I was in Coventry at the Institute for Creative Enterprise (home to companies like Imagineer Productions, amongst others) when I spotted the Stan’s Cafe theatre pledge cards sitting in a tidy pile on the reception desk. The process by which they came to be there is quite compelling and seems to have gone something like … [Read more…]
Words, Signs & Vibes, who are an integrated Youth Theatre for young deaf and hearing people aged 13-18yrs are performing Robin Hood at The Public on Saturday 9 January at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, with entry a bargainous £6. You can get tickets from The Public box office on 0121 533 7161. It says here that … [Read more…]
An odd one this, but a goody. I daresay we’ll see more interesting fundraising efforts in this vein over the next little while. See also the CBSO’s recent Street Maestros thing. More info than what I’ve pasted below on The Rep’s website. There are some spooky goings on at The REP this festive season as … [Read more…]
New improvisation workshops at St Columba Church Hall in Moseley. Starting on 12 January, 7.30-9.30pm. Info and a PDF with further details via Stan’s Cafe.
The Challenge of Change was an event about the future of West Mids theatre. All the notes have been written up and presented quite nicely on this website. I’ve only had a glance through the discussions and the proposals put forward but the Birmingham European Theatre Festival sounds interesting. A lot of discussions seem to … [Read more…]
Another milestone for youth theatre company Stage2 who celebrated their 20th anniversary last year – their forthcoming Twelfth Night will be their 100th major production. As well as cast of 100 we will have carol singers to serenade the audience and street urchins giving out programmes, allowing our whole company to join in the fun. … [Read more…]
A couple of weeks back there was a meet-up of West Mids theatre folk – the event was called The Challenge of Change and (from what I understand) there were two days of workshops and discussions around the future of West Mids theatre. Graeme Rose (Stan’s Cafe, The Modified Toy Orchestra, etc) has written up … [Read more…]
The Rep have just announced their spring/summer season. They single out the following highlights: David Edgar’s staging of Arthur & George Alan Bennett’s latest – The Habit of Art Brian Friel’s Olivier Award-winning play Dancing At Lughnasa; and A major new production of Michael Frayn’s comic romp Noises Off There’s also “a series of plays … [Read more…]