Back-to-back musicals at Birmingham fringe theatre

Published: 23 March 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

“Pushing the boundaries”: The Old Joint Stock Theatre

Birmingham’s Old Joint Stock Theatre is to undertake its “most ambitious and exciting summer season yet” by presenting two musicals.

Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors will run back to back with the same professional cast performing both productions. They will be produced by the creative team which was responsible for The Full Monty at the Old Joint Stock Theatre in 2018.

Artistic director Adam Lacey said, “we’re always trying to push the boundaries of what’s possible in a fringe theatre. Producing two shows back-to-back with the same cast is a new challenge for us, and an exciting project for everyone involved.

“These productions were due to take place last summer and we can’t wait to finally bring these shows to Birmingham following what’s been an impossible year for everyone in our industry.”

Avenue Q will run at the 105-seat fringe theatre from Tuesday 27 July until Saturday 21 August and Little Shop of Horrors from Wednesday 1 until Sunday 26 September.