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  • 18/04/19

    ORT Report: Romeo and Juliet

    Shakespeare’s classic tragic love story – Romeo and Juliet – placed in a medieval setting. The National Production Company takes the universally recognised tale of ‘star-crossed lovers’, first published in 1597, and makes it an entertaining and enjoyable experience f...
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  • 11/04/19

    ORT Report: BOA Year 13 Musical Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera

    "This show featured impactful choreography, outstanding vocals and gripping acting throughout"
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  • 29/01/19

    ORT Report: Enron

    "A truly brilliant show that will leave your mind whirring."
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  • 18/01/19

    ORT Report - BYT: Snow White

    There is a special something about pantomimes that keep audiences wanting more and more. From the moment the curtain rises, us audience members love to be immersed in that familiar comfort that is pantomime, from the typical ‘he’s behind you!’ to traditional Pantomime dames. Birmin...
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  • 15/01/19

    Pinocchio: A Student Perspective

    In this blog, we hear from Adam and Charlie, two of our talented BOA students who worked on Pinocchio. Adam played the role of Cat, taking up a key part in our production, while Charlie worked across the technical team, operating LX frequently throughout the run.
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  • 04/12/18

    My experience as an Assistant Director on Pinocchio

    “So, you want to be a director… you know its hard right?" “What are you talking about, it’s just telling people what to do” Like most people in theatre I started off wanting to be an actor. I spent a lot of time in theatres growing up: acting in youth productio...
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  • 29/11/18

    ORT Report - Pinocchio

    The Old Rep Theatre brought Pinocchio to life with a modern twist on the Carlo Collodi classic.
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  • 30/10/18

    ORT Report - Susie Self: Quilt Song

    The modern opera, Quilt Song, brings together historical and contemporary civil rights figures from Rosa Parks to Jo Cox, sewn together with ideas of social diversity.
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  • 20/06/18

    Our ORT Reporters meet Sincerely Amy

    Our young budding theatre bloggers received bespoke training from Amy Stutz, a successful theatre reviewer of Sincerely Amy, and who is a Birmingham Ormiston Academy graduate.
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  • 17/05/18

    Work Experience at The Old Rep

    Megan Plant, a Year 10 student from George Salter Academy in West Bromwich,  joined The Old Rep for week's work experience in March. We caught up with Megan to chat about her week...
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  • 24/04/18

    Broadening horizons at The Old Rep's Easter Workshops

    Let me start by saying that, to me, there is no such thing as a ‘shy’ child. There are definitely children who are cautious of performing, however, this Easter, The Old Rep aimed to tackle this, as they gave children the chance to get involved in a series of workshops in Singing, Acting...
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  • 05/03/18

    Photographing the Backstage Areas at The Old Rep

    Third year student from Birmingham City University talks to us about her time photographing behind the scenes at The Old Rep's Alice in Wonderland 2017.
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