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OUTSIDE THE BOX – BIRMINGHAM 2022 FESTIVAL

FEATURING GOLD MEDALLIST JAMES WILLSTROP

Outside The Box is a celebration of the game of Squash. A cast of professional players, actors and school children bring the story to life on three glass-back courts, exploring its fascinating origins in a London prison to the mountains of Pakistan and beyond. The story of Squash mirrors the evolution of the Commonwealth, and Outside The Box playfully explores this journey, to engage family audiences. 

This physically demanding sport is loved in countries the world over and Pakistani players of the illustrious ‘Khan Dynasty’ dominated for many years. The show will pay tribute to their remarkable achievements, as well as uncovering the incredible struggles players like Maria Toorpakai went through, just to be able to play the game.

Dates & times:

21 + 22 MAY – 11.30am + 2.30pm

28 + 29 MAY – 11.30am + 2.30pm

Accessibility:

We offer live captioning at every performance via The Difference Engine

BSL interpreted shows – 28 May (11.30am) + 29 May (2.30pm)

There will be 3 spaces for wheelchair users at each performance, and spaces for those with limited mobility on the front rows. If you require accessible seating, please contact The Play House on 0121 265 4425.

Location:

Squash Courts – University of Birmingham

Ticket info:

All performances are FREE to attend, but please book your tickets in advance.

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