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Birmingham School of Acting presents

Autumn Season 2009

The Winter's Tale imageThe Winter's Tale

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Stephen Simms

Wed 14th – Sat 17th October 2009 in The Main House
Wed 14 & Thurs 15: 7.30pm; Fri 16: 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sat 17: 5.00pm

Old friends Leontes (King of Sicilia) and Polixenes (King of Bohemia) are enjoying each other’s company until Leontes becomes convinced that his wife Hermione is enjoying Polixenes company a little too much.

He accuses Hermione of carrying Polixenes’ child and throws her into jail, where she gives birth to a daughter that Leontes orders to be abandoned to wild animals.

So begins Act one! The Winter’s Tale is an intense psychological drama that takes you on a roller coaster of events that are ultimately resolved in a most unexpected way.


Les Liaison DangereusesLes Liaisons Dangereuses

by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Danièle Sanderson

Wed 14th - Sat 17th October 2009 in the Ron Barber Studio Theatre
Wed 14: 7.45; Thu 15: 2.45 & 7.45; Fri 16: 7.45; Sat 17: 5.30pm

Brimming with seduction, revenge, love and betrayal Les Liaisons dangereuses evokes the grandeur and debauchery of 18th-century France, taking its inspiration from Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of the same name.

What begins as a spiteful request develops into a risky wager and ends in a fatal battle of wills. It’s easy to see why Hollywood embraced Christopher Hampton’s play - innocence lost, love rejected and lives ruined, Les Liaisons dangereuses leaves a trail of emotional destruction in its wake. 

Not suitable for children under the age of 16.

Birmingham School of Acting in association with Samuel French Ltd.

The Runner Stumbles imageThe Runner Stumbles

by Milan Stitt

Directed by Lise Olson

Wed 21st – Sat 24th October 2009 in the Ron Barber Studio Theatre
Wed 21 & Thu 22: 7.45; Fri 23: 2.45 & 7.45; Sat 24: 5.30pm

Set in 1911, Milan Stitt's suspenseful play is based on a true story, in which a Catholic priest was accused of murdering a nun in his charge in the desolate landscape of the American Midwest’s Upper Peninsula.

Catholic dogma and individual will collide, as the play exposes a town’s hypocrisy and the story of a soul struggling to preserve its integrity unfolds.

Birmingham School of Acting in association with Dramatist Play Service, Inc.

This is the UK Premiere of The Runner Stumbles

Tickets:  £7 (Concessions £5.00) Concessions for Groups

Production links

Box Office: 0121 643 5858
The Crescent Theatre, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE. Company No: 699933, Charity No: 245054