What's in a Name?

You are invited to take a seat at the table for a riotously funny evening that questions whether a person’s name truly reflects who they are. 

Father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna are invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband, Peter. They are joined by childhood friend Carl for a mature and sophisticated gathering.

The meal is lovingly prepared, and wine carefully selected. The friends are prepared for the usual humorous exchanges they've come to expect.

But tonight, a startling revelation about the name chosen for Vincent's and Anna’s expected child becomes the catalyst for a destructive argument which spirals hysterically out of control. Tonight no one is holding back! Egos, childish resentment and unspoken feelings are relentlessly and hilariously exposed for the first time.

The full cast of the comic masterpiece stars Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), Bo Poraj (Miranda, Musketeers), Laura Patch (Afterlife, Star Stories), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Matilda).

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Adapted by British theatre director, writer and translator Jeremy Sams from award-winning French film and stage sensation Le Prénom, this international smash hit has played over 30 countries but it will be its first ever UK tour - opening at Yvonne Arnaud!

“A cracking production” – QUENTIN LETTS, DAILY MAIL

“The dialogue hurtles across the stage” – WHAT'S ON STAGE

“Utterly hilarious” – BROADWAY WORLD 

Written by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patelliere

Adapted and Directed by Jeremy Sams

Presented by Adam Blanshay Productions for The Birmingham Repertory

Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners) stars as Vincent
Bo Poraj (Miranda)  stars as Peter
Summer Strallen (Hollyoaks) stars as Anna
Alex Gaumond (Company, West End) stars as Carl
Laura Patch (Songbird)
A Cracking Production - Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)
Belly Laughter to Shocked Silence - WhatsOnStage
A breathtakingly funny 90 minutes - Sunday Times
Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners) stars as Vincent
Bo Poraj (Miranda)  stars as Peter
Summer Strallen (Hollyoaks) stars as Anna
Alex Gaumond (Company, West End) stars as Carl
Laura Patch (Songbird)
A Cracking Production - Quentin Letts (Daily Mail)
Belly Laughter to Shocked Silence - WhatsOnStage
A breathtakingly funny 90 minutes - Sunday Times

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Tickets from £25.50

Ticket prices include £1.50 Restoration Levy and £1.00 Booking Fee.

Contains very strong language

Running times

1 Hour and 50 minutes - Including a 20 minute interval

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