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Welcome to The Old Rep Theatre

This 383 seat theatre in the centre of Birmingham plays host to the Birmingham Stage Company and numerous amateur companies offering a wide variety of productions from plays to musicals, regular sell-out Christmas productions and specially written issued-based drama for young people.

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The Theatre was built in 1913 and was home to the Birmingham Repertory Company, led by Sir Barry Jackson, who staged numerous prestige productions, many of which have been landmarks in theatre history.

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Only Fools And Boycie

An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

 

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.

 

Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

 

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

 

Date: 8th February 2015

Time: 7:30pm

Only Fools And Boycie at the Old Rep

Enchanted Burlesque – L’Amour

Lovingly presented by James and Angel LaVey

Husband and wife team James and Angel LaVey are delighted to announce that Enchanted Burlesque will be back in 2015 for their first ever Valentine’s Day theatre show, Enchanted Burlesque – L’amour, at the beautiful Old Rep Theatre. Valentine’s Day is a day of love so the Enchanted Burlesque team will present to you a show they believe you’re bound to love and remember fondly long after the final curtain falls.

Enchanted Burlesque L’amour will be another gorgeous night of glamorous burlesque mixed lovingly with a healthy dose of risqué comedy, featuring an all-star cast that has entertained all around the UK and far beyond. The show will be filled with acts that James and Angel LaVey have fallen in love with over the years, and now they want to share that love with you.

 

Date: 14 February 2015

Time: 7:30pm

My Dog's Got No Nose

My Dog’s Got No Nose takes us on a journey through the events surrounding a stand-up comedian’s first ever performance. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant and often laugh-out-loud hilarious, he shares his soul reminiscing about his early career as a furniture-salesman-turned photographer, love, marriage and ambitions.

 

His debut is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream where stand-up comedy, unrequited love, animal lovers, facts of life, sibling rivalries and mercy killing are just some of the elements covered in this bittersweet story, as we discover that both the man and the performance are not quite what they seem

 

 

Date: 15 February 2015

Time: 7:30pm

Three Men In A boat

Following hit tours in 2012 and 2014, Craig Gilbert’s ingenious, acclaimed adaption of Jerome K Jerome’s classic tale of boating misadventure returns to the UK stage this Spring armed with more singing, wilder adventures and sporting even brighter blazers.

Jerome’s ripping yarn of youthful friendship, mischief and folly, originally intended as a guide to boating on the Thames, continues to celebrate the very essence of Britishness, inspiring many of our comic legends from Morecambe and Wise to Monty Python.

The Original Theatre Company take this classic tale of British misadventure and folly by the scruff of the neck. Equipped with a working pub, live piano accompaniment, music hall singing, a dog and a feast of physical comedy, settle yourself in for a night out to remember!

'This vibrant and innovative production is unpredictable and absolute fun from the moment you board.’ Theatreworld

‘Three Men In A Boat is a piece of timeless, Edwardian entertainment’ The Stage

Date: 10th-14th March 2015

Betty Blue Eyes
With Exclusive License from Cameron Makintosh
presented by BOA Musical Theatre

It's fair shares for all in Austerity Britain (1947-style). But in the little town of Shepardsford, humble chiropodist Gilbert Chilvers is still struggling to bring home the bacon. The only light on the horizon is a private function to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. It's going to be the social event of the year and Gilbert’s wife Joyce is determined that they should be there. But when the longed-for invitation fails to materialise, the two of them resolve to do whatever it takes to get their fair share of the banquet’s centrepiece - a rations-busting illegal pork roast. Will Gilbert be able to pig-nap the porker destined for the royal banquet? Will provincial high society keep Joyce at the bottom of the pile? And will Gilbert's dotty mother-in-law ever get to eat anything other than Spam?

Join Betty and friends for this laugh-out-loud, feel-good musical treat. Based on the HANDMADE film A Private Function and the original story by Alan Bennett and Malcolm Mowbray Book by Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman Music and Lyrics by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe Directed by Alastair Knights Adapted from the Screenplay by Alan Bennett Originally produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh This production is licensed by Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd





Date: 19 - 21 March 2015

 

 

The Mikado

Date: 24 March 2015 -  28 March 2015

Birmingham Savoyards’ main annual production this year is The Mikado. Written in 1885 and set in an imaginary Japanese village, The Mikado is one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas. Many of the songs are well known classics and audiences still roll with laughter at Gilbert’s wonderful ability to poke fun at British morals, sensibilities and institutions of the day through his imaginary “Japanese” characters.

The town of Titipu hasn’t had an execution for a while and the Lord High Executioner (KoKo) is informed that his own head may soon be for the chop if the situation isn’t remedied. This poses a double dilemma as KoKo (who can’t even bring himself to kill a fly) either needs to find a suitable volunteer to be beheaded, or face being beheaded himself. And how can an Executioner execute himself? Hilarious!





Milkshake Live

Fans of Channel 5’s hugely popular children’s TV strand Milkshake! will be thrilled to know that a brand new stage show Milkshake! Live 'Party Party', will be touring theatres up and down the country for 12 months, starting 26th July 2014. This brand new show features lots of Milkshake! friends including 2 Milkshake! presenters and follows on from the huge success of the previous tour Come Out to Play, 2012/13.

