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Extra shows in Birmingham Rep’s intimate space

Published: 6 May 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Till I Die: playing in The Door at the Rep over Halloween

Birmingham Rep has added a range of productions to its 2022 season including several shows in its most intimate theatre space The Door.

Artistic director Sean Foley said, “the new shows announced for our autumn season continue the Rep’s ambition of bringing the very best to audiences in Birmingham: new productions and writing that tell vibrant stories, reflecting the brilliantly diverse communities that are the make-up of our city.

“I also encourage anyone who hasn’t seen a show in The Door before, our smallest theatre at the Rep, to give it a try. The up-close and intimate experience as an audience member is unforgettable.”

The season will begin with Rob Ward’s The MP, Aunty Mandy and Me, “an exploration of consent, coercion and grooming within the gay male community with biting humour and contemporary social commentary”, on Wednesday 21 September.

Staged on life-sized allotments, M6 Theatre Company’s Sunflowers and Sheds is a family show for ages four and above featuring “a gentle mix of humour, music and storytelling in a charming tale about a lonely, elderly man and an Eastern European girl, showing us that true friendship can grow in the most unlikely conditions”. It can be seen on Saturday 15 October.

Playing over Halloween, Till I Die by Indra Wilson “explores gender stereotypes of the slasher genre”. In the performance, Wilson asks what our fascination with killers is, why we enjoy watching them and what it means to be a victim. It will be in The Door on Monday 31 October and Tuesday 1 November.

The full programme is available at the Birmingham Rep web site.