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THE TERRIBLE THAMES TOUR

14 April 2021
We're delighted to announce a brand-new Horrible Histories show called TERRIBLE THAMES which opens 17 July. This unique adventure will be a fabulous way to explore the most famous river in the world. Full details at www.terriblethames.co.uk

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GOVERNMENT TO THE RESCUE

2 April 2021
We are extremely fortunate to have been included in the second round of Culture Recovery Fund grant awards which were announced today. Despite having mulitple productions ready to entertain audiences from 12 April, the company remains on a knife edge after such a difficult year. We would like to express our sincere thanks to DCMS and Arts Council England for helping to ensure Birmingham Stage can continue to provide high quality theatre to children and their families. 

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THE WEST END

19 March 2021
We are delighted to announce that our production of BILLIONAIRE BOY is heading into the West End this summer. Four years ago our production of GANGSTA GRANNY enjoyed a sell-out season at the Garrick, so we are thrilled to be returning to there for this summer run of David Walliams' heart-warming story about a young boy looking for the one thing money can't buy!

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BILLIONAIRE BOY ON SALE

4 February 2021
Our Drive-In production of David Walliams' BILLIONAIRE BOY goes on sale today! For tickets and information, go to www.carparkparty.com. After the huge success of HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS, we can't wait to be back on the road again with one of David's most popular stories!

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MORE TICKETS FOR HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS

16 October 2020
There's still a chance to get tickets for Horrible Christmas at the new venues in Manchester, Edinburgh and Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, but those interested should book as soon as possible. Please find full details at www.carparkparty.com

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CULTURE RECOVERY FUND

12 October 2020
We are thrilled that the Birmingham Stage Company has been supported with an award of £132,000 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. This vital grant will ensure our ability to stage new productions in the coming months and stabilise the company for the future to provide theatre for young people in every corner of the nation. It has come at a pivotal time for the company as we embark on an intensive period of work to ensure we are not only continuing to produce theatre but creating new and innovative platforms for our productions to reach new audiences and to stimulate their interest and enjoyment in theatre, history and the wider world.

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HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS ON TOUR

18 September 2020
We can't let Christmas go by without celebrating. So we're delighted to announce we will be touring our Horrible Histories production of HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS to drive-in theatres in car parks across the country! A huge screen means you can see everything, the sound comes beautifully through your car radio and you can still 'boo' the bad guy with your car horn! You can SIGN UP to receive details of the venues and ticket information at www.carparkparty.com. We can't wait to celebrate Christmas with you!

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The Crown Estate

26 March 2020
Very good news from The Crown Estate this evening, which is now giving support for the Linen Hall. This is going to prove vital in our ability to keep going through the tough times that lie ahead. 

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Happy 100th to Roald Dahl!

What a better way to celebrate than a limited Centenary run of Georges Marvellous Medicine!

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A BIG DAY FOR TOM

31 January 2019
The BSC is assembling in the rehearsal room today about to do a run of Tom Gates in front of the author Liz Pichon, her agent at David Higham, her publisher Scholastic, our publicists and the BSC office team. It’s the first time any of them will have seen what we’ve been doing for five weeks. There’s still a while to go before we open – two weeks today! Next week we move to the theatre in Horsham to start the technical and dress rehearsals before the world premiere performance on Valentine’s Day. 

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Tom Gates is coming soon!

11 January 2019
Tom Gates is coming soon!  

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Gangsta Granny Olivier Award Nomination - Please Stop Talking About It! (10/10)

6 April 2018
Neal's feeling very relaxed about the Olivier awards

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Gangsta Granny Olivier Award Nomination - Please Stop Talking About It! (9/10)

5 April 2018
Neal won't let the Oliviers distract him from his volunteer work with Age UK 

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Gangsta Granny Olivier Award Nomination - Please Stop Talking About It! (8/10)

4 April 2018
Neal's getting very focused on the Olivier Awards.

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Gangsta Granny Olivier Award Nomination - Please Stop Talking About It! (3/10)

26 March 2018
Neal's been working hard on his speech all weekend! 

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Olivier Nomination!

