Highbury Park Friends have spotted this: Director Jane Packman and the woods project team will be working in Highbury Park during September to create a promenade performance in the park at nightfall. We invite you to a â€œwork in progess showingâ€ on Thursday 2nd october at 7pm to see the work so far. Please wear … [Read more…]
Script are a registered charity based in the Custard Factory and are: dedicated to developing and promoting new dramatic writing in the West Midlands For their new project they’re: inviting writers to submit a short (10 minute) play in response to the â€œBeijing Map Gamesâ€ exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery Images from the … [Read more…]
Between The Lines is a promenade performance taking place at the Central Library on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September at 7pm, 8pm & 9pm. Intriguing events are unfolding between the dusty bookshelves. Night time strangers exchange unexpected messages, books fall open on empty pages, and a writer is eating his words. Silence creeps through … [Read more…]
Picked up by Nicky at Digbeth is Good from the Gallery 37 newsletter: Beaten Tracks and Peaceful Paths A devised theatre production inspired by Birminghamâ€™s people and places.Â Two people can look upon the same picture or hear the same story and interpret it in completely different ways.Â But what do we have in common, … [Read more…]
The next PILOT Night takes place on Thurs 28 August 2008 at the Custard Factory and a call has gone out for submissions.Â You’ll have to be quick though – the closing date is Thurs 31 July. PILOT Nights are a motley assortment of new, untested shorts from some of the UKâ€™s most exciting theatre … [Read more…]
Transmissions is the Rep’s young (as in 12-26 year old) playwrights’ programme and was started back in 1998. To celebrate this decade of fantastic new work, weâ€™re staging extracts from plays that were big hits at previous festivals alongside some new commissions that look to the future. Click for show details and suggested highlights.
The Birmingham REP has a new website. I haven’t had a good dig yet but a cursory glance reveals it to be rather progressive with comments, feeds (RSS and iCal), blog-style news and a snappy design, as you’d expect from a Made Media production given their work on the THSH site last year. In fact … [Read more…]
From 1930 to 1960 Bearwood Snooker Hall was a cinema, then a variety theatre and finally a rep theatre. Since then the building has been used as an ice rink and, in its present incarnation, a snooker hall. Parts of the old theatre space remain and Nikki Pugh was recently invited by the people of … [Read more…]