Birmingham REP looks forward to creating new shows

Published: 6 July 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Aiming to grow its international reputation: Birmingham REP Credit: Ross Jukes

Birmingham REP has “wholeheartedly” welcomed the government’s £1.57 billion support package for the UK’s cultural organisations and says it can now look forward to creating new shows.

A statement from the REP said, “as the second city’s major producing theatre, the REP can now look forward to making our contribution to recovery.

“We hope that funds can be distributed in a representative and inclusive way that embraces the challenges and creative opportunities of working in a new cultural landscape.

“Whilst we have been continuing with our wider civic mission during these unprecedented times—proceeding with our vital education and outreach work, and engaging with our communities—we can now also look forward to creating new shows and welcoming audiences back to our building once it is safe to do so.

“It is reassuring to know that this investment will enable the REP to grow our international reputation as a leading producing theatre and to contribute to the life of the nation with playful, popular and pioneering theatre for all.”