Agent in a Box selected for Caravan Showcase

May 10, 2016 by

We are very pleased to have been selected by the Caravan Curatorial Team to be part of the 2016 Caravan Showcase.

The showcase presents a programme of the best new English performance to a selection of international promoters, festival organisers and presenters as part of the Brighton Festival.

We will be presenting a pitch about our new project Agent in a Box, on Monday 16th May 2016 at 10am in Brighton.

April in Amsterdam (at IETM!)

May 5, 2016 by

We were lucky enough to be invited to speak about how we work with technology in our theatre practice at the IETM Meeting in Amsterdam in April.

As long-time members of the IETM (an international network of performing arts organisations), we’ve attended many of their Plenary meetings in cities around Europe, but its always especially good to be contributing, as it helps with meeting people who share your interests from the 600+ attendees.

Funding awarded for Agent in a Box Prototype!


We’re really pleased to announce that Arts Council England have awarded us a grant to support the development of a prototype of our new project: Agent in a Box.

Currently at concept stage, Agent in a Box will be a new kind of spy-themed narrative game. Players provide back room support to an agent live in the field, on the brink of closing a tricky case. The paper fragments enclosed in the box together with a cheap mobile phone that accesses an automated interactive sms, voice call and message system deliver the hour-long narrative experience.

Artistic Director Katie Day will be collaborating with John Sear, an experienced game designer and software developer to create this new kind of narrative game.
We’re excited to be developing the project at BOM Lab, as an R&D Residency there over the summer.

The first port of call for us will be the Caravan Showcase in Brighton later this month, where we’ll be pitching Agent in a Box to a selection of top international promoters, alongside ‘England’s most exciting artists’.

Black Tonic 2015 Tour Dates

May 17, 2015 by

Black Tonic is back!

Our 2015 tour is as follows:

Birmingham Repertory Theatre: week commencing 14th September 2015
Watershed, Bristol: week commencing 28th September 2015
Theatre in the Mill, Bradford: week commencing 5th October 2015

Tickets will be going on sale soon.

How to try the experience

May 3, 2013 by

Download the Bandstand App onto your phone;
-Visit West Park, Wolverhampton or Lightwoods Park, Bearwood, Sandwell with half an hour or so to spare;
-Stand near the Bandstand and launch the Bandstand App;
-Follow the on-screen instructions and enjoy!
-