Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Official Birmingham Hippodrome Blog: Conducting the Show Boat in Cape Town…

Show Boat conductor Gareth Jones blogs during his recent set of performances in Cape Town, South Africa where the production opened in May… May 5th An early alarm – 3.45am – and it’s a long day’s travelling ahead. My itinerary for the day involves the early City Hopper to Amsterdam followed by the ‘biggy’ – […]

mid * point: BE Festival at the Birminghm Rep 2014

BE FESTIVAL

2 to 12 July 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham B1 2EP

Tickets and information: 0121 236 4455 / Birmingham-rep.co.uk

 

WEEK ONE

BE FESTIVAL DOUBLE BILL

WEEK TWO

BE FESTIVAL MAIN PROGRAME

7.45pm From 6pm
Wed 2 – Fri 4 July Tue 8 – Sat 12 July
The REP, Centenary Square, Broad Street Birmingham B1 2EP The REP, Back Entrance, Cambridge Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
£12/£10 Day Ticket £12, Five-day pass £50, Dinner £8 per night

 

BE FESTIVAL is a fortnight-long feast of culture, bringing the best of European theatre and performance to Birmingham.

 

Week one features an exclusive double-bill including Finger, Trigger, Bullet, Gun by Stan’s Cafe.

 

Week two serves up a twenty show spread of new work chosen from across the continent, in a head-spinning takeover of The REP.

 

Each night plays host to a pick of four shows you won’t see together anywhere else and an interval like no other, where you can sit down to dinner with artists from all over Europe in a pop-up dining room on the venue’s main stage.


mid * point: AERIALIST SHOWCASE

TUES JULY 1ST: 7-8.30pm
RoguePlay have been running a series of classes from our new studio space since we moved in January 2013, and since then we have had many local people pass through our doors for training.

So, we decided it’s about time they show off some of their skills to the public. And they are skilled, we can tell you that! Witness silks, trapeze and hoop solo and doubles acts from those aged 11 years to 50 years! And some have been training only a few months to those who have been training since we opened!

The event will be raising money for stage curtains for the space (more info here), so there will even be a raffle through which you can win free classes and training! So if you enjoy Circus performance and would like to see what we get up to here at RoguePlay, come along to our Aerialist Showcase.

It’s also a great opportunity to see what training in Circus entails and how rewarding the results are if you are thinking of coming along to a class and getting involved.

Tickets are £3, available on the door and all the proceeds go towards our funding pot to buy curtains for the space.

We hope you can make it along to support RoguePlay and our talented Aerialist performers.

WHEN & WHERE?
Unit 8, Minerva Works,
158 Fazeley Street,
Digbeth,
Birmingham
B5 5RT

TUESDAY JULY 1ST 7-8.30PM (Doors open at 6.30pm)


mid * point: AERIALIST SHOWCASE

TUES JULY 1ST: 7-8.30pm
RoguePlay have been running a series of classes from our new studio space since we moved in January 2013, and since then we have had many local people pass through our doors for training.

So, we decided it’s about time they show off some of their skills to the public. And they are skilled, we can tell you that! Witness silks, trapeze and hoop solo and doubles acts from those aged 11 years to 50 years! And some have been training only a few months to those who have been training since we opened!

The event will be raising money for stage curtains for the space (more info here), so there will even be a raffle through which you can win free classes and training! So if you enjoy Circus performance and would like to see what we get up to here at RoguePlay, come along to our Aerialist Showcase.

It’s also a great opportunity to see what training in Circus entails and how rewarding the results are if you are thinking of coming along to a class and getting involved.

Tickets are £3, available on the door and all the proceeds go towards our funding pot to buy curtains for the space.

We hope you can make it along to support RoguePlay and our talented Aerialist performers.

WHEN & WHERE?
Unit 8, Minerva Works,
158 Fazeley Street,
Digbeth,
Birmingham
B5 5RT

TUESDAY JULY 1ST 7-8.30PM (Doors open at 6.30pm)


mid * point: Physical Theatre Course Leading to Outdoor Masked Performance

One2Two Physical Theatre Company, an upcoming arts company, is introducing their first training course, in collaboration with a local youth theatre.

