The Birmingham Stage Company
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.