Shows

Date/Time Show

"A Positive Life / Dystopia" by Autin Dance Theatre
14/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The 2015 Show of the Festival award winners officially open Birmingham Fest 2017 with a fantastic double bill bringing together dance, physical theatre, and spoken word. Both moving and outstanding.



"The Life & Death of Marilyn Monroe" by Breakthrough Theatre
14/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exploring one of the most iconic women in history as we hear Marilyn’s story, told by Marilyn, to try and discover who the real woman was behind the glitz and glamour that we know so well.



"Spencer" by Nick Hall
14/07/2017 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Spencer Percival has one claim to fame. He’s the only Prime Minister to ever be assassinated. Unfortunately no one’s ever heard of him. 205 years later, Nick Hall tries to tell his story. Madcap comedy as seen on the BBC.



"The Life & Death of Marilyn Monroe" by Breakthrough Theatre
15/07/2017 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exploring one of the most iconic women in history as we hear Marilyn’s story, told by Marilyn, to try and discover who the real woman was behind the glitz and glamour that we know so well.



"All The Flowers Dying" by Three In One
15/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Against the background of a terrorism event some people find themselves trapped in a cafe waiting for darkness. In the midst of conflict it is still possible for relationships to develop?



"The Disappearance of Elsie Grey" by Three In One
15/07/2017 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A one woman show about dementia where the stories are told through several different characters. Presented as a work in
progress piece for feedback with post show discussion.



"Comedy Extravaganza" by Willis The Poet
16/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Willis hosts and stars in an evening of comedy featuring some of Birmingham’s funniest poets in a rib-tickling display of word wizardry for a night of merriment through spoken word.



"The Life & Death of Marilyn Monroe" by Breakthrough Theatre
16/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exploring one of the most iconic women in history as we hear Marilyn’s story, told by Marilyn, to try and discover who the real woman was behind the glitz and glamour that we know so well.



"Something About England" by The Archbishop
17/07/2017 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Life, love, death and music – poetic tales of growing up, getting angry and getting on in the middle of England in the 70’s. Presented by Coventry poet Nick Knibb AKA The Archbishop.



"An Evening Of Improv" by Box Of Frogs
17/07/2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Box of Frogs present their own brand of high-octane improvised nonsense from audience suggestions. All your favourite improv games, unrehearsed and improvised entirely live. No-one knows what will happen, least of all them! Expect to laugh, expect to be amazed – but most of all expect the unexpected!



"A Journey Through War" by On The Floor
18/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Taking the audience from 1914 to 1918 through famous World War 1 literature and new original writing. Capturing snapshots of life in the trenches as well as many more aspects of how the war affected families.



"Permission To Perform" by Blue Orange Arts
19/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A new and exciting piece of theatre part devised from a series of six workshops that specifically target young disabled people in Birmingham. Artist and nine times Paralympic Gold Medallist, Robin Surgeoner leads the workshops which aim to provide a sense of empowerment as artists and disabled people.



"P.A.T.S." by Yellow Collective
20/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A one-woman show exploring the complexities surrounding love and abuse. A movement based piece which contains elements of performance art and cinematographic effects. It combines texts both in Spanish and English.



"Variety Night" by Kamikaze Club
20/07/2017 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A variety night including musical acts, comedians, poets and spoken word artists, games, prizes and more. So if you like a fun filled evening with laughter and joy join the club! This performance includes an Edinburgh Fringe preview from Lou Sanders.



"Frankenstein: Man or Monster?" by Mad Tom Theatre
21/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A gothic comedy with madness, a monster and a teddy bear. Frankenstein’s monster has his own problems and can’t find anywhere to fit in. An exploration of mental illness retelling the famous story with dark humour and a few songs.



"The Marriage of Kim K" by Leoe & Hyde
21/07/2017 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm

What do Mozart and Kim Kardashian have in common? Failed marriages are the theme in an ambitious retelling of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. This biting satire is a romp through Mozart’s masterpiece – Kardashian style!



"Casting Q&A Session" with Alison Solomon
22/07/2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Casting director Alison Solomon runs a special Q&A session on everything acting related and beyond. Bring along your questions, hear everyone else’s, and get some sound advice. Open to everyone in the industry.



"A Journey Through War" by On The Floor
22/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Taking the audience from 1914 to 1918 through famous World War 1 literature and new original writing. Capturing snapshots of life in the trenches as well as many more aspects of how the war affected families.



"Neighbourhood Watch" by Grimm Up North
22/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have you ever had a neighbour who has been a pain in the jacksy? Meet Brassy Brenda and the local villagers – guaranteed to have you laughing your long johns off in this eccentric madcap character comedy show. Includes Bingo, songs, and audience participation.



"The Marriage of Kim K" by Leoe & Hyde
22/07/2017 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm

What do Mozart and Kim Kardashian have in common? Failed marriages are the theme in an ambitious retelling of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. This biting satire is a romp through Mozart’s masterpiece – Kardashian style!



"Role Play" by Taking Chances
23/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A new comedy about a couple who think they may have a ‘seven year itch’. Ellie and Matt realise they are not giving each other the attention they used to, so they decide to spice things up by introducing some ‘role play’ into their relationship but things don’t work out quite as they imagined!



"Role Play" by Taking Chances
24/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A new comedy about a couple who think they may have a ‘seven year itch’. Ellie and Matt realise they are not giving each other the attention they used to, so they decide to spice things up by introducing some ‘role play’ into their relationship but things don’t work out quite as they imagined!



"Role Play" by Taking Chances
25/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A new comedy about a couple who think they may have a ‘seven year itch’. Ellie and Matt realise they are not giving each other the attention they used to, so they decide to spice things up by introducing some ‘role play’ into their relationship but things don’t work out quite as they imagined!



"What Lies Beneath" by Romanika
26/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A man runs away to the mountain. Tormented by grief that originated in the loss of someone, he is unable to process his feelings and decides to seek the answers in the stillness of nature. An international production featuring performers from Sweden and the UK.



"Variety Night" by Kamikaze Club
26/07/2017 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A variety night including musical acts, comedians, poets and spoken word artists, games, prizes and more. So if you like a fun filled evening with laughter and joy join the club! This performance includes an Edinburgh Fringe preview from comedian Gráinne Maguire.



"Wrestling Mania" by Alex Brockie
27/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It’s fringe season in Edinburgh and the old saying ‘the show must go on’ proves especially difficult to adhere to for one upstart wrestling promotion from Birmingham attempting to put on their first ever event.



"About A Goth" by Gritty Theatre
27/07/2017 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

A somewhat raucous, most definitely rude comedy about the inevitable trials and tribulations of being 17, a Goth, and gay in the 21st Century. Nick’s hilarious misadventures get him into all sorts of sticky situations.



"The Child Who Said No" by Alice Smith
28/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“I would believe only in a God that could dance. Now I have learnt to walk. Since then I have allowed myself to run”. A spoken word theatrical play about recovery



"Wolfie and The Showgirl" by Roberts & John
28/07/2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A new musical from the team that won best show last year. It’s 1928 and Annie – May Maudsley welcomes you to the No Name Speakeasy for a story of love, crime and killings. A jewel heist with an unexpected ending told through song.



"From Boozer To Cruiser" with Beverley Vegas
28/07/2017 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cabaret superstar (in Dudley) Bev invites you to spend an evening recounting her rise from Black Country pubs to cruise ship heights! Songs, laughs, tears, and a yam yam accent. Presented by Birmingham Fest 2014 award winner – comedy actress Gemma Layton.


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