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Stage2 present


by John Godber & Jane Thornton

Wed 21st – Sat 24th Jul at 7.30pm in The Main House

In Two we presented a pub packed with customers:

‘Jim Cartwright wrote his play for 2 people, Liz Light converts it triumphantly.’ - Evening Mail
‘Stage2 is neither timid nor juvenile.’
- Metro

in Teechers we followed a school full of hooligans:

‘From the moment the youngsters swarm through the auditorium and onto the stage
the action is fast and furious.’
- Birmingham Mail

…In Shakers Stage2 once again take snapshots of a chaotic crowd of characters, but this time we trace their ‘bigger picture’ - what brought people to this bar to both work and play? Shop changing rooms are braved, hours dragging at tedious day jobs are counted down, vital make-up repair kits are packed  - as we meet the customers behind the orders and the waitresses behind the smiles.

Every town has trendy bars with a mad mix of clientele - local check-out girls, businessmen on expenses, lads on the pull, drunken birthday parties, loved-up couples trying to impress each other. You’ve seen them, scorned them or been them…… A fascinating and often hilarious glimpse of the reality that lurks behind the glamour and glitz. All set to a soundtrack of party hits from the last five decades - this is a theatrical event not to be missed.

‘For 21 years I have somehow resisted the temptation to call this dynamic young group brilliant. This time I realised it was time to give up the struggle - the funniest dream I have ever seen.’ - Birmingham Mail on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

If you like a laugh but Shakespeare isn’t your thing,
come to our big summer party and shake your bling…

Tickets: £8.50

Production links

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