The Old Rep Theatre is looking forward to once again opening its doors and welcoming back audiences old and new to experience the joy and magic that only live theatre can bring.

The Birmingham theatre had hoped to bring audiences their production of Beauty and the Beast this Christmas, postponed from Christmas 2020, but due to multiple lockdowns and the time lost in the venue for them to create this particular set and costumes they are having to revise their Christmas production.

This Christmas the theatre will be replacing Beauty and the Beast with the favourite children’s story Alice in Wonderland. The production will run from Saturday 20 November – Friday 17 December 2021.

This will mark the sixth Christmas production that The Old Rep have produced alongside Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA).

Their Christmas production follows the story of Alice, a young, curious girl who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. There, she encounters some of the strangest and most peculiar creatures, including the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter. With songs old and new by Steve Allan Jones, a brand-new script by Toby Hulse and a talented cast of 25 student performers from BOA. Alice in Wonderland is set to be a spectacular experience that we hope will be enjoyed by all the family.

Michael Penn, Executive Director of The Old Rep Theatre said: “I cannot wait to hear the laughter, see the  smiles and experience the joy that our Christmas productions bring to so many once again. We all need something magical at Christmas and Alice in Wonderland is sure to delight, amaze and entertain, so come and visit The Old Rep and enjoy live theatre once again!”.

Tickets are now on sale. For further information please call 0121 359 9444 or book via

There will be a preview show on Saturday 20 November, 1.30pm. Please note that there will also be a British Sign Language Interpreted performance on Tuesday 14 December.