Thursday, 7 June 2012

Underrated: Birmingham The Musical

Women & Theatre Present Underrated: Birmingham The MusicalMac, Birmingham
14 & 15 June, 6pm & 7.30pm




This project has been funded by BCC Next Generation, The Edward & Dorothy Cadbury Charitable Trust, The Eveson Trust, The Ernest Cook Trust, the Harry Payne Trust, and supported by mac Birmingham.
More miles of canal than Venice? Unlikely.
A tree for every person? Doubtful.
Underrated? Definitely.

Birmingham is the UK’s second city, so why should we struggle with a second-rate reputation? Underrated: Birmingham The Musical is a multi-voiced theatrical extravaganza celebrating the best bits of Brum through the eyes of its young people. Beyond the Bullring and the Balti triangle, we’ll find out what our city means to our most dynamic residents – the next generation who will shape its future.
Underrated has been developed throughout April, May & June, by Women & Theatre working in partnership with Queensbridge Secondary School, Priestley Smith School for the Visually Impaired, and The Children’s Society’s Strong Voices, Strong Lives project for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.
Responding to the fact that the Lonely Planet overlooked Birmingham in 2011 edition of Discover Great Britain, Underrated: Birmingham the Musical sees a ‘rater’ visit the city, ready to write it off, until they meet the cities young people, who take them on a whirlwind tour of the cities delights and assets.

Using film and multimedia combined with live performances, and songs composed by the young people including ‘Diversity’ and ‘Going around the Bull’, the show is a celebration of Birmingham in all its glory.

For more information please contact Pippa Frith on 0121 449 7117 or pippafrith@womenandtheatre.co.uk

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