7.30 pm on Monday 7th April 2014
Open Door at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
The Predator by Sayan Kent
Saff, a young music teacher, visits her family home one weekend to the delight of Barb, her head-teacher mother. But when Gina, a fifteen year-old girl from Saff’s school, turns up unexpectedly, they are forced to question their personal ethics, morals and ultimately justify their complicity in a crime.
A Diary Without Dates (Outside The Glass Doors) by Enid Bagnold
adapted for the stage by Vanessa Oakes
At the outbreak of World War 1 Enid Bagnold immediately joined the Red Cross and went to work as a VAD nurse at the Royal Herbert Hospital in Woolwich. On the publication of A Diary Without Dates in 1918 Enid was sacked for breach of military discipline. This adaptation of her extraordinary WW1 diary explores how the book might have been viewed by one of the hospital Sisters it describes and if it would have been possible for her to ever forgive Enid.
Liberal Guilt by Tim Stimpson
Leanne and Polly are best friends. They also both work for the Lib Dems. When the coalition is formed one leaves and one stays. But what is the point of principles without power – and what is the worth of power if you compromise all your principles? Based on firsthand experience and interviews with senior party members ‘Liberal Guilt’ looks at the future of party politics if we choose to abandon it.
BOLD TEXT working with Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Open Door at The REP is a pilot season of works-in-progress written by West Midlands based writers. The REP has invited BOLD TEXT playwrights to test out new work in front of an invited audience on 24th February, 7th April & 28th April.
To be part of our invited audience please book your seat/s now by visiting
While all three events are FREE to attend we suggest a cash donation of £3 on the night (or more) if you like what you see. To avoid disappointment please book your seat/s in advance.
BOLD TEXT are working playwrights who aim to create more opportunities and new platforms for mid-career writers in the Midlands. Please visit BOLD TEXT for more information.