Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

The Lady In The Van10 - 17 Sep

The Lady In The Van

In 1974, Alan Bennett encountered Miss Mary Shepherd, an elderly eccentric living in a van in the street near his home in Camden Town. He eventually allowed her to park her van in his garden, the idea being that she would stay three months - but those three months extended to fifteen years.

The Duchess of Malfi24 Sep - 8 Oct

The Duchess of Malfi

We regret that this production has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of The Crescent Theatre Company. Ticket holders will be contacted directly by Box Office. We apologise for any dissappointment this may cause.

Around The World in 80 Days25 Sep - 1 Oct

Around The World in 80 Days

Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Unabashedly slapstick! Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant as they race to beat the clock! Phileas Fogg has agreed to an outrageous wager that puts his fortune and his life at risk. With his resourceful servant Passepartout, Fogg sets out to circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. But his every step is dogged by a detective who thinks he's a robber on the run. Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound in this whirlwind of a show as five actors portraying 39 characters traverse seven continents in Mark Brown's adaptation of one of the great adventures of all time.

Henry V29 Oct - 5 Nov

Henry V

Henry IV is dead; the wild, undisciplined Hal has been crowned Henry V. Shakespeare’s epic History tells how the young Henry now takes on the burden of kingship – to overcome domestic treachery, invade France, defeat the French at Agincourt and woo Princess Katherine to unite the two countries through marriage.

Crescent Unplugged - Autumn 20167 Nov

Crescent Unplugged - Autumn 2016

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

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.

Visiting Companies

22 - 23 Jul

Simone School of Dance

Headboards & Hoovers

A modern ‘re-imagining’ of the classic story of ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’.

Three children are sent to spend their summer holidays with a Great Aunt they have never met. When they arrive, they discover that Great Aunt Eglantine is rather distracted as she tries to prevent her home from being bulldozed to make way for a new motorway. They also discover that she is studying to become a witch using an on-line college course...

Our Kylie's Gettin' Wed23 Jul

Stripped Down Theatre

Our Kylie's Gettin' Wed

A comedy about the trials and tribulations of family weddings. From 'Dad-Dancing' and promiscuous bridesmaids to overzealous photographers and that boring uncle who won't shut up about 'The Villa', the play revolves around four friends who switch from character to character to tell the story of the day. A feel-good show with a laugh a minute.

Part of Birmingham Fest 2016

24 Jul

Unfold Dance

...Portable Magic

Dance show exploring famous books and authors. Performers aged 4 upwards, producing and performing unique pieces.

Part of Birmingham Fest 2016

Whilst We Are Here, Let's Dance24 Jul

Flexus Dance Collective

Whilst We Are Here, Let's Dance

Nationally acclaimed dance company Flexus showcase their exciting new contemporary work 'Whilst We Are Here, Let's Dance'.

This wonderful performance delves into a private party of mental chaos as a result of pressure, stress and expectations. “A room full of unwelcome guests at a party we did not want to attend and particularly have hosted in our honour. As the madness and chaos drives on, whilst we are here, Let's Dance.” Exciting, innovative, physical and intense.

Away From Home26 Jul

Gritty Theatre

Away From Home

Kicking homophobia out of The Beautiful Game – the greatest tackle in football

Kyle is comfortable with his life as a male escort until he is hired by a premiership footballer and finds himself falling in love. But can Kyle maintain a relationship with a closeted footballer in a country where no top-flight players are out? Can he go on pretending that the homophobia endemic in the game is nothing to do with him? Does he know what a relationship means, when, for him, sex has only ever been a transaction? Does he have the balls to ever tell his friends – and his family – the truth?

The Taming of The Shrew29 Jul

Little Arden Theatre Company

The Taming of The Shrew

In the smoky setting of the night club Padua, see the twists and turns of rebellion and romance unfold as sisters Katherina and Bianca face the challenges of men.

Shandaar 201630 - 31 Jul

Bollywood Dreams Dance Academy

Shandaar 2016

Bollywood Dreams Dance Academy (BDDA) presents its 11th annual production. Shandaar 2016 (translated: Magnificent 2016) brings a cast of 170 students together to put on a magnificent Bollywood production celebrating the very best Bollywood hits in recent years. This year’s line-up includes pieces from Bajirao Mastani, Dilwale and Shandaar to name a few.

The Age of Consent3 Sep

The Green Room Theatre Company

The Age of Consent

The Age of Consent places in counterpoint two acutely uncomfortable monologues about childhood, responsibility and the shattering of innocence. One voice is a teenager awaiting his release from a correctional facility after serving his time for the murder of a child. The other is the young mother of a child performer, ruthlessly scheming for fame and fortune, and making sure her daughter will do absolutely whatever it takes. The characters are united by a sense of denial, as well as the humanity that can exist behind even the most monstrous abuse. Morris’s controversial and powerful play premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001, and was condemned and acclaimed for tackling the subject of child killers.

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