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Comment Is Free

George Cadbury Hall - 998 Bristol Road - Selly Oak - B29 6LG
Arts and Law, Performance
Thursday 13th (19:30) - Saturday 15th February 2020 (22:00)
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+44(0) 121 414 5676

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Directed by Amy Draper, Comment is Free is James Fritz's brutal examination of our obsession with free speech and the voyeuristic nature of social media and 24-hour news. A stylised piece for many voices, it explores the aftermath of a fatal attack on a controversially outspoken political commentator through the ensuing online storm. Noisy, truthful and thought-provoking, it shines a harsh light on contemporary society and asks big questions about the power of words and personal responsibility, both on and off line.

Performance dates

Thursday 13 February – Saturday 15 February 2020 at 19:30
Saturday 15 February 2020 at 14:00

Ticket prices

£8 (£5 concessionary rate)

Concessionary tickets available to full time Students, UoB Staff, Under 16’s and over 60’s. Only one discount is available per ticket and valid ID must be presented where applicable.

Booking information

Bookings can be made online by debit or credit card at any time using the Online Shop link below. Please visit the shop and search for the name of the production.

Bookings in person at George Cadbury Hall can be made on the week of the production. The Box Office is usually open between 13:00 and 14:00 Wednesday through Friday and 45 minutes before the start of a performance. Please ring the box office for exact opening hours as this is manned by students and has limited opening times. The box office can only accept cash payments.

Please note any bookings made by telephone must be collected and paid for by no later than 20 minutes prior to the performance or the tickets will be released for resale. No payment can be taken over the phone. 

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.

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Department of Drama and Theatre Arts
George Cadbury Hall
University of Birmingham
998 Bristol Road
Selly Oak
B29 6LG

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