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Our current programme.

  • Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice (25th June)

    Blue Orange Theatre Level Two Adult Acting presents: Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice tells the ups and downs of the Sugar Girls that worked in the Tate & Lyle factory in the East End of London during the Blitz and the years afterwards. The show is written […]

  • Oh! What A Lovely War (26th June – 27th June)

    Performed by Blue Orange Theatre’s Adult Acting Devising & Performance Group 2018 is going to be a big year for this country as it will be 100 years since the end of World War 1. To commemorate this, Blue Orange Theatre’s Adult Acting Devising & Performance Group will be performing Joan Littlewood’s famous satirical masterpiece […]

  • Jack Luck (13th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Theatre 17 presents Jack Luck It is 1959 and comic Jack Luck has been offered a crack at an ITV television series. With the demise of his radio show and having to cancel his last national stand-up tour, among other disasters in his life, TV is his last chance to keep his career afloat. He hires […]

  • 1918 Local News (13th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Tell-Tale Presents 1918 Local News Glimpse the lives of those who lived through the Great War as letters, reminiscences and newspaper articles of 100 years ago to the day are brought to life. “The laughter was tempered by a deeper understanding of real experiences… in fact the show was a masterclass – the reading of […]

  • The Austerity Games (14th July) Part of Birmingham Fest

    Tell-Tale Presents The NHS Big 7Tea 1948 -2018 – The Austerity Games As part of the NHS BIG 7TEA to celebrate the creation of the NHS seventy years ago in 1948, Tell-Tale Presents, famed for its witty takes on history, return to the Blue Orange with their award winning play The Austerity Games. Join the rest […]

  • GUY: A New Musical (14th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    GUY: A New Musical presented by Leoe and Hyde The creators of Best Show of Birmingham Fest 2017 The Marriage of Kim K return with GUY, an uplifting electronic-pop musical about modern masculinity, body image, and the hook-ups and downs of dating in the 21st century. GUY’s heart-pounding electronic score will reel you in to […]

  • Cuban Film and Dance and Afro Cuban Music workshops (15th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Cine Cubano Presents: Cuban Film and Dance and Afro Cuban Music workshops. Get fascinated by this journey owing to Cuban culture, full of dance and music. In interviews, music- and dance sequences exhibit some of the most important and world famous protagonists of the cultural scene in Cuba, the conversion of Cuban Salsa, Rumba and […]

  • Songs and Scenes: Twelfth Night (17th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    The Willmore Singers Presents Songs and Scenes: Twelfth Night Using scenes from Shakespeare’s text, and music from the Renaissance period, this is a one hour edition of Twelfth Night encompassing all the magic, comedy and romance of the piece. We often forget that music was a vital part of Tudor performances, not least to keep […]

  • Level Up (17th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Piggy Nose Theatre present their debut performance Level Up. “Do you prefer your left nipple, or your right?” This intimate one woman show explores the personal relationship we have with our bodies and our sexuality. Writer and performer Jemima Cooper alongside her alter-ego Frenchie are keen to interrogate these topics, tackling judgement and anxiety to […]

  • Spoken Trend (18 July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Birmingham Fest brings you Spoken Trend at the Blue Orange Theatre for one night only! Spoken Trend was established back in January 2017, and has been ingrained within the Birmingham spoken word scene ever since. Based in Kings Norton, it takes place at the Bulls Head on the last Wednesday of every month. For this […]

  • The Final Journey of Edward Wilson (19th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    The Final Journey of Edward Wilson presented by Spaniel in the Works Theatre Company. First performed at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham to commemorate the centenary of Capt Scott’s ill fated mission to the South Pole, this dramatic and moving play charts the life of Edward Wilson, explorer and naturalist on Scott’s journeys to the Antarctic. Wilson […]

  • Squidheart (19th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Squidheart Is a two-person improvised comedy show created and performed by Kate Knight and Suzie Evans. Inspired by a single word from the audience, they create an entire world featuring a range of hilarious characters and compelling stories. The result is a satisfying blend of offbeat comedy and genuine emotional connection. With every scene created moment […]

  • Hats off to Laurel & Hardy (21st July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Lucky Dog Productions presents Hats off to Laurel & Hardy. Lucky Dog Theatre Productions are generally regarded as the world’s top Laurel and Hardy re-enactors. This play has been frequently lauded as the most accurate, moving and affectionate piece ever written about the world’s best-loved comedy duo of all time. The show won the Best Performance […]

  • Bottled (21st July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Enact Academy Seniors presents Bottled “Human emotions can be bottled and sold on a dark market. Jane is in desperate need of finding out what or who is missing in her life. Once things start to break down, she compartmentalises and then begins bottle the weight of herself and her feelings. The next day she […]

  • Faces of the Harp (22nd July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Faces of the Harp Faces of the harp is an exploration of music from across the British Isles, France and South America. Including music from both the traditional and classical perspectives. Sampling music from the Latin harp tradition through to drawing room arrangements of Irish and Scottish airs, to the music of the Welsh gypsies […]

