Lockdown and the closure of Birmingham museums meant a nine month postponement for this site-specific production about Matthew Boulton’s ground-breaking Lunar Society. We reconfigured the show as an outdoor production in the gardens of Soho House in Birmingham, to make it covid secure. Click ‘continue reading’ or scroll down for older posts about the show.Continue reading “Power of Invention”
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The show that almost went wrong
What could possibly go wrong, quipped our unflappable producer Julia as she signed up to her duties on Power of Invention back in 2019. Turns out, pretty much anything. The original plan was for a promenade show inside Soho House where the audience would meander through the house and encounter the industrial giants of theContinue reading “The show that almost went wrong”
Theatre is back!
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, stageContinue reading “Theatre is back!”
Power of Invention cast announced!
We are delighted to introduce our wonderful all female cast for Power of Invention. Come on down to Soho House and meet Birmingham’s famous Lunar Society – some of the greatest thinkers in history… Adaya Henry Adaya is an actor, Spoken word artist, facilitator and proud Brummie. In 2018 she went viral with a poemContinue reading “Power of Invention cast announced!”
I knew I wanted to write a servant character who worked for the Boultons at Soho House, for our upcoming new show Power of Invention (July 30th & 31st, August 7th 2021). But where my Fire Girl came from, I don’t know. Was it having my chimney swept last autumn; or setting up a makeshift fire pit onContinue reading “Fire girl”
BOLDtext heads to Soho House
On Friday 30th, Saturday 31st July and Saturday 7th August 2021, BOLDtext Playwrights’ new site-specific & science-specific show, Power of Invention, will be performed at Soho House, the home of Birmingham’s Lunar Society. The show will explore the ground-breaking scientific advances inspired during the society’s full-moon meetings towards the end of the 18th century. CentredContinue reading “BOLDtext heads to Soho House”