February sees a number of widely successful shows take to the stage in Birmingham, including a revival of the classic To Kill a Mockingbird at The Rep and the hilarious Avenue Q at The Alexandra Theatre.
This February, The Rep breathes new life into Joe Penhall’s Olivier Award-winning play Blue Orange. The darkly comic play explores mental illness, racism and modern British life, and will no doubt have an immensely successful two-week run following its debut on the 1st February. Directed by Daniel Bailey and featuring Richard Lintern (The Crown, Silent Witness), Thomas Coombes (Save Me) and Ivan Oyik making his professional stage debut, this show is not one to miss.
Fri 1 Feb – Sat 16 Feb, The Rep (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP, times and prices vary, www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Jasmin Vardimon Company: Medusa
Celebrating 20 years of her company in 2019, Jasmin Vardimon presents Medusa at the MAC. Inspired by the marine life of the coast of Barcelona, the piece serves as a reflection of the mythological and contemporary understandings of the powerful feminine figure, Medusa. Exploring the significance of gender in Medusa’s existence through myth and symbolism, the show brings together a superb international cast in what is set to be an exciting and innovative vision of female power.
Sat 9 Feb, Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH, 8pm, £18-£21.50, www.macbirmingham.co.uk
As part of a new UK tour, the Tony-award winning comedy musical Avenue Q is coming to The Alexandra Theatre this February. The show has sky-rocketed in popularity since debuting all the way back in 2003 and opening in the West End in 2006. Directed and choreographed by Cressida Carré, the show tells the story of a group of hilarious and unforgettable puppets from downtown New York. Get your tickets now to avoid missing out.
Tue 12 Feb – Sat 16 Feb, The Alexandra Theatre, Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4DS, times and prices vary, www.atgtickets.com
Glengarry Glen Ross
Following a sell-out run in the West End, Glengarry Glen Ross is embarking on a UK tour this year which brings the show to Birmingham this February. This darkly comic production tells a tale of lies, greed and corruption at the heart of a Chicago sales business and has received much critical acclaim. Get your tickets to see what makes this show so popular!
Tue 19 Feb – Sat 23 Feb, The Alexandra Theatre, Suffolk Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4DS, times and prices vary, www.atgtickets.com
To Kill A Mockingbird
One of the most popular novels of the 20th Century, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has been revived in the form of Christopher Sergel’s critically acclaimed adaptation that takes to the stage at The Rep this February. Produced by London’s hugely popular Regent’s Park Theatre and with Timothy Sheader at the directorial helm, the charm and warmth of Lee’s classic is captured wonderfully.
Mon 25 Feb – Sat 02 Mar, The Rep (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP, times and prices vary, www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Image: The Rep, www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Published on: Mon 21 Jan 2019