Monthly Archives: August 2008

Jane Packman: The Woods Project 2008 Performance



















October 2nd - come and join us in Highbury Park Birmingham for a showing of our work so far on The Woods Project. Here are the details:

The Woods Project (work in progress performance)
Location: Highbury Park
Date: Thursday 2nd October
Time: 7pm
Please email me to book a place

The Woods Project (working title) is a promenade performance in the woods at nightfall. Guided by torchlight, the audience encounter characters who are themselves journeying through the woods. Merging myth and the everyday, the performance explores the regenerative and destructive powers of nature through personal stories

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Latest Posts for News: Award Nomination & Sell-Out Shows at Edinburgh!

The acting company for Simon Stephens’ play Pornography, has been nominated for an award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have nominated the company for a Best Ensemble Award. Now in their 14th year, the Stage Awards are the only honours for professional theatre presented by a national UK publication at the Fringe. Congratulations to the Pornography company – we await the announcement of the winners wi...

Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Latest Posts for News: Award Nomination & Sell-Out Shows at Edinburgh!

The acting company for Simon Stephens’ play Pornography, has been nominated for an award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have nominated the company for a Best Ensemble Award. Now in their 14th year, the Stage Awards are the only honours for professional theatre presented by a national UK publication at the Fringe. Congratulations to the Pornography company – we await the announcement of the winners wi...

Kindle Theatre: UNDERLAND – July 2008

Kindle ALL History 405 hecate resizeFaraway HarpDemeter searchHecate's RecipeWedding cavernBy the waterHecate's AlcoveDemeter plays that happy tune

‘Underland’ was a site specific performance specially comissioned by World Heritage Site Clearwell Caves, Forest of Dean and made in collaboration with Pentabus Theatre. An adaptation of the myth of Persephone, the performance featured original musical compositions and incorporated folklore from the Forest of Dean area. We met poachers and miners and a man who believed that the world will end in 2012 due to the Mayan calendar, and who showed us the laylines through the forest. Each performance took over a hundred audience members through the caves as the story of this fateful marriage unfolded.

‘The atmospheric thrills were visceral and unexpected at every turn as we descended further underground – a lesson in pomegranate-winemaking from an alcove here, a maiden zinging a harp on a rock in a blue-lit water-filled cavern there…’- Owen Adams, guardian.co.uk