End-Of-Year-Count 2016: Stage
I had to leave this one until this evening, given that the last item on the list was this afternoon.
14/1/16 – “Knightmare Live – Level II” by Paul Flannery (Knightmare Live) @ The MAC (Theatre space), Edgbaston, Birmingham
9/2/16 – “Wonder.Land” adapted very distantly from Lewis Carroll by Damon Albarn, Moira Buffini & Rufus Norris (National Theatre & Manchester International Festival) @ The National Theatre (Olivier Theatre), South Bank, London
21/3/16 – “A Passion For Birmingham” by Tim Jeffries (Old Joint Stock Theatre Company) @ St Paul’s Church/A.E. Harris and various other locations aroundabout, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
2/4/16 – “Trainspotting” adapted from Irvine Welsh by I’m not too sure who (In Your Face Theatre & Kings Head Theatre) @ 77 Upper Trinity Street, Digbeth, Birmingham
9/4/16 – “The Rotters’ Club” adapted from Jonathan Coe by Richard Cameron (Young Rep) @ The Rep Theatre (The House), Birmingham
16/4/16 – “A Fallible Lecture” by Brian Patten (Stage 2) @ The Crescent Theatre (studio room), Birmingham
26/4/16 – “The Beanfield” by Billy Barett, Grace Holme, Anna-Himali Howard, Max Kennedy, Ellice Stevens and Tom Wright (Breach Theatre) @ The Rep Theatre (The Door), Birmingham
7/5/16 – “The Father” by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton (Theatre Royal Bath Productions) @ The Rep Theatre (The House), Birmingham
14/5/16 – “Made Up” by James Yarker (Stan’s Café) @ The Rep Theatre (The Door), Birmingham
15/7/16 – “An Audience With Gorgeous George” by Alex Brockie (Alex Brockie productions) @ The Blue Orange Theatre, Hockley, Birmingham
15/7/16 – “Too Tall To Tribute?” by Alex Brockie & Laura Nicholson (Alex Brockie productions) @ The Blue Orange Theatre, Hockley, Birmingham
22/7/16 – “Drain” by Ian Kendall (Silence Presents) @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
22/7/16 – “The Voices In My Head” by Gemma Layton @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
1/10/16 – “Dead Sheep” by Jonathan Maitland (Dead Sheep Ltd & Cahoots Theatre Company) @ The Rep Theatre (The House), Birmingham
6/10/16 – “The Brides Of Bluebeard” by The Ruby Dolls @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
9/10/16 – “50 Ways To Leave Your Drummer” by Paul Richards @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
26/10/16 – “The Tell-Tale Heart” adapted from Edgar Allan Poe by the company (Tin Robot Theatre) @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
29/10/16 – “Knightmare Live – The Game Has Changed” by Paul Flannery (Knightmare Live) @ The MAC (Theatre space), Edgbaston, Birmingham
5/11/16 – “What Shadows” by Chris Hannan (Birmingham Rep Theatre Company) @ The Rep/Library of Birmingham (The Studio), Birmingham
16/11/16 – “Beautiful Thing” by Jonathan Harvey (The Old Joint Stock Theatre Company) @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
2/12/16 – “Tina T’urner Tea Lady” by Tracy Collins @ The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
31/12/16 – “The Rover” by Aphra Behn (Royal Shakespeare Company) @ The Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
We might also want to add spoken-word type events, particularly given that some of the above theatrical things were basically that (or stand-up comedy, but let’s not tar them with that brush) in all but name.
15/1/16 – Henry Rollins’ “Charmingly Obstinate” @ The Town Hall, Birmingham
19/3/16 – “An Audience With Tony Iommi” @ The Town Hall, Birmingham
Plus speeches at demonstrations and such.
Dance, too? I saw “Torque” and “Cubes” in Centenary Square on 14/5/16, as part of the International Dance Festival of Birmingham. That’s it though.