A Respectable Woman

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Julia Wright writes about one of them… When we were given the possible choices for characters whose stories we couldContinue reading “A Respectable Woman”

Electricity

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Helen Kelly writes about one of them… Evelyn Miles was one of the first police women in England, taking upContinue reading “Electricity”

Meet the legendary Tommy Tank

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Stephen Jackson writes about one of them… No high heels, no short skirts – that’s the advice for anyone comingContinue reading “Meet the legendary Tommy Tank”

Murder, she wrote…

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Vanessa Oakes writes about one of them… I’ve been writing about a murder. A murder involving two real life PeakyContinue reading “Murder, she wrote…”

“The World’s Greatest Actress”

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Nicola Jones writes about one of them… “There are five kinds of actresses: bad actresses, fair actresses, good actresses, greatContinue reading ““The World’s Greatest Actress””

Getting site-specific

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Liz John writes about one of them… There’s nothing like a ghostly Victorian building, echoing with strange tales and pastContinue reading “Getting site-specific”

Bringing the ghosts of Birmingham’s criminal past back to life

By BOLDtext writer Tim Stimpson If you’ve ever walked down Steelhouse Lane in Birmingham you more than likely  have no idea what lies behind the front door of the unprepossessing redbrick building on the corner of Coleridge Passage. Unless you’re a police officer or have been arrested, it’s even less probable you’ve seen inside. ButContinue reading “Bringing the ghosts of Birmingham’s criminal past back to life”

SELFIES is back!

…on Saturday 25 June at Astley Castle, North Warwickshire Join our very own comic surrealist Stephen Jackson, BBC Doctors writer Liz John and Coventry playwright Vanessa Oakes in the grand surroundings of Astley Castle as part of the Writers in Warwickshire Festival 2016.  Following our popular Write What You Know workshop in the morning, we will be readingContinue reading “SELFIES is back!”

Getting the band back together…

That’s how it felt as Liz and I joined Vanessa and Nicola for our first ever re-mounted show, ‘Selfies’ at Warwick Words.  Was this really a good idea?  Would there be an audience for us beyond Birmingham?  And where the heck was the light switch for the toilets so Liz could put her make-up on?