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This poignant coming-of-age tale follows Meena, the irreverent teenage daughter of the only Punjabi family in the mining village of Tollington. When she becomes friends with the impossibly feisty Anita, she thinks she's found her soul mate but her world is turned upside down and she finds herself caught between her two cultures. Adapted from the much-loved novel by the award-winning playwright, Tanika Gupta and with especially composed music by the Ringham brothers, Anita And Me paints a colourful portrait of village life in 1970's West Midlands during the era of flares, power cuts and glam rock.
Written by Maxine Peake Beryl celebrates the extraordinary sporting achievements of Morley cyclist Beryl Burton. It was 1954 when Beryl Charnock met keen cyclist Charlie Burton. In those days they cycled in clubs and once Beryl started she was smitten, not only with Charlie but by the thrill and freedom found on two wheels. Beryl was better than good, she was the best and she was determined to stay that way. Five times world champion, thirteen times national champion, twice road-racing world champion and twelve times national champion. Her accolades include time trials, former world record holder, former British record holder, numerous sports awards an MBE and an OBE. Beryl Burtonwas one of the most astonishing sports people ever to have lived - but with her down to earth, no-nonsense approach to life and to success, she remains a mystery.
New York City, 1943. William 'Fred' Parsons, a young writer from Louisiana, meets Miss Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and utterly elusive good-time girl. Everyone falls in love with Holly, including William - but he is poor, and Holly needs rich. Will she marry Rusty, playboy millionaire? Or Jos?, the future president of Brazil? As war rages in Europe, Holly begins to fall in love with William - and then her past catches up with her...
30 JUNE - 17 SEPTEMBER
THEATRE ROYAL HAYMARKET, WEST END
18 APRIL - 23 APRIL
NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
13 JUNE - 18 JUNE
THEATRE ROYAL, PLYMOUTH
13 JUNE - 18 JUNE
BORD GAIS ENERGY THEATRE (FORMERLY GRAND CANAL THEATRE), DUBLIN
25 APRIL - 30 APRIL
MAYFLOWER THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
12 APRIL - 16 APRIL
THE LOWRY, SALFORD
4 APRIL - 9 APRIL
GRAND THEATRE AND OPERA HOUSE, LEEDS
15 MARCH - 19 MARCH
MARLOWE THEATRE, CANTERBURY
3 MARCH - 12 MARCH
"If you put me up against the wall and put a gun to my head, I'd probably admit to being a liberal. Actually if you put me up against a wall and put a gun to my head I'd probably admit to being whatever you wanted me to be. And of course, putting a gun to my head is exactly what I'd expect someone like you to do." Confirmation is a show about the gulf between beliefs that we can't talk across. About our knee-jerk dismissal of the opposing viewpoint. About the echo chamber of agreement and validation we live in. About the way we only choose to see the evidence that proves we're right. Working with research into the phenomenon of Confirmation Bias, and a conversation with political extremism, Confirmation is an attempt to have an honourable dialogue, real and imagined, across that gulf. Not to debate the viewpoints, but to find out how we come to believe what we believe, and how, from a common starting point, we can end up so far apart.
Set in a space between wellness and illness, between the world of objective reality and a world of hallucinations and delusions, Cracked is a new play about a first episode of psychosis and cultural difference, based on the ENRICH Research Project carried out by Warwick University, Birmingham City University and Birmingham & Solihull mental Health Foundation Trust.
A Husband. A Wife. A marriage in crisis. Inspired by Etgar Keret's short story, Crazy Glue is a tragicomedy about loss told through clowning, mime, dance and sound effects. Fusing the languages of silent films and cartoons, Single Shoe Productions plunge into a comic and moving exploration of the lengths we go to fix relationships, even when they appear beyond repair. Crazy Glue is a whirl of compelling non-verbal physical theatre, vocal gymnastics and quirky humour, brought to life by two performers and an evocative 1930's soundtrack.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. I made a decision. I did this by thinking of all the things I could do and deciding whether they were the right decision or not. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.
Dark And Lovely is a performance from inside the Tumbleweave; a home for hair built from abandoned weaves and extensions. In the Tumbleweave, Selina Thompson discusses afro hair: its politics, its connotations, its history and what it tells us about being Black, British and Female in the UK today. Using recorded conversation, music and written text Selina sets out to transform the Tumbleweave, which is admittedly ?a little bit gross', into something beautiful and to reveal just what our hair does, and more importantly, doesn't tell us, about what it is to be Black.
The Divorce Papers tackles serious issues whilst maintaining that classic Oliver Samuels humour. Samuels himself leads a cast of experienced, accomplished actors: Ruth Ho Shing, one of the longest serving thespians still active on the Jamaican stage, Dennis Titus, and Maylynne Walton Lowe. After living together as man and wife for over three decades, Augustus (Samuels) and Grace Goffe (Ho Shing), an aging upper-middle-class couple, can hardly stand to be in the same room with each other, let alone share a civilized conversation.
