The Birmingham Stage Company

The Birmingham Stage Company is a theatre company resident at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham, England.

It was founded by the Actor/Manager Neal Foster in 1992, with Sir Derek Jacobi and Paul Scofield CH as patrons. It presents productions both on its home stage and touring throughout the United Kingdom and internationally, most recently New York City, Sydney and Dubai. Box Office receipts account for 100% of the company's income.

Although the company has staged productions of plays by American authors such as Tennessee Williams, David Mamet and Arthur Miller, it has concentrated much of its work on collaborating with Britain's top living writers, including David Almond, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Terry Deary, David Wood and has also shown a particular penchant for Roald Dahl stories such as Fantastic Mr Fox, George's Marvellous Medicine, The Witches and James and the Giant Peach.

The company is strongly associated with the world stage premieres of Horrible Histories including Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians, Ruthless Romans, Awful Egyptians, Frightful First World War, Woeful Second World War and its record-breaking production of Barmy Britain, which is the longest running children's show in West End history.

The company has staged several world premieres including Collision by Dominic Leyton, Bridges and Harmonies by Oren Lavie and The Dice House by Paul Lucas.

Actors that have worked with the company include Simon Callow, Richard Dreyfuss, Amanda Donohoe, Corin Redgrave, Diana Coupland, Stephen Mangan, Eva Pope, Barry Stanton and Honor Blackman.

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