Theatre Fever was a celebration West Midlands made theatre, presented across the region 9 – 24 March 2013. In just two weeks there are over 30 Theatre Fever shows, ranging from 80’s toe tapping Footloose at Wolverhampton Grand to children’s theatre in West Bromwich to new versions of the classic novels Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Nineteen Eighty-Four in Birmingham.
Eight brand new shows were specially commissioned for Theatre Fever. Some could be seen in theatres, others happened in places where audiences wouldn’t expect to see a performance:
Argy Bhaji Arts & Women & Theatre: Something Out of the Ordinary
Bohdan Piasecki: Palimpsest City
Debbie Tracey: Fades, Braids and Keeping it Real
Soul City Arts: If Walls Could Speak
Talking Birds: We’re Only Here Today
The Window Collective: Window Dressing
Theatre Absolute: Always
Tin Box Theatre: Pint Dreams
The Theatre Fever concept was developed by the Holding Space consortium: Black Country Touring | Birmingham Repertory Theatre | mac birmingham | Stan’s Café | Warwick Arts Centre | Curators & Producers: Pippa Frith and Thomas Wildish |
Supported by Arts Council England.