  • He’d Murder Me (23rd – 25th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Baby Grace Theatre Company presents He’d Murder Me “He’d Murder Me” is the first production from Baby Grace theatre company. Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 1977. The North is in the grip of the Yorkshire Ripper’s reign of terror. What is the identity of the murderer striking terror into the hearts of the community? Against the backdrop of […]

  • The Morning After (23rd-25th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Taking Chances presents The Morning After. A comedy about the fall-out of the all too familiar ‘night before’. Sam wakes up following a heavy night out. He’d fallen out with his girlfriend and needed to drown his sorrows. However, the next morning he has no recollection of the previous night. Can the events be pieced […]

  • Oooh Beehive Poetry Slam (26th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Oooh Beehive comes to Birmingham as part of BirminghamFest at The Blue Orange Theatre. A magnificent mix of comedy and top quality spoken word, the night will be headlined by renowned performer, broadcaster and former world slam champion Elvis McGonagall, and supported by brilliant multi slam-winning rising star Chloe Jacquet. But that’s not all! There’s […]

  • Love Unaccomplished (27th – 28th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Thurstable Productions presents Love Unaccomplished An embittered everywoman faces the truth about the object of her desire; a middle-aged couple sets about mutual self-destruction; an aging vampire must learn to face the sun. Three emerging writers give their unique takes on the frustrations and complications of relationships in today’s world; ‘Love Unaccomplished’ presents three new pieces […]

  • An Audience with Sir John Falstaff (27th – 28th July) Part of Birmingham Fest

    Inamoment Theatre presents An Audience with Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff, as big as life, revealing all, telling it as it should have been told! Falstaff regales us for an hour with his true-life story – and his never revealed before relationship with William Shakespeare. The fat knight himself, in the very person, is here to answer […]

  • Cordelia and Fool (28th July) Part of Birmingham Fest.

    Inamoment Theatre presents Cordelia and Fool. Powerful one-man play, a thought-provoking reworking of King Lear, as told through Cordelia and Fool. The play takes words from the original King Lear play, re-presenting them to give a unique insight into the very mind of the disturbed King Lear. This is King Lear from the inside-out, a re-telling […]

  • Peter Pan (16th August – 18th August)

    This summer, JM Barrie’s timeless tale of mischief and make-believe is flying into Birmingham! Join all of your favourite characters as Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys battle the terrifying pirates, to save Neverland from the dangerous Captain Hook. Adventure takes flight with a magical trip that includes songs, dances, audience interaction and […]

  • Disenchanted (31st August – 1st September)

    Following their 2017 sold out Midlands premiere production, this year Third From The Right Productions are proud to bring the Birmingham premiere of Dennis T. Giacino’s hilarious off-Broadway hit “Disenchanted!” to the Blue Orange Theatre as part of their 2018 Sassitude Tour. From lands far, far away, the fairy twist in the tale, fun-filled musical […]

  • Lady Macbeth and her Servants (5th – 8th September)

    Jars of Clay Theatre Co. presents Lady Macbeth and her Servants. ‘Macbeth’ with a twist! This is the story of the scheming Lady of the castle…the power she wields, her plotting and her secrets.This tremendously strong woman has a tale all of her own.Woven together with scenes from the text of ‘Macbeth’ this compelling drama takes […]

  • Dracula (11th October – 20th October)

    Jonathan Harker, a young solicitor, travels to Transylvania to meet the wealthy and mysterious Count Dracula, whom is looking to purchase property in London. As time passes, Jonathan soon realizes that he is not in fact a guest of the Count but a prisoner and his life is in mortal and imminent danger. Jonathan’s fiancé, […]

  • A Journey Through War (5th November to 10th November)

    Taking the audience from 1914 to 1918 through famous World War One Literature and original new writing. A Journey Through War captures life in the trenches, conscription, love and loss as well as many more aspects of how the war affected families in Britain over the four years of the war. “This production serves as […]

  • Birmingham Fest 2018 (12th July – 29th July)

    “Birmingham Fest” 2018 is coming soon! Bringing together a fantastic selection of the performing arts, Birmingham’s annual theatre festival returns for its sixth year. Every year dozens of artists and companies present a variety of shows over a two and a half week period. Pieces are presented from all over the UK and sometimes further […]

  • Birmingham Improv Festival 2018 – Coming Soon

    “Birmingham Improv Festival 2018 – Back for the third year, Birmingham’s very own sell-out Improv Festival. A whole week of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches, songs, drama, cabaret, workshops, and much much more, brought to you by the cream of UK Improv (and beyond!). A fabulous, fun evening out with plenty of laughs and a […]

  • Cinderella (4th – 8th December)

    Join all the well-known characters as Experience Theatre, in association with MAMT, brings their fun-filled panto to the Blue Orange Theatre, Birmingham this Christmas. Join Cinderella on the adventure of her life as she meets the magical Fairy Godmother and falls in love with the beautiful Prince. Boo and hiss the evil step-sisters, and sing, […]

  • Toadally Free Comedy!

    “Come and Jam with the Frogs. Box of Frogs, Birmingham’s premiere improv troupe, hosts an evening of fun for all, on the third Monday of every month. Turn up, grab a drink, put your name in the hat, and perform! Each night will feature a short performance, followed by a jam hosted by the Frogs. […]

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