Birmingham Repertory Theatre re-opens to the public following its two-and-a half-year closure for major refurbishment on Tuesday 3 September with the sell-out National Theatre production of Alan Bennett’s new play, People.
The cast includes Siân Phillips and Brigit Forsyth who join original cast member Selina Cadell plus Paul Moriarty, Michael Thomas and Simon Bubb in Nicholas Hytner’s production.
People reunites Alan Bennett with director Nicholas Hytner, following their collaborations on the celebrated The History Boys and The Habit of Art. People is Alan Bennett’s sixth play for the National Theatre; the others are The Madness of George III, The Wind in the Willows and Single Spies. Since People opened last year, Alan Bennett’s Untold Stories: Hymn & Cocktail Sticks has also transferred from the National to the Duchess Theatre in the West End.
Joining Nicholas Hytner on the creative team is Drew Mulligan (revival director), Bob Crowley (design), James Farncombe (lighting design), Rich Walsh (sound design), Jon Driscoll (short film) and Jonathan Watkins (movement director).
Venue: The House, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP Dates: Tuesday 3 September – Friday 21 September Performance Times: 7.30pm Mon – Sat, apart from Fri 6 Sept at 7.00pm. Matinees: 2.00pm pm Sat 7, Thu 12, Sat 14, Thu 19 and Sat 21 Sept
After Dark – free post-show discussion with the acting company: Wed 11 Sept
BSL Interpreted Performance – Wed 18 Sept, 7.30pm with Harjit Jagdev
Captioned Performance – Thu 19 Sept, 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.50 – £35 with concessions available
Box Office: 0121 236 4455
Online booking: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk