WORLD PREMIERE: sci-fi blockbuster gets stage treatment at The Rep

A new stage adaptation of a classic sci-fi film is to receive its world premiere on Westside early next year.

The Rep on Centenary Square has announced the first ever showing of stage play Minority Report, which comes to the theatre during spring 2024.

Set in 2050, the stage production of Minority Report sees neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton about to launch the next phase of her pioneering pre-crime programme, which involves people being detained for crimes before they are committed.

But when Julia is accused of pre-murder, she is in a race against time to save herself from her own system.

The original 2002 film, directed by Steven Spielberg, saw Hollywood legend Tom Cruise, star of the Mission Impossible movies, take on the principal role of pre-crime chief John Anderton.

The Rep said it was delighted to announce the brand-new stage adaptation of Minority Report, which is based on the original 1956 Philip K Dick short story.

The stage play is a co-production between Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in London, in association with Simon Friend Entertainment, by arrangement with Electric Shepherd Productions.

It will be directed by award-winning Max Webster (Life of Pi) and written by Olivier award-winning actor David Haig, whose previous writing credits include My Boy Jack and The Good Samaritan.

David said: “It’s been the most exciting challenge of my career, to write a futuristic thriller for the stage, based on one of the greatest sci-fi stories ever told.”

Minority Report will run from 22 March and 6 April 2024. For further information, and to book tickets, call The Rep on 0121 236 4455 or email ticketservices@birmingham-rep.co.uk

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