With the opening of two new West Midlands Metro tram stops, theatre-goers can now journey directly from the city centre to Birmingham Repertory Theatre. And to celebrate the opening of the new direct service stars of the theatre’s Christmas show, Peter Pan boarded the tram for a flying visit.
West Midlands Metro trams are now picking up and dropping off passengers at the new Library stop – just across Centenary Square from the theatre. A six-minute peak time service will deliver passengers to Birmingham Repertory Theatre offering a great public transport option for those travelling into the city via Birmingham New Street and Snow Hill stations or from further afield via Wolverhampton.
Christmas is a magical time at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and this year’s spectacular staging of Peter Pan has been reimagined for the people of Birmingham. The show features Dudley-born Lawrence Walker in the leading role of Peter Pan alongside an 18 strong cast of pirates, lost boys and the villainous Captain Hook.
Audiences can expect thrills and adventure with sensational flying in stunning adaptation of much loved children’s classic. The production opened to much acclaim at The REP on Centenary Square last week and runs until Sunday 19 January.
Paul Reece, Head of Marketing at Birmingham Repertory Theatre said:
“We’re delighted the tram extension has opened just in time for our Christmas show, Peter Pan and we hope it will encourage more families from across Birmingham and the Black Country to join us in Neverland over the festive season. The new tram stop will also serve theatre-goers for years to come offering them a convenient direct service to our front door.”
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “The new tram extension, which has now opened on budget and ahead of schedule, takes passengers into the heart of Centenary Square, which includes the fantastic Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
“So if you are coming to see Peter Pan this Christmas, why not leave the car at one of the park and ride facilities and let the tram deliver you direct to the theatre door.”
Peter Pan is at Birmingham Repertory Theatre until 19 January. For tickets and info visit birmingham-rep.co.uk