Women & Theatre is an award-winning company that uses theatre to shine a light on a wide range of contemporary issues.

We are currently working with BSMHFT’s LGBT network to develop a new performance piece that presents diverse experiences of older LGBT people. We will look back to the past – at how things were for LGBT people coming out, going out, at work and with family, and drawing connections with their experiences now as well as with the experiences of younger LGBT people today.  The piece will premiere at BSMHFT’s LGBT Celebration event in February 2019 before touring to in patient settings.

All of our work is developed from in depth research and we are interested in speaking to LGBT people aged 55+. Interviews could take place at people’s homes, in BSMHFT settings, at W&T’s office in Moseley, or at another mutually convenient location.

W&T is experienced at developing new theatre from research using a respectful conversational approach and ensures no research participant is identifiable in the resulting performance piece.

We aim to carry out the majority of our research in December 2018 – including an interview day on Thursday 20th December 2018 at W&T’s Offices at The Old Lodge, Uffculme Centre, 50 Queensbridge Road, Birmingham, B13 8QY.

For more information, to arrange a research appointment or to email any experiences you wish to share, please contact Jess Pearson at Women & Theatre on 0121 449 7117 or jesspearson@womenandtheatre.co.uk