Stan's Cafe: Making Stuff Up

Who hid all the mirrors?

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From their JQ base at the A .E. Harris warehouse, Stan's Cafe (pronounced caff) is an unassuming theatre company that's been making things happen since 1991. Their new production, Made Up, is told on a film set, where Kate, a young film star, is being transformed into the various characters she is to play, by make-up artist, Sue. The play centres round the cracks that are revealed in both characters' lives as the real time metamorphosis of Kate develops on stage. As to why Kate (pictured) looks like a Battlestar Gallactica extra in the preview shot, we're entirely stumped. Showing at The Rep from May 14 until 21, if you're not familiar with Stan's Cafe, the company are squarely Brum bucket list territory. Tickets are £11.50 on May 14 or 16, rising to £13.50 for the rest of the run.

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