Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stan's Cafe Theatre Company: Folk Commentary

The Commentators did a full eight hour shift at Moseley Folk Festival yesterday. Their coverage of events was audible through speakers at various points around the site and now in bite size podcast form via Soundcloud. Remember these are not carefully crafted pieces made for radio, they are slices of the vast sprawling rolling thing.

There is more to come today.

Stan's Cafe Theatre Company: Access All Areas

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Terrifyingly someone has slipped The Commentators Access All Areas wristbands for the Moseley Folk Festival, which means they can now bring their loyal listeners exclusive coverage from everywhere and anywhere. Tonight Johnny Marr was able to suit-up un-commentated upon backstage but tomorrow night will Richard Thompson be so lucky? On Saturday will The Waterboys escape having their entire rider inventoried over the airwaves?

Visit this website regularly over the weekend for regularly posted podcasts bringing you the ‘Almost Live’ experience of Moseley Folk. If you are on-site over the weekend seek out any one of nine listening posts to find out exactly what’s going on where you are and in areas not everyone can access.

mid * point: RoguePlay Theatre Tour Blood Wedding Autumn 2014

RoguePlay Theatre Tour Blood Wedding Autumn 2014
A highly physical version of Lorca’s scorching classic tale. Lorca’s Blood Wedding pivots around the uneasy marriage of two villagers, against a violent backdrop of betrayal, family feuding and death. Combining the text with Physical Theatre, Aerial Circus and Acrobatics, as well as a powerful Spanish soundtrack, RoguePlay deliver their version of Lorca’s scorching classic.
The piece was first performed in February 2012 as a work in progress performance for an invited audience in Birmingham. Since then the piece underwent a development week in February 2013 at Jacksons Lane Theatre, London funded by Arts Council England. The finished production is now touring nationally throughout Autumn 2014.
Touring schedule:
Wednesday 8th October 8pm mac, Birmingham
Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th October, Jacksons Lane, London
Wednesday 22nd October 7.30pm Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Thursday 30th October 7.30pm Circomedia, Bristol
Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th November 2pm & 8pm Redbridge Drama Centre, London
Friday 14th November 7.45pm Cast, Doncaster
Tuesday 18th November 7.30pm The Castle, Wellingborough
Thursday 20th November 7.30pm The Maltings Theatre, Berwick upon Tweed
The company:
RoguePlay is Birmingham’s Highly Physical Theatre Company founded in 2009 by Kim Charnock and Lorna Meehan. Our performances capture new stories and characters through stunning Aerial Circus, Acrobatics, Poetry and Dance, our workshops challenge young people and provide platforms for teachers. Facebook: RoguePlay Theatre Twitter: @_RoguePlay http://www.rogueplay.co.uk
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NOTES TO EDITORS
For further project information, press information or images, please contact Jo Gleave, Marketing Manager, RoguePlay theatre Jo: info@rogueplay.co.uk Tel: 07746 327284


mid * point: BLUE ORANGE THEATRE – LISTINGS INFORMATION

THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

FRIDAY 29th AUGUST – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 30th AUGUST – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

TUESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: Pay What You Can night Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

THURSDAY 4th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

FRIDAY 5th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 2.30pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

WEDNESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER – STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE – WIRKSWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

Blue Orange Arts – ON TOUR.

Statistics Unavailable is an exciting and thought provoking production consisting of four new pieces of writing exploring issues of human interaction, relationships and social dynamics. The title refers to the lack of data available concerning adult bullying in the workplace and at home.

The production seeks to question and challenge an audience through a range of theatrical genres such as comedy, drama and the downright absurd. The four pieces by West Midland writers are as follows:

Over and Out: Two intertwined monologues: secrets and the distress they have caused are slowly revealed.

Grievance: Dark humour: two employees who both feel wronged, lead their HR rep a merry dance.

The Diary: Serious drama: a volatile relationship is explored from the points of view of both partners.

Bullying 101: Comedy; a group of people attend a workshop led by a domineering bully whose methods challenge the participants’ perceptions about their own behaviours, attitudes and opinions.

Statistics Unavailable has been funded by Arts Council England, is touring to numerous festivals and events taking place across the country until November 2014.

 

FRIDAY 12th SEPTEMBER – FIRST DO NO HARM – 7.30pm

Presented by Tea and Tenacity On the brink of WW1, Harold Leggett arrives in a small Fens backwater with his suffragist wife Maud to practise as the first ‘Panel’ doctor, discovering there is more than a little hostility to their ideologies. Events soon escalate into catastrophe. This performance examines a forgotten corner of history, encouraging discussion on the future of our health and welfare system.

