Upcoming Productions

The next few weeks at The Crescent

Crescent Theatre Productions

Romeo and Juliet3 - 10 Nov

Romeo and Juliet

Running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

A chance encounter between two young people from warring families leads first to love, then to murder and suicide. Romeo is in love with Rosaline and Juliet is promised to Paris but when they meet at a party their lives, and those of the people around them, change course with tragic consequences.

Set over four days in the heat of an Italian summer, this fast-paced, contemporary production brings Shakespeare's famous love story vividly to the stage.

12 Nov - 10 Jun

Crescent Unplugged 18/19

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

Alice In Wonderland4 - 15 Dec

Alice In Wonderland

Chasing an anxious rabbit with a pocket watch, young Alice begins an adventure in which she discovers the weird and magical world of Wonderland. As she tries to make her way through this mad, upside-down world - assisted by a host of colourful and incredible characters - things become “curiouser and curiouser!”.

10 & 11 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2018 @ Highbury Hall

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!

A Christmas Wassail 2018 @ Hartlebury Castle15 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2018 @ Hartlebury Castle

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!

A Christmas Wassail 201816 - 18 Dec

A Christmas Wassail 2018

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!

2 - 9 Feb

The Seagull

Christopher Hampton’s translation of Chekhov’s comedy masterfully captures the romantic and artistic conflicts of a group of artists, intellectuals, and socialites summering in the house and gardens of Pyotr Sorin’s Russian country estate.

Through biting and witty dialogue, the play tells the story of Konstantin Treplev, a young writer striving to create new theatrical forms, and his disapproving mother Arkadina, a famous actress. His mother’s closeness to her younger lover Boris Trigorin, a famous and well-loved novelist, only exacerbates Konstantin’s insecurities and feelings of inferiority.

Di and Viv and Rose9 - 16 Feb

Di and Viv and Rose

Three young women, seemingly the most unlikely of friends, start life at a Northern university in 1983 sharing a house. Amelia Bullmore’s hilarious, joyously energetic yet heart-warming and thought-provoking play, traces their relationships over the following three decades as their lives take markedly different paths.

Visiting Companies

17 - 20 Oct

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Theatre Company

Howard Katz

Howard Katz, aggressive Jewish showbiz agent of C-list celebrities, has hit fifty and a major mid-life crisis. Traced through darkly comic and almost dream-like flashbacks we witness the story of the mighty Katz, a man in freefall, while he determinedly clings to life.

RUSH Featuring the J A Reggae Band 19 Oct

The Rush Theatre Company

RUSH Featuring the J A Reggae Band

RUSH follows the exciting development and influence of Reggae music and how it took the world by storm. Join The RUSH Theatre Company as they tell the extraordinary story of hopeful migrants, seeking a better life in the Motherland, as they board the SS Empire Windrush and set sail from the port of Kingston, Jamaica - bringing their music with them.

With a good dose of nostalgia and all the fun of the party, there is limbo, djembe drumming and laughter and slamming sounds. The show tells a thrilling tale of a music which came to define the soundtrack for generations.

20 Oct

Fitness Universe Inc

2018 Musclemania Ms. Bikini UK

Ocean Film Festival World Tour 201822 Oct

Snowline Media

Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2018

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.
Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.

Doreen's Big Top25 & 26 Oct

Flying Ducks Ltd

Doreen's Big Top

Doreen has announced that this will be her final major live tour, and she intends to go out with a bang.

Her all-new live show is an hilarious satirical look at the circus of political madness we now all live in, plus a heady mixture of music, magic, mayhem and modern-day freakery.

But mostly it’s just a big loff. Come and see Doreen’s unique and fitting finale. And bring a hankie.

Shakuntala27 Oct

Subrang Arts

Shakuntala

Shakuntala’ Dance Drama

Kalidas' epic tale of love, loss and redemption.

29 Oct

The Songwriting Circle

Circle on the Road 2018

Founded by Singer-Songwriter Dan Whitehouse in 2010, The Birmingham Songwriting Circle are a group of songwriters that meet weekly to share ideas, skills and experiences. 'Circle on The Road' is a celebration of the group's work, featuring songs from past and present members. Expect an eclectic mix of musical genres, an entertaining array of performers, and a vast landscape of content from the usual love, loss, & lust to a celebration of Birmingham's people and places.

11 Nov

Birmingham Stage School

All Stars Experience

All Stars Show!

Various dance schools with their very own variety show.


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