By Rachel De-lahay

Directed by Tessa Walker

Presented by Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Click here to watch the Circles trailer! (Contains some swearing)

‘I bet I can guess your type in a second. Pretty face, nice smile, can match her lip gloss to her nail varnish perfectly but ask her how to get to the library and she’ll go blank right?’

Teenagers Demi and Malachi get chatting on the bus. He wants her digits but pedestrians aren’t her type.

Angela, 30, is chasing the spark of new love again but her mum warns her to stop dreaming.

In this funny and moving new play, three generations caught in a cycle of violence are searching for an escape route, a connection and a love that lasts.

Rachel De-lahay recently won the Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award. Her previous work includes Routes and The Westbridge (Royal Court) which also won the Writers Guild Award for Best Play.

Cast includes Toyin Kinch, Sarah Manners, Danusia Samal and Janice McKenzie.

Creatives include Bob Bailey (Designer), Simon Bond (Lighting Designer) and Rebecca Smith (Sound Designer).

Under 26? Take advantage of our £10 under 26 tickets available for every performance. Simply set up a user account (making sure you include your date of birth), and book online or by phone using the promo code Under26. (ID required. There is an additional £1 online booking fee per ticket).

Recommended age guidance 14+


★★★★ ‘Compelling’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘A supremely well-acted, thought-provoking piece’ The Public Reviews

‘Sparky, gritty and yet startlingly real’ The Stage

‘Fresh, funny and decidedly frank’ Culture Whisper

‘The new queen of urban drama’ The Independent

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Post-show Q&A with writer Rachel De-lahay and Director Tessa Walker Tuesday 3 June