This powerful, fast-moving performance, seen through the eyes of its female protagonists, dramatises a forgotten corner of history, charting the huge personal and societal cost of establishing a national healthcare service and securing universal suffrage

Tickets: standard £10. concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER – FIRST DO NO HARM – 7.30pm

Presented by Tea and Tenacity On the brink of WW1, Harold Leggett arrives in a small Fens backwater with his suffragist wife Maud to practise as the first ‘Panel’ doctor, discovering there is more than a little hostility to their ideologies. Events soon escalate into catastrophe. This performance examines a forgotten corner of history, encouraging discussion on the future of our health and welfare system.

This powerful, fast-moving performance, seen through the eyes of its female protagonists, dramatises a forgotten corner of history, charting the huge personal and societal cost of establishing a national healthcare service and securing universal suffrage

Tickets: standard £10. concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SUNDAY 21st SEPTEMBER – STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE – Birmingham Alternate Voices

Blue Orange Arts – ON TOUR.

Statistics Unavailable is an exciting and thought provoking production consisting of four new pieces of writing exploring issues of human interaction, relationships and social dynamics. The title refers to the lack of data available concerning adult bullying in the workplace and at home.

The production seeks to question and challenge an audience through a range of theatrical genres such as comedy, drama and the downright absurd. The four pieces by West Midland writers are as follows:

Over and Out: Two intertwined monologues: secrets and the distress they have caused are slowly revealed.

Grievance: Dark humour: two employees who both feel wronged, lead their HR rep a merry dance.

The Diary: Serious drama: a volatile relationship is explored from the points of view of both partners.

Bullying 101: Comedy; a group of people attend a workshop led by a domineering bully whose methods challenge the participants’ perceptions about their own behaviours, attitudes and opinions.

Statistics Unavailable has been funded by Arts Council England, is touring to numerous festivals and events taking place across the country until November 2014.

 

FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

WEDNESDAY 29th OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 1st NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

TUESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN -7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: Pay What You Can night

WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Oran.ge Arts Production

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

THURSDAY 4th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

FRIDAY 5th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 2.30pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

For more information, images or to arrange interviews please contact the Marketing Team at

Blue Orange Theatre

118 Great Hampton Street

Birmingham

B18 6AD

 

Tel: 0121 212 2643

Or email: – info@blueorangetheatre.co.uk


mid * point: BLUE ORANGE THEATRE – LISTINGS INFORMATION

THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

FRIDAY 29th AUGUST – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 30th AUGUST – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

TUESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: Pay What You Can night Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

THURSDAY 4th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

FRIDAY 5th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 2.30pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBER – THE 39 STEPS – 7.45pm

Inspired by John Buchan’s gripping spy novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic 1935 film, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious, spectacular adaptation brings the greatest adventure story of the 20th century triumphantly to the stage, complete with such legendary scenes as the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the biplane crash, the election meeting, the night in the McGarrigle Hotel – and the death-defying finale at the London Palladium!

With a cast of four playing 150 roles between them, this Olivier Award-winning comedy caper promises to be one of the most astonishing theatrical spectacles ever seen at the Blue Orange Theatre. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: £10. Concessions: £8.50. Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

WEDNESDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER – STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE – WIRKSWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL

Blue Orange Arts – ON TOUR.

Statistics Unavailable is an exciting and thought provoking production consisting of four new pieces of writing exploring issues of human interaction, relationships and social dynamics. The title refers to the lack of data available concerning adult bullying in the workplace and at home.

The production seeks to question and challenge an audience through a range of theatrical genres such as comedy, drama and the downright absurd. The four pieces by West Midland writers are as follows:

Over and Out: Two intertwined monologues: secrets and the distress they have caused are slowly revealed.

Grievance: Dark humour: two employees who both feel wronged, lead their HR rep a merry dance.

The Diary: Serious drama: a volatile relationship is explored from the points of view of both partners.

Bullying 101: Comedy; a group of people attend a workshop led by a domineering bully whose methods challenge the participants’ perceptions about their own behaviours, attitudes and opinions.

Statistics Unavailable has been funded by Arts Council England, is touring to numerous festivals and events taking place across the country until November 2014.

 

FRIDAY 12th SEPTEMBER – FIRST DO NO HARM – 7.30pm

Presented by Tea and Tenacity On the brink of WW1, Harold Leggett arrives in a small Fens backwater with his suffragist wife Maud to practise as the first ‘Panel’ doctor, discovering there is more than a little hostility to their ideologies. Events soon escalate into catastrophe. This performance examines a forgotten corner of history, encouraging discussion on the future of our health and welfare system.

