Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

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.

Blue Stockings15 - 18 Mar

Blue Stockings

Set in 1896, 'Blue Stockings' charts the formidable and often harrowing struggles of a small group of women at Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women.

Not About Heroes1 - 8 Apr

Not About Heroes

The horrors and futility of war are brilliantly captured in the intensely moving Not About Heroes.

Folkin' Great '1723 Apr

Folkin' Great '17

The Crescent Theatre's very own folk festival.

The Laramie Project6 - 20 May

The Laramie Project

In October 1998, 21 year-old student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, brutally beaten and left to die tied to a fence post on the outskirts of Laramie. In the aftermath, Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theatre, spent over a year conducting interviews with people of the town. The play they devised as a result is a disturbingly frank, bewildering and at times chilling, exploration of the opinions of the people of Laramie towards homosexuality, social politics, education, class, violence, privileges and rights.

Oliver! The Musical27 May - 3 Jun

Oliver! The Musical

Bringing vividly to life Dicken's timeless characters with it's ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart's sensational score includes: Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You've Got To Pick-A-Pocket Or Two, I'd Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday1 - 8 Jul

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

This brilliantly witty and entertaining adaptation by Waterhouse and Hall vividly brings to life the feuding Neapolitan Priori family.

Visiting Companies

Billy Liar23 - 25 Feb

Birmingham School of Acting

Billy Liar

It’s Stradhoughton, West Yorkshire, and the swinging sixties are about to arrive, and if anyone can make the sixties swing, it’s Billy.

Hancock's Half Hour One Man, Many Voices3 Mar

Hurn Davey Productions

Hancock's Half Hour One Man, Many Voices

To celebrate over 60 years of Hancock’s Half Hour, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, James Hurn – a talented actor and impressionist – will be performing three classic episodes of Hancock’s half hour, voicing the entire cast.

The Virgin Marias 4 Mar

Lying Lips Theatre Company

The Virgin Marias

Inspired by the true story of Delfina and Maria de Jesús González known as "Las Poquianchis", two sisters owners of a Mexican brothel, who killed prostitutes they recruited and became the world's most infamous sibling serial killers in history.

Ella - Celebrating 100 Years6 Mar


Ella - Celebrating 100 Years

As one of the greatest icons of Jazz, vocalist Ella Fitzgerald had a unique sound that embodies the sound of Jazz music. Her influence on jazz singing and her journey to become one of the most important jazz female singers is one of dedication to her craft and the art of music.

Le Nozze Di Figaro9 - 11 Mar

Birmingham Conservatoire

Le Nozze Di Figaro

For many people Le Nozze Di Figaro is the quintessential, perfect opera.

Blood Wedding 15 - 18 Mar

Birmingham School of Acting

Blood Wedding

By Federico García Lorca
Adapted by Tanya Ronder
Directed by Gari Jones

On the eve of the wedding of a young couple from rival families, the bride elopes with a former lover.

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off22 - 25 Mar

Birmingham School of Acting

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off

A ferociously iconoclastic re-examination of Mary’s life told in 16th century Scots and Standard English.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses23 - 25 Mar

Midland Theatre Ballet

The Twelve Dancing Princesses

An inspiring take on the classic fairy-tale with unique choreography, fabulous costumes and sets.

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