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To The Streets!

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham, B5 4TB, Birmingham, B5 4TB
To The Streets!

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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 the heart of communities 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.

Generously supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council and Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.

This is an outdoor event and takes place at the following parks across the West Midlands Handsworth Park, Birmingham* Fri 19 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm Sat 20 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm Windmill Hill, Warwick Arts Centre Wed 24 Aug 7.45pm Thu 25 Aug 7.45pm West Park, Wolverhampton* Sun 28 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm Doors open at 12 noon and 6pm with pre-performances at 12.30pm and 6pm. *Subject to licence

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£15.00

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Opening Times

19 Aug 2022
DayTimes
Friday13:45 - 22:00
20 Aug 2022
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Saturday13:45 - 22:00
24 Aug 2022
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Wednesday19:45 - 22:00
25 Aug 2022
DayTimes
Thursday19:45 - 22:00
28 Aug 2022
DayTimes
Sunday13:45 - 22:00

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