Summer Times performances

Posted on Jul 17, 2017
Summer Times performances

We are in our final week of performances of our new seasonal show, Summer Times.  Researched with older adults from across a variety of Birmingham communities, the production shares stories of summer from Poland, Ireland, South Asia, China and the Caribbean. Join us for this entertaining production involving drama, music and movement.  Performances are FREE, […]

The Word Lounge 2 – performance event

Posted on Jun 5, 2017
The Word Lounge 2 – performance event

Tickets for The Word Lounge 2 are now on sale!  Don’t miss this dynamic performance event featuring new music, spoken word, comedy and drama, created by young artists from across the region. Exploring a range of subject matter driven by the passions & priorities of artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences, The Word Lounge 2 promises an […]

Volunteer opportunity – April-July 2017

Posted on Mar 23, 2017

We have an opportunity for 2 individuals to join us for a new project working with women in Sparkbrook.  Open Doors is a storytelling project capturing the experiences of real women and developing them into a high quality production that will be performed at mac birmingham in July. Volunteers will support the creative team during the research, […]

TUC Annual Women’s Conference

Posted on Mar 20, 2017

The Trades Union Congress – Annual Women’s Conference took place in early March and featured speeches, talks and discussions on the progress on women in the work place. There were around 350 delegates present showing support and solidarity for TUC Women. Women and Theatre performed ‘Sorry’, a monologue written by Susie Sillet from the performance Starting […]

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 […]