Building on the success of previous one-off projects, Women & Theatre launched Word Lounge Theatre Company in 2018, working with disadvantaged young people in collaboration with Birmingham Hippodrome, The REP and MAC – Midlands Art Centre until Spring 2020. Word Lounge Theatre Company is now happening online and is an opportunity for children in care, young careers and young people with additional needs aged 12 and over.
Due to COVID-19 Word Lounge Theatre Company latest production, “The Differences Between Us” at Birmingham Hippodrome was cancelled. We’d like to share with you some of the incredible work the young people were working on. This video showcases some of the songs and poems created by the young people. We hope you enjoy.
Previous WLTC Terms
Each term the young people work towards making a new performance, below are the finished product from each term. For more information and examples of the work they make click the links below.
Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham Repertory Theatre , MAC – Midlands Art Centre, Swiis Foster Care, Spurgeons
Birmingham City Council, Children in Need, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Eveson Charitable Trust, Grantham Yorke Trust, Fields Family Charitable Trust and Baron Davenport’s Charity