I missed this when it was first announced. Fraser Grace is the playwright who wrote, among other things, Breakfast with Mugabe for the RSC, which I remember doing very well. He’s now at the University of Birmingham, heading up the Department of Drama and Theatre Arts.
I Like Theatre is a lovely, simple idea and a nice progression from last year’s theatre pledge cards. Note: a mention of the West Midlands Theatre Awards 2012. You saw it there first. I Like Theatre was prompted by Ian Craddock at Old Joint Stock Theatre from an initial idea and Pledge Card from James Yarker at Stan’s … [Read more…]
Hold on to your hats – this is big. The crocodile from Birmingham Rep’s 2007 production of Peter Pan can be hired by schools, youth theatres or amateur dramatic societies for as little as £30 per week. Apparently it can be operated by as few as three people. Three! That’s a tenner each for a … [Read more…]
CommunityForce is a platform that empowers local projects and charities to raise awareness of their work and make their plans a reality with the support of NatWest and their local community. Local charities and projects stand to be awarded £6k if they accumulate enough votes. Of the local projects, the following would appreciate your click: … [Read more…]
mid*point, the network for West Midlands people in theatre, is planning to hold the next in a series of networking rendezvous. This is an opportunity for anyone involved in theatre, film and other media to meet other creatives and enjoy informal chats and light refreshments. Theatre Cuppa will be held at the Coffee Room (formerly … [Read more…]
Tin Box Theatre are: A Birmingham based theatre company who create immersive theatre that explores inventive uses of storytelling, visual theatre and site-specific performance They’re the group that did a show called Stop The Clocks at Newman Brothers Coffin Works recently, if you remember that. They do the Facebook and Twitter thing too.
It’s taken me a few years to finally get round to going to Pilot. I’m not sure whether to kick myself for missing so many or pat myself on the back for finally making it along (what the heck, it’s the end of the week so I’ll go for the latter). There was a packed … [Read more…]
Well, I’m not (more’s the pity) but plenty of others are. Among them: Foursight Theatre are presenting BETTE & JOAN: THE FINAL CURTAIN at The Assembly from 3 to 29 August Francesca Millican-Slater is performing Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs from 19 to 29 August at Remarkable Arts’ Hill Street Theatre. These two were previewed … [Read more…]