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First Bite 2021

Are you an artist or company based in the Midlands? We are looking for submissions from theatre makers to develop new work & showcase your ideas at the First Bite online micro-festival in September 2021.

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Gin Craze!

A booze-soaked love ballad from the women of Gin Lane. Come on a journey through the joyous excesses of Hogarth’s Britain in this anarchic, ingenious and irreverent new musical. By April de Angelis & Lucy Rivers.

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Boats On An Ocean

A short audio piece by Nick Walker, exploring the emotional impact on healthcare professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic. Featuring as part of the Coventry Creates online digital exhibition.

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All of Me: The Audio

Adapted from the grudgingly hopeful, occasionally funny, multi award-winning stage show All of Me; Caroline Horton, Alex Swift & Elena Peña bring you a dark audio trip about dark things.

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All of Me: The Twine

An intimate, absurd online exploration for one player, who must navigate their own journey through this unapologetically dark show about dark things. By Caroline Horton & Alex Swift, based on the stage show All of Me.

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Where I Go

(When I Can't Be Where I Am) A short film about love, isolation and living with chronic pain by Rachel Bagshaw & Chris Thorpe. Commissioned as part of BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine series - Filmed in Lockdown.

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Warwick Christmas Lectures

An annual science extravaganza goes digital – enjoy free online lectures by six intrepid Physicists from the University of Warwick, featuring mind-boggling experiments for budding young scientists. Supported by Warwick Arts Centre & China Plate.

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Boats On An Ocean

An audio piece exploring the emotional impact on healthcare professionals during the pandemic, contrasted with the hero narrative.

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All of Me: The Audio

An audio version of the hit Edinburgh stage show, recorded in a living room in lockdown.

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All of Me: The Twine

An interactive digital journey through the hit Edinburgh stage show.

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Status

We all have a nationality. Or almost all of us. Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his any more.

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All of Me

POSTPONED: An intimate & absurd exploration of wanting to live, wanting to die & what can happen if we sit together with the dark.

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Bus Boycott

This upbeat musical featuring Ska, Calypso and Pop tells the story of an epic and vital fight for fundamental human rights.

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Rural Touring Dance Initiative

Helping to increase the quality, quantity and diversity of dance promoted by Rural Touring schemes all over the country.

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Return to live performance

29th April 2021

Co-Artistic Director Paul reflects on why it feels so significant to be on the cusp of presenting work to a…

Co-Artistic Director Paul reflects on why it feels so significant to be on the cusp of presenting work to a live audience in a theatre.

Written by Paul Warwick

Young Producers: What are they up to now?

26th April 2021

We catch up with Ali, one of our Young Producers, to see what she has been up to since RECLAIMED…

Written by Ali

Culture Recovery Fund

2nd April 2021

China Plate to receive support from the second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

Written by Ed & Paul

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First Bite 2021

Are you an artist or company based in the Midlands? Do you want to develop a new piece of work? First Bite 2021 is now open for applications! ...

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