WHAT'S IN A NAME?

11th March 2020 - 25th April 2020 

 

Adam Blanshay Productions present the Birmingham Repertory Theatre production of WHAT'S IN A NAME? 

You are invited to take a seat at the table for a riotously funny evening that questions if

what we're called reflects who we truly are.

Starring Joe Thomas, Bo Poraj, Alex Gaumond and Laura Patch, extends its UK tour into 2020!  The new tour will open in Birmingham on 11 March 2020 before visiting Leicester, Bath, Poole, Bradford, Brighton and Bromley.

Adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière's award-winning French film Le Prènom, What's In A Name? is about an awkward family dinner where two parents-to-be choose a controversial name for their expected child. The piece is designed by Francis O'Connor, with lighting by Rick Fisher.

★★★★★

“THIS CRACKING PRODUCTION”

Quientin Letts

Daily Mail

Father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna are invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and

her husband, Peter. They are joined by childhood friend Carl for a mature and

sophisticated gathering. The meal is lovingly prepared and wine carefully selected. The

friends are prepared for the usual humorous exchanges they've come to expect.

But tonight, a startling revelation about the name chosen for Vincent's and Anna's expected child becomes the catalyst for a destructive argument which spirals hysterically out of control.

Tonight no one is holding back! Egos, childish resentment and unspoken feelings are

relentlessly and hilariously exposed for the first time.

Can their friendship survive tonight's vicious name-calling and home truths? And how well

did they ever really know each other? One thing's for certain, their relationships are about

to change forever!

This comic masterpiece is adapted by British theatre director, writer and translator Jeremy Sams from award-winning French film and stage sensation Le Prénom, this international smash hit has played over 30 countries and is now on its first ever UK tour.

★★★★

“A BREATHTAKINGLY FUNNY 90 MINUTES”

Sunday Times

PERFORMANCE DATES 

Birmingham, The Alexandra Theatre

    11 March - 14 March, 2020

Leicester, Curve Theatre

    16 March - 21 March, 2020

Bath Theatre Royal & Ustinov Studio

   23 March - 28 March, 2020

Lighthouse (Poole Arts Centre)

     31 March - 04 April, 2020

Bradford, Alhambra Theatre & Studio

     07 April - 11 April, 2020

Brighton, Theatre Royal

     15 April - 18 April, 2020

Bromley, Churchill Theatre

     21 April - 25 April, 2020

CREATIVES

Writers: Matthieu Delaporte & Alexandre de La Patellière

Adapter, Translator & Director: Jeremy Sams

Associate Director: Sadie Spencer

Set Designer: Francis O'Connor

Associate Designer: Alex Doidge-Green 

Lighting Designer: Rick Fisher

Associate Lighting Designer: Simon Bond

Sound Designer: Tom Shipman

Producer: Adam Blanshay Productions

Producer: Adam Blanshay

Associate Producer: Edward Johnson

Originating Producer: Birmingham Repertory Theatre

CAST 

Vincent - Joe Thomas

Peter - Bo Poraj

Elizabeth - Laura Patch

Carl - Alex Gaumond

Anna - Louise Marwood

Originally presented at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in January - February 2017.

Adapted by British theatre director, writer and translator Jeremy Sams from the award winning French film and stage sensation Le Prénom,

What's In A Name? is a comic masterpiece ready for a London audience.

★★★★★

“DESERVES TO BE SEEN.

IT IS, QUITE SIMPLY, SUBLIME”

- The Reviews Hub

★★★★★

“THE DIALOGUE HURTLES ACROSS THE STAGE”

- What’s On Stage

★★★★

“UTTERLY HILARIOUS”

- Broadway World

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