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The Play What I Wrote: On Demand

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An online filmed performance by Birmingham Rep

Tue 15 Mar 12pm - Mon 4 Apr 12pm

The sensationally funny homage to Morecambe and Wise...

Filmed live at Theatre Royal Bath, this smash-hit new production of The Play What I Wrote, is a sensationally funny homage to Morecambe and Wise. Directed by Birmingham Rep’s Artistic Director Sean Foley, co-written by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and, of course, Eddie Braben, this Olivier Award winning comedy, originally directed by Kenneth Branagh, brings sunshine to the stage.

Thom has written a play, an epic set in the French Revolution called 'A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple'. Dennis, on the other hand, wants to continue with their double act. He believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise, Thom's comic confidence will be restored and the double act will go on. But first Dennis needs to persuade a guest star to appear in the play what Thom wrote...

Starring Dennis Herdman, Thom Tuck, Mitesh Soni, and guest starring renowned multi-award-winning actor Tom Hiddleston.

How to watch online:

The Play What I Wrote: On Demand is a filmed performance available to watch online. You can watch The Play What I Wrote: On Demand anytime and anywhere between Tue 15 Mar 12 noon - Mon 4 Apr 12 noon. Simply select your preferred payment option and click on the place your order button. You'll be sent simple instructions about how to watch the film from the comfort of your home (please note your confirmation email will contain your link to watch the show). You can watch the film at any point in this period. You will have 48 hours to watch from the moment you click play. 

Captions will be available on the film.

Content warnings:

Please note that this performance includes a simulated noise of a gunshot.

Support Us:

The Rep, as a charity, really needs your support. We respectively ask, that if you are going to enjoy this recording with guests, to consider adding a donation to the standard price of £10. Your support is hugely appreciated. Proceeds raised from streaming of the production will go directly toward supporting the ongoing work of The Rep as Birmingham’s only producing theatre.


If you have any technical issues please head to our FAQ page as a first step. 

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How long will I have to watch the performance?
You can watch the film at any point between Tue 15 Mar 12 noon - Mon 4 Apr 12 noon. You will have 48 hours from the moment you click play on the film.

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If you’re still having issues head to the Customer Support page or contact and our box office team will be in touch


Recommended for ages 10+