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Women and Theatre: W&T launch new theatre company for young people

We’re kicking off 2018 with an exciting announcement – the launch of our Word Lounge Theatre Company, for Looked After Young People, Young Carers and Young People with additional needs.

Building on the success of previous one-off projects, WLTC sees us teaming up with Birmingham Hippodrome, The REP and MAC, and will see young people making new work that responds to each venue’s wider artistic programme and expertise.

The opportunities to work in different ways and at different venues will be hugely impactful, supporting young people to gain varied skills and experiences, as well as the opportunity to attend professional shows.

This ambitious 2 year project is supported by Children in Need and will provide continuity and greater development opportunities for young people from different backgrounds to collaborate, create and realise their ideas.

The young people involved will produce high quality work in professional theatre environments, empowering their self-belief and allowing them to be part of something truly unique.

Do you know a young person who wants to get involved or want to read more about this exciting new project?  We’ll be making a call out for participants shortly.

Women and Theatre: Rocking the Wire – W&T new production at MAC

Developed from research interviews, this engaging new production presents the experiences of Birmingham women at Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

Set in 2017, the stories are shared through the eyes of Deborah, who decades on remembers the women she stood with, sang with, and ’embraced the base’ with; and reflects on how events at Greenham shaped her life and provided a legacy for young women’s activism today.

Performances at Hexagon Theatre, MAC, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017

1.30pm, 4pm & 7pm

Tickets £6 available from macbirmingham.co.uk

or via Box Office on 0121 446 3232


Women and Theatre: Recruiting: Shadow Artist for project with Young People

Women & Theatre want to recruit a paid shadow artist, aged 16-25, to support a new project taking place September – December 2017.  #SpeakingUp will see W&T work with three groups of girls in the creation of 3 short films inspired by mac birmingham’s ‘Women in Protest’ Season. For more information, please see full details on our ‘Recruitments’ section here – http://www.womenandtheatre.co.uk/recruitment/


CVs and a short covering letter stating interest should be emailed to info@womenandtheatre.co.uk by noon on Wednesday 13 September.  Interviews will take place on Wednesday 20 September.

Women and Theatre: Summer Times performances

We are in our final week of performances of our new seasonal show, Summer Times.  Researched with older adults from across a variety of Birmingham communities, the production shares stories of summer from Poland, Ireland, South Asia, China and the Caribbean.

Join us for this entertaining production involving drama, music and movement.  Performances are FREE, so just come along!

Public performances:

Monday 17 July at 2pm & 7pm – POSK, 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 0RF

Wednesday 19 July at 2pm – Birmingham Settlement, 359-361 Witton Road, Aston, B6 6NS

Friday 21 July at 2pm & 7pm – Oasis Centre, 69b Splott Road, Cardiff, CF24 2BW

Women and Theatre: The Word Lounge 2 – performance event

Tickets for The Word Lounge 2 are now on sale!  Don’t miss this dynamic performance event featuring new music, spoken word, comedy and drama, created by young artists from across the region.

Exploring a range of subject matter driven by the passions & priorities of artists from diverse backgrounds and experiences, The Word Lounge 2 promises an eclectic exploration of young people today.


Saturday 24 June 2017, 4.30pm and 7.00pm. 

Tickets £5/£3 via birminghamhippodrome.com or 0844 338 5000.

Women and Theatre: Volunteer opportunity – April-July 2017

We have an opportunity for 2 individuals to join us for a new project working with women in Sparkbrook.  Open Doors is a storytelling project capturing the experiences of real women and developing them into a high quality production that will be performed at mac birmingham in July.

Volunteers will support the creative team during the research, rehearsal and performance phases of the project and will be required to be available on the following days:

Thursday 27 April, 4, 11, 18 May and 29 June: Research

Monday 3 – Friday 7 July: Rehearsals

Sunday 9 July: Performances

Please email rachelsnape@womenandtheatre.co.uk for information on how to apply.  Application deadline Tuesday 4 April.

Women and Theatre: TUC Annual Women’s Conference

The Trades Union Congress – Annual Women’s Conference took place in early March and featured speeches, talks and discussions on the progress on women in the work place. There were around 350 delegates present showing support and solidarity for TUC Women. Women and Theatre performed ‘Sorry’, a monologue written by Susie Sillet from the performance Starting Out. It was an inspirational day that highlighted the work and challenges that women face in the world of work today.