Banner Theatre

I got an email last week from Banner Theatre about their current production, Strangers in Paradise Circus, which is currently playing in schools across the city. A bit of digging revealed the fascinating history of the Banner Theatre. Formed in 1973 at the inspiration of broadcaster and musician Charles Parker the theatre is avowedly political … [Read more…]

International Puppetry Festival

The Dynamics 07 International Puppet Festival starts on May 19th and runs across the West Midlands for full month. Those events taking place in Birmingham are happening at the MAC, the Drum, Solihull Central Library and Chelmsley Wood Library. With over 100 performances in 30 places over 30 days, you’ll find a whole array of … [Read more…]

B-Theatre’s PILOT

The B-Theatre is a “support and development structure for new theatre practice in the West Midlands” created and co-ordinted by Simon Day. (I assume that’s this Simon Day though don’t hold me to it. [Layer: Nope, it’s a different Simon Day]) Their main show is PILOT which tours around venues in the West Mids every … [Read more…]

The Cervical Monologues

Women & Theatre are doing two free performances of The Cervical Monologues at The Hub, 318 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath on March 8th. Researched with a wide range of patients & health professionals, The Cervical Monologues explores issues such as life, love, sex & sexuality, as well as demystifying the screening process through the sharing … [Read more…]