Adam Blanshay Productions and Nicolas Talar present
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre Production of
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
BY MATTHEW DELAPORTE & ALEXANDRE DE LA PATELLIÈRE
ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY JEREMY SAMS
· WHAT’S IN A NAME? RETURNS HOME TO BIRMINGHAM, AS THE HIT PLAY EXTENDS UK TOUR
· JOE THOMAS, BO PORAJ, LOUISE MARWOOD AND ALEX GAUMOND WILL REUNITE TO STAR IN THE FEROCIOUS COMEDY, ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY JEREMY SAMS
· INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED BIRMINGHMAM REPERTORY THEATRE PRODUCTION OPENS AT THE ALEXANDRA THEATRE ON 11 MARCH 2020, THEN VISITS LEICESTER, BATH, POOLE, BRADFORD, BRIGHTON AND BROMLEY
Adam Blanshay Productions is pleased to announce further venues are now on sale for the first UK Tour of international hit comedy What’s In A Name?, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prènom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière. It plays at The Alexandra, Birmingham from Wednesday 11 until Saturday 14 March.
The ferocious comedy has garnered critical acclaim from across the country since first embarking in the autumn earlier this year, with praise in particular for the cast who will be returning in the new year; Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), Bo Poraj (Miranda, Musketeers), Louise Marwood (Emmerdale) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Matilda), with further casting to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
What’s In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party. The witty and razor-sharpproduction will return to Birmingham, where audiences will have a second opportunity to catch the play after it first opened at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2017. The extended tour kicks off again at The Alexandra Theatre in March 2020 and will then visit Leicester, Bath, Poole, Bradford, Brighton and Bromley.
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.
What’s In A Name? is written byMatthew Delaporte and Alexandre De La Patellière with adaptation, translation and direction by Jeremy Sams. Set design is by Francis O’Connor and lighting design is by Rick Fisher.
For tickets and more information please visit: whatsinanameplay.com
The Alexandra, Birmingham
11 – 14 March
0870 607 7533 | www.atgtickets.com/venues/the-alexandra-theatre-birmingham/