REP discounts tickets for key workers for Christmas show

Published: 19 November 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Bringing sunshine: The Play What I Wrote

Birmingham REP has announced that it will be offering discounted tickets to key workers to see the comedy The Play What I Wrote.

Featuring Dennis Herdman, Mitesh Soni, Thom Tuck and a mystery guest star, this new show follows Sir Kenneth Branagh’s original production in paying homage to Britain’s “finest and funniest” double act Morecambe and Wise.

The REP’s artistic director Sean Foley who co-wrote and acted in the West End and Broadway productions directs.

He said, “I’m absolutely thrilled that our doors are finally open again and we can bring this hugely successful comedy to Birmingham audiences for Christmas.

“The past 18 months have been tremendously challenging for everyone but we would never have got through it without the amazing efforts of all our key workers.

“The REP is the city’s only theatre that makes its own productions and, as the new artistic director, I wanted to make a show that could give something back to the city and bring some sunshine too. This special offer is the REP’s way of thanking key workers for their dedication, sacrifice and sheer hard work.”

The Play What I Wrote will run from Saturday 27 November until Saturday 1 January 2022.