The Lost Children (29th – 30th July)

The Birmingham History Theatre Company presents –

The Lost Children


Part of Birminghamfest 2022 –

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents ‘The Lost Children’ generously supported by Birmingham City Council. An extraordinary story of our Commonwealth links.   Were the Middlemore Homes right to emigrate over 6000 children from Birmingham to Canada and Australia between the years 1873 and 1954? This controversial issue is explored in our musical play, based on a film being made of An Enquiry. Listen to what people thought about it when it started and how it developed: parents,  adults who were emigrated as children, officials, farmers, journalists, descendants and John Middlemore himself.  Featuring original music by Peter Churchill.


Dates and time of show: 

Friday 29th July 7.00pm

Saturday 30th July – 7.00pm


Duration 90 minutes (approx.)


Ticket price:

Standard ticket: £8.00

Concession ticket: £6.00