Archive for May, 2019


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May 28th, 2019

Follow the Bookworm Public Performances

We’re very excited to announce that our brand new interactive children’s theatre piece, Follow the Bookworm, is going to be touring round most of the libraries in Sandwell. We’d love to see you there so check the list of dates below and call your local library to find out more information about how to get your place!

Wed 29 May Stone Cross 0121 569 4942
Thurs 30 May Wednesbury 0121 569 4945
Mon 3 June Blackheath 0121 569 4920
Thur 27 June Great Barr 0121 569 4929
Thur 4 July Glebefields 0121 569 4928
Tues 9 July Langley 0121 569 4932
Thur 11 July Oldbury 0121 569 4955
Mon 15 July Tipton 0121 569 4944
Tues 16 July Thimblemill 0121 569 4943
Mon 22 July Hamstead 0121 569 2548
Tues 23 July Bleakhouse 0121 569 4923
Wed 24 July Cradley Heath 0121 569 4926
Thur 25 July Smethwick 0121 569 4940

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May 16th, 2019

Knife Crime in Birmingham

Walking down New Street under blue skies that stretch over the beautiful Birmingham, it is astounding to see The Knife Angel appear over the horizon. The 27ft tall monument, built entirely out of knives and weapons that have been surrendered to police forces across the UK, is a stark reminder of the national crisis our young people are facing.

Knife-related homicides are at their highest level since recording began in 1946.
285 people were killed by knives and sharp instruments in 2017/18.

The Knife Angel is a great example of how organisations can use their expertise to play their part in raising awareness of the severity of the knife crime crisis and to support young people who may be impacted.

We recognise that as a theatre in education company made up of proud Brummies, we have a responsibility to create a theatre programme that provides a space for children and young people to explore these issues.
This summer term we’re working with students from over 10 schools across Birmingham to co-create a knife crime theatre in education programme, which we will then tour to schools in the next academic year.

If you want to find out more, please get in touch: bookings@theplayhouse.org.uk