Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

The Thrill Of Love28 Apr - 5 May

The Thrill Of Love

Confessing to the crime, yet refusing to offer defence or mitigation, Ruth Ellis was convicted of the murder of her lover and became the last woman to be hanged in Britain.

In this heart-wrenching play, Amanda Whittington looks at Ellis’ life through the eyes of three women - friends and colleagues in the seedy world of London night-clubs – as she pursues a fatally destructive relationship.

Heroes12 - 19 May

Heroes

Stoppard’s superb translation of this highly amusing, deeply touching play sees three rather eccentric World War I veterans (and a stone dog) passing their days on a terrace of a French military hospital, run by nuns.

As they while away their hours, engaging in verbal duels, malicious gossip, wishful thinking and sad sexual fantasies, they eventually concoct a plan to escape!

Urinetown - The Musical26 May - 2 Jun

Urinetown - The Musical

A sidesplitting sendup of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

25 Jun

Crescent Unplugged 2017/2018

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

Emma @ Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens30 Jun & 1 Jul

Emma @ Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Young Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever and rich. Self-satisfied, and utterly content with her own life, she sees the lives of the people of Highbury as hers to meddle with, until she realises that she doesn't have as much control as she thinks over other people or her own heart...
This original adaptation of one of Jane Austen's finest works is a lively, amusing and highly entertaining interpretation.

Equus30 Jun - 7 Jul

Equus

Seventeen year old Alan Strang, a passionate and obsessive horse-lover, has blinded six horses and is brought to psychiatrist Dr Martin Dysart for treatment.
Through a series of interviews the play explores themes of passion, sex, religion and sanity to produce a taut, thrilling, psychological ‘detective’ story.

Emma @ Blakesley Hall7 & 8 Jul

Emma @ Blakesley Hall

Young Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever and rich. Self-satisfied, and utterly content with her own life, she sees the lives of the people of Highbury as hers to meddle with, until she realises that she doesn't have as much control as she thinks over other people or her own heart...
This original adaptation of one of Jane Austen's finest works is a lively, amusing and highly entertaining interpretation.

Emma @ Selly Manor11 & 12 Jul

Emma @ Selly Manor

Young Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever and rich. Self-satisfied, and utterly content with her own life, she sees the lives of the people of Highbury as hers to meddle with, until she realises that she doesn't have as much control as she thinks over other people or her own heart...
This original adaptation of one of Jane Austen's finest works is a lively, amusing and highly entertaining interpretation.

Visiting Companies

Legally Blonde24 - 28 Apr

Bournville Musical Theatre Company

Legally Blonde

Elle Woods appears to have it all. However, when her boyfriend, Warner, unexpectedly dumps her, her life is turned upside down.

Determined to get him back, Elle follows him to Harvard Law. Whilst there, she struggles with her peers, the professor and Warner! She gets to know a fellow student, Emmett, and meets a hairdresser called Paulette, and with their help Elle quickly realises that she has a lot of potential. Elle sets out to prove herself to the world.

This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is a fun-filled, feel-good pink fest with an important lesson about being true to yourself – ‘Bend and Snap’ up your tickets today!

The Hypnotist: Live & Outrageous!29 Apr

Robert Temple

The Hypnotist: Live & Outrageous!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE CONTROL OF THE ORGANISER. TICKET HOLDERS WILL BE CONTACTED.

*Not for the easily offended!
Leading hypnotist Robert Temple will take you on a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud and hysterical ride to the centre of your imagination! This is YOUR chance to become the star of the show.
Forget tired old pocket watches and people clucking like chickens – “The Hypnotist: Live & Outrageous” is a cutting-edge thrilling show featuring incredible hypnosis and never before seen side splitting sketches... which are guaranteed to tickle the very naughtiest parts of your mind, whether you want to take part or just laugh at the people who do!

IO Earth and The Orchestra of Sound & Emotion5 May

IO Earth

IO Earth and The Orchestra of Sound & Emotion

Birmingham's own IO Earth returns to the Crescent Theatre for the third time, with it's stunning and unique music.

The Little Mermaid6 May

Ballet Theatre UK

The Little Mermaid

Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price. Ballet Theatre UK’s charming and poignant ballet explores the nature of longing, how making choices have lasting consequences and how goodness can be rewarded in unexpected ways.

10 May

Cuffe and Taylor (LIVE NATION)

"Hello" LA VOIX

La Voix is the larger than life Star from Absolutely Fabulous The Movie, Britains’s Got Talent Semi Finalist.

La Voix’s new show is a feast for the senses, and features her amazing Live Musicians, side splitting Comedy that is lightning fast and stomach punchingly funny, and incredible Live Singing and Vocal Impressions of the biggest divas from around the globe including Cher, Shirley Bassey, Liza Minnelli, Tina Turner and many more!

Kelly Oliver14 May

Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver

Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who 'blends traditional with bold, indie-pop'. Her debut album 'This Land', funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album 'Bedlam' was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, appeared in Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and was nominated for Best Album from a Female Artist 2016 by Folkwords.

Macbeth16 & 17 May

Birmingham Ormiston Academy Acting Pathway Year 13

Macbeth

At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is a brave and loyal Thane to King Duncan. After hearing a prophecy that he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by ambition and greed. Bolstered by the prophecy and his wife’s encouragement, he kills King Duncan and takes the throne. Afterwards, Macbeth’s guilt, fear, and paranoia lead him to commit even more murders to secure his power. His confidence in the prophecies eventually leads to his downfall and he is overthrown and killed by those he has wronged.

Club Cairo19 May

Club Cairo

Club Cairo

Club Cairo offers an exotic array of entertainment from Arabia. Live music, dance and theatre combine to bring you a supersensory experience steeped in tradition yet eager to branch out and explore new forms of expression.


All productions

List by date   List by production   Past productions    Box office powered by Spektrix