With the release of our new summer 2016 Scene magazine, here is a round up of our exciting Crescent productions on this summer:
First up is a musical revue show, The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! This satire combines the music of 5 different musicals into one hilarious storyline. For any musical theatre lovers out there, this one is not to be missed. Expect to hear Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and more. On from the 28th May til the 4th June.
If musicals aren’t your thing and you prefer an in-your-face comedy, Cooking With Elvis is the show for you! This adult show centres around an Elvis impersonator paralysed after a car accident and how his unconventional family deal with it. Not one for children – expect sex, abuse, alcoholism, cooking and some classic Elvis hits! On from the 11th to the 18th June.
After this we have a rather more serious play, When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell. This play deals with the disappearance of a father and the impact it has on his family. Expect love, honesty and tears in this heart-wrenching story. Catch it in our studio theatre from the 2nd to the 9th July.
Now what would summer be without a bit of open air theatre for all the family? Around The World in 80 Days is touring to several beautiful outdoor locations including Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens and Harvington Hall in Kidderminster. Come and watch the thrilling adventures of Phileas Fogg whilst relaxing on a rug with a picnic this July. Full details of venues and dates can be found in the What’s On section of our website.
Next up is a classic story, The Lady in the Van. If you’ve seen the film you will know the heartwarming plotline already and if not, this is not one to be missed. Alan Bennett’s famous play depicts the true story of a lady who parks her van in front of his house and an unlikely friendship begins. One for all the family, this runs from the 10th to the 17th September.
Last up is the Webster classic, The Duchess of Malfi. No season would be complete without a Jacobean tragedy and this one has it all: love, betrayal, revenge, murder and madness. This fascinating tale is on from the 24th September until the 8th October.
And that’s it folks! There’s certainly something for everyone and if nothing takes your fancy, have a read of the Scene magazine and you will find a variety of other events on at the Crescent, including ballet, dance, opera, live music and musical theatre. The Scene can be viewed online on our Crescent Theatre Website homepage. Alternatively, printed copies can be found in the Crescent Theatre itself as well as various other venues in Birmingham, including Birmingham Library.