Here’s a couple of new shows that have recently popped up on the radar. First up is Being Human, produced by Jonathan Davidson of Midland Creative Projects/ Writing West Midlands/ Birmingham Book Festival and probably about ten others. It’s on at The Belgrade in Coventry from 22-23 June and the blurb describes it as “a dramatic performance of poetry from around the world, presented by three performers, with music, projections and striking imagery.” Performers include Birmingham actor Barrett Robertson, who was involved in Capital’s first incarnation in 2010.
Second up (which probably should have been first as it starts next week) is Geiger Counter’s The Pool Game. Bit further afield for those in Brum, but well worth a look if you’re London-based, it runs from 18-19 June at Senate House, University of London. Written by Birmingham-based writer/producer Liz Tomlin, this site-specific show explores the artistic and political possibilities of text and performance:
Inspired by Kafka’s The Trial, The Pool Game questions the notion of justice in a world where the rules are manipulated to make sure the winner always stays on. Darkly comic and unashamedly political The Pool Game playfully invites the audience to participate – as a jury whose ultimate verdict may change everything or nothing at all.