BE Festival

Matt Trueman: Why theatre didn't tackle Brexit
Matt Trueman explains how theatre can't be expected to help win elections or reform the law
Top 5 theatre openings this week: 20 - 26 June
From adventurous rabbits to an Australian Lear, find out what you shouldn't be missing this week
Matt Trueman: festivals are a fruitful format for change
Matt Trueman looks at why festivals are good for both artists and audiences
Best of BE Festival (Barbican)
The three favourite shows from last year's festival are a refreshingly playful glimpse of what you can expect in Birmingham in June
'People in Birmingham wanted to see more international work'
Head of BE Festival Miguel Oyarzun and On the Edge Festival's executive producer Steve Ball talk about the two important Birmingham-based events
Catherine Love: Can everyone really get talking across cultures?
The upcoming Best of BE Festival and All Change offer two models for international cultural conversation
BE Festival opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Marking its fifth anniversary, BE FESTIVAL returns to Birmingham in a brand new home this July at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Catherine Love: My top theatre picks for July
Theatre to look out for in July includes Edinburgh previews, European imports in Birmingham and a packed line-up at Latitude
Best of BE Festival (Birmingham)
After another successful summer, the Birmingham European festival commences a short UK tour showcasing the Best of the BE Festival
Five Reasons to See... BE Festival 2013
Birmingham's BE Festival, celebrating theatre from across Europe, returns to the city for the fourth time this year, running from 2-6 July. Here co-founder Mike Tweedle gives us five reasons to go...