie Maggie have been hiding for years. We’ll see ups, downs, laughter and tears but will this family feud be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?


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  • BOA Year 10 Introduction Showcase

    07 September 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm

    This showcase will feature displays and performances from Year 10 students across all pathways, created alongside industry professionals in their first week at BOA.  Due to the capacity of the theatre, we have to limit the tickets to two per student and these will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

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  • George Egg: DIY Chef

    08 September 2018 7:30pm

    Following sell out Edinburgh Fringe runs in 2015 and 2016 plus a sell out UK tour, award winning* comedian George Egg (the ‘Anarchist Cook’) returns with a brand new show demonstrating more live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy.

    In ‘DIY Chef' George‘s doctor has told him he needs to rethink his culinary habits and as a result his family have banned him from using the kitchen. They’ve banished him to the shed. But George simply has to keep cooking and his unstoppable urge to be creative means inventive solutions and some seriously tasty food.

    It’s funny, inspiring and absurd in equal measure, a cross-genre show falling somewhere between a stand-up comedy set and an illustrated lecture. Expect power tools, gardening equipment and office supplies to be abused and re-purposed. Expect lots of laughs. Expect to learn something new. And you get to taste the food at the end.

    “This genre mashing show will have you surprised by the methods, salivating at the recipes and seriously glad that it all culminates in a tasting session!” Edinburgh Guide ★★★★

    “Eat, drink and be merry, and make sure you see this show, cos tomorrow you may die”. The Wee Review ★★★★★

    Find out more about George Egg on his websiteTwitter and Instagram





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  • Frantic Ignition: Taster Workshops

    15 September 2018 All Day

    No fear. No holding back. Are you male? Aged 16-20? Determined? Energetic?

    Frantic Assembly will be returning to Birmingham to find this year’s Ignition Company. They are looking for the next generation of performers. Have you got what it takes?


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  • Jekyll & Hyde

    18 September 2018 All Day

    Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to man - a good and an evil. He believes that by separating the two, humanity can become liberated. Journey with this experimental scientist as he fashions a controversial concoction that transforms him, not only into an evil man, but a vile monster!

    Told through the eyes of his friend and lawyer Gabriel Utterson experience the duality of humanity in a show that embraces the comedic magic of theatre in this fast paced spin which stays true to the classic tale of Jekyll and Hyde.

    Find out more about the National Production Company on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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  • Frantic Ignition: Trials

    26 September 2018 All Day

    12 young men will be chosen from Trial Workshops to create and perform a show in one week in London. We want to bring together a dynamic group of young men from across the UK with different backgrounds, skills and stories.

    By coming to a Trial, you will be able to get involved in a free weekend residency and further training with Birmingham Old Rep and Frantic Assembly.

    Click here to find out more, or book now!

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  • Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care

    30 September 2018 8:00pm

    A new stand up show from multi-award winning comedian Marcus Brigstocke with support from Rob Rouse.

    Snowflake, Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Libtard, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan...

    As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad.

    Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than Lucifer himself?

    The Devil no longer runs Hell day to day. He’s retired now, and plays Golf at Mar-a-Lago, but the Dark Lord is still on the board of The Underworld and attends a bi-annual meeting to advise on how to make eternal damnation sustainably hot, how to keep a thousand minions on a zero hours contract and what to do about Jacob Rees Mogg.

    ‘… charming, hilarious and utterly refreshing… don’t miss this incredible show’ Sunday Mirror

    ‘Sharpest one-liner merchant’ Sunday Times

    ‘Rare is the stand-up show that makes you laugh, think and then fight back the tears. This is it’ ★★★★  The Daily Telegraph

    ‘If you haven’t seen him live, then you haven’t seen him at his very best’ ★★★★★ The Mirror




    Joining Marcus on tour will be fellow comedian Rob Rouse (as seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Grownups and The Friday Night Project).

    Robert first made his name on the live circuit, winning Channel 4's prestigious So You Think You're Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Festival in 1998, an award previously won by Phil Kay, Lee Mack and Peter Kay.

    As well as stand-up, he also performed as part of the Big And Daft trio with Ian Boldsworth and Jon Williams from 1997 to 2002, taking three shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.

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  • Pinocchio

    17 November 2018 All Day

    Join us as we bring Pinocchio to life this Christmas!

    This adaptation of Carlo Callodi’s classic tale follows an inquisitive young puppet, carved from wood by the lonely toymaker Geppetto, and his trusty Cricket companion on a mischievous journey to discover what it takes to become a real boy.

    Venturing from the safety of Geppetto’s workshop, Pinocchio finds himself in a series of chaotic situations, narrowly escaping the clutches of Mangiafuoco’s Puppet Theatre, the depths of the ocean and the Land of Toys.


    Please note:

    - British Sign Language (BSL) performances will take place on Friday 23 November (10.15am) & Friday 28 December (1pm)

    - A relaxed performance will take place Saturday 15 December (1pm)

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