Theatre is back!

Actors including Katy Stephens and Adaya Henry rehearsing Power of Invention at Soho House, Birmingham, a site-specific show featuring new writing by Bold Text Playwrights collective

Postponed from last year due to the pandemic, rehearsals are now underway for BOLDtext Playwright’s latest site-specific show, Power of Invention, celebrating Birmingham’s Lunar Society – with a wonderful all-female cast, stage manager and director.   The RSC’s Katy Stephens is joined by Adaya Henry, Itasha James and Simran Kular, with direction from Janet Steel, stage management from Lauren Wood, and produced by our very own Julia Wright. We are so excited to have brought together such an excellent creative team!

There’ll be lively appearances from Brummie entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and his daughter Anne, plus Lunar Society members Erasmus Darwin, Joseph Priestley, James Watt and William Withering, as well as the servants and workers – demonstrating how their life’s work changed ours.

Our outdoor show is attracting theatre-lovers and newcomers alike, and presenting the piece in the gardens at Soho House perfectly sets the scene for our drama. Read more about our individual plays which combine to create Power of Invention in the blogs below. We do hope you’ll join us for BOLDtext’s first taste of theatre for over a year.

Power of Invention is at Soho House, Birmingham, on the 30th, 31st July and 7th August, at 12, 3 & 6pm each day.

The site-specific production is a collaboration with Birmingham Museums Trust and is funded by Arts Council England and the Sir Barry Jackson Trust.


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