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

Timeline

2018
2018

2018: TImeline

2018: TImeline
Jo Gleave joins as Lead Artist Practitioner
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…
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.