Seven theatres to welcome The Play What I Wrote

Published: 5 January 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Dennis Herdman, Mitesh Soni and Thom Tuck in The Play What I Wrote Credit: Manuel Harlan

The Birmingham REP production of The Play What I Wrote which was the theatre’s Christmas 2021 attraction is to go on a seven-venue tour.

The play, presented by the REP in association with David Pugh and Theatre Royal Bath Productions, is a homage to “Britain’s finest and funniest ever double act” Morecambe and Wise. It was written by “Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and of course Eddie Braben” and directed by the REP’s artistic director Foley.

The Birmingham cast of Dennis Herdman, Mitesh Soni and Thom Tuck will take the play on tour and there will be a mystery guest star at every performance. Tom Hiddleston joined the company on opening night in Birmingham and other REP guests included Keith Allen, Sue Holderness, Gary Lucy, Kara Tointon, Denise Welch and Annette Badland.

The Play What I Wrote will tour to Bath Theatre Royal from 12 until 22 January, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury from 24 until 29 January, The Lowry, Salford from 31 January until 5 February, Chichester Festival Theatre from 8 until 12 February, Malvern Festival Theatre from 14 until 19 February, Cambridge Arts Theatre from 21 until 26 February and Sheffield Lyceum from 28 February until 5 March.