Women & Theatre is an award winning Birmingham-based theatre company that has been pioneering new ways of addressing contemporary issues through performance since 1983. We aim to reflect the language and lives of ordinary people, giving voices to those not usually heard.
Last Sunday, Women & Theatre’s current Heritage project Women’s Work reached its culmination with the public performance of Clocking On performed at Small Heath Baptist Church. The piece, seen by over 100 audience members across two promenade performances, explored the role of female factory workers in the First World War addressing themes such as the independence of women and the effect of loss on community. The piece, drawn from research with the descendants of Birmingham factory workers, took in a number of real historical events such as the rise of the Suffragette movement and the first all women football team.