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”
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”
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
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
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
- Broadway World