John Slim overviews the local amateur theatre scene.
Terry Grimley interviews Michael Chase, director of the very intriguing International Mask Festival.
Audiences Central has news of the International Mask Festival taking place in Stourbridge from October 19th-27th along with some fantastic images of people in masks. Here’s my favourite: Woo! You can get a copy of the festival brochure from Audiences Central and download a PDF version.
Here’s a video: It was found on the MySpace of Cloud Cuckoo Land who describe it as a “psychedelic robot musical” which ran at the Edinburgh Fringe for two weeks last year. It was filmed and edited by Scott Johnson aka filmficciones70 and the music was by Matt Eaton of Pram and Micronormous. There appear … [Read more…]
The Typ-Tap Festival at the MAC on July 10-11th sees two days of looking at new theatre writing for a young audience. A number of plays are being performed along with discussions and seminars. More details of the methodology of this festival and the schedule on the MAC website.
Interesting looking spoken word piece coming up at The Drum on June 15th. If you though you understood Africa in relation to your own life in the West, even just a little, think againâ€¦ Africa attacks all the senses â€“ an unparalleled cacophony of sounds, smells, colours and feelings from a continent with a rich, … [Read more…]
The Birmingham Rep is putting on a play on a canal boat this summer. Taking the audience on a journey around the waterways of Birmingham, Sarah Woods‘ brand new play will be an unpredictable, exciting and unmissable experience for all the family. Hop onboard a canal boat to follow the adventures of a young girl … [Read more…]
On Friday I went to see The Pandora Effect / Frozen Sea at the REP and without getting into a review I was completely blown away by it. Not being a drama aficionado I’ve been burnt a few times at the theatre (most recently at Stratford for the RSC’s Tempest which was terrible) but this … [Read more…]