Birmingham Rep streams The Play What I Wrote with Tom Hiddlestone

The theatres highly acclaimed production of the show will be available on demand via the theatre’s website for a very limited time.

Starring special celebrity guest star, Tom Hiddleston, audiences can watch the production which was filmed live on tour at Theatre Royal, Bath for just £10 at

The offer is avilable for 3 weeks only until noon on Monday 4th April. Audiences at home can be the first to experience this special recording of the production ahead of broadcast on the BBC later this year.

Proceeds raised from streaming of the production will go directly toward supporting the ongoing work of The Rep as Birmingham’s only producing theatre.

Those viewing are also asked to consider a donation alongside the cost of streaming the show, which reflects the amount of people tuning in for this special streaming event. Hiddleston said:

“My time as the mystery guest star in The Play What I Wrote was a joy from start to finish. To be back on a stage in front of live audiences in Birmingham, Bath and Chichester was a real thrill.

”I’m so pleased that the streaming of this production will enable more people to enjoy this hilarious and wonderful show.

“The Rep is a historic and pioneering theatre that has launched the careers of some of British theatre’s greatest actors, and to perform there and to support its new era was an honour.” 

Hiddleston first appeared in the show during opening performances at Birmingham Rep in December 2021 before the production headed out on a UK tour beginning at Theatre Royal, Bath. Other recent special celebrity guest stars have included Adrian Lester, Kara Tointon, Craig Parkinson, Sue Holderness and Denise Welch. 

Director of The Play What I Wrote and Artistic Director of The Rep, Sean Foley added: “Our 20th Anniversary Production of The Play What I Wrote has brought laughter to audiences as part of its UK tour since playing at The Rep at Christmas.

“We are thrilled to announce this opportunity for audiences everywhere to see this Olivier Award winning homage to Morecambe and Wise in their own homes.

“It was a thrill to capture the joy this show brings for the BBC, and now to stream a Rep production on demand for the very first time.”

The Play What I Wrote is now available on demand for £10 at at until noon on Monday 4th April.


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