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Bella in the Wych Elm/ Recorded

Bella in the Wych Elm/ Recorded

After the skeletonised remains of a woman are found stuffed into the trunk of a wych elm in Hagley Woods, graffiti begins to appear and gruesome theories begin to take form. We delve into the mind of a detective exploring the case but as they begin to lose control of the story we are left wondering not just Who put Bella in the Wych Elm but if we should be telling the story at all…


The unsolved murder known as ‘Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?’ details the finding of the skeletonised remains of a woman found stuffed in a wych elm in a town near Birmingham. Soon after the body was found graffiti appeared around Birmingham asking ‘who put Bella in the wych elm?’ and many theories emerged about who the woman had been and how she had died. Her murder and identity remains unsolved today. The show follows a ‘detective’ who is presenting to an audience the story of the unsolved murder. She brings the stories and theories to life by animating figures and manipulating the show. However, as she digs further and become more adamant to reveal what truly happened the story begins get away from her leading us to question whether we should even be telling the story at all.


This is a Pre-recorded Online Performance

Once you have purchased a ticket you will receive a booking confirmation containing the link to access the show. Regardless of which performance date you choose, the stream will be available to you 24 hours a day from June 4th at 7:30pm until midnight on June 11th.

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Friday 4 Jun 202119:30 Book Now
Sunday 6 Jun 202119:30 Book Now
Wednesday 9 Jun 202119:30 Book Now
Friday 11 Jun 202119:30 Book Now

TOUCH/ Pre-recorded

TOUCH/ Pre-recorded

Three children awaken at sea. A stormed has passed… …and another stirs on the distant horizon. In this oceanic limbo, dreams and nightmares swim just beneath the surface.


TOUCH is the first feature length production by UVTC. It is a unique story told without spoken word, communicated through music, movement and dance. In this wonderland, the waters are alive. As the children sail across this magical ocean, what dreams will rise from the azure waters? And what nightmares lurk in the blackened depths? As their pasts, presents and futures intertwine, the siblings will swim through a dimension only found in the wildest of children’s books. Can they ever sail to the sunrise?


This is a Pre-recorded Online Performance

Once you have purchased a ticket you will receive a booking confirmation containing the link to access the show. Regardless of which performance date you choose, the stream will be available to you 24 hours a day from June 6th at 7:00pm until midnight on  june 15th.

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Sunday 6 Jun 202119:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)
Wednesday 9 Jun 202119:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)
Saturday 12 Jun 202119:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)
Tuesday 15 Jun 202119:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

Meeting Point

Meeting Point

"And he's so, so nice, and doesn’t deserve you, or any of this – but that’s a hard thing to accept because you actually really like him.”


Sadie is cynical, grieving and a compulsive liar. Matt is polite, into poetry, and still terrified of relationships. They meet on Tinder, and agree to go on a date. And a few more. There’s something they’re not telling each other, and one day Matt learns something that makes him question their entire relationship. Meeting Point is about love, loss and lemon drizzle cake, a play about navigating relationships in the digital age and the things that go unsaid.


Staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre


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Sunday 6 Jun 202119:00 Book Now
Sunday 6 Jun 202121:00 Book Now

The Three Musketeers/ Recorded

The Three Musketeers/ Recorded

Four heroic, chivalrous swordsmen fight for justice, honour, and love in 17th-century Paris, adapted from perhaps the most famous historical novel of all time...


Young D'Artagnan travels to Paris in hopes of joining the Musketeers of the Guard. Although he does not immediately succeed, he befriends three of the most formidable musketeers of the age, meets the love of his life, and becomes embroiled in the sly affairs of state, court, and church. This is a swashbuckling and endlessly entertaining story of chivalry, honor, and sexual tension, with a plot that delivers stolen diamonds, masked balls, loud threesomes, and, of course, great bouts of swordplay. It's ''all for one, one for all!", so join us if you dare!


