Videos for the first half of Birmingham’s street theatre season, Six Summer Saturdays, are up online on the Hippodrome’s Vimeo account. Here’s week three: And you can follow these links for week two and week one. Listings for all the craziness happening around the city centre are on sixsummersaturday.com. UPDATE: I’m planning to be down … [Read more…]
No, it’s not a very original title. Sorry. Still, Birmingham Rep are continuing their wanderings around the city while building work continues in Centenary Square. Their next show is The Owl and The Pussycat at Birmingham Library Theatre. After that is something extra interesting. They’ll be setting themselves up at their old home, The Old … [Read more…]
You’ve got to hand it to those West Midlands theatrical types – they certainly know how to document a set of discussions. The notes from June’s Open Space get-together are now online. The ones that intrigued me: Theatre Pledge 2012 What could a non-building-based regional theatre look like? How can we help each other save … [Read more…]
More Hippodrome-backed craziness in the streets of Birmingham this year, from 9 July to 13 August. Giant lobsters, a scary ice cream van and a man with a big red balloon over his head. There’ll be some extra stuff on Fridays this year too. Splendid. I’ve also just learnt that the area outside the Hippodrome is … [Read more…]
Mid*Point, the network for theatre makers in the West Midlands, has a new website for West Midlands theatre-related goings on. If you’re into that kind of thing then you might want to think about bookmarking or subscribing to that one.
As I type this very sentence people are formulating answers to the question ‘What more can we do to create a better future for theatre in the West Midlands?’ at day two of the West Midlands Theatre Open Space event. Am hoping some notes will appear from this somewhere. Photo by Graeme Braidwood, cropped by Stan’s … [Read more…]
Just look at that! That’s the Hippodrome 30 years ago that is. Seriously, I mean you’d think that rebuilding a stage might involve swapping out a few planks, maybe putting in some new struts, checking the hydraulics and giving the whole thing a new coat paint. Or something. Apparently not. Apparently diggers are involved. I … [Read more…]
BE Festival are crowdfunding the last bit of cash needed for the festival which is due to take place 4-10 July: We have secured an enormous amount of support-in-kind from the major Birmingham arts organisations but we are facing a £2000 cash shortfall to be able to fully realise the 2011 edition in its current … [Read more…]