Barbara & Friends

Posted on Jan 12, 2016
Barbara & Friends

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 […]

Support our WWI project

Posted on Nov 11, 2015
Support our WWI project

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 […]

Christmas show now available!

Posted on Oct 6, 2015
Christmas show now available!

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 […]

Arts Awards success

Posted on Sep 17, 2015
Arts Awards success

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 […]

W&T at Parliamentary Reception

Posted on Jul 14, 2015
W&T at Parliamentary Reception

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 […]

Boys Talk performance

Posted on Jun 11, 2015
Boys Talk performance

  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 […]

Boys Talk Public performance: May 23

Posted on May 19, 2015
Boys Talk Public performance: May 23

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.

Upcoming Events from Women and Theatre

Posted on May 5, 2015
Upcoming Events from Women and Theatre

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!

A few photos from ‘Clocking On’ performed at Small Heath Baptist Church on March 29th

Posted on Mar 31, 2015
A few photos from ‘Clocking On’ performed at Small Heath Baptist Church on March 29th

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.

Clocking On: Public Performance as part of ‘Women’s Work’

Posted on Mar 17, 2015
Clocking On: Public Performance as part of ‘Women’s Work’

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 […]