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An uplifting new concert musical, inspired by the Bristol Bus Boycott, performed in parks 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

This is an outdoor event and takes place at the following parks across the West Midlands. Come along early to enjoy the pre-performances and festival atmosphere!

Handsworth Park, Birmingham
Fri 19 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm
Sat 20 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm
(Doors open at 12 noon & 6pm)
Book your tickets here

Windmill Hill, Warwick Arts Centre
Wed 24 Aug 7.45pm
Thu 25 Aug 7.45pm
(Doors open at 6pm)
Please visit the Warwick Arts Centre website to book these dates

West Park, Wolverhampton
Sun 28 Aug 1.45pm & 7.45pm
(Doors open at 12 noon & 6pm)
Book your tickets here

We’ve put together some FAQs to help audiences on the day.

Price

Tickets £15

Prices and discounts subject to change

Age guidance

Suitable for audiences of all ages, but we expect that, due to the outdoor festival-style staging, it will be enjoyed most by people aged 8 years +.

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Discounts & Concessions

CONCESSIONS

We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome.

FRIENDS

£10 tickets
Limited availability

CLAIMANTS, UNDER 18s, OVER 65s AND PASSPORT TO LEISURE

£12 tickets
Limited availability

GROUPS

6+ tickets – £8 tickets
All Birmingham and Wolverhampton performances

Call our dedicated Group Sales Team on 0844 338 7000 or email  groupsales@birminghamhippodrome.com for more information and to book now!

CLICK HERE for further information on Group Bookings

CONCESSIONS FOR PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES

£12 tickets in all areas
2 for 1 on standard tickets for patrons with disabilities who require the service/support of a companion

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Our Partners

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.

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