EU Referendum show at The REP 3rd-4th May.
Four Birmingham playwrights are tackling some of the hottest issues at the heart of the EU Referendum debate as part of a series of eight short plays performed over two nights on May 3rd and May 4th at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
All eight plays have been inspired by interviews with West Midlands residents. Kings Heath writer Helen Kelly, who is co-curating the show for BOLDtext Playwrights, says: “It’s being called ‘a once in a generation decision’ yet the majority of people we’ve spoken to are fed up with the confusing messages and heated arguments in this debate, with no clear information about the pros and cons of leaving the EU. How can we decide which way to vote when there are so many conflicting voices? We’ve listened to people’s concerns and have used them as inspiration for our plays.”
The plays are spread over two nights with topics ranging from Helen’s Windows where window cleaners of differing political persuasions plan to vote the same way; to Moseley writer Tim Stimpson’s The Nutter’s House about architect Le Corbusier’s ambitious 1952 development to improve the way we live together; Selly Oak writer Julia Wright’s Lie of The Land where Boris Johnson is now Prime Minister; and Solihull writer Stephen Jackson’s Flagship, a tale of a cross-channel swimmer who is refused entry to France!
Catch all eight plays, part of The REP’s Open Door season, at The Door at The REP at 8pm on Tuesday 3rd May and Wednesday 4th May.
Tickets are free to book in advance on 0121 236 4455 – or online via www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/opendoor2016 – then pay what you can on the night.