All The Things We Could Have Been

Presented by The Permission to Perform Players...

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7pm - 14th December 2016

Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4AN

Box Office: 01902 572090

'All The Things We Could Have Been' is a full-length show featuring a host of devised original performances by The Permission to Perform Players, worked into the adapted original narrative. 

This is a powerful yet playful journey of Discovery; with live music, spoken word, song and comedy all woven into a tail for freedom.

Age Restriction 14+

Tickets £5 or £3 concessions.

For further information please contact Robin Surgeoner, email: info@whyfestival.co.uk or visit the website: http://www.whyfestival.co.uk

Daughters of Fortune

An exciting new project exploring learning-disability and parenthood...

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It is a project about humanity, of human experience. It aims to resonate with everybody, with or without a disability. Everybody was a child, everybody has a mother, every body has a belly button to prove it.

The issue of learning disability parenthood is complex. Medical experts, geneticists, social workers, council officers and advocates have all been involved in the creation of Daughters of Fortune. The most important people involved however are the learning-disabled parents who have kindly shared their real life stories with us.

The Daughters of Fortune Family includes three major productions:

The Daughters of Fortune Family will continue to grow over the next 18 months so keep checking back here to follow the development of the project.

Mind-The-Gap are performing Daughters of Fortune next week at The Arena Theatre Wolverhampton on the 9th and 10th of November.

Seek Find

An all ages show that is accessible to everyone.

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Come along on a beautiful beast of a multi-sensory, promenade, immersive performance experience made by a mixed community and professional cast.

mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH.

Friday 17th June: 1pm (private performance) and 7pm 

Saturday 18th June: 12.30pm and 4pm

Download and view the performance flyer, below.

Some people have too many legs

Event taking place next week at the Ludlow Mascall Centre...

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Last summer Jackie Hagan went to hospital with a mystery disease, they told her she was going to die and cut bits of her off.

Luckily she didn't die, but she did eat loads and loads of Kit Kats because she thought it wouldn't matter if she got fat.

She lost a leg, made BFFs with an old woman, fell in love with a posh man called Miles and found her Dad.

A show about facing your fears and throwing glitter at them!

Wednesday 25th November at Ludlow Mascall Centre, starting 7:30pm. For ages 13+ with tickets £8 adults and £5 children.

For more information, please visit: Arts Alive

everyBODY dance

Performers are needed for a new film project.

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everyBODY dance is seeking four performers with physical or learning disabilities, sensory impairment or a mental health condition as lead artists in our 'Progress' project. 

'Progress' is a participatory film and workshop project for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages, supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund and produced by everyBODY dance in collaboration with The George Marshall Medical Museum and The Infirmary Museum in Worcester. 

The George Marshall Medical Museum and Infirmary Museum house some 8,000 exhibits that chronicle a rich medical history, telling the stories of medicine and health care, with particular reference to Worcester.

The performers are invited to work with the artistic team on a day-long tour and exploration of the museums and their collections, followed by creative response during a two day film shoot of improvised movement material. 

3 days' work in total between 18th and 30th November 2015 

The project takes place in a variety of spaces in Worcester city. 

Fee £500 + travel, with accommodation provided.

'everyBODY dance aims to inspire create and explore great dance experiences for disabled and non-disabled people of all ages in unexpected spaces'.

Please send CV and covering letter to: 

Rachel Freeman at http://rfeverybodydance@gmail.com

Deadline 5pm, 21st September 2015.

Edmund the Learned Pig

Presented by Fittings Multimedia Arts, Krazy Kat Theatre and the Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Written by Mike Kenny with music by Martyn Jacques.

With integrated sign language and audio description.

Thursday 1st October at 1pm & 7.30pm and Friday 2nd October at 1pm.

ARENA THEATRE, Wolverhampton

Bonaparte's travelling circus and marvellous menagerie has hit the skids. A zoo with just pigeons, an aerialist with vertigo and a Mr Memory who can't remember his name. No one was coming.

