Birmingham Repertory Theatre will stage a play about the 2005 Lozells riots at community venues early next year.
The play, written jointly by six women writers and called These Four Streets, will open in the Rep's studio theatre, The Door, in January before going out on tour.
Rep artistic director Rachel Kavanaugh said: "It's an idea we had quite a while ago, quite soon after I came up to Birmingham. We had several forums with groups of writers just talking around the issues. Then we decided to commission female writers because one of the things that kept coming up was that women's voices were not really heard at the time."
A major main-stage attraction during the 2008/9 winter season will be Nicholas Wright's two-part adaptation of Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, which was a major event when it was staged at the National Theatre in 2004. It will run from March 13 to April 11 next year.
"We are one of the few theatres that can revisit these really large-scale projects," said Rachel Kavanaugh. "It gives us a chance to really use our large stage.
Both Nicholas Wright and Philip Pullman are very pleased that it's being done at the Rep and they are very keen to have another look at it."
In the autumn the Rep will stage the UK premiere of Simon Stephens' Pornography, which has already been seen at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Hamburg. It focuses on a single momentous week in 2005, when the euphoria of Britain unexpectedly winning the 2012 Olympics was almost immediately crushed by the horror of the 7/7 bombings.
Pornography is being coproduced in a new partnership with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. After being rehearsed in Birmingham it will have its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival before returning to The Door from September 3-20.
Other home-grown productions on the main stage during the autumn are a new adaptation by April De Angelis of Wuthering Heights (Sep 26-Oct 18) and a revival of Peter Nicholls' Privates on Parade in a co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse (Oct 23-Nov 8).
There is a visiting production of an Alan Bennett rarity, Enjoy, with Alison Steadman, and Kneehigh Productions return with Don John in February.
February also sees the latest production from the Eclipse consortium, The Hounding of David Oluwale, the story of the death at the hands of police of a Nigerian immigrant in Leeds in 1969.
It was the first of 1,000 recorded cases of black men dying in police custody and the only one ever to result in a successful prosecution.
The autumn season begins with Cabaret (Aug 29-Sep 13) and the Christmas show is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Nov 26-Jan 17).