Turbulent Times Reflected In The Rep’s Spring Season
The REP’s new season starts the year with a variety of dramatic highs that will live on in the minds of audiences long after the applause has settled down.
The Theatre’s Artistic Director, Roxana Silbert, tells us how stories told across The REP’s three stages mirror and examine the stormy age in which we live.
Roxana said: “This season we are reflecting the increasingly turbulent times we live in with stories that explore this extraordinary era – James Graham’s This House is a searing look at British politics; Truth by Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett, looks at the once simple notion of truth in a messy modern age; The Kite Runner highlights a friendship on the verge of war, and Terrence Rattigan’s masterpiece, The Winslow Boy offers a compelling investigation of the fallout on one family of a very different war in a very different time.
“New times call for new ways of presenting stories and I am pleased to welcome back one of Europe’s most exciting directors, Calixto Bieito, with an ambitious new work, The String Quartet’s Guide To Sex and Anxiety, featuring live music from The Heath Quartet.
“For this season I’m particularly thrilled to welcome back two playwrights who have been important figures in The REP’s history: Gurpreet Kaur Bhattis’ latest play, Elephant premièred in February and playwright, David Edgar, marks his debut as a performer, with the auto-biographical, Trying It On.”
The REP also offers a special ticket price for people aged 14-30. Preview Club encourages young people to attend more theatre, more regularly. It’s FREE membership offering £5.00 tickets on selected preview performances.
To join simply visit The REP’s website or call the box office, on 0121 236 4455.