7 March 2018
We’ve had a fabulous adventure with David Walliams’ most popular story GANGSTA GRANNY and it just got more exciting when we heard we’d been nominated for the Best Entertainment & Family Olivier Award!

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Auntie's here!

25 September 2017

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Ta-ra for now

3 March 2017
The BSC is 25 years old this year and for fifteen of those years Neal Foster’s right hand man (and left hand!) has been Phil Compton, our Executive Producer who has taken the company from strength to strength.

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BSC TAKES A STAND!

24 February 2017
The BSC has taken a stand this morning against outrageous charges being levied against the people of Leeds simply to go the theatre. Gangsta Granny will be the last show we take to Leeds Grand until they review their bookings fees and restoration levies. The Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post agree!

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BSC are having an awfully big adventure with David Walliams

25 January 2017
Hot on the heels of Gangsta Granny, we're delighted to announce we will be staging the world premiere of David Walliams' story, Awful Auntie.

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David Walliams' Gangsta Granny West End launch

1 October 2016
Press launch for our West End Premiere of Gangsta Granny.

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Horrible Histories LIVE ON STAGE celebrates 5 years in the West End!

2 September 2016
Five years ago the Commercial Director of Nimax Theatres rang our office to ask if we’d ever thought of bringing HORRIBLE HISTORIES into the West End. Five years later we’re coming to the end of our latest season, which has turned out to be the most successful run we’ve ever had in London.

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A fizztickling new Roald Dahl competition - Win an amazing prize worth more than £200!

1 September 2016
To celebrate the special centenary Roald Dahl birthday tour of George's Marvellous Medicine this autumn, the BSC have been given a wonderful framed print of Quentin Blake's illustration by Aquarelle Publishing which will be put together with a family ticket to see George's Marvellous Medicine at your nearest venue! Aquarelle Publishing Ltd has now been established for over twenty-five years and has worked with Sire Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl's principle illustrator and the Roald Dahl Estate producting 'Collector's EditionTM prints' for the past ten years. For your chance to win click Read More!

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Terry is King of the Gods

14 July 2016
Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary is appearing as Zeus in Groovy Greeks at the Sunderland Empire

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Terrible Tudors at Hampton Court Palace

1 June 2016
A real treat to perform at Hampton Court Palace!

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Gangsta Granny continues to cause a storm in Southampton!

1 April 2016
It would be criminal to miss it!

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WORLD BOOK DAY

7 March 2016
We loved the entries of our World Book Day competition! David Walliams will be choosing the winner soon! Good luck!

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Gangsta Granny going for gold!

25 February 2016
Gangsta Granny gets 5 ***** at Cardiff New Theatre!

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Gangsta Granny public review!

24 February 2016
See what a few of our audience members thought of the show in our sell our week in Coventry!

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Happy 100th show to the Gangsta Granny touring team!

17 February 2016
A huge congratulations to a brilliantly hardworking Gangsta Granny team who perform their 100th show today!

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Gangsta Granny is a jewel in Walliams' crown

10 February 2016
What a compliment! Thank you David Walliams for the chance to be the jewel in your crown, lets sparkle!    

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What our young audience think of Gangsta Granny

6 February 2016
We love to hear what bits you liked best!  

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What it takes to be an understudy with BSC!

31 January 2016
Our understudies work very hard for us!

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Mail on Sunday 4**** Gangsta Granny

3 January 2016
Always lovely to get great reviews! They keep on coming! :)

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Gangsta Granny press night

7 December 2015
The Gangsta Granny team had their official press night on Monday at their new home, the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham. The audience response was electric and the reviews too! Follow us on twitter to keep up to date with our team! @_GangstaGranny

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David Walliams launches Gangsta Granny

23 September 2015
David Walliams helped us launch Gangsta Granny at the Tower of London yesterday.

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The Birmingham Stage Company is On The Move

20 January 2015
Following the most successful show in its history with HORRIBLE CHRISTMAS and after twenty-three years at the theatre, the Birmingham Stage Company is taking its final bow from The Old Rep where it has been the resident professional company since 1992.  

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