Rep gala dinner announced

Night of murder mystery set in the Roaring Twenties.

Tickets for Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s gala dinner on Saturday 20th June have gone on sale. This dinner is a rare and exciting event for The REP and for one night only the theatre’s vast set construction workshop will be transformed into a 1920’s Jazz Club with dinner served on one of the biggest stages in Europe.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is one of the UK’s leading producing theatres which hosts 550 performances to an audience of over 190,000 each year. Its epic main stage has been graced by leading actors such as David Suchet, Martin Shaw, Alison Steadman, Dame Eileen Atkins, Eastender’s June Brown, Jason Donovan and Lenny Henry. Now, people from the local business community will get chance to dine under the spotlights on The REP’s stage.

As part of the evening a classic murder mystery tale will be written especially for the occasion. Guests will be invited to play detective and given the challenge to solve the clues and decipher ‘whodunit’. The mystery will revolve around the relationships of an amateur dramatic society, whose theatrical lives are closely intertwined and whose ambitions have serious consequences.

For those looking for costume inspiration ahead of the event The REP’s wardrobe department is available to make bespoke 1920s evening gowns, designed and made to measure by Sue Nightingale, Head of Wardrobe at The REP. Sue is renowned in British theatre and was recently awarded the awarded The Stage’s Unsung Hero Award in recognition of 47 years of costume making at The REP. The theatre’s wardrobe department is also able to hire out exclusive REP costumes to the gentlemen for the evening.

Anya Sampson, Development Manager at Birmingham Repertory Theatre said, “We are thrilled to reveal the theme for this special gala dinner which promises a night of mystery against the glamorous backdrop of the 1920s. We’re also excited that guests have the opportunity to take advantage of a consultation with our Head of Wardrobe, Sue Nightingale, which is a truly unique and one-off opportunity.”

The REP’s Gala Dinner will conclude with an auction. Proceeds from the evening will enable The REP to create more exciting new productions and sustain it’s far reaching community projects which engage over 4500 young people each year equating to 25,000 individual education sessions.

A table of 12 costs £2,100. Pairs of tickets are also available. To book contact Rachel Cranny at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 0121 245 2163 or [email protected]