Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

Relatively Speaking19 Nov - 3 Dec

Relatively Speaking

When Ginny goes to the home of her much older lover to end their relationship and to retrieve some compromising letters, she is secretly followed by her current partner, Greg, who believes she is going to visit her parents! The outcome in this classic early Ayckbourn is a comedy of mistaken identity and failing relationships; hilarious but with a typically darker streak.

A Christmas Carol3 - 17 Dec

A Christmas Carol

This sparkling adaptation of Dickens’ popular Christmas story relates Scrooge’s encounter with the spirits. The old miser comes to realise there is more to life than being mean and miserable and that a kind heart and a little generosity makes the world a happier place for everyone.

A Christmas Wassail @ Highbury Hall 201612 & 13 Dec

A Christmas Wassail @ Highbury Hall 2016

Come together this December with The Crescent's Christmas collaboration - The Wassail in the splendour of Highbury Hall; an evening of festive fun, Christmas comedy and seasonal song.

A Christmas Wassail 201618 - 20 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2016

Begin your Christmas celebrations in the best way possible way with the Crescent's ever-popular Wassail - a show with enough Christmas spirit to last all year!

Frankenstein28 Jan - 11 Feb


Nick Dear’s 2011 adaptation of Mary Shelly’s classic novel is a thrilling, deeply disturbing gothic tale.
Cast out into a hostile world, meeting cruelty wherever he goes, Frankenstein’s creature – childlike in innocence, grotesque in form – learns the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase and finally, how to lie. A moving exploration of scientific responsibility and of the very nature of good and evil.

Mary Shelley29 Jan - 11 Feb

Mary Shelley

Edmundson’s compelling drama deals with an episode in the early life of Mary Shelley. Exploring her meeting and elopement, aged 16, with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and the consequences for her dysfunctional family – particularly her father, radical philosopher William Goodwin. The play examines key issues of early 19th century society and provides a context for her writing of the remarkable 'Frankenstein'.

Witness For The Prosecution25 Feb - 4 Mar

Witness For The Prosecution

Agatha Christie’s most celebrated courtroom drama. In this 1953 classic, Leonard Vole stands trial for the murder of his wealthy, elderly benefactress. His innocence seems clear - until his wife takes the stand. Typical Christie ingenuity ensures even further twists in a plot already laden with suspense.

Crescent Unplugged - Spring 201727 Feb

Crescent Unplugged - Spring 2017

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

Visiting Companies

Edwina Hayes5 Dec

Edwina Hayes

Edwina Hayes

Edwina Hayes Biography

Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana.

Blithe Spirit7 - 10 Dec

Birmingham School of Acting

Blithe Spirit

By Noël Coward
Directed by Chris Monks

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati to his house to hold a séance in order to learn more about the occult for his next novel. Little does he know the havoc that this will unleash as she inadvertently summons the ghost of his dead first wife!

Coward’s comic genius at its best.

Punk Rock 14 - 17 Dec

Birmingham School of Acting

Punk Rock

By Simon Stephens
Directed by Chris Garner

A group of teens hang out in the sixth form library, discussing skittles, music and worrying about which University to go to. As they chat, tease and provoke each other, a recognisable stew of rivalries, desires and confusions appear which flare into aggression. A raw undercurrent of panic and hostility at the world is revealed. Edgy and acute, Punk Rock is a slow building story of violence in school told with compelling depth and tension.

The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe20 - 23 Dec

Drama-Link Theatre Company

The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe

Drama-Link will perform C.S Lewis's magical story of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, during the week before Christmas.

Twas The Night Before Christmas21 Dec

New Jerusalem Apostolic Church

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there...

The Will 7 Jan

Expedition Arts

The Will

A sexy comedy about love and money.

A Wayne In A Manger11 - 14 Jan


A Wayne In A Manger

Welcome to the World Premiere of the Top Ten Bestseller - the perfect ‘Christmas’ treat from one of the nation’s most loved storytellers.

Uproarious and touching by turns, a sparkling collection of highlights from A Wayne in a Manger, with additions from The Virgin Mary’s Got Nits, this show will remind you all that even the most famous story doesn’t always end the way we expect....!

Suck It & See12 - 14 Jan

Fizzog Productions

Suck It & See

Fizzog are back with a brand new comedy sketch show, with all new material from our favourite characters... Mags and Barb, Wayne Kerr, The Kids, Mr & Mrs Cadabra and of course, the world famous Dancing Grannies. Forget the doom and gloom and join Fizzog for a night of hilarity and mayhem... lets keep the country loffin. Also featuring Black Country Comedian Jonny Cole.

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