Birmingham 2022 Festival presents a Women & Theatre production

A Thousand Threads 

“A thousand stories, all woven together, spinning our stories, to show the world, this game is ours.”

Join us as we celebrate Women’s Cricket being part of the Commonwealth Games for the first time!

Bringing together community performers from across Birmingham and Sandwell, A Thousand Threads features vibrantly choreographed live performance, set to a unique soundscape of words and music.

Developed from local research, the piece explores broad themes about women and girls’ lives and aspirations, both on and off the pitch.

Make sure you catch this chance to see rival teams from the Athena League: the Spinners and the Weavers bowl, bat, and field their way to victory!

Each day of this 4-day Cricket Match takes place in a different outdoor location with final performances of the whole series at Midlands Arts Centre.

Part of this performance will be listened through headphones, BSL and captioned video will be available for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences.

A standalone audio experience will be available via podcast and listening stations. 


Book Tickets

You can now book ticket for the final performances at MAC.

Midlands Arts Centre, Friday 15 – Sunday 17 July 2022

Tickets are £5 plus booking fee.

Previous performances took place at the following locations:

Selwyn Road Playing Fields, Edgbaston Reservoir, Sunday 15 May 2022

Ward End Park, Ward End, Sunday 29 May 2022

Uplands Manor Primary School, Smethwick, Sunday 19 June 2022

These performances also included the chance for audiences to play cricket with English Cricket Board’s Dream Big Desi Women team who hosted All-stars cricket and Dynamos taster sessions. 

Join Our Cast 

We are looking for women & girls of all ages & backgrounds to be part of our cast. Find our more here

Creative Team 

Janice Connolly, Jen Davis, Benita Umurerwa, Rupinder Kaur, Ella Barraclough, Sam Frankie Fox, Genevieve Say, Maral Mamaghani.

Logo and artwork designed by Cherie Kwok @cheriekwok_illustration

Partners & Funders 

Part of Birmingham 2022 Festival, generously supported by Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund, as well as Birmingham City Council, The Roughley Trust, The Grimmitt Trust and Cole Charitable Trust.