This powerful, fast-moving performance, seen through the eyes of its female protagonists, dramatises a forgotten corner of history, charting the huge personal and societal cost of establishing a national healthcare service and securing universal suffrage

Tickets: standard £10. concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER – FIRST DO NO HARM – 7.30pm

Presented by Tea and Tenacity On the brink of WW1, Harold Leggett arrives in a small Fens backwater with his suffragist wife Maud to practise as the first ‘Panel’ doctor, discovering there is more than a little hostility to their ideologies. Events soon escalate into catastrophe. This performance examines a forgotten corner of history, encouraging discussion on the future of our health and welfare system.

This powerful, fast-moving performance, seen through the eyes of its female protagonists, dramatises a forgotten corner of history, charting the huge personal and societal cost of establishing a national healthcare service and securing universal suffrage

Tickets: standard £10. concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

SUNDAY 21st SEPTEMBER – STATISTICS UNAVAILABLE – Birmingham Alternate Voices

Blue Orange Arts – ON TOUR.

Statistics Unavailable is an exciting and thought provoking production consisting of four new pieces of writing exploring issues of human interaction, relationships and social dynamics. The title refers to the lack of data available concerning adult bullying in the workplace and at home.

The production seeks to question and challenge an audience through a range of theatrical genres such as comedy, drama and the downright absurd. The four pieces by West Midland writers are as follows:

Over and Out: Two intertwined monologues: secrets and the distress they have caused are slowly revealed.

Grievance: Dark humour: two employees who both feel wronged, lead their HR rep a merry dance.

The Diary: Serious drama: a volatile relationship is explored from the points of view of both partners.

Bullying 101: Comedy; a group of people attend a workshop led by a domineering bully whose methods challenge the participants’ perceptions about their own behaviours, attitudes and opinions.

Statistics Unavailable has been funded by Arts Council England, is touring to numerous festivals and events taking place across the country until November 2014.

 

FRIDAY 24th OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

WEDNESDAY 29th OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

FRIDAY 31st OCTOBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 1st NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

TUESDAY 2nd NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN -7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: Pay What You Can night

WEDNESDAY 3rd NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Oran.ge Arts Production

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

THURSDAY 4th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

FRIDAY 5th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 2.30pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

SATURDAY 6th NOVEMBER – FRANKENSTEIN – 7.45pm

Following on from Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde the Blue Orange Theatre presents the classic horror tale FRANKENSTEIN.

It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation comes alive. The scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused.

As the Creature searches for Frankenstein he experiences the beauty of sunlight, the pain of fire and the cruelty of humanity. Eventually, he stumbles across the cottage of a blind scholar De Lacey, who educates and encourages him.

Soon, the Creature discovers Victor’s journal and learns of his possible whereabouts. Lonely and lovelorn, the Creature dreams of having a female partner just like him and sets out to meet his maker with the intention of convincing Frankenstein to create another life. A Blue Orange Arts Production.

Tickets: standard £10. Concessions £8.50 Tel: 0121 212 2643

 

For more information, images or to arrange interviews please contact the Marketing Team at

Blue Orange Theatre

118 Great Hampton Street

Birmingham

B18 6AD

 

Tel: 0121 212 2643

Or email: – info@blueorangetheatre.co.uk


mid * point: Casting Call

Male & Female performers required (Black ethnicity) for a small scale theatre performance as part of celebrating Black History Month.

Rehearsals will take place in West Bromwich and will be based around each performer’s availability with a minimum of twice a week. Rehearsals will commence September 2014.

The 20-minute performance is to take place on 18 October 2014 in a local church venue in West Bromwich.

No specific age requirement.

Contact; LRAI1@hotmail.co.uk


mid * point: Classes at Blue Orange Theatre

Introduction to Acting Classes
Led by Acting Coach, Kaz Luckins

Time: Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Date: Wednesday 24th September – Wednesday 26th November

Cost: £100 per term (10 Sessions)

Participants must be over 18 years of age.  (For under 18 year olds please see details of our youth theatre classes on www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk).

The Introduction to Acting course offers a thorough, practical introduction to acting in an enjoyable and supportive environment.  Each class provides the opportunity to develop new acting skills, meet and work with like-minded people and more importantly have fun!

The classes are ideal for those with little or no acting experience, providing the chance to explore acting techniques in a playful and practical way, whilst learning to be part of an ensemble.  The course will be led by our expert facilitator, Kaz Luckins, who has a vast amount of professional experience within the industry.  She will support you in your learning experience in order to develop your skills in a way that bests suits you.  If you haven’t been on stage since school or have always held a secret dramatic desire, this course is the perfect place for you to give acting a whirl.

