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Birmingham School of Acting

Autumn Season 2010


Spring AwakeningSpring Awakening – A New Musical

Book and Lyrics by Steven Slater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the Original Play by Frank Wedekind

Thu 14th  – Sat 16th October 2010 at 7.30pm in The Main House
Matinees: Fri & Sat at 2.30pm.

Directed by Stephen Simms

This is your chance to see the most talked about musical of the decade. The winner of a host of awards including the Tony and Olivier for Best Musical, and based upon the play by Wedekind, Spring Awakening –The Musical is a groundbreaking exploration of the journey from youth to adulthood. The world of 19th century moral repression is cut through with Rock and Roll, sex, and teenage rebellion, to create a heartbreaking and uplifting theatre experience.

Adult content, not suitable for children.

This amateur production is presented by permission of Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Dr Faustus

by Christopher Marlowe

Wed 13th – Sat 16th October in The Ron Barber Studio Theatre

Directed by Danièle Sanderson

What are the voices driving you to want more and more? What are you willing to do to get what you want? And after all the power, money, sex and adventure, just what are the demons lurking to take your soul? In this exciting and thought-provoking production, the Doctor Faustus story is seen in a new and disturbing light.

Production Rights Pending

Dr Faustus

Big Love

by Charles Mee

Wed 20th – Sat 23rd October in The Ron Barber Studio Theatre
Weds & Thu at 7.45pm, Fri at 2.45 & 7.45, Sat at 5.30pm

Directed by Lise Olson

Big Love- Charles Mee’s modern reworking of the ancient play The Suppliants - is a larger-than-life tale of 50 brides on the run from their 50 cousins (and husbands-to-be).

Pursued by the grooms via helicopter, the brides have taken refuge in a villa. With three protagonists on each side leading the action, the play is a grand pendulum, swinging between semi-rational negotiation and all-out warfare of the sexes. Fury, indignation, anticipation and heartache cram onto the same stage as the play hurtles towards its conclusion, while, behind the caricature, characters of real substance fight for their futures.

Adult content, not suitable for children

Tickets: £7.50 (Concessions £5.00, Students £2.50)

Production links

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