The Learning Lottery

George Cadbury Hall - 998 Bristol Road - Selly Oak - B29 6LG
Thursday 1 December (19:30) - Saturday 3 December 2022 (22:00)

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An axe sticking out of the ground

by Katurah Morrish and Upstart Theatre.

Text by Katurah Morrish. Directed by Tom Mansfield.

The Learning Lottery invites you to step into the black lace-ups of UK teenagers and attempt one simple goal: do well at school. The teens are eager and the education system professes “to provide world-class education… for everyone, whatever their background” (DfE, 2020), so what could possibly go wrong?

Part exam, part game-show, The Learning Lottery is an interactive performance which asks audiences to confront our relationship with an education system that insists on its commitment to equality, and yet strangely, somehow, always recreates uncannily similar stories of winners and losers..

Which numbers will you draw?

Performance dates and times

  • 01 December 2022 - 19:30
  • 02 December 2022 - 19:30
  • 03 December 2022 - 14:00
  • 03 December 2022 - 19:30


  • £8 (£5 concessionary rate) - book now!
  • Concessions:Full time students, Under 16s, Over 60s & UoB Staff. Only one discount is available per ticket and valid ID must be presented where applicable.
  • Tickets are available online until 15 minutes after curtain up for that specific performance.
  • Box Office (enquiries only - no booking): 0121 414 5676


George Cadbury Hall
998 Bristol Road
Selly Oak
B29 6LG
Free parking is available to the rear of the theatre.