It was a full house this month for ‘On This Stage’ at The Old Rep. The celebratory collaboration, between The REP, The Old Rep, and Birmingham Ormiston Academy, explored behind the scenes of The Old Rep. Volunteers from The REP and aspiring young actors from BOA brought to life scenes from its history, the people who created it and the stars that began their careers there. The Old Rep opened in 1913, as a permanent home for director Barry Jackson’s amateur theatre group and was Britain’s first purpose-built repertory theatre.