Work with Creative Black Country

Work With Creative Black Country: We are recruiting two Apprentices Further details on the website: One vacancy went live yesterday and closes next week! We are recruiting two Apprentices: Apprentice Arts Reporter: The Express and Star, Wolverhampton City College and Creative Black Country are offering a rare opportunity to train as a Multi Platform Journalist specialising in Arts … Continue reading

The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence

VITAL XPOSURE presents THE DISAPPEARANCE OF DOROTHY LAWRENCE A new play by award-winning theatre artist Julie McNamara directed by Paulette Randall MBE explores the remarkable stories of the silenced First World War correspondent Dorothy Lawrence UK tour September – October 2015 London, Wolverhampton, Ipswich, Salisbury, Newcastle It’s 1915. England is at war. Journalist Dorothy Lawrence … Continue reading

Community Cast Volunteer Opportunity

COMMUNITY CAST VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY THIS AUTUMN FOR WORLD PREMIERE AT BIRMINGHAM REP Birmingham Repertory Theatre are looking for volunteers for a community company to support the professional cast by appearing as supernumeraries in the world premiere of Meera Syal’s Anita and Me, adapted by Tanika Gupta and directed by Artistic Director Roxana Silbert on the … Continue reading

Assistant Directing Opportunity

The JMK Trust in partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre is offering an Assistant Director Bursary to a participant of the JMK & The Rep’s Directors’ Group. The bursary is an arts scholarship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust that will provide a learning and training opportunity for a talented emerging director, based in the West Midlands, … Continue reading

Pilot Nights: Submissions Open

SUBMISSIONS OPEN for PILOT Nights at Arena Theatre View this email in your browser SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE NEXT PILOT NIGHT At Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton on Thursday 8th October 2015 On Thursday 8th October PILOT Nights will return to the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton co-piloted by Creative Black Country and Black Country Touring. This is a chance for … Continue reading

King Lear (alone)

KING LEAR (alone) “Is this the Promised End?” Shakespeare’s play, adapted by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning playwright Frank Bramwell Was Shakespeare right to kill off King Lear at the end of his play? As our starting point we take Kent’s question at the end of the play: “Is this the Promised End?” Lear is on the … Continue reading


As part of Birmingham Fest, Acting & Directing Coach Tracey Street is running taster workshops at The Old Joint Stock Theatre. Each workshop is just £5 and no previous experience is necessary. INTRO TO ACTING (BEGINNERS) 25th July 12 – 2pm INTRO TO DIRECTING 25th July  3 – 5pm INTRO TO AUDITIONING FOR DRAMA SCHOOLS 1st … Continue reading

Simmer Down Festival 2015

Simmer Down Festival 2015 Sun 19 July 2015 Handsworth Park 12:30pm – 7:30pm If you wish to interview any of the artists that will be performing at Simmer Down Festival 2015, can you email Paulette Francis-Green using the contact details below. Interview slots are limited, first come first served, so it is imperative that you contact … Continue reading

Grimm up North

‘GRIMM UP NORTH’ is proud to be part of Birmingham Fest on 31st of July! 9- 10pm at The Old Joint Stock Theatre Grimm Up North  is an original comedy sketch show,featuring songs, video, audience participation –  and a spot of bingo! Eyes down, and clickety-click! A tale to make your hearts tock-tick! This twisted … Continue reading

BBC frontman to appear in production

Over at FRED H.Q. they’re thrilled to announce a new signing for the One Year Off team; BBC frontman Nick Owen will appear in their upcoming production as, well, himself! The play features several short satirical spoofs of BBC television and radio programmes that present news of the UK as it passes through a year without football. … Continue reading


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