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Who’s better than who? Open theatre performances

18th and 25th September

Who’s better than who?
Open theatre performance
Balsall Heath Library

There will be some free school performances perfect for EYFS and KS1 pupils on:
Monday 18th Sept
Monday 25th Sept

Performance times are 11:15am, 12:15pm and 2:15pm.

Who’s better than who? A couple of so-called friends act out a medley of familiar children’s stories from their story box to help them understand how to get on with each other. A bird-like storyteller guides them through it all ….with lots of audience interaction

Jake Jarvis (performer):

Jake is an actor, director and practitioner and half of the duo Juke & Lake. Jake is an accomplished physical theatre performer in both theatre and film.

He has extensive theatre experience and performed in Black Canvas at the Birmingham Hippodrome, several immersive performances at the Birmingham Rep and was cast in the national theatre tour of The Twisted Tale of Hansel and Gretel. Jake has a great sense of humour, enjoys performing and steps up to any challenge.

Lukan Smith (performer):

Lukan studied Performing arts at Sandwell College. During this time he joined Open Theatre’s weekly One of a Kind group and later Friday Group. Lukan is also part of Lightpost Theatre. Lukan has a great talent for comedy and screen acting. He developed this through the Whodunnits? project and started his own successful comedy TikTok channel. Recently, he performed in Trigger of Happiness as part of BE festival 2022 and played the leading role of Alan in the pilot of Ronnie and Johnny, a Birmingham-based independent sitcom. Despite his great ambitions, he still takes part in several of Open Theatre’s activities and is a role model for younger artists.

Edd Handley-Stone (musician/storyteller):

Edd is a Midlands-based musician who currently works for Services for Education’s Inclusion department. Edd undertakes work in special schools throughout Birmingham, delivering education, music and sensory workshops for individuals with a range of abilities. He is also the artistic director for ‘Tiger Tiger’, a successful sensory theatre project which delivers stimulus through all forms of creative arts.


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