To The Streets!

August 21, 2022 179 Views

Musicals, Outdoor

Birmingham 2022 Festival presents A China Plate & Birmingham Hippodrome production

To The Streets!

Produced in association with Warwick Arts Centre, City of Wolverhampton Council and DRPG Creative

An uplifting new concert musical, inspired by the Bristol Bus Boycott, performed in parks across the West Midlands.

It’s 1963 and the Swinging Sixties have arrived: The Beatles release their debut album, the mini skirt is born and the Civil Rights movement is gaining ground in America. Back in the UK, the country is emerging from the Big Freeze. As temperatures thaw, tensions are running high in Bristol where the Omnibus Company refuses to employ Black or Asian drivers or conductors.

Paul Stephenson, an idealistic youth worker, takes to the streets to stand up for equality. Lorraine, a teenager, newly-arrived from Jamaica, joins the fight and, in so doing, finds her voice and becomes part of a movement that changes history.

With an explosive, feel-good score bursting with ska, calypso and rock ‘n’ roll… this is a story of standing up for what you believe in, allyship, and – ultimately – finding joy.

Book by Roy Williams | Music & Lyrics by Tim Sutton | Directed by Christopher Haydon | Choreography by Dannielle ‘Rhimes’ Lecointe | Design by Soutra Gilmour

This is an outdoor event and takes place at the following parks across the West Midlands. Come along early to enjoy the pre-performances and festival atmosphere!

Handsworth Park, Birmingham
Fri 19 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm
Sat 20 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm
(Doors open at 12 noon & 6pm)
Book your tickets here

Windmill Hill, Warwick Arts Centre
Wed 24 Aug 7.45pm
Thu 25 Aug 7.45pm
(Doors open at 6pm)
Please visit the Warwick Arts Centre website to book these dates

West Park, Wolverhampton
Sun 28 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm
(Doors open at 12 noon & 6pm)
Book your tickets here

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