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’”

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”

Insatiable – January 9th

BoldText member Julia Wright writes: A new year, a new show. As December was engulfed in a frenzy of preparations for Christmas, four BoldText writers were struggling to write about the politics of consumption while rushing towards the annual over-consumption of food and gift buying. But the next production was on January 9th when ChristmasContinue reading “Insatiable – January 9th”

Here’s to 2017

First a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who made theatre with us, discussed with us, supported us and followed BOLDtext in this last momentous (not always in a good way) year. We roared into 2016 on the back of Steve Jackson’s BOLDtext-developed Roller Diner winning the Verity Bargate award.  And after the February group showContinue reading “Here’s to 2017”

Insatiable

Come January, will you have an empty bank account, a tight waistband and a pile of unwanted Christmas presents cluttering up the house? Then get down to The REP on Monday 9 January 8pm in The Door where BOLDtext’s Stephen Jackson, Liz John, Vanessa Oakes and Julia Wright will be exploring the politics of consumption andContinue reading “Insatiable”

Behind Bars

On Thursday 24th November 2016 at 8pm, BOLDtext Playwrights are stirring things up again at The Door, Birmingham Rep with Behind Bars, three brand new short plays about Prison Reform from Liz John, Nicola Jones and Tim Stimpson, writer of Helen’s trial in The Archers.  The director is the BBC’s Jessica Dromgoole. Does prison work?  Or is it aContinue reading “Behind Bars”

To stay or not to stay?

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?”