New Year Honour for Artistic Director

Posted on Jan 4, 2017

We are absolutely delighted that our Artistic Director Janice Connolly has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to Community Arts in the West Midlands.  Janice says “What a huge and fantastic honour this is, I am overwhelmed and delighted. I share this honour with all of the artists, staff, partners and participants I […]

Unite – CPHVA Conference

Posted on Nov 24, 2016

This month, Women and Theatre stopped by at the Unite Community Practitioners’ & Health Visitors’ Association (CPHVA) Conference in Telford. Jean Pickles spoke about what it really means to be a health visitor. Following on from the rallying speech monologues based on true accounts from health visitors and school nurses across the nation were read […]

‘Starting Out’ – London opening

Posted on Oct 19, 2016

‘Painfully naked honesty from a kickass female cast.  Thank you for telling our stories’ ‘The writing resonated with the young people’s experiences and gave it an authenticity which is hard to deny.’ ‘I haven’t seen a piece of theatre so magnificent, electrifying and current as this in a long time.  ‘ With fantastic reviews from […]

Meet our ‘Starting Out’ cast

Posted on Sep 29, 2016
Meet our ‘Starting Out’ cast

Meet our lovely cast members for our new production Starting Out which opens at The REP on Wednesday 12 October.  From left to right – Jalleh Alizadeh, Luanda Holness, Phoebe Brown, Katerina Demetraki and our new W&T Artistic Intern Rosalyn Norford.  A series of monologues written by five of the UK’s most exciting playwrights, Starting Out […]

Artistic Intern opportunity

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
Artistic Intern opportunity

We are delighted to be able to offer another Artistic Internship position this September through funding from the Creative Employment Programme.  This paid Internship offers a creative individual the chance to gain professional experience, working with an award-winning theatre company on all aspects of project delivery including performance, stage management, workshop delivery and project-related administration.  […]

New performance piece from young people

Posted on Jun 8, 2016
New performance piece from young people

The Word Lounge – a new cabaret performance created and performed by young people – will premiere on Saturday 2 July 2016.  Looked After Young People, Young Carers and YP with additional learning needs, aged 11-18, have come together to create this performance which includes spoken word, original songs, dance and drama, and explores the […]

We’re running the Birmingham 10k!

Posted on Apr 27, 2016

Janice, Jess and Beth are running the Birmingham 10k on Sunday 7 May, to raise money for our new monologue project, Starting Out, which will look at the experiences of and prospects for young women entering the world of work now.  If you are able to donate, please visit our fundraising page at justgiving.com/womenandtheatrerunners and […]

Spring’s Sprung performances

Posted on Apr 12, 2016
Spring’s Sprung performances

We still have a few performance slots free for our lovely Spring show which is touring during the weeks of 18th April and 25 April. If you are in touch with any community settings or older people’s residences who might be interested, do let them know.

Are you looking for a performance opportunity?

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

We’re looking for male performers to take parts in Theatres of Conscience – a new performance piece about the experiences of conscientious objectors in WWI.  Actors are required on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 February from 10am-4pm, Tuesdays 16, 23 Feb and 1, 8 March from 6.30-8.00pm for rehearsals.  Performances take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 […]

Welcome to our Artistic Intern

Posted on Jan 19, 2016

We are delighted to welcome Artistic Intern, Bethany Kapila to the Women & Theatre team. Beth will be with us for 6 months in a post that has been part funded by the Creative Employment programme, and will be working on a number of projects, supporting in both delivery and administrative areas.