The show’s stellar line up includes Little Princess, Bananas in Pyjamas, Noddy and Tessie Bear, Pip from Pip Ahoy! Bello from Jelly Jamm, Chloe from Chloe’s Closet, Tommy and Tallulah from Tickety Toc, Toby and Dolores from Toby’s Travelling Circus and Milkshake’s very own Milkshake Monkey! The show will feature 2 Milkshake! Presenters, including Jen Pringle, Derek Moran, Amy Thompson and Olivia Birchenough.

‘Party Party’ is produced by Channel 5’s Clair Robinson and directed and choreographed by Milkshake’s very own Derek Moran. This all new musical extravaganza is bound to have audiences up on their feet, singing along, and jumping with delight! As the preparations for Milkshake Monkey's surprise birthday party get underway, all the guests are busy with their very special party jobs! But what happens when Milkshake Monkey disappears? The presenters will need the audience’s help to find him in time for the party!

Milkshake! Live ‘Party Party’ features loads of great music – in addition to classic Milkshake! songs there are some brand new ones, some popular children’s favourites and some other well known hits as well! Milkshake! Live ‘Party Party’ is the perfect entertainment for families with young children who will get the chance to enjoy a live theatre experience and see their favourite TV personalities up close.

Date: 29th March 2015

Time: 1:00pm

        3:30pm

Something Else

A Story about a small creature who lives his life always trying to fit in. But he never does, because he's Something Else. Then one day a stranger turns up on his doorstep and wants to be friends, but Something Else realises what he's done...

Following Deafinitely Theatre's successful visual adaptation of Tyrannosaurus Drip in 2013, we are delighted once again to be performing a well-loved children's book.


Deafinitely Theatre nuture and showcase deaf talent, creating worth that is accessible to both deaf and hearing audiences

 

Date: 31st March 2015

Time: 2:00pm

 

GINGER WILDHEART Songs & Words

“I'm really excited to put 20 years of being a professional rock n roll songwriter into spoken word and live performance. From the first Wildhearts album to the award winning 555%.

It's not a pretty story, but there is plenty of drama and it has a happy ending.

You'll laugh, you'll cry and through it all, you'll sing” GINGER

 

Date: 11th April 2015

Time: 8pm

Bouncers

by John Godber

The international smash hit comedy returns!

 

Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are the original men in black as they tell the tale of one night in a Yorkshire disco in the 80's in this outrageous parody of Saturday Night Fever! All the gang are out on the town, the boys, the girls, the cheesy DJ, the late night kebab man and the taxi home, all under the watchful eyes of the Bouncers.

 

Multi award winning play written and directed by John Godber featuring a frightening array of northern talent.

 

Date: 15 April 2015 -  18 April 2015

A Black Country Night Out

JONNY COLE - DANDY - PETER LEE and introducing KAYLEE CROPPER and THE RONALDOS!! Or should we call it 'The All New Black Country Night Out' as the show returns with a whole host of new and wonderfully talented acts.

After a triumphant debut, musical comedian Jonny Cole makes a welcome return, as do the Black Country's funniest husband and wife duo 'Dandy'.



If you have enjoyed A Black Country Night Out in the past, then you really do not want to miss this new show. New ingredients, even more flavour!

Date: 21st May 2015

Time: 7.30pm

We’ll meet again

Starring Comedy Entertainer STEVE BARCLAY, bringing Impressions of the Wartime Comedians and by Very Special Request a return of Britain’s Greatest Virtuoso of the Ukelele ANDY EASTWOOD,

A New Singing Star LUCIA MATTISE will be bringing the Songs of Vera Lynn and Gracie Fields and a touch of Ann Shelton.

With full supporting cast and MERVYN FRANCIS Former singer from the Black and White Minstrel show, AND OUR SPECIAL GUEST PETE LINDUP. Multi – Instrumentalist .and Comedian.

With the live Music of the MARTYN ST JAMES BAND here is an afternoon show with a tribute to our Armed Forces of yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. With all the great songs and Music of the War Years. This is Damp eye nostalgia, that leaves everyone with a warm and sentimental glow.

Date: 26th May 2015

Time: 2:30pm

From the Producer of WE’LL MEET AGAIN Duggie Chapman MBE is  bringing  a brand new Wartime Cavalcade show to celebrate  70  years this year since the end of World war 2

Vienna Festival Ballet

35th Anniversary Gala

Vienna Festival Ballet celebrate 35 years with their 35th Anniversary Gala. We are proud to present highlights from the world’s most beloved Tchaikovsky ballets which have featured in our repertoire over the past 35 years.

Highlights will include the moment when the Swan Queen meets her prince in Act 2 Swan Lake, the Dance of the Cygnets, Clara’s journey to a glittering land of snow in The Nutcracker, and the famous Rose Adagio from Sleeping Beauty, where Princess Aurora is introduced to four princes.



“An excellent company of talented young dancers. Their energy and enthusiasm is breathtaking.” - ENTS24.COM

www.viennafestivalballet.com www.facebook.com/viennafestivalballetcompany @viennafestivalb

Date: 30th May 2015

Time: 7:30pm

Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure

presented by BOA Musical Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe. Originally produced by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company & West Yorkshire Playhouse, this adaption brings to life the magical world of Neverland with its spectacular scenes of flying, swashbuckling and sheer fantasy.

 

Date: 4th-7th February 2015

Time: 7.30pm

Saturday 7th Matinee 2.30pm

Peter Pan at The Old Rep Theatre

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