Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde6 - 13 Feb

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Set in the foggy atmosphere of Victorian London, this chilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s timeless novel cleverly explores the darker side that lurks within us all.

Folkin' Great!28 Feb

Folkin' Great!

Crescent Mondays with the support of Hobgoblin Music is delighted to announce the very first Folkin’ Great Festival of Acoustic and Folk Music.

Crescent Unplugged - Spring 201614 Mar

Crescent Unplugged - Spring 2016

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

DNA / The Red Helicopter16 - 19 Mar

DNA / The Red Helicopter


2072. The country has been abandoned in a mass exodus. The only people left are the litter of society, including a group of unwanted children. Either abandoned or orphaned, nobody loved them enough to take them on a plane and get them out of the country. Now they live in their own little society...a society that lives in harmony...for now.


Guilt, unrequited love, violence and solidarity. A group of misfit teenagers are dealing with the consequences of a practical joke gone wrong. When they find that their cover-up brings a short harmony to their once fractious lives, do they take the incentive to put things right?

Hay Fever30 Mar - 7 Apr

Hay Fever

Coward’s 1920s comedy shows with brilliant wit the devastation caused by the four members of the Bliss family when they invite a guest each to spend a highly eccentric weekend at their house in the country.

God of Carnage7 - 14 May

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.

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.

Visiting Companies

Handsworth Gang Show 201616 - 20 Feb

Tame Valley Scouts & Perry Barr Guides

Handsworth Gang Show 2016

The Handsworth Gang Show is a fast moving family show performed by Cubs, Scouts and Guides from the Tame Valley districts of Birmingham (Handsworth, Perry Barr, Great Barr and Erdington).

Macbeth - Kill Bill Shakespeare24 - 27 Feb

Birmingham School of Acting

Macbeth - Kill Bill Shakespeare

So what if Quentin Tarantino had written Macbeth...

'Macbeth - Kill Bill Shakespeare' is an irreverent and imaginative take on Shakespeare's timeless, blood-soaked tale of murder, lust and power. This ground-breaking production stays true to the original text but pays homage to some of Tarantino's best-loved movies.

Music Hall Tavern25 Feb

Paul Carroll

Music Hall Tavern

Back by popular demand for its third successful tour of the UK and Ireland, join the "girls" from MHT for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year!

Rule The Runway27 Feb

Rule The Runway UK

Rule The Runway

Join ‘Rule the Runway UK Radio’ on a musical journey with fashion through time. Dancers of all ages and genres will be entertaining as the music takes you from the early 1900's to modern times. The models will be strutting and battling to conquer the runway to become the male and female winners for 2016.

Annette Gregory Sings & Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald Song Book29 Feb


Annette Gregory Sings & Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald Song Book

Jazz vocalist Annette will be singing and celebrating the wonderful contribution of Ella Fitzgerald, the 'Voice of Jazz'. Annette will be singing from two of Ella's various songs books and many other albums. This will be an insightful evening of classic Jazz at its best.

Best of Broadway1 Mar

Best of Broadway

Featuring favourites from Wicked, The Lion King, West Side Story, Matilda and many more! Performed by a live band and vocalists, this show can be enjoyed by all of the family.

Pride and Prejudice4 - 5 Mar

Holdsworth Drama

Pride and Prejudice

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife’.

University of Birmingham Law School’s student run drama society is proud to present Paula K. Parker’s captivating adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Out at Sea4 - 5 Mar

Blanka Stachelek

Out at Sea

Experimental Opera based on Sławomir Mrożek’s absurdist play “Out at Sea”. Three men starving on a life raft employ a hilariously logical application of democratic and other bureaucratic procedures to determine which of them is to become dinner for the other two.

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