Ever wondered what’s behind the doors of an ExtraCare village? Now’s your chance to find out as Women & Theatre present a Barbara & Friends comedy night on Saturday 23 January 2016 at 7.30pm at the new ExtraCare Bournville Gardens. Joining Barbara will be comedians Noel James, and Lindsey Santoro. Tickets are £10 for non-residents and can be […]
Theatres of Conscience Following on from the success of our WWI projects, The Chocolate Soldiers, and Women’s Work, we are now preparing for a third WWI project to commence in the New Year. Theatres of Conscience is a heritage project for community participants, delivered in partnership with mac birmingham, looking at the experiences of Conscientious […]
This year we’re bringing back our popular seasonal production, The Christmas Box. Perfect for older people’s residential and community settings, it has the feel of a travelling show with all the props and set pulled out from a wheelbarrow! With stories of winter and Christmas time, music and songs, interactive games and discussions, it celebrates the […]
We are absolutely delighted to announce that all 9 boys from our Boys Talk project who submitted portfolios for their Bronze Arts Award have been successful in gaining accreditation. Arts Awards are now being incorporated regularly into our projects with young people, and we hope to be able to offer both Bronze and Silver awards as […]
We were delighted to be invited by Heritage Lottery Fund to a Parliamentary Reception last week at the House of Commons to speak about our WWI projects, The Chocolate Soldiers, and Women’s Work: Stories of the factory workers. Scheduled for budget day, HLF were encouraging all new MPs to come and hear about their First World […]
Our Boys Talk performance at mac birmingham on 23 May went extremely well. The weather behaved itself, and stayed dry for the two performances in the Outdoor Arena, and we had great audiences too. With live music, spoken word, dance, and a bit of stand up comedy thrown in, there was something for everyone. The […]
This Saturday, Women & Theatre will present a new piece of devised theatre created as part of our current project Boys Talk.
The production, staged in mac birmingham’s Outdoor Arena, will be an engaging celebration of male communication utilising movement, drama and spoken word.
Over the past few months we have worked with a talented group of adolescent males bringing together Looked After boys (via SWIIS Foster Care), boys who have experienced bereavement (via Edwards Trust) and boys from Elmhurst School for Dance.
It’s been a busy Spring so far for Women & Theatre with performances of Clocking On (part of our WWI Women’s Work project), the beginning of our Boy’s Talk project and ongoing development of our research project, Hidden Harm in Dudley.
Over the next few months we’ve got a number of great events planned and we thought we’d give you a quick low down so you don’t miss out!
Last Sunday, Women & Theatre’s current Heritage project Women’s Work reached its culmination with the public performance of Clocking On performed at Small Heath Baptist Church. The piece, seen by over 100 audience members across two promenade performances, explored the role of female factory workers in the First World War addressing themes such as the independence of women and the effect of loss on community. The piece, drawn from research with the descendants of Birmingham factory workers, took in a number of real historical events such as the rise of the Suffragette movement and the first all women football team.
We’re less than two weeks away from the two public performances of Clocking On, the results of our WWI heritage project Women’s Work. Come and join us as we see the ups and downs of a single shift in a Birmingham factory and eavesdrop on the women who kept the factory lines working while men were fighting […]