10 performers are required to devise and perform an outdoor theatre piece, which will be taking place in West Bromwich Town Centre on Saturday 12 July 2014.

This 6 day course, commencing 7July, will consist of physical training, mask work and devising an outdoor theatre piece taking place on the 12th. It will be intense.

The performers required do need a basic understanding of the type of work(s) mentioned above.

The cost of this 6 day course is only £30!

Contact Us On; One2Two.PT@gmail.com


mid * point: Physical Theatre Course Leading to Outdoor Masked Performance

One2Two Physical Theatre Company, an upcoming arts company, is introducing their first training course, in collaboration with a local youth theatre.

10 performers are required to devise and perform an outdoor theatre piece, which will be taking place in West Bromwich Town Centre on Saturday 12 July 2014.

This 6 day course, commencing 7July, will consist of physical training, mask work and devising an outdoor theatre piece taking place on the 12th. It will be intense.

The performers required do need a basic understanding of the type of work(s) mentioned above.

The cost of this 6 day course is only £30!

Contact Us On; One2Two.PT@gmail.com


mid * point: Summers Schools with RoguePlay Theatre.

This Summer RoguePlay are running not one but two Circus Summer schools for Young People!

The first is  a week-long project fusing aerial circus skills, movement, acting and new writing. The
group will learn and develop these skills from two directors, one from the highly physical RoguePlay
Theatre Company and one from the West Midland’s powerhouse of producing theatre, Birmingham
Repertory Theatre. By the end of the week the participants will have created an extraordinary new
piece of circus theatre to share with an audience. No experience of circus skills necessary. Ages
12+ Monday 21st July- Friday 25th July. £150 10am-4pm Daily at Unit 8 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley
Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RT

The second is our very own Circus Skills summer school which we ran last year. The week will
introduce young people to a range of Aerial and ground based Circus skills including aerial silks,
static trapeze, aerial hoop, dance and ground acrobatics. The week finally culminates on the Friday,
in a sharing of the young people’s work for parents and friends. No experience of circus skills
necessary. Ages 7-15 years. Monday 18th August- Friday 22nd August. 10am-4pm daily at Unit 8 Minerva
Works, 158 Fazeley street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RT.

For more info and to book a place go to : http://www.rogueplay.co.uk/#!circus-summer-schools/c17gr

Any other questions about ether Summer School, contact Jo on info@rogueplay.co.uk or call us 0121
643 0022.


mid * point: Summers Schools with RoguePlay Theatre.

This Summer RoguePlay are running not one but two Circus Summer schools for Young People!

The first is  a week-long project fusing aerial circus skills, movement, acting and new writing. The
group will learn and develop these skills from two directors, one from the highly physical RoguePlay
Theatre Company and one from the West Midland’s powerhouse of producing theatre, Birmingham
Repertory Theatre. By the end of the week the participants will have created an extraordinary new
piece of circus theatre to share with an audience. No experience of circus skills necessary. Ages
12+ Monday 21st July- Friday 25th July. £150 10am-4pm Daily at Unit 8 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley
Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RT

The second is our very own Circus Skills summer school which we ran last year. The week will
introduce young people to a range of Aerial and ground based Circus skills including aerial silks,
static trapeze, aerial hoop, dance and ground acrobatics. The week finally culminates on the Friday,
in a sharing of the young people’s work for parents and friends. No experience of circus skills
necessary. Ages 7-15 years. Monday 18th August- Friday 22nd August. 10am-4pm daily at Unit 8 Minerva
Works, 158 Fazeley street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RT.

For more info and to book a place go to : http://www.rogueplay.co.uk/#!circus-summer-schools/c17gr

Any other questions about ether Summer School, contact Jo on info@rogueplay.co.uk or call us 0121
643 0022.