Open Door at The REP

In 2013, BOLDtext Playwrights initiated discussions with Birmingham REP about presenting New Writing nights, and the OPEN DOOR initiative emerged. We pioneered it by presenting eight individual pieces of work-in-progress to a growing regional audience hungry for new work that reflected their lives. Click ‘continue reading’ or scroll down for older posts about the shows.Continue reading “Open Door at The REP”

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No Planet B

NO PLANET B at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, January 2020 I thought the world might be suffering from eco-fatigue  – and not turn out on a cold January night to see BOLDtext save the planet with 4 short plays. I was wrong. The theatre was packed and buzzing. Julia Wright’s Stepping Up opened the show. A well-meaning couple stageContinue reading “No Planet B”

No Planet B

A polar bear standing on a small block of ice has become a worldwide symbol of climate change and climate change arguments are on our screens every day.  So when BOLDtext were given a January 2020 date at Birmingham Rep, climate change seemed an obvious topic to choose. Then came the difficult bit.  Four BOLDtextContinue reading “No Planet B”

No Planet B

On MONDAY 20th JANUARY 8pm, BOLDtext return to The Door at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, with a brand new show about climate change. Global warming is a hot issue and it’s getting hotter.  Forests are burning, ice is melting, polar bears are drowning… No Planet B is a collection of brand new short plays from SayanContinue reading “No Planet B”

Sentence complete

BOLDtext’s first all-female Open Door – three writers, two actors and a director – arrived at The REP stage door on a frosty January morning, tasked with producing an evening of thoughtful and engaging theatre in a single day.  We knew from previous shows that we had an intense and demanding ten hours ahead ofContinue reading “Sentence complete”

Sentencing for the Future

BOLDtext Playwrights are delighted to announce the panel for their audience discussion, ‘Sentencing for the Future’, which follows their latest show, The Sentence, three brand new short plays at Birmingham REP on Monday 28 January 8pm. Paying the Price by Liz JohnA disgraced surgeon awaits sentencing, when a young solicitor arrives with unexpected news. Offences Against theContinue reading “Sentencing for the Future”

See you in 2019 for ‘The Sentence’

It’s been quite a year for BOLDtext Playwrights with our first ever site-specific show Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up selling out this autumn. Thank you to everyone who came and gave their support. Our fascination with crime and punishment continues with The Sentence, three new hard-hitting short plays from some of region’s foremost writers – LizContinue reading “See you in 2019 for ‘The Sentence’”

BOLDtext celebrate Elvis’s birthday

Genius born in poverty; prodigal of the Mississippi Delta; adult suitor  to a love-struck teen… January 8th 2018 would have been Elvis’s 83rd birthday and to mark the day BOLDtext are presenting three short script-in-hand plays as part of the regular ‘Open Door’ season at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Written by Julia Wright, Helen KellyContinue reading “BOLDtext celebrate Elvis’s birthday”

Faking it at the Birmingham Rep

Your news is fake. Mine is REAL. Your truth, your reality, your version of the world is wrong. Because mine is RIGHT. Isn’t it…? BOLDtext return for another season of Open Door at the Birmingham Rep with Fake Times – four short plays that ponder how to get real and counter today’s culture of lies. The OfferContinue reading “Faking it at the Birmingham Rep”

Doubled Up 3

For our 17th night at the Door –  yes that’s right, 17th – Boldtext Playwrights presented their third Doubled Up evening. These are occasional evenings where two of our playwrights showcase longer extracts from work in progress to help with the development process of full length plays. This is invaluable for the writers, as itContinue reading “Doubled Up 3”