Book by Roy Williams | Music and Lyrics by Tim Sutton

Produced in association with Warwick Arts Centre, City of Wolverhampton Council and DRPG Creative.

An uplifting new concert musical, inspired by the Bristol Bus Boycott, performed in the heart of communities across the West Midlands.

It’s 1963 and the Swinging Sixties have arrived: The Beatles release their debut album, the mini skirt is born and the Civil Rights movement is gaining ground in America. Back in the UK, the country is emerging from the Big Freeze. As temperatures thaw, tensions are running high in Bristol where the Omnibus Company refuses to employ Black or Asian drivers or conductors. 

Paul Stephenson, an idealistic youth worker, takes to the streets to stand up for equality. Lorraine, a teenager, newly-arrived from Jamaica, joins the fight and, in so doing, finds her voice and becomes part of a movement that changes history. 

With an explosive, feel-good score bursting with ska, calypso and rock 'n' roll...this is a story of standing up for what you believe in, allyship , and - ultimately - finding joy.

Tickets for Handsworth Park, Birmingham and West Park, Wolverhampton available from birminghamhippodrome.com. Tickets for Windmill Hill, Warwick Arts Centre available from warwickartscentre.co.uk

Volunteer Callout

China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome are searching for enthusiastic front of house volunteers to assist with the smooth delivery of To The Streets! 

You will be working with the Birmingham Hippodrome operational team,  directing audience members and assisting visitors with access needs.

For more information and to apply for the role, please visit birminghamhippodrome.com

 

Generously supported by Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council. The research and development for To The Streets! was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.