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TICKETS are selling fast for the first-ever national tour of Go And Play Up Your Own End.

TICKETS are selling fast for the first-ever national tour of Go And Play Up Your Own End.

The play, based on Malcolm Stent’s book of the same name, premiered at Solihull Arts Complex several years ago.

So it’s only fitting that it will be returning to the venue as part of a new run in March.

Tickets have already sold out for the two-evening shows, so the theatre has added a matinee performance too.

The show tells the story of working-class families growing up in Birmingham in bygone days. But how did the story get its unusual title?

“It was a phrase heard a lot when we were little boys growing up in working-class areas on opposing sides of the city,” said Malcolm.

“In those days Birmingham and the West Midlands were known as the workshops of the world, anything of value that could be bashed out of a bit of metal was made here.

“Times may have changed, but thankfully the pragmatic Brummie and Black Country spirit and ingenuity remains.”

As well as Malcolm himself, the show stars Don Maclean, Lizzie Wiggins and Dave Sealey.

And this time the local performers will be joined by West End star Dave Willetts.

Go and Play Up Your Own End will be visiting Solihull on March 2-3. Tickets have already sold out for the evening performances, but there’s still some left for the matinee. Call 0121 704 6962.

 

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