Women & Theatre are excited to be running a series of free, friendly and accessible community performance courses for older adults and carers in association with the Brandwood Centre and The Hub, Hazelwell.

First up was our Community Performance Club a free stand up comedy workshop with Janice Connolly the creator force behind Barbara Nice. During January – March 2020 the course was for people living in Brandwood and neighbouring areas will teach participants how to create their own stand up comedy routine. Culminating in a fun and friendly Community Comedy Night where students can share their routines with family and friends. Our next CPC will be to create a Panto!

The next term of the Community Performance Club begins Tuesday 28 September, 2pm-4pm and runs for 12 weeks at The Hub, Hazelwell and on Zoom for those who prefer online to in-person workshops. All workshop and performance activity will follow the latest Covid-19 safety guidelines. For more information and to register an interest email: rosiegunn@womenandtheatre.co.uk or call 07849 214 799. 


W&T’s Community Performance Club provides uplifting activities that encourage older people to be active, sociable, learn new skills and collaborate to deliver entertaining events that bring people together and strengthen community connections. The courses promote wellbeing and reduce isolation of older adults, carers and wider community members.  We will particularly target ingthose at risk of social isolation or decline due to low physical activity levels or other health factors. Future courses are likely to involve other art forms e.g. music, dance, theatre.

Lockdown Videos 

You can watch videos from our first online comedy course below



W&T have a long history of community focused comedy courses which you can read about here.

Are you an older person or carer interested in making new friends, having a laugh and creating your own stand up routine? Or do you know someone who would be perfect for this course? Please get in touch via info@womenandtheatre.co.uk or call 07849 214 799

The third term of our Free Comedy Course runs from Monday 21 September for 10 weeks and will take place online zia Zoom.  

Partners & Funders 

Birmingham City Council

Brandwood Centre