Spring is in the Air at The Rep
As The REP concludes its autumn 2018 season with a bold new version of the enduring classic, The Wizard Of Oz (24 November – 13 January) they announce a spectacular spring season of theatre.
The REP’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert said:“Revolution is something Birmingham was founded upon and, over the years, it has become more diverse, adaptable and robust as a result. The city is currently experiencing a significant and exciting renaissance and has a gritty determination to improve the living and working environment for future generations. I wanted this season to reflect that determined spirit; bold, varied and new but with a sense of continuity.
Across its three stages, The REP presents stories from far-flung cultures such as The Half God Of Rainfall, a contemporary saga that weaves poetry with storytelling and From Shore To Shore which takes place at Chung Ying Cantonese and Birmingham’s Chinese Community Centre and tells the stories of migrant Chinese communities living in the UK.
Stories borne out of the hopelessness of war, such as the UK première of Khaled Hosseinsi’ international best-selling novel A Thousand Splendid Suns and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, an unforgettable love story, set against the backdrop of World War II. Plus bold theatrical responses to injustice with Good Dog, Nanjing, inspired by the Massacre of 1937 and Concubine which returns to The REP after a sell-out run at the theatre.
We also explore our instinct to fight passionately for what we believe in with UK Premiere Edmond De Bergerac, winner of five Molière Awards and featuring actor, Freddie Fox in this incredible story behind Cyrano de Bergerac and the Olivier Awardwinning Rotterdam, bittersweet comedy about gender and sexuality. Roxana continues ‘ There is such an abundance of quality and variety in the programme -so, I’d really like people to challenge themselves to try something new!’