Monthly Archives: April 2008

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Latest Posts for News: Musical Madness For X-Factor Winner Steve

He’s famous as the first winner of the UK’s biggest talent search and for falling out with its creator Simon Cowell. Now Steve Brookstein will be centre stage once again appearing in the award-winning musical Our House at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 29 May to 21 June. Written by Tim Firth, the musical uses the music of Madness to tell the story of youngster Joe Casey, with Steve Brookstein appearing as his Dad. And Steve is thrilled to be making his first appearance in a ...

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Latest Posts for News: It’s tea Bollywood style for Birmingham resident

Ashram Housing Resident Amina Yassin got to meet stars of the stage in Birmingham – thanks to a unique partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Mrs Yassin, from Saltley, was given an exclusive backstage tour of the set of the fantastic play Rafta, Rafta and got to take tea with the stars of the show Ronny Jhutti and Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi. Ashram and Accord Housing Associations have formed a partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre to encourage residents from different nei...

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Latest Posts for News: Musical Madness For X-Factor Winner Steve

He’s famous as the first winner of the UK’s biggest talent search and for falling out with its creator Simon Cowell. Now Steve Brookstein will be centre stage once again appearing in the award-winning musical Our House at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 29 May to 21 June. Written by Tim Firth, the musical uses the music of Madness to tell the story of youngster Joe Casey, with Steve Brookstein appearing as his Dad. And Steve is thrilled to be making his first appearance in a ...

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Latest Posts for News: It’s tea Bollywood style for Birmingham resident

Ashram Housing Resident Amina Yassin got to meet stars of the stage in Birmingham – thanks to a unique partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Mrs Yassin, from Saltley, was given an exclusive backstage tour of the set of the fantastic play Rafta, Rafta and got to take tea with the stars of the show Ronny Jhutti and Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi. Ashram and Accord Housing Associations have formed a partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre to encourage residents from different nei...

Jane Packman: Bite Size in May
















I'm working on a new show that will be part of a West Midlands theatre festival, "Bite Size", on May 31st at Warwick Arts Centre. I'm really excited to be part of the day of events, which is the first festival of its kind in the region - certainly since I've been here. See www.warwickartscentre.co.uk for the festival line up.

Our piece (as yet untitled) is a 20 minute monologue for a small audience. I'm really pleased to be working closely with Ben Pacey again as writer and lighting designer, and also with two new collaborators; Matt Rogers (composer) and Jessica Parfitt (performer). Here is the publicity blurb about it:

There's thirty-one of us. And I'm afraid.

I'm afraid of falling. I'm afraid of the dark.

I'm afraid that you're concealing something – there – in your heart.


An exploration of fear and hope… and the joy of holding on, even though it hurts.