First look at ‘The Way Old Friends Do’ at Birmingham Rep

Birmingham Rep have released a first-look at Ian Hallard’s brand new play, ‘The Way Old Friends Do’, which is currently receiving its world premiere at the theatre.

Described as ‘simultaneously tender and laugh-out-loud funny’, this heartfelt story, is directed by Sherlock star, Mark Gatiss and has a cast including Donna Berlin (Doctors) and Olivier winner, Sara Crowe.

This wonderfully uplifting play also features the voices of two of the UK’s best-loved performers; Miriam Margolyes and Paul O'Grady.

In 1988, two school friends tentatively come out to one another: one as gay, the other - more shockingly - as an ABBA fan. Nearly thirty years later, a chance meeting sets them on a brand-new path and they decide to form the world’s first ABBA tribute band - in drag!

The story follows their friendship and whether it survives the tribulations of a life on the road which includes platform boots, fake beards and a distractingly attractive stranger!

Following its run at Birmingham Rep, The Way Old Friends Do will embark on a tour of the UK, which will include its London premiere at The Park Theatre.

To book tickets visit, call 0121 236 4455 or visit the box office during opening hours.


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