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A playful and fun theatre show for everyone aged +9, Precious Emily tells the stories of two inspirational weightlifters:

Precious McKenzie (4’10”) the legendary four times Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, whose incredible tale includes an escape from apartheid in South Africa, his father being killed by a crocodile and an attempt to join the circus.

Emily Campbell (5’11”) the charismatic and trailblazing Olympic Games silver medal winner whose uplifting adventure includes carnival, school sports day, a gold shirt, a difficult decision, a messy bedroom and lots and lots of hard work.

This beautiful, witty show is also about all the lessons weightlifting can teach us, even when the heavy things we have to lift are only in our minds.

This is a bi-lingual show, performed in English & BSL.

Made by Stan’s Cafe, Birmingham’s internationally acclaimed theatre company, this is their first family show. Generously funded by Arts Council England and The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Presented by Birmingham 2022.


Schools bookings available

Schools can book the performances on Thu 15 and Fri 16 Sep at 1pm. The price per person is £6.50pp, and we offer a FREE teacher ticket per 10 children.

If you are interested in making a group booking please call our friendly Sales & Events team on 0121 446 3232.

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