Youngsters host summer festival in Birmingham

Published: 30 June 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

More than 200 young people from across Birmingham and the West Midlands will present ten different plays over a two-week period in a summer festival of theatre.

Members of Birmingham REP’s youth theatre company, The Young REP, will take over the city’s Old Rep Theatre from Monday (1 July) until Saturday 13 July.

On Monday (1 July), Young REP Small Heath will stage its own adaptation of Carlo Goldini’s A Servant of Two Masters while Young REP Shenley takes a look into the past for inspiration for a series of short plays called New Schools Old Lessons.

The Young REP Intermediate Company hopes to have lift-off with Anthony Clark’s adaptation of Albert Lamorisse’s The Red Balloon on Wednesday.

The Young REP Junior Company presents a “comic and gruesome” play by Christopher William Hill, Itllkillyooifyoodoo, on Thursday.

Saturday brings the Young REP 18–25s Company’s presentation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Further details are available at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk.