An ‘at-a-glance’ look at our projects and achievements over the years
Jo Gleave joins as Lead Artist Practitioner
W&T celebrated its 30th anniversary with a new production at The REP called For the Past 30 Years.
Awarded funds from ACE’s Catalyst programme as part of a consortium with other theatre companies.
W&T’s produced The Palace of Wasted Dreams, in association with mac, paving the way for other shows where participants took active roles in the creation of new theatre.
W&T moved premises to The Old Lodge at the Uffculme Centre, a site owned by Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.
W&T took full advantage of the comedic talents of its Artistic Director & began delivering Community Comedy Courses.
W&T created what was to be the first of many monologue-based productions The Cervical Monologues.
Associate Director posts were created, bringing Terina Talbot & Michael Aduwali into the core team.
2004 : Timeline
Overall winners of GlaxoSmithKline’s Impact Awards for excellence in community health, receiving a prize of £30,000.
W&T became a Creative Partnerships partner to a cluster of 5 schools.
W&T celebrated the millennium with a national tour of new musical, Tribe of Beorma. Further small-scale theatre tours included Fag Hag (2002) & The Bad One (2004 & 2008).
Victoria Firth was appointed as the first General Manager, to co-run the Company with Janice.
1997 – Timeline
W&T received a National Lottery grant for 2 Mercedes vans.
1995 : Timeline
Over time the member’s interests diversified and one by one 3 of the 4 co-founders left to pursue different interests. Janice Connolly remained committed to the Company & in 1995 became Artistic Director.
W&T developed the first of many bi-lingual productions – Chori Chori (English/ Punjabi) which engaged young people on subjects of healthy relationships, sexual health & HIV.
1990 : Timeline
W&T began working with West Midlands Probation Service.
1989 : Timeline
Recruitment of Helga Henry as the first of many wonderful administrators & project co-ordinators who have all gone on to great things.
1989 : Timeline
In response to the need for public education around HIV, W&T began to focus its work on health and social care issues developing a national reputation for excellence in the field of Theatre in Health Education. While retaining the core principle of representing women’s experience, W&T began working with male & mixed…
Barry Matthews of Bissell & Brown Ltd, produced W&T’s Annual Accounts & has done so ever since!
W&T was incorporated as a limited company and became a registered charity in 1987.
W&T secured office space at The Friends Institute – which became W&T’s home for over 25 years.
Janice Connolly, Polly Wright, Jo Broadwood & Sue Learwood, decided to continue the work on a full time basis, collaboratively devising new theatre relevant to the experiences of women.
Nine women took part in a course of drama workshops funded by the Workers Educational Association entitled Women & Theatre, which led to a devised piece called Choices.
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