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Birmingham REP is 99 years old

  • Date: 28 February 2012
  • Area: Midlands
A man dressed as a frog

The Wind in the Willows . Credit: John James

While The REP's Centenary Square building undergoes re-development alongside the Library of Birmingham, the brand new production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story will be presented at the Crescent Theatre in Brindley Place.

The Repertory Theatre in Station Street was opened in 1913, and the building is now known as The Old Rep.  It was founded by Barry Jackson and it rapidly became home to one of most famous and exciting repertory theatre companies in the country.

Stuart Rogers, Executive Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre says of the Christmas production: 'The Wind in the Willows is a wonderful story and perfect for family audiences.'

The classic riverbank story tells the charming tale of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad as they embark on a glorious adventure that leads to Toad Hall, to the perilous wild wood and finally to battle.

The first 99 tickets went on sale on the theatre's 99th birthday at 99p each.

For further information about the show and other productions this year visit:

http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/