This year has been particularly difficult for everyone with all the things we take for granted suddenly disappearing. As we slowly emerge from the shadow of this epidemic we are looking forward to once again opening the doors of our theatre and welcoming back audiences old and new to experience the joy and magic that only live theatre can bring.
We had hoped to bring you our production of Beauty and the Beast this Christmas, postponed from Christmas 2020, but due to multiple lockdowns and the time lost in the venue for us to create this particular set and costumes we are having to revise our Christmas production.
This Christmas we will be replacing ‘Beauty and the Beast’ with the favourite children’s story Alice in Wonderland. The production will run from Saturday 20th November – Friday 17th December, performance times vary. This will mark the sixth Christmas production that The Old Rep have produced alongside Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA).
Our Christmas production follows the story of Alice, a young, curious girl who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. There, she encounters some of the strangest and most peculiar creatures, including the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. With songs old and new by Steve Allan Jones, a brand-new script by Toby Hulse and a talented cast of 25 student performers from BOA. Alice in Wonderland is set to be a spectacular experience that we hope will be enjoyed by all the family.
Michael Penn, Executive Director of The Old Rep Theatre said: “I cannot wait to hear the laughter, see the smiles and experience the joy that our Christmas productions bring to so many once again. We all need something magical at Christmas and Alice in Wonderland is sure to delight, amaze and entertain, so come and visit The Old Rep and enjoy live theatre once again!”
Tickets are now on sale. For further information about Alice in Wonderland, please call our Box Office on 0121 359 9444 (Please note reduced hours are in place visit their website for opening times) or click here to book tickets (online booking fee applies).