Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

Constellations11 - 18 May

Constellations

“Every decision you’ve ever made and never made exists in an unimaginably vast ensemble of parallel universes” (Marianne).

In this witty, romantic comedy Roland, a bee-keeper, meets Marianne, a quantum physicist. In a succession of short scenes, skipping backwards and forwards in time, Payne explores ways in which their relationship might or might not develop, as he examines the notion that in a ‘multiverse’, at any given time, any number of different outcomes can co-exist.

Questioning the role of free will and chance, this is a compact, thought-provoking and ultimately very poignant play.

Monty Python's SPAMALOT1 - 8 Jun

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

A Midsummer Night's Dream8 - 15 Jun

A Midsummer Night's Dream

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

This is a hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.

10 Jun

Crescent Unplugged 18/19

A lively evening of acoustic music of all types and styles including folk, pop, jazz, rock 'n' roll, soul and even light classical.

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens29 & 30 Jun

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

This is a hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Blakesley Hall6 & 7 Jul

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Blakesley Hall

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

is a hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.

This Happy Breed6 - 13 Jul

This Happy Breed

“The ordinary people, like you and me, know something more than all the ... politicians put together.” (Act III Sc3)

If it’s Coward it must be beaded dresses, cigarette holders, crystal clear cocktails and sharp, witty epigrams. But not this time.

The play covers twenty years in the life of the lower middle-class Gibbons family – from Frank Gibbons’ return from the trenches in 1919 to 1939 as another World War looms. Set in their suburban house in Clapham, it chronicles the family’s births, weddings, scandals and deaths, commenting on the key social and political events of the period - leaving little doubt of Coward’s self-professed patriotism and his belief in “This Happy Breed”.

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Selly Manor10 & 11 Jul

A Midsummer Night's Dream @ Selly Manor

In Athens preparations are being made for the marriage of the Duke, Theseus, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Meanwhile, in a nearby enchanted forest, the feud between the Fairy King and Queen reaches a new crisis. Into their realm are drawn four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors – and comic mayhem ensues.

is a hugely funny and heart-warming, modern dress production of one of Shakespeare’s best loved and most enduring comedies.

Visiting Companies

Swan Lake25 Apr

Ballet Theatre UK

Swan Lake

Swan Lake remains as one of the most enduring, moving and irreplaceable classical ballets due to its fantastical plot filled with romance, sorcery, and betrayal. Join Ballet Theatre UK with their spectacular new production of this timeless classic. This immortal tale tells of a princess held captive as a swan by the spell of an evil magician, a spell that can only be broken if a prince swears true love to her. Featuring new choreography by Artistic Director Christopher Moore and over 120 new costumes and stunning sets this production promises to provide you with a new look at the classic tale and leave you with a new love for Swan Lake.

Painting Clouds26 - 28 Apr

Lilli Lehmann

Painting Clouds

Imagine this: Your life is more or less perfect.
Until you find yourself at the wrong place, at the wrong time.
And you crash. Hard.
Suddenly, everything changes. You mistrust others.
The guilty party plays innocent and no one believes you.

What would you do?

The George Michael Story 26 Apr

Reveal Media Promotions

The George Michael Story

Welcome to The George Michael Story with live shows at venues across the UK. The only true accurate tribute to George Michael. The only touring show to perform George Michael's hits in chronological order. The George Michael Story tells in detail, the career of George and his 100 million record selling history.

Ballet Central 27 Apr

Ballet Central

Ballet Central

Ballet Central is pleased to return to Birmingham in 2019 with an exceptional range of repertoire. This is a chance to see young dance graduates on the cusp of their professional careers perform a varied programme of classical ballet and contemporary dance theatre.

28 Apr

The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers Ltd

British International Amateur Film Festival 2019

The Best Amateur Films of 2018. 25 films will be shown in four sessions starting at 10am - Culminating in the announcement of the Best Film winner just before 6pm!

Woyzeck2 - 3 May

Newman University

Woyzeck

Woyzeck is the story a poor soldier's exploitation at the hands of his 'superiors' and sexual betrayal by his wife culminating in a descent into madness and murder. Left incomplete at Büchner's tragically early death in 1837 - he was 23 - and not performed until 1913. Often considered the first truly 'modern' play its themes, fragmentary nature and splintered dialogue pre-empt many of the concerns of 20th century drama. Far from being a period piece its themes of social exploitation and sexual jealousy are universal and resonate strongly to this day.

Dolly & The Moonshine Runners3 May

Dolly & The Moonshine Runners

Dolly & The Moonshine Runners

Get ready for a sensational night celebrating the music of one the of the most iconic country stars of all time - The Queen of Country that is Dolly Parton. Backed by her exceptionally talented live band The Moonshine Runners!

I'm Woman 4 May

Unbroken Angels

I'm Woman

In a modern, technological world, where we often hide behind masks and feel alone in our personal battles, this show has a mission to connect people, to inspire and empower through vulnerability, sincerity and sharing, as well as give more appreciation of one’s opportunities in life, deeper relationships, and the beauty of being ourselves, accepting ourselves with all our demons and angels.


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