And then into their lives came a Pig...

Gasp as Edmund proves he's no ordinary porker. Thrill as he tries to save the Circus. Shiver as he goes in search of the ghastly fate of pigs...

Suitable for Vegetarians, Carnivores and the Deaf – adults and young shavers alike!

Ticket prices:

Afternoon performances - all tickets are £5

Evening performances - tickets are £10 full price and £8 for concessions

For more details and to book tickets call the Arena Theatre Box Office on 01902 321 321 or visit the website and book online arena.wlv.ac.uk

Supported by Black Country Touring and Outside Centre.

Vital Xposure

Presents, The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence

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Written by Julie McNamara and directed by Paulette Randall.

This show has integrated sign language.

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September at 7.30pm, ARENA THEATRE, Wolverhampton

1915. England is at war and the Suffragette movement is gaining strength. Journalist Dorothy Lawrence aspires to become a war correspondent, cycles to the frontline in France – and is never seen in public again.

Vital Xposure interrogates the ways society deals with women who step out of line, back in 1915 or 100 years on when a Punk Prayer is screamed out in an orthodox cathedral.

A cast of four, with integrated British sign language interpretation and audio-visual elements, leads the audience back in time to explore themes of inequality and power that still resonate today.

Tickets are £10 full price and £8 for concessions.

BOOKING OPENS MONDAY 17th AUGUST 

For more details and to book tickets call the Arena Theatre Box Office on 01902 321 321or visit our website and book online http://arena.wlv.ac.uk

Supported by Outside Centre and Black Country Touring

Don't forget Deafinitely Theatre

Something Else - based on the popular children's book written by Kathryn Cave and illustrated by Chris Riddell.

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Friday 15th May at 11am and 1.30pm.

ARENA THEATRE, Wolverhampton.

A story about a small creature who lives his life always trying to fit in. But he never does, because he's Something Else. Then one day a stranger turns up on his doorstep and wants to be friends.

Deafinitely Theatre nurture and showcase deaf talent, creating work that is accessible to both deaf and hearing audiences.

Something Else is performed by deaf and hearing actors using both BSL and spoken words.

Suitable for children aged 3 - 6 years.

All tickets are £5.

For more details or to book tickets call the Arena Theatre Box Office on 01902 321 321 or visit our website to book online arena.wlv.ac.uk

CELL - a new play about Motor Neurone Disease

After being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, Ted goes on the trip of a lifetime... and so does his pet fish!

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Little Cauliflower Theatre:

CELL

Wednesday 15th April at 7:30pm

Tickets are £10 full price and £8 for concessions.

As the disease starts to cause his mobility to degenerate, Ted rushes to experience a world outside his comfort zone; from the markets of Lille to the romance of Venice.

Humorous, heart-warming and uplifting, CELL features charming puppetry, physical theatre and an original musical score to tell the story of one man's final adventure.

CELL is the outcome of a new collaboration between two of the most exciting young companies in the UK. Having lost their Grandfathers to the disease, the subject of MND is close to the hearts of those involved.

This project has been supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

collector of tears by sean burn

We're delighted to announce that sean burn's play collector of tears has been chosen as best north east new play of 2014 by the british theatre guide!

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Please see;

www.britishtheatreguide.info/features/the-ne-s-best-of-2014-111

Many thanks to all of you who supported the tour last autumn. the script (published by aurora metro - http://aurorametro.com/products-page/new-titles/collector-of-tears-and-other-monologues-by-sean-burn/) is still available from the publishers or directly from us.

We would love to re-tour collector of tears and will be looking in to the possibilities of this. if you are interested in seeing the work in 2015/16 please get in touch.

best wishes for 2015!

sean (burn)

 

Collector of Tears is that very rare bird, "a flawless fusion of writing, performance, design and lighting", so it gets my accolade for best North East new play of 2014. 

Peter Lathan. british theatre guide, 11/01/15.