Pop Music

Pop Music

Tue 30 October 2018

Autumn 2018 | Drama
A Paines Plough and Birmingham Repertory Theatre production in association with Latitude Festival


Written by Anna Jordan |  Directed by James Grieve

For anyone that’s ever been a dick on the dance floor.

A wedding. A free bar. A blast from the past.

G and Kayla’s lives are a mess but tonight they’re determined to Have It Large. As their veins course with adrenaline and cheap prosecco we follow them on an epic journey through thirty years of Pop.

Can the DJ save them as they become Dancing Queens, reliving their Teenage Dream, Staying Out For The Summer and Spicing Up Their Lives? Pop makes promises it can’t keep, and soon they’ll discover they have more in common than their taste in tunes.

Pop Music is an emotionally contagious rollercoaster by Bruntwood Prize winner Anna Jordan. A night at the theatre like no other.

The latest gig-theatre extravaganza from the producers of WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK by Sabrina Mahfouz, HOPELESSLY DEVOTED and WASTED by Kate Tempest.


★★★★ "Warm, wonderful... gig theatre that could fill a stadium." The Stage

★★★★ 1/2 "It's the soundtrack to a summer. Must see theatre." Reviews Hub

"A love letter to the power of the dance-floor banger." Financial Times

This performance uses Captioning and is suitable for both d/Deaf and hearing audiences.

Image Credits: Photo: Rebecca Need-Menear. Design: Thread Design



Anna Jordan won the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting for Yen (Royal Court) after having been twice longlisted for her plays MARIANNE and CHICKEN SHOP. YEN has had productions at Manchester Royal Exchange, the Royal Court and MCC New York as well as several international productions. It was also shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2015-2016. Other theatre writing includes WE ANCHOR IN HOPE (Royal Court Theatre – Beyond the Court), CHICKEN SHOP (Park Theatre) and FREAK (Theatre503 / Assembly Studios).

James Grieve is Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough.


"The lifeblood of the UK’s theatre ecosystem." The Guardian on Paines Plough

"That noble company Paines Plough, de facto national theatre of new writing." The Daily Telegraph on Paines Plough

show details

Dates: Tue 30th Oct
Times: 7:30pm 
Running time: TBC
Prices: £15 (£12.50 Conc)
Charges:  £1.50 postage

Venue: Unity One

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