Attempts on her Life

George Cadbury Hall - 998 Bristol Road - Selly Oak - B29 6LG
Thursday 31 October (19:30) - Saturday 2 November 2019 (22:00)

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by Martin Crimp. Directed by Tom Mansfield.

Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life is a whirlwind tour of our obsession with identity. In its rapid-fire collision of scenes, a group of characters try to describe the life of an unknown woman, Anne. Is she a victim of violence, or the person who perpetrates it? The girl next door, or a brand of car? Funny, dark and deeply political, Attempts on Her Life is one of the most influential plays of the late twentieth century.

Performance dates

Thursday 31 October – Saturday 2 November 2019 at 7.30pm

Saturday 2 November 2019 at 2.00pm


About our productions

The Department of Drama and Theatre Arts is a leader in the integrated academic and practical study of drama, performance and theatre arts. Students gain first-hand experience using and testing the language of performance in a variety of specialist study and practical modules. 

Each year the Department stages a season of plays closely tied to its academic and practical work. Productions are performed by third year undergraduates and supported in lighting, sound, design/costume and stage management by second and first year students. Plays are directed either by members of the Department or guest directors from the professional theatre. Productions will be staged in the departments own performance venue George Cadbury Hall.