Topics covered generally include:
– Using environment, character and objectives to explore text
– Freeing emotion and finding connection with other actors
– Exploring the use of the voice and body in acting
– Finding the playfulness and fun in performing
– Building confidence for performance
– Rehearsing a scene from a play
– Being truthful in imaginary circumstances
– You will receive constructive feedback throughout

To book your place or for more information, please call 0121 212 2643 or visit www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk

Is it possible that you could also include this next item in the same entry as well as it’s the Level 2 Intermediate Acting classes which follow on from the Introduction to Acting?  If you could please put “Intermediate Acting Level 2, 15th Sept – 17th Nov” that would be great.  Please find details below:

Intermediate Acting Level 2
Led by Acting Coach, Kaz Luckins

Time: Monday evenings 8.45pm – 10.15pm
Date: Monday 15th September – Monday 17th November
Cost: £100 per term (10 Sessions)
Participants must be over 18 years of age.  (For under 18 year olds please see details of our youth theatre classes on www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk).

The Intermediate Level 2 Acting course is suitable for those with a little experience in the dramatic arts and would like to develop their skills further in an enjoyable and supportive environment.  Each class provides the opportunity to improve your acting skills, meet and work with like-minded people and more importantly have fun!

The course will be led by our expert facilitator, Kaz Luckins, who has a vast amount of professional experience within the industry.  She will support you in your learning experience in order to develop your skills in a way that bests suits you.

The course over the duration of the year will cover the following practitioners and their methods of working:
Stanislavski
Brecht
Shakespeare
Each term will conclude in a sharing, with the final term culminating in a production in the theatre.

To book your place or for more information, please call 0121 212 2643 or visit www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk


mid * point: Classes at Blue Orange Theatre

Introduction to Acting Classes
Led by Acting Coach, Kaz Luckins

Time: Wednesday evenings 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Date: Wednesday 24th September – Wednesday 26th November

Cost: £100 per term (10 Sessions)

Participants must be over 18 years of age.  (For under 18 year olds please see details of our youth theatre classes on www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk).

The Introduction to Acting course offers a thorough, practical introduction to acting in an enjoyable and supportive environment.  Each class provides the opportunity to develop new acting skills, meet and work with like-minded people and more importantly have fun!

The classes are ideal for those with little or no acting experience, providing the chance to explore acting techniques in a playful and practical way, whilst learning to be part of an ensemble.  The course will be led by our expert facilitator, Kaz Luckins, who has a vast amount of professional experience within the industry.  She will support you in your learning experience in order to develop your skills in a way that bests suits you.  If you haven’t been on stage since school or have always held a secret dramatic desire, this course is the perfect place for you to give acting a whirl.

Topics covered generally include:
– Using environment, character and objectives to explore text
– Freeing emotion and finding connection with other actors
– Exploring the use of the voice and body in acting
– Finding the playfulness and fun in performing
– Building confidence for performance
– Rehearsing a scene from a play
– Being truthful in imaginary circumstances
– You will receive constructive feedback throughout

To book your place or for more information, please call 0121 212 2643 or visit www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk

Is it possible that you could also include this next item in the same entry as well as it’s the Level 2 Intermediate Acting classes which follow on from the Introduction to Acting?  If you could please put “Intermediate Acting Level 2, 15th Sept – 17th Nov” that would be great.  Please find details below:

Intermediate Acting Level 2
Led by Acting Coach, Kaz Luckins

Time: Monday evenings 8.45pm – 10.15pm
Date: Monday 15th September – Monday 17th November
Cost: £100 per term (10 Sessions)
Participants must be over 18 years of age.  (For under 18 year olds please see details of our youth theatre classes on www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk).

The Intermediate Level 2 Acting course is suitable for those with a little experience in the dramatic arts and would like to develop their skills further in an enjoyable and supportive environment.  Each class provides the opportunity to improve your acting skills, meet and work with like-minded people and more importantly have fun!

The course will be led by our expert facilitator, Kaz Luckins, who has a vast amount of professional experience within the industry.  She will support you in your learning experience in order to develop your skills in a way that bests suits you.

The course over the duration of the year will cover the following practitioners and their methods of working:
Stanislavski
Brecht
Shakespeare
Each term will conclude in a sharing, with the final term culminating in a production in the theatre.

To book your place or for more information, please call 0121 212 2643 or visit www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk


Stan's Cafe Theatre Company: Look No Rice!

Our agent in Denver has sent us news of a neat piece of ‘Data Art’ – as I’m learning to call it. Where we traditionally use rice to count things, here the artist uses time. Not being at full mental flexibility just now it took me a moment to cotton but not I have I think it’s great. If you like Of All The People In All The World there is a good chance you may like this.

Black Country Touring: Black Country Echoes

Black Country Echoes will be kicking off this Autumn with a range of exhibitions and events to celebrate the history and heritage of the Black Country. As part of the festival the ‘Theatre’ caravan from Eat! will be making an … Continued