Some news from the Blue Orange Theatre, which can be found on Great Hampton Street.
Theatre of the Disenfranchised
Blue Orange Arts, the registered charity at the Blue Orange Theatre, are celebrating after receiving a Comic Relief Grant through Birmingham and Black Country Community Foundation, one of the many funds administered by the Foundation which receives its income from local benefactors, businesses and government agencies.
The funding will be used to deliver their upcoming social project ‘Theatre of the Disenfranchised’ The project seeks to provide women who experience social exclusion and isolation due to factors such as isolation, unemployment, mental health, language barriers, immigration and culture divides (amongst others) an opportunity to develop skills and increase self confidence. The project will consist of free drama based workshops which will provide wider positive choices to help the participants achieve their goals and reach their full potential as part of the wider community.
Holly Phillips from Blue Orange Arts said ‘We are thrilled to receive this grant from Comic Relief as it allows us to continue delivering our social projects, and make high quality theatre projects accessible to the local community.”
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play
Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is an evening of adaptations of three early films directed by Alfred Hitchcock: “The Lodger,” “Sabotage” and “The 39 Steps”. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films, with five actors playing dozens of characters, live sound effects and musical underscoring.
Alfred Hitchcock is perhaps the best known and most influential filmmaker in the world, but most people know his later work as the director of North by Northwest, Psycho, and The Birds, and the genially macabre host of television’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents. But there is also a formidable Hitchcock of a far older vintage: Hitchcock before he came to America; before he met Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, and Grace Kelly; and working at full power even before the days of talking pictures. Grabbing on to early Hitchcock, as the playwright Joe Landry does, opens up new realms of suspense, mysterious attractions, the dark roots of everyday behaviour, and the everyday roots of dark behaviour.
Doors open at 6:30pm and curtain is up at 7:30pm. Tickets are £10/£8.50 concessions
For more information on the Blue Orange Theatre visit: www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk