The Crescent Theatre

The Crescent Theatre
20 Sheepcote Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 8AE
  • Telephone 0121 643 5858
  • Box office times Mon–Sat 10am–8pm; closed Sun.
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  • Website www.crescent-theatre.co.uk
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Annie

In the depths of the 1930's Great Depression, Annie, a fiery young orphan girl lives in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Annie…

Fri 21 Jul

Sat 22 Jul

The Beggar's Opera

A sophisticated take on the ever-popular folk opera by John Gay that was the smash hit of the day in 18th-century London. Gay’s original 1728 libretto plays with parody and satire, poking fun at the fashionable Handel operas of his day. Britten’s updated arrangement of 1948 breathed new harmonic and orchestral vigour…

Thu 15 Jun

Studio

£15 (£12; Children £12) / 0121 643 5858

Fri 16 Jun

Studio

£15 (£12; Children £12) / 0121 643 5858

A Christmas Evening of Jazz

Start your Christmas Celebrations with Annette Gregory, backed by her band. Annette will bring you the wonderful music of jazz at Christmas, with the sound of some special Christmas classics. Featuring Jazz music from many well know swing tunes and beautiful ballads to bring back wonderful memories of Christmas.

A Christmas Wassail

It's a performance with so much Christmas spirit, it will last you all year long! With mulled wine and mince pies. A festive feast of music, comedy and spoken word - all brought together to warm your spirits with the magic of Christmas. Join us for mince pies and mulled wine and be sure to get a ticket while you…

Sun 17 Dec

Mon 18 Dec

Tue 19 Dec

Committed to the Blues Brothers

Committed to the Blues Brothers Band takes the greatest songs from two cult films, The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, and puts them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot tapping, sing along entertainment. The band is fronted by Richard Alcock and Ritchie Hicks who have been…

Sat 11 Nov

£15 (£12; Children £12) / 0121 643 5858

The Company Of Players

The Company Of Players perform a body of original material based on the works of William Shakespeare, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his death. They are all folk/acoustic musicians: "Said The Maiden", Sam Kelly, Kelly Oliver, Lukas Drinkwater, Chris Cleverly, Kim Lowings, Minnie Birch and Daria Kulesh.

Mon 24 Apr

Studio

£10 (Children £8) / 0121 643 5858

Crescent Unplugged - Summer

Unplugged features performances by talented members of the Crescent Theatre Company along side guest performances from some of the best musicians, singers, and acts in the Midlands, all keen to showcase their talents to an appreciative audience. A cornucopia of acoustic instruments is always in evidence including guitars…

Disco Inferno

Disco Inferno tells the story of an ambitious and talented hopeful, Jack Flash, and his 'burning' desire to make it in the music business at any cost. Working late as a barman in a nightclub, The Disco Inferno, Jack meets Lady Marmalade - a femme fatale and right-hand lady to the Devil himself. Dreaming of becoming a…

Tue 2 May

£14–£15 / 0121 643 5858

Wed 3 May

£14–£15 / 0121 643 5858

Thu 4 May

£14–£15 / 0121 643 5858

…and 2 more dates until 6 May

Doreen's Grand Night Out

With a unique mixture of satirical stand-up (and sit down), music and video surprises, local treasure and internet sensation Doreen assesses the state of the nation as only she can. And no doubt charabancs of local folk will assemble to hear her Black Country words of wisdom. It will be a very special night. In fact, it…

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

When Jekyll discovers a drug that can transform him, he becomes able to unleash the dark side of his nature onto the streets of Victorian London. But he soon discovers the price of his double life. This production explores the struggle between good and evil, the conscious and unconscious, family relationships, Victorian…

Folkin' Great '17

The Crescent's second mini-festival of folk, acoustic and roots music. The line-up is headed by Steve Knightley, one of the very best English folk singers of his generation and a real crowd-pleaser. He is ably supported on two of our stages by a cast of internationally-acclaimed performers and local talent including The…

Sun 23 Apr

The Girl From Mars

All the biggest anthems from Oasis, Blur, Pulp, and many more, wrapped up in a Sci Fi storyline about what happens when a dominatrix from Mars crashes her flying sauce behind a rural pub and finds her plans to save her species thwarted by a barmaid and a wannabe rock star. Crammed full of amazing B-Movie special effects…

Sat 22 Apr

In The Midst

In The Midst is a play based around the Burt family. Since the man of the house, Deacon Burt, passed away his daughters, Veronica and Vanessa, have both gone off the rails in different ways. The mother has held the family together for the last 16 years, having to raise 3 girls; the youngest being only 15.

Sat 29 Jul

£13 (Children £5–£10) / 0121 643 5858

The Jigantics at The Crescent

Having built up a deserved reputation over the last two years as one of the UK’s “must see” live acts, July 2016 heralded the arrival of The Jigantics sophomore release Seconds Out. "Seconds Out certainly disproves the theory that the best Americana and Roots albums are produced by our North American buddies, that much…

Just Like That!: The Tommy Cooper Show

Tribute to the legendary magician. Supported by the Tommy Cooper Estate and Vicky Cooper.