Nita and Bonnie run the PTA in their charming village with brutal efficiency. Their enterprising and sometimes shocking approach to fundraising exploits the deep frustrations and struggles of being a mum, with highly lucrative results. Into this world of competitive parenting drops Jacs, a savvy city type who's looking to make an impression. But this PTA doesn't let just anyone in. You have to earn the right to join the committee.
When Rachel, an out of work actor, embarks on a series of drama workshops in a mental health residential home in Birmingham she experiences extraordinary change both in the participants and in herself. This witty, insightful and moving play explores the role of theatre in the mental health system, examines what it means to recover and asks what it really means to be normal.
This rehearsed reading of Charlene James' witty, insightful and moving new play explores the role of theatre in the mental health system, examines what it means to recover and asks what it really means to be normal.
King Lear divides his Kingdom between his daughters according to a declaration of their love for him. His eldest Goneril and Regan exaggerate their affection and inherit. His youngest daughter Cordelia speaks only the truth and is banished. So begins the tragedy of King Lear, whose dignity, sanity and finally life are torn from him by a self-seeking younger generation, ambitious for his power. What is love, what is madness, what is truth - Shakespeare explores these questions together with many others in King Lear, widely considered to be his greatest tragedy.
Following a plane crash on an uninhabited island, the story follows the actions of a group of adolescent schoolboys as they battle against the elements for survival and supremacy. The island becomes a dark and dangerous place, where dreams turn to nightmares. A stunning tale of bullying, power, identity and violence.
The Scottish Play - theatrical types consider saying its name to be unlucky! Thrust into power by his overwhelming desires and an over ambitious wife, Macbeth finds his only security is to murder and murder again. From "When shall we three meet again" to "is this a dagger I see before me" this is a powerful Shakespearean drama.
A macabre porter invites us into Macbeth's castle, taking us right into the dark heart of Shakespeare's play. Razor sharp storytelling, eerie projections and a heart-stopping soundtrack take us on an immersive, break-neck journey through the blood-soaked world of Macbeth Reinvented for young audiences, Macbeth - Blood Will Have Blood is an accessible and unforgettable introduction to Shakespeare's shocking story of ambition, greed and the abuse of power.
Paul has never impressed anyone; not his mum, not his dad, not his teachers. Paul anticipates then that nothing will impress you, the audience. But, in a desperately escalating attempt to do just that, he will dance, he will sing, he will clown and, most impressively of all, he will become an angelic chorus. All for you.
Set against the harsh backdrop of the Great Depression, Of Mice and Men is the story of George and Lennie, two friends with a simple dream: to own a farm and live off the fat of the land. There are times, though, when sharpwitted George feels the burden of looking after Lennie, while gentle giant Lennie doesn't realise his own strength... As they drift from job to job, trouble's never far away, and before long it's time to move on again. When the pair get work in Soledad, California, however, the dream looks set to become a reality. But a tragic turn of events threatens to destroy George and Lennie's friendship and leaves George faced with an impossible choice...
Puppetry of the Penis is a show featuring two strapping Australian men who manipulate their genitalia into various shapes, objects and landmarks. A video camera projects every intimate detail onto a large screen ensuring that little can be missed - even from the very back row! Puppetry of the Penis is an adults-only, non-sexual show featuring full-frontal male nudity.
The Roadless Trip is an urgent and irresistible invitation to imagine and create a positive future, together. Performed by Sarah Woods and her teenage daughter Lil, the show mixes performance, film, audience-interaction and the frenzy of the popular gameshow in one fast-paced, fun journey through time.
The original concept for The Roadless Trip was developed by Sarah Woods and Richard Gott. Supported with public funding from Grants for the Arts through Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales.
We thought dance class was good, we thought dance class was English. We were wrong. Now we see you are fully English, because you argue with your parents. In Bangladesh this wouldn't happen. Well you've done what we never could. You've left Bangladesh behind. Ballroom dancing is not the only humiliation heaped on Saikat by his ambitious parents. There's catechism and Latin too. And no-one gets his name right, ever. Join Saikat as he dances precariously through his dual-identity childhood, torn between the familiar sights of Birmingham and the mysteries of Bangladesh. Meet werewolves in the playground, nuns in the corridors and tangerines in the dancehall... The play takes a humorous look at what it means to be British from someone who had to learn the hard way. This is a show for anyone who ever had to grow up, a show about being a second generation immigrant in the UK but feeling like an Englishman abroad.
Stevenson's story of pirates, double crossing and treasure. Treasure Island follows Young Jim Hawkins and his motley crew across the ocean in their search for hidden pirate spoils. With mutiny in the air they soon face deadly peril from the most ruthless pirate to ever terrorise the seven seas - Long John Silver! So can young 'Jim Lad' out-wit the scoundrel and live to claim the treasure?