BE FESTIVAL is Birmingham’s celebration of European theatre and it returns to the Rep this winter. This creative festival aims to turn the notion of conventional theatre upside down.
You can catch the festival from Tuesday 15th to Friday 18th February 2022 with work from the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain and Belgium. It’s ready to stretch the boundaries of theatre whilst dealing with a wide range of issues such as memory, loss and ecofeminism.
The winter season begins with David Espinosa’s A Universal Story. This quirky show uses the manipulation of miniature objects to take a fascinating look at history from a playful and mysterious perspective. It’s presented on 16th as part of a double-bill featuring Birmingham-based artist Amerah Saleh, who will be discussing her highly anticipated new work Let’s Grieve.
Saleh is a spoken word artist, born and bred in Birmingham. Her Muslim Yemeni roots give her space to get lost and found on multiple occasions between identities. She will be in conversation with performance-maker Franscesc Serra Vila. He will be sharing his experiences of creating LET’S GO OUT FOR A WALK? This performative piece is designed specifically for senior citizens and invites audiences to connect their past memories to the present.
Talks and performances to see
Also in the festival programme is the captivating Stickman by Squarehead Productions and featuring Darragh McLoughlin. And closing the festival is Mining Stories by Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere, which focuses on the feminist voices fighting ecological disaster.
When: 15th – 18th February 2022. The talk on 16th is BSL interpreted
Where: Birmingham Rep, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP
£: Tickets for each performance cost £9.50 or £7.50 for concessions
More info: befestival.org/festival