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  • Can’t Stop Carrying On (10th – 11th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Can’t Stop Carrying On As Part of Birmingham Fest A new play about one man’s desire to carry on making Carry On films. “Certain sections of the press seem to have sore misgivings about my plans. I told them to put some talcum powder on them. It’s time to Carry […]

  • Charles Dickens: The Hanged Man’s Bride (10th – 14th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Charles Dickens: The Hanged Man’s Bride As Part of Birmingham Fest “She comes towards me on the floor; always approaching; never coming nearer; always visible as if by moonlight whether the moon shines or not”. A writer struggling to reignite his creative vision. A real life crime. And a visit […]

  • Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue (12th – 13th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue As Part of Birmingham Fest The original detective story. Two women are found brutally murdered in their Parisian home in the Rue Morgue – one body, virtually decapitated, the other thrust head downwards up a chimney. The Police, baffled by the […]

  • M. R. James: Whistle and I’ll Come to You (12th – 14th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – M. R. James: Whistle and I’ll Come to You As Part of Birmingham Fest “Who is this who is coming?” When the rational and sceptical scholar Professor Parkins takes a trip from home, he stumbles upon a mysterious whistle. Unaware of the eerie history attached to this seemingly innocuous object, […]

  • Box of Frogs (14th July)

    BOX OF FROGS – Birmingham’s Premier improv troupe Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – “Hop down to the Blue Orange Theatre to catch Birmingham’s Premier comedy improv troupe, Box of Frogs! The multi-talented and quick-witted Frog players are returning to their old haunt to bring you an evening of high-octane improvised fun.  Expect the unexpected […]

  • Another Day in the Life (15th-16th July)

    That Birmingham Theatre Company presents – Another Day in the Life Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – Following on from the success of their 2021 show, A Day in the Life, That Birmingham Theatre Company presents a follow-up: four new pieces based on people with unusual occupations. Two nurses discuss life in the First World […]

  • The Unravelling (15th – 16th July)

    The Rekindled Ensemble presents – The Unravelling Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – Shame. Loss. Destruction.  Amidst the tumult of World War One, an isolated English village is home to William, who’s already losing. Losing his marriage, his humanity, and his mind. We watch as he desperately tries to survive. Subjected the unhinged whims of […]

  • A Worker’s Paradise (17th July)

    Birmingham History Theatre Company presents – A Worker’s Paradise Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – This year is the Bi-centenary of  the first Cadbury’s shop in Bull St, Birmingham in 1824.  We want to use this occasion to explore and celebrate the Cadbury story, through the  eyes of  4 generations of a Birmingham family who all […]

  • Ms Olini & The The Three Bears – The Quest for the Holy Grail of Dildos (19th -20th July 2024)

    TwoJens&Me Theatre Company presents – Ms Olini & The Three Bears – The Quest for the Holy Grail of Dildos. As Part of Birmingham Fest An Adult Panto.   Ms Olini has polished off her third husband and realises that no man alive is enough for her, with the help of her three best friends, […]

  • Shaken Not Stirred (20th July)

    Parky Players presents – Shaken Not Stirred Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – A cocktail of fast-moving, irreverent comedy and music, with a sprinkling of Bond on top (just where he likes it), you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you might even learn something. 00-Agents, film enthusiasts and blue badge holders welcome. “We’ll be expecting you!” The […]

  • Can I Play With You and The Experiment (21st July)

    Tread Boards Theatre presents – Can I Play With You and The Experiment Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – We are excited to bring you a double showcase of youth theatre, created by our young people and written by our director. ‘Can I Play With You?’ explores the feelings of loneliness and being left out […]

  • Re-Turn (21st July)

    Vivi Bayliss and Ella Godfrey presents – Re-Turn Part of Birmingham Fest 2024 – Re-Turn is a wistful dance theatre piece which celebrates the beauty of failure. Amelia is a loser. Or at least, that’s how she sees herself. Ten years ago, she was on track to fulfil all her dreams, gain entry to an […]

  • Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles (25th – 27th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles As Part of Birmingham Fest Lord Baskerville is found dead with mysterious footprints besides his body. His heir, Sir Henry is set to inherit the vast Baskerville fortune but with the legacy comes a deadly curse. “Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of […]

  • D.H. Lawrence: The Prussian Officer (25th -27th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – D.H. Lawrence: The Prussian Officer As Part of Birmingham Fest Power, Passion and Peril! Set against a militaristic backdrop, a young officer’s attraction to his orderly escalates from professional to personal, allowing a power dynamic to take hold, ultimately leading to a tormented relationship and a disturbing abuse of authority. […]

  • Aladdin (22nd Nov – 7th Dec)

    Affordable, family panto is FLYING into Birmingham this Christmas! Celebrate the 8th anniversary of our legendary festive fun with our BIGGEST PANTO EVER! Join Aladdin as he embarks on the adventure of his life, discovers the magic of the lamp and falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmin. Boo and hiss the evil Abanazar, […]

  • Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol (13th – 24th December)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly and wealthy man, is well-known for his miserly ways and unkind spirit. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley, who is eager for Scrooge not to share his miserable and eternal […]

  • Little Red Riding Hood (26th Dec – 5th Jan)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood’s Parents, for a little peace and quiet, send their talkative daughter on an errand to take some goodies to her ailing grandmother. On her journey through the woods – on top of her encounters with the Big Bad Wolf – she bumps […]

  • iHands: A Life Less Lived – New Comedy Series

    iHands is a brand new comedy series available FREE on YouTube. In the first season, Izzy directs hapless actor, Richard Bridgerton, in the brand new play, A Life Less Lived. With exclusive access from page to stage – over 9 episodes – Izzy delivers (in his humble opinion) a master class in theatre production. To […]

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