The next few weeks at The Crescent
Crescent Theatre Productions
Self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby’s destructive passion for Daisy Buchanan is played out against the background of Long Island society. Viewed through the eyes of outsider Nick Carraway, Gatsby’s life is the story of a generation – glitz and glamour turning sour and the high-life turning to ashes.
Stephen Sharkey’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel brilliantly evokes the world of breath-taking glamour and decadent excess that was America’s ‘Jazz Age’, the ‘Roaring Twenties’.
David Hare’s witty, poignant and deeply political play sees Kyra Hollis, a struggling but committed schoolteacher in London’s East End, visited unexpectedly in her cold and shabby flat by two figures from her past: first by Edward Sergeant, then by his father, Tom. Tom, now widowed, is a hugely successful restaurateur and self-made businessman - and Kyra’s former lover. As the evening progresses, the two duel over pasta, politics and possession, while attempting to understand the passions that both drive them apart and bring them together.
16 Oct - 25 Jun
A lively evening of acoustic music of all types and styles including folk, pop, jazz, rock 'n' roll, soul and even light classical.
Returning victoriously from battle, the King’s General, courageous and respected soldier, Macbeth, is persuaded by prophecy that he will become King of Scotland. Spurred on by his wife’s ambition for him, he embarks on a spiralling course of violence – ever more brutal and senseless – leading ultimately to civil unrest, his wife’s death and his own tragic downfall.
Brighouse’s comedy is set in Salford, 1880, where bootmaker Henry Hobson, a pillar of local society, fond of his drink but miserly and tyrannical at home, runs a prosperous business. A widower, he steadfastly refuses to countenance the marriage of his three daughters – all of whom work unwaged in the family business. It is the determined Maggie, the eldest and ostensibly the ‘least marriageable’, who ruthlessly takes matters into her own hands – with devastating consequences for her father.
In Glyn Robbins’ dramatisation of C. S. Lewis’ much loved classic fantasy, four children, Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan, venture through the back of a wardrobe into the magical Land of Narnia. Here they encounter talking animals and mythical beasts and with the aid of Aslan the lion, battle the evil that is the White Witch to save their own lives and release the kingdom from the grip of a hundred years of deep winter.
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.
Begin your Christmas celebrations in the best way possible with the Crescent's ever-popular Wassail - a show with enough Christmas spirit to last all year!
The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain
Time and motion collide in this mixed programme of captivating ballets, choreographed by some of the UK's most eminent professionals and rising dynamic protégées. Performed by a company of talented young dancers from across the UK.
Me for Queen
UK songwriters Anna Pancaldi and Me for Queen come together for this special show.
JC Live Lounge
A great night of scintillating spectacular performances, where the audience is invited to take on a journey of the vibrant and exuberant rhythms and sounds of Latin America.
Rafael Lopes “Samba Trio” brings to you the sounds of Brazil, Cuba and South America, inspired by the original rhythms of Africa and music of the great bossa nova and salsa masters.
A unique range of repertoire from: Antonio Carlos, Jobim, Compay Segundo, Hermetto Pascoal, Eddie Palmieri, Caetano Veloso, Afro Cuban All Stars, Dorival Caymmi, Horace Silver, Edu Lobo to name a few.
Bringing the best of UK and international comedy to Birmingham. With an array of stand up comedy from some of the hottest acts on the circuit, Snap Comedy will have you chomping at the bit to come back again.
Conway Academy takes pride in celebrating diversity, individuality and creativity, aiming to facilitate the training to enrich skills and enhance talent providing a pool of tools in preparation for the working industry.
TV, Film and Theatre is looking for diverse, talented and well trained actors who are hungry for opportunity. The academy offers quality and intensive training from some of the best practitioners from all over the globe.
Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Birmingham with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface.
A M Productions
Kicking o Black History Month, FREEDOM o ers a
variety of creative arts to commemorate black events and achievements. Talented young singers, dancers, musicians and poets from across the UK will showcase work that will entertain and re ect on the achievements, growth and emancipation of black people, using the positive themes of Black History, Black Love and Black Empowerment.
Brian Yeates Associates
The Black Country Night Out is back…packed to the rim with music, mirth and merriment!!
One of the longest running shows in the Midlands, over the years it has starred some of the truly great local entertainers such as Aynuk & Ayli, Tommy Mundon, Dolly Allen and Giggetty, playing to packed houses all across the region.
In 2017 the tradition continues with a show full of fabulously talented entertainers from the Black Country.