We believe in the Arts; what they can do to develop us, to educate us,
and to keep us (somewhat!) sane.
Our journey to date has been one of exploration and development.
Core to everything we do is the belief that Creative development
can make a difference to each person.
We also believe that focusing on the power of our imagination
we can transform our lives.
Our approach helps us to look at the world around us, to help us understand
just what being alive in the 21st Century is all about:-
creating and experimenting with different forms of Arts
developing the work of Shakespeare and other creatives
creating new works based on techniques of devising
workshopping different ways of expressing & developing ourselves
working to help develop our understanding of well-being
We are a collective who have come together to work in a way we want to:-
previous experience is welcome but not essential
the only requirement is a strong interest in exploration, creation, and expression
we want to involve as many people as possible
And we involve ourselves in work that challenges, stimulates and engages us:-
through our own efforts, we want to discover what makes for good creativity
we work to exploit the exciting potential that this digital age offers us
we seek to work against the conventions of naturalistic Arts.
Return to the Schoolyard
A series of Workshops exploring what would happen if we
could go backto the Schoolyard . . .
Starting with a set of images and sounds, we want to create
a piece that encourages us to be digitally creative.
We want it to be a journey of discovery - the best things usually are.
Full Fathom Five
A reworking of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
Turning Shakespeare's play into a doable piece of Radio Theatre.
The Other Side
St. Paul’s Church & Birmingham & Midland Institute 2017
A Play for Today, told by the Voices of Yesterday.
Fascinating stories . . . from both then and now, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter
. . . brought back to life. A site-specific, script-in-hand, play for Voices,
created and performed by the Theatre Birmingham Collaboration.
Orpheus in Blue
St.Paul's Church 2016
The Orpheus myth, reconstructed by the Actor/Devisors.
Telling the story of 21st Century lives set in Birmingham 2016.
Making the myth a reality of today's world.
The Nativity 2015
St.Paul's Church 2015
Nine actors came together to tell the story of Christmas
in the Jewellery Quarter - and Nazareth.
Not only the traditional story but as well a story of our own Christmas.
in 2015. Using the English Mystery plays as the basis, the script played
with contemporary writing, with even a few Shakespeare-style speeches.
A truly innovative take on Christmas.
A Quarter Full
This was our second piece of straight devised Theatre,
and told the back stories of 7 characters who lived in the Jewellery Quarter.
The pieces were devised by the performers.
Old Joint Stock Theatre 2013
This was our first piece of straight devised Theatre,
and was premiered in the Birmingham Fest 2013.
5 Actor/Devisors created and told the stories of 5 Birmingham
people eating their lunch in St.Philip's Churchyard,
and the backstories of their lives.
Old Joint Stock Theatre 2012
This was our first piece of Theatre inspired by the city we work and play in.
It's now and it's here - what happened in Birmingham in 2011.
A look at how the Riots affected each and everyone of us, in some shape or form
- and what might happen if they were to kick-off again.