This is a Pre-recorded Audio Play consisting of 20 episodes. Two 20-minute episodes will be released each week, the last episode being released at 8pm on July 1st

The show is free, and will be released on Purple Radio Arts and Drama, that can be found on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Monday 7 Jun 202120:00 Book Now (Not Open for Sale)

Icons

Icons

Upon a spot in Parliament Square converge a statue artist, a beggar, a protestor and his daughter. Last night there was a murder. In a tale of crime, complicity, and idolatry, we join them as they struggle to keep their place.


Icons is a play about a spot in Parliament Square. Upon this spot converge a number of figures: a statue artist, a beggar, a protestor with dementia who has forgotten what he is protesting about - and his daughter. Around them, the familiar statues stand on ceremony: Churchill, Gandhi, Mandela, Fawcett. Last night there was a murder. The scene is taped off. In the middle of the stage lies the outline of a body in chalk. In a tale of crime, complicity, and idolatry, we join them as they struggle to keep their place.


Staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Thursday 10 Jun 202121:00 Book Now
Friday 11 Jun 202121:00 Book Now
Saturday 12 Jun 202121:00 Book Now

A Night of Classical Theatre

A Night of Classical Theatre

DUCT presents a night of classical theatre, with ‘The Lovers’, a dark adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, followed by a modern adaptation of ‘Everyman’, the Medieval morality play.


DUCT presents a double-bill of student-written adaptations of classical plays! ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is a magical romp through a forest. ‘The Lovers’ asks whether it is quite so comedic when the trappings of fairies and mechanicals fall away, leaving us with a broken man begging us for answers. We must face the fact that we can give him none. ‘Everyman’ both isolates us and brings us together as we follow one man's journey to the afterlife. Filled with more questions than answers, we confront our own mortality in Everyman's journey to discover what it is that makes us human.


Staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Sunday 13 Jun 202118:00 Book Now

Foundations

Foundations

A factory above, a factory below. Two worlds, existing side by side - until someone crosses the boundary.


MJ is a human who is sick of moving boxes around all day like a robot. Pins is a robot who doesn’t fit into the underground. When they meet in the space between their worlds, they form a friendship that blurs the boundaries of human and machine. Are we becoming machines? Are machines becoming too much like us? Is there another possibility? Foundations is a play about technology, love, and bad dancing, told through physical theatre and puppetry.


Staged in the Assembly Room Theatre


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Thursday 17 Jun 202119:00 Book Now

Night Watch/ Pre-recorded

Night Watch/ Pre-recorded

Sam Vimes is thrown into his past and must navigate secret police, murderous patricians and the Revolution itself. Will one honest Copper be able to stop the path of history?


While chasing a murderer, Watch Commander Sam Vimes and his quarry, Carcer, are thrust into their own past, into the Revolution. Carcer kills Vimes' old mentor and Vimes takes up his persona, leading his younger self, and the Night Watch, through riots, plots, assassinations and barricades. Disobeying orders, Vimes becomes a leader of the Revolution. Yet for all his efforts, history snaps into place and Vimes watches those around him die for a second time, this time at the hands of Carcer and his allies. Back in the present, Vimes arrests Carcer and witnesses the birth of his son.


This is a Pre-recorded Online Performance

Once you have purchased a ticket you will receive a booking confirmation containing the link to access the show. Regardless of which performance date you choose, the stream will be available to you 24 hours a day from June 17th at 7:30pm until midnight on June 19th.

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Thursday 17 Jun 202119:30 Book Now

Death and Dancing

Death and Dancing

He’s gay. She’s a lesbian. But it’s not quite that simple; especially when they’re wearing each other’s clothes. This standup theatre show explores the labels we put on one another.


He has just moved to the UK to attend an unnamed university in London; She is fresh out of a foster care home, trying to make it on her own. The two bond over their sexuality and unluckiness in love, but soon their idyllic life starts to fall apart, and they have to question what it is they want to be, and where they want to go.


Staged in the Assembly Rooms Theatre

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Thursday 17 Jun 202121:00 Book Now