Staring Out at Birmingham Repertory
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Starting Out

Starting Out is a showcase of five new short plays by women, for women. They tell of the struggles faced in the austerity age, and women are sidelined...
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The Tailor of Inverness

Never have I seen an audience so quickly break into rapturous applause as I did at Matthew Zajac’s The Tailor of Inverness. The one-man play, also sta...
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Of Mice and Men

If you say you haven’t heard of John Steinbeck’s most famous work, people give you funny looks, as if you’d just renounced the fact that the Earth is ...
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We regularly hear of radical reinterpretations of Shakespeare classics. Perhaps we will not find such a version that stretches the bard’s work as the ...
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The Nutcracker

From the tips of fluttering snowflake fingers and gnarly rat’s claws, right down to the sturdy soldier boot, Peter Wright’s production of the Nutcrack...
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Swan Lake

The theatre curtain turns a gothic black, and such a simple lighting effect to the beginning of a Tchaikovsky classic can carry various meaning to an ...