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Resources and Shows

If you are bringing a student group to see a performance at the Playhouse, why not enhance the experience with workshops, production notes, education packs and more. Have a look below for resources and education information linked to our current shows - or click the links on the right to download general theatre resources.

Searchlight presents


Thursday 26 September 7.30pm
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions & groups 10+
Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes including interval
Age: Year 7+ only



Blackeyed Theatre presents


Monday 7 October        7.30pm
Tuesday 8 October       1pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 9 October  10.30am
Student tickets: £8.50
Running time: 2 hours + interval
Age: Year 7+

Performed by a cast of five using original llive music, stylish theatricality and engaging story-telling to create a fresh, accessible theatrical experience.

Education Extra: Teacher Resource Notes available HERE.



Kenny Wax presents


Tuesday 15 October          1pm
Wed 16 - Thu 17 October  10.30am & 1pm
Friday 18 October              10.30am
Sat 19 - Sun 20  October  11am & 1.30pm
Student tickets: £8.50
Running time: circa 55 minutes straight
Age: Nursery +

New action-packed stage adaptation of Kes Gray and Jim Field's bestselling books.



Lung Theatre presents


Tuesday 29 October   7.30pm
Student tickets: £8.50
Running time:  75 minutes straight
Age: Year 9+

Real life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.

Education Extra: A free Q&A follows this performance.



The Pantaloons presents


Friday 1 & Sat 2 November  7.30pm
Theatresign British Sign Language interpreted matinee Saturday 2 November  2.30pm
student tickets: £8.50
running time: 2 hours including interval
age: Year 8+

This abridged yet true-to-the-text production features a jazz-age setting, original songs, intense drama and theatrical mischief.



Monday 4 - Wednesday 6 November  7pm
student tickets: tbc
running time: 90 minutes straight
age: Year 8+

Schools perform specially adapted 30-minute versions of Shakespeare's plays.




Tuesday 19 - Sunday 24 November at various times
weekday student tickets: £8.50
running time: 60 minutes straight
age: Nursery +

Award-winning adaptation mof Julia Donalson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book. Packed with live music and laughter, this is an hour's magic that you and your class will never forget.




Wednesday 27 - Sunday 30 November at various times
student tickets: £8.75
running time: 65 minutes straight
age: Year 3+

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy-tale; directed and choreographed by Arthur Pitta. This touching tale of an impoverished young street girl's hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original music performed live on stage.




From Wednesday 11 - Saturday 21 December at various times
Special Primary Schools Matinees on Thursday 12 & Friday 13 December at 11am
student tickets for special matinees: £8.50
running time: 70 minutes straight
age: Years 5 & 6

A magical circus production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with acrobatics, ghosts of past and future. A marvellously intricate reimagining captures all the thrills and spills of the original festive tale with even more spectacle.




Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 January at 7.30pm
Thursday matinee at 1pm
student tickets: £8.50
running time: 1 hour 45minutes + interval
age: Year 7+

Early career dancers bring technical virtuosity and raw energy to new work from internationally renowned choreographers.