An ‘at-a-glance’ look at our projects and achievements over the years

Timeline

2014
2014

2014: Timeline

2014: Timeline

W&T celebrated its 30th anniversary with a new production at The REP called For the Past 30 Years. 

2013
2013

2013: Timeline

Awarded funds from ACE’s Catalyst programme as part of a consortium with other theatre companies.

2011
2011

2011:Timeline

2011:Timeline

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.

2011

2011:Timeline

2011:Timeline

W&T moved premises to The Old Lodge at the Uffculme Centre, a site owned by Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

2008
2008

2008:Timeline

2008:Timeline

W&T took full advantage of the comedic talents of its Artistic Director & began delivering Community Comedy Courses.

2005
2005

2005: timeline

2005: timeline

W&T created what was to be the first of many monologue-based productions The Cervical Monologues.

2004
2004

2004: Timeline

2004: Timeline

Associate Director posts were created, bringing Terina Talbot & Michael Aduwali into the core team.

2004

2004 : Timeline

Overall winners of GlaxoSmithKline’s Impact Awards for excellence in community health, receiving a prize of £30,000.

2002
2002

2002: Timeline

W&T became a Creative Partnerships partner to a cluster of 5 schools.

2000
2000

2000: Timeline

2000: Timeline

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).

1998
1998

1998: Timeline

Victoria Firth was appointed as the first General Manager, to co-run the Company with Janice.

1997
1997

1997 – Timeline

1997 – Timeline

W&T received a National Lottery grant for 2 Mercedes vans.

1995
1995

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.

1994
1994

1994

1994

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
1990

1990 : Timeline

W&T began working with West Midlands Probation Service.

1989
1989

1989 : Timeline

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

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 groups.

1988
1988

1988: Timeline

Barry Matthews of Bissell & Brown Ltd, produced W&T’s Annual Accounts & has done so ever since!

1986
1986

1987: Timeline

1987: Timeline

W&T was incorporated as a limited company and became a registered charity in 1987.

1984
1984

1984

1984

W&T secured office space at The Friends Institute – which became W&T’s home for over 25 years.

1984

1984:Timeline

1984:Timeline

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.

1983
1983

1983/4

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.