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Discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods with our fun, informal Play-Reading Group. It's competely FREE to join, refreshments will be provided and there's no need to book so come along and join us.

27th February, Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
7pm-9pm, Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

Weary of academic study, an eminent scholar turns to magic and makes a deal with the Devil. Mephistopheles will serve him and give him whatever he wants, but after twenty-four years Faustus must keep his side of the bargain.

Why did we choose this play? This February we have a new play by Chris Bush on Faustus that Damned Woman so we thought it would be interesting to read the original.

Read the play, see the adaptation!
Faustus that Damned Woman is at The REP between 26th February to 7th March
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26th March, The Imaginary Invalid by Molière
7pm-9pm, Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

A hypochondriac, victimized by pompous physicians, tests the loyalty of a loving daughter and discovers the contempt of his scheming and greedy second wife. This classic comedy from one of the most brilliant satirists in the history of literature deflates the pretensions of society and reveals the universal frailties of humanity.

Why did we choose this play? This March we have Molière's Tartuffe at the REP and wanted to explore other great writing by the same playwright.

Read the play, watch another play by the same writer!
Tartuffe is at The REP between 20th March to 4th April
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30th April, Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare. Directed by Amit Sharma.
7pm-9pm, Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

You know the story.
A long standing dispute
A fleeting encounter that sparks a love affair
A love so powerful it's enough to risk losing respect and even life for.
This is the greatest love story ever told.

Shakespeare's iconic story of romantic woe is transported from Verona to Birmingham in a contemporary heart-stopping version for today.

Why did we choose this play? The REP's Deputy Artistic Director, Amit Sharma is directing Romeo & Juliet at the REP this April, and will be attending this play-reading session! Get to read extracts from the script and speak to the Director himself!

See the play, and then come and then read it with the Director!
Romeo & Juliet is at The REP between 16th to 25th April
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28th May, Gut Girls by Sarah Daniels
7pm-9pm, Thimblemill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick B67 5RJ

The women of Deptford Foreign Cattle Market are up to their elbows in the guts of animals, working twelve or thirteen hours a day preparing meat for London's butcher shops. They are pilloried, and marginalised, even if they are well-paid. One local well-to-do woman decides that the Christian thing to do would be to 'Improve' them. Gut Girls contrasts the bloody mess of independence and solidarity with the apparently pristine face of upper-class life.

Why did we choose this play? Gut Girls is set in Victorian London. Since we have Oliver Twist at the REP this May we felt it would be great to read a play in the same time period.

See the play, read another from the same time period!
Oliver Twist is at The REP between 29th April to 9th May
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For more information or if you have any questions, email Bhavik Parmar: bhavik.parmar@birmingham-rep.co.uk

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The group is completely free and there is no need to book in advance.

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