Sat 13 May

The Laramie Project

Play based on interviews, based on the 1998 hate crime murder of gay Wyoming student Matthew Shepard.

Sat 6 May

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

Sun 7 May

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

Tue 9 May

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

…and 10 more dates until 20 May

Let's Nacho

'Let’s Nacho' (meaning Let’s Dance) presented by Bollywood Dreams Dance Academy students performing dynamic choreography in stunning costumes. Our students range in age between 4 and 70 years have all been training with our West Midlands based academy. This lively, vibrant and colourful Bollywood dance show is suitable…

Sat 5 Aug

£11 (Children £7) / 0121 643 5858

Magic And The Muse

An extraordinary night of contemporary music combining live instruments, sampling and soaring vocals with the wonder of the magic lantern; images created over a century ago that still continue to dazzle audiences with their power and vivacity.

Fri 28 Apr

Metropolitan Opera: husalem

However in the 1920s he produced a number of groundbreaking and influential plays - Brecht was amongst his numerous admirers. Methusalem is an unjustly neglected masterpiece in which Goll blends Expressionism with Surrealism in a compelling fusion of realism and fantasy. In it he pioneered the use of film on stage and…

Fri 28 Apr

Studio

£7.50 (£4.50; Children £4.50) / 0121 643 5858

Music Hall Tavern 'The Funniest Night Out Of The Year!'

The 'girls' from MHT bring their fabulous, laugh a minute, unmissable show back from the Canaries to the UK for their Brand New 2017 Theatre tour!

No Petticoats Here

From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so- called ‘surplus million’ single women. Inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy.

Mon 3 Apr

£10 (£5–£8; Children £5) / 0121 643 5858

Not About Heroes

To book School/Group tickets please telephone the Box Office on 0121 643 5858, between 10am - 7pm, Monday - Saturday. Using their actual letters, diaries and poems, Stephen MacDonald examines the brief but poignant relationship between the Great War poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen – from their first meeting in…

Sat 1 Apr

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

Sun 2 Apr

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

Tue 4 Apr

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

…and 4 more dates until 8 Apr

Oliver! The Musical

Director - Tiffany Cawthorne Musical Director - Gary Spruce Assistant Musical Director - Sheila MacRory PA's - Jackie Blackwood, Carolyn Bourne Set & Lighting Design - James Booth Costume - Stewart Snape Sound - Kristan Webb Props - Andrew Cowie, Tania Connolly

Sat 27 May

£7.50–£14.30 (£13.30; Children £13.30) / 0121 643 5858

Sun 28 May

£7.50–£14.30 (£13.30; Children £13.30) / 0121 643 5858

Mon 29 May

£7.50–£14.30 (£13.30; Children £13.30) / 0121 643 5858

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jun

Oliver! The Musical

The Crescent Theatre Company presents Dicken's classic tale alongside Lionel Bart's sensational score.

Sat 27 May

£15 (£14; sunday matinee £8) / 0121 643 5858

Sun 28 May

£15 (£14; sunday matinee £8) / 0121 643 5858

Tue 30 May

£15 (£14; sunday matinee £8) / 0121 643 5858

…and 4 more dates until 3 Jun

The Pajama Game

Set in the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in Iowa, the new Superintendent, Sid Sorokin soon falls for the leader of the Union Grievance Committee, Catherine "Babe" Williams and despite her dismissal of all things love-related, it seems she’s falling right back. That is, until the factory workers are refused a 7½ cent raise…

Tue 6 Jun

Wed 7 Jun

Thu 8 Jun

…and 2 more dates until 10 Jun

Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern

Music, dance and comedy.

Thu 6 Apr

£23 (£21; Children £21) / 0121 643 5858

Razzamataz Annual Showcase

This Razztastic performance will be full of current pop hits, and mini musicals, showcasing the performing arts talents of each and every one of our students aged 4-18 from both of our schools! Razzamataz can't wait to see you all there to share in the best young talent Sutton Coldfield has to offer! It's not to…

Sat 1 Jul

£7–£11 (Children £11) / 0121 643 5858

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Events centre on a traditional Sunday lunch – the ragu; its preparation and the aftermath. Peppino’s suspicion of his wife’s infidelity and her own smouldering grudge against her husband are just two of the many contentious issues that surface when the eleven-strong family and two neighbours meet over one weekend. To…

Sat 1 Jul

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

Sun 2 Jul

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

Tue 4 Jul

Studio

£5.50–£10.50 (£9.50; Children £9.50) / 0121 643 5858

…and 4 more dates until 8 Jul

Teechers

John Godber's fatalistic tragicomedy about a teacher who tries to make a difference.

Wed 19 Apr

Studio

£10 / 0121 643 5858

Thu 20 Apr

Studio

£10 / 0121 643 5858

Fri 21 Apr

Studio

£10 / 0121 643 5858

Sat 22 Apr

The Wiz

In this fun, funky, modern version of The Wizard of Oz Dorothy is blown by a tornado into Munchkinland, where she sets off on an adventure down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to find her way home. Along the way she meets The Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion. In their quest to find the Wizard, they face Evillene, the…

Tue 18 Jul

Wed 19 Jul

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