October 7- 30 , 2021

From Broadway to Birmingham…and beyond!

Curtain up on the highly anticipated UK premiere of Something Rotten! — “”the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years” (Time Out NY).

Book by John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, Music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick

In 1595, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom dream of writing a hit play, but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance writer/rock star William Shakespeare himself. When a local soothsayer foretells the future of theatre — a dazzling mix of singing, dancing and acting at the same time — the pair set out to write the world’s first MUSICAL! Forsaking all in their bid for fame, and amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom brothers finally realize that real success means being true to thine own self… and all that jazz.

Described as “The Producers meets Spamalot meets The Book of Mormon… squared” (New York Magazine) and directed by The REP’s Artistic Director Sean Foley (Upstart Crow in the West End) and choreographed by Carrie-Ann Ingrouille (Six The Musical), Something Rotten! is a side-splitting and toe-tapping tribute to theatre itself. Musicals had to start somewhere – and this one’s starting right here in Birmingham!


  • Director Sean Foley
  • Musical Director Andrew Hilton
  • Choreographer Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
  • Casting Director Jim Arnold CDG

Director’s Choice

We have paired up show that we feel complement or contrast with each other to help you to discover a broader theatrical experience when choosing which shows to see. Book for the below shows at the same time and receive a £5 discount on the cost of each ticket. (Please note that this discount does not apply to the lowest tickets prices and only one discount applies per ticket.)

Fees and Charges

Please note there is a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend. Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

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