A COMEDIC look back on the pandemic is set to take centre stage at The Rep.
The Covid-19 Variations: A Piano Drama will take centre stage on February 8 and 9 and will star everyone from Donald Trump and Elton John to Kanye West and even the Royal Family – because everyone has lived through Covid.
BAFTA-winning artist Alison Jackson has created 19 short films which will be played on stage for each of the Covid-19 Variations, drawn from her world of fake news, alternative facts, and celebrity lookalikes, and commemorating life in the time of Covid.
The production is composed by Olivier Award-winning, Richard Thomas after having Covid twice himself.
Richard said; “I remember calling my pianist friend, Phil on a beautiful spring day. He was in New York and I was in South London. I felt terrible. He felt terrible.
“After the moaning we started laughing.
“I said I’m sure there’s gold in here somewhere. A few days later the idea popped into my head. The Covid-19 Variations; 19 short pieces charting the course of some poor soul starting out with the best of intentions and ending up with the worst of infections. It was irresistible.”
Each ticket includes a free drink and every performance will be followed by an In Conversation with Sean Foley, Alison Jackson, Richard Thomas, Philip Edward Fisher, and the audience.
Tickets are available online at www.birmingham-rep.co.uk or by calling 0121 236 4455.