Bite Size and its sister festival First Bite exist to support, commission and showcase new work from the Midlands. The activity runs across four public events and includes a fully supported commissioning process for three regional theatre makers.
First Bite is back and it's bigger than ever!
Join us for a chance to see an eclectic collection of extracts and new ideas from some of the most exciting theatre makers working across the Midlands.
For the first time in its history First Bite will take place across three events, in both the West and East Midlands. The Festival will give you the chance to see regional theatre companies show work in progress, test new material and look for feedback to help them develop their shows. Three of the pieces seen across the First Bite events will be commissioned by the festival partners, receive financial support and mentoring from China Plate, leading up to guaranteed slots at Bite Size Festival at Warwick Arts Centre in October 2017.
Alongside this will be opportunities to meet the artists taking part as well as key industry figures who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about working in theatre or how to make work of your own.
Be there at the start and help us mould the future of theatre in the Midlands! Check back here or sign up to our newsletter for confirmation of line-up, events and performance times.
THE FIRST BITE FESTIVAL EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
25th March 2017 | Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester)
7th April 2017 | Derby Theatre
22nd April 2017 | mac birmingham
Applications for First Bite 2017 are now closed. The full festival programme will be announced here shortly.
Commissioned by mac birmingham, In Good Company and Warwick Arts Centre
Supported by Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester), Derby Theatre and Camden People's Theatre
We're delighted to announce our brilliant line up of artists and shows that will be presenting work as part of First Bite Festival 2017.
Attenborough Arts Centre | 25 March, 7pm
Work in Progress | Belonging
Anna Poole | Gretel
Hannah Sullivan | I'll Sing From Where I'm Sitting
Paul O'Donnell | Beautiful
The Other Way Works | A Moment of Madness
Derby Theatre | 7 April, 7pm
Susie Sillett | The Cost of Money
The Bone Ensemble | Chocolate - The Cabaret!
Mooville Theatre CIC | SUFFERING
Maison Foo | The Interlude
mac birmingham | 22 April, 4pm
Jack AG Britton | MIGHTY
Serious Business | We Are Men - Sorry
Flickbook Theatre | Casket Case
Noctium | The Woman and the Wobbulator
mac birmingham | 22 April, 7.30pm
The Unhidden Collective | Becoming Cicely
LaPelle's Factory | The Black Cat
Rebecca Atkinson-Lord | The Class Project
futuretheatre | 90 Days
Laura Ryder | The Bee Project
The showcase for Midlands theatre making.
Warwick Arts Centre | 7th October 2017
A showcase of new work from some of the most intrepid and original theatre makers based across The Midlands.
Over the course of the festival China Plate, Warwick Arts Centre, mac birmingham and In Good Company present work from well-established companies alongside those audiences may not have seen before - some in development, some in excerpt and some finished and ready to tour.
Check back here or sign up to our newsletter for confirmation of line-up, events and performance times.
Companies who have performed at the First Bite/Bite Size Festivals include Stan’s Cafe, Teasel Theatre, Caroline Horton, Talking Birds, KILN (formerly Kindle), The Other Way Works, Jane Packman Productions, Untied Artists, Babakas, Francesca Millican-Slater, Little Earthquake, LCB, New Macho, Foursight, Vanessa Oakes, Needle and Thread and Pentabus Theatre.
Previous Bite Size commissions include: Stephanie Ridings' The Road To Huntsville, humanish's Holy Presents, Caroline Horton's You're Not Like The Other Girls Chrissy, Babakas' Our Fathers, Al Bowlly's Croon Manifesto and For Their Own Good from Untied Artists.
The Boy Who Bit Picasso | Untied Artists
Agent in a Box | The Other Way Works
A Machine They're Secretly Building | Proto-type
Life is no Laughing Matter | Demi Nandhra
Traum | Theatre Absolute
Jaywick Sands | Murphy & Co
White Feather Boxer | Take the Space
Holy Presents | Humanish
Lady Lust | Sarah Hamilton Baker
Stories to tell in the Middle of the Night | Francesca Millican Slater
The Road To Huntsville | Stephanie Ridings
Delightful | KILN
Germ Free Adolescent | Root Theatre
CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS | LaPelle's Factory
A Translation of Shadows | Stan's Cafe
|25th Mar 2017||First Bite - Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester|
|7th Apr 2017||First Bite - Derby Theatre|
|22nd Apr 2017||First Bite - mac birmingham (4pm)|
|22nd Apr 2017||First Bite - mac birmingham (7.30pm)|
|7th Oct 2017||Bite Size - Warwick Arts Centre||Booking Soon|