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Wuthering Heights

Channelling Emily Brontë’s piercing wit and fierce emotion, Inspector Sands bring their characteristic humour, passion, and pathos to the infamous love story of Heathcliff and Catherine. A China Plate, Inspector Sands, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Oxford Playhouse co-production.

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A Family Business

A Family Business is the final show in a trilogy of plays by Chris Thorpe, which examine the intersection between our individual humanity and our politics. Coming to Warwick Arts Centre for it's UK premiere on the 1st and 2nd March 2023.

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Longing to Belong

Commissioned by BBC Arts, Longing to Belong is a new short musical film about a Jamaican girl’s desire to fit in in 1960s Bristol, inspired by China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome’s brand-new stage musical To The Streets! A show that tells the inspiring story of the Bristol Bus Boycott.

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Soho Settlers

Discover the history of Handsworth with a brand-new heritage walk by Black Heritage Walks Network and digitally pinned audio pieces on the Overhear App. Presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival, a China Plate and Birmingham Hippodrome project. A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council.

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On Our Way

Artist Nilupa Yasmin, alongside residents from North Birmingham, have collaborated to make over 8 bus stops into stained glass galleries along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road in Birmingham. Each one tells the stories of the communities that make up the area. Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.

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Humans Not Heroes

Five cohorts of healthcare workers have each co-created an audio artwork based on their experiences of working throughout the ongoing pandemic. Featuring as part of the Coventry Creates 2021 digital exhibition, Thresholds is now available.

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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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On Our Way

We're On Our Way to convert bus stops along the iconic 74 route on the Soho Road into art galleries.

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Humans Not Heroes

A unique co-creation project with professional artists, to represent healthcare worker experiences of Covid-19.

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Soho Settlers

Take in new places and hear new voices with a co-created digital walk of Handsworth.

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A Family Business

Exploring the behaviour and politics humans experience every day, but rarely stop to challenge.

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Trash is a dark musical comedy taking the form of a crime caper. What happens when appearances and friendships become a commodity?

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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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An interview with Chris Thorpe

8th December 2022

In an interview with Chris Thorpe, Jörg Vorhaben from Staatstheater Mainz, finds out more about Thorpe's new show A Family…

In an interview with Chris Thorpe, Jörg Vorhaben from Staatstheater Mainz, finds out more about Thorpe's new show A Family Business.

Written by Jörg Vorhaben

Warwick Christmas Lectures 2022

17th November 2022

Warwick Christmas Lectures return and are bigger and more fun than ever! Expect mind-boggling science and explosive experiments.

Written by Paul Warwick

Internship Reflections

6th September 2022

Reflecting on her Cultural Internship with us, Kianna wrote some diary entries each week to give an insight into what…

Written by Kianna

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