BOLDtext Playwrights took on the complicated issue of Brexit in our two-part show, Eurotrashed, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre last week, funded by Arts Council England. My fellow curator Helen Kelly and I insisted on the added excitement of some Post-Show Debates. “Let’s get people debating the issues,” I cried. “There might be a fight!” “We canContinue reading “To stay or not to stay?”
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EUROTRASHED REHEARSALS DAY TWO
Rich, Jenny & Jade Day two of rehearsals and we’re back at The Crescent with four new plays by Stephen Jackson, Liz John, Sayan Kent and Vanessa Oakes. Amazingly yesterday’s team had left us a few of those M&S biscuits Helen mentioned in her earlier post…
EUROTRASHED REHEARSALS DAY ONE
Rich, Jenny & Jade Descending into the bowels of the Crescent Theatre away from natural light on a sunny morning felt counter-intuitive. But friendly front of house staff letting us leave our flyers among their packed display, and cheerfully ferrying us back and forth through security doors to the rehearsal room helped…
EUROTRASHED @ The REP
EUROTRASHED! 8 short plays over 2 nights at The REP HOW WILL YOU VOTE? BOLDTEXT WILL HELP YOU DECIDE! It’s being called ‘a once in a generation decision.’ Feeling up to it? Understand all the issues? Are we better together – or better off out of it? Confused? We’ll help you make up your mind!Continue reading “EUROTRASHED @ The REP”
DOUBLED UP 18th April @ The REP
We are presenting two new plays exploring historical world events that continue to resonate with our concerns today. Their effects reach out from the past via terrorism, globalisation, human exodus and even on the radioactive dust covered wings of our migrating birds.
SELFIES @ the Shop Front Theatre
THURSDAY 3rd MARCH 2016 @ THE SHOP FRONT THEATRE, COVENTRY Stephen Jackson, Vanessa Oakes, Tim Stimpson and Julia Wright will be presenting self-portraits tonight… Great monologues, real insight. The collective is a liberating idea!
What would you do with an extra day?
Well you’d better think fast because Leap day is nearly upon us! On February 29th, BOLDtext Playwrights take a leap of imagination to show what could happen on this extra day. It could be a leap of faith or a leap into the unknown – or even a giant leap for mankind! What should youContinue reading “What would you do with an extra day?”
BOLDtext Christmas Newsletter 2015
BOLD TEXT @ PechaKucha Coventry
TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 2015 @ The Tin Music & Arts Come along to PechaKucha Coventry VOL 23 to hear Liz John and Vanessa Oakes present Bold Text’s take on 2015. PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps – just about anything, really –Continue reading “BOLD TEXT @ PechaKucha Coventry”
Verity Bargate Award 2015 Winner – Bold Text’s Stephen Jackson
We are SO PROUD of our Steve who has only gone and won the 2015 Verity Bargate Award for Roller Diner. Steve: I knew today was a special day when I woke up and I ironed myself a shirt. excerpt from Roller Diner @ The REP 28th April 2014 Once Steve gets back from ‘that’ LondonContinue reading “Verity Bargate Award 2015 Winner – Bold Text’s Stephen Jackson”