Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

The God of Carnage7 - 14 May

The God of Carnage

Dubbed "a comedy of manners... without the manners”, this darkly funny play tells the story of the aftermath of a playground fight between two 11 year olds. Their parents meet to discuss the situation over drinks. What should be a calm and rational debate between adults quickly descends into a hysterical evening of tantrums, name-calling and tears before bedtime

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)28 May - 4 Jun

The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)

In this hilarious satire, one storyline becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. Each musical is a loving tribute to a different chapter in the history of the genre. Laugh, cry, hum along, and be reminded of why you fell in love with musical theatre in the first place.

Crescent Youth Theatre Showcase 20165 Jun

Crescent Youth Theatre Showcase 2016

A night of monologues, short scenes and music from the Crescent Youth Theatre

Cooking with Elvis11 - 18 Jun

Cooking with Elvis

By the writer of Billy Elliot, Lea Hall’s anarchic play is by turns camp, comic horrific, and in-your-face, a tragic farce about child abuse, wife abuse, sex, loss and cooking.

Crescent Unplugged - Summer 201627 Jun

Crescent Unplugged - Summer 2016

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

Around The World In 80 Days @ St Nicolas' Place2 - 6 Jul

Around The World In 80 Days @ St Nicolas' Place

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.

When the Rain Stops Falling2 - 9 Jul

When the Rain Stops Falling

A father disappears. Years later his son tries to solve the reason for his going. Moving from London to various locations in Australia, and over a period of 80 years, the play deals with the uncomfortable truth of the man’s disappearance and its impact on four generations of his family.

Around The World In 80 Days @ Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens9 & 10 Jul

Around The World In 80 Days @ Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

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.

Visiting Companies

Sweeney Todd3 - 7 May

The Arcadians

Sweeney Todd

“Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd” - the invitation that opens this unique and celebrated musical leads to a world of villainy and dark humour in which the legendary ‘Demon Barber’ returns from imprisonment to exact revenge upon the wickedest of enemies.

The Sorcerer & Trial by Jury11 - 14 May

Tinkers Farm Opera

The Sorcerer & Trial by Jury

This year Tinkers Farm present two operettas that couldn't be more different! Both full of exciting and dynamic choruses as well as a whole cast of weird and wonderful characters all making sense of love, life and their communities...whether wearing last night's tails or their best crinoline.

The Ricochet Project: Smoke & Mirrors17 & 18 May

DanceXchange

The Ricochet Project: Smoke & Mirrors

Poetic acrobatics, contemporary dance, contortion and high flying feats combine in an exhilarating examination of the current state of America in the pursuit of happiness.

Photo Credit: Kate Russell

Double Bill: Sandhya & Sangachhadhwam19 May

DanceXchange

Double Bill: Sandhya & Sangachhadhwam

Sandhya
Sandhya showcases the intricacies and spirituality of Bharatanatyam dance with spellbinding duo Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon.

Sangachhadhwam
Performing Sangachhadhwam, which means walking on the same path together, is Sujata Mohapatra with her daughter Preetisha

Photo Credit: Prasanna Venkatesh

Gethsemane19 - 21 May

Birmingham School of Acting

Gethsemane

Whether idealistic or not so idealistic, someone who serves or someone in power, each faces their own Gethsemane (or tries to avoid it) in this satirical, but human, play.

Ostensibly about Blair and the Labour Party in 2006, Gethsemane is just as much about our world in 2016. Focusing on lapses in personal and public lives, the play exposes the cynicism and expediency that arises when a political party in power goes unchallenged.

Forbidden Nights20 May

Forbidden Events Ltd

Forbidden Nights

A classy new all male variety show with full theatre production and explosive choreography as seen on BRITAIN’s GOT TALENT and TOWIE.

Pinocchio21 May

Ballet Theatre UK

Pinocchio

Join Ballet Theatre UK as we tell the tale of a wooden puppet carved from pine with but only one wish...to become a real boy.
Follow Pinocchio, the cheeky marionette puppet with an unruly nose, on his epic quest as he overcomes obstacles, faces consequences and even ends up in the belly of a whale yet proves to all that dreams do really come true.

Red Shoes23 May

Red Shoes

Red Shoes

A passionate and uplifting live performance of tales woven around chiming acoustic guitars, mesmerising vocals and melodic harmonies. Blending folk/acoustic roots/Americana music with beautifully crafted thought provoking original songs.

Two critically acclaimed albums to their name, along with numerous live shows, has seen Red Shoes become a favourite on the folk club, theatre and festival circuit.


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