How to get to the Edge
The Edge in Digbeth is about ten minutes walk from the Bullring; this video shows the quickest route. While The REP's building is being refurbished, our REP Foundry Nights will take place at The Edge on the last Thursday of every month. Tickets available on 0121 236 4455.
The Edge is a former industrial building which has been repurposed as an arts venue by Friction Arts and plays host to many other festivals and companies as well as The REP.
REP Foundry Nights
REP Foundry is an annual artist development programme run by The REP and supported by the Esmee Fairbairne foundation. Monthly scratch nights allow our artists to test out new material in front of a live audience.
Time-lapse of the Heather Gardner set
Twelve hours work in two minutes. Watch our production team go! (Turn on annotations for extra info on what you're seeing.) Heather Gardner is at The Old Rep Theatre until 28 March 2013.
"Where's Teacher" is a site-specific piece, written and performed by members of one of our youth theatre companies, Young REP Juniors.
This recording shows the piece being performed to an invited audience of family and friends. The audience then took part in the "Are you smarter than a Young REP Junior" quiz that was compiled by the cast.
"Where's Teacher?" centres around a primary school class worrying when their teacher suddenly leaves the room. After waiting for 15 minutes the class started to discuss what fate may have befallen their teacher; theories started off small with the suggestion that she might have been involved in a photocopier accident. However, their ideas started to get crazier and crazier until they manage to convince themselves that the world had suffered a zombie apocalypse and that they were the last humans on earth.
Community Cast Rehearsals for The Witches' Promise
The Witches' Promise by Stephanie Dale will be performed July 2012 at the ruins of Weoley Castle in Birmingham.
This show is part of the Neighbourhood REP project, which involves us working with communities from six areas of Birmingham to produce theatre inspired by or set in their local libraries.
As well as a team of professional actors, The Witches' Promise will include a team of actors drawn from the local community.
The Rep Art Class - Home
The members of The REP's art class have been creating paintings for the IDFB "Home" project. More info is available at http://www.dancexchange.org.uk/news/take-part-in-home/
Arzhang Pehzman's contemporary and dynamic new play about provocation opens in Birmingham on 23 Feb 2011 and tours to Plymouth, Bromsgrove, Wolverhampton, Bath and Manchester.
Hodge Hill Summer School 2011 (Part 1)
The REP's Learning and Participation department is running a two week intensive summer school in our Arts Champion area, Hodge Hill.
This video, which was shot by the young people participating, shows the results of an exercise to see how many different ways the same piece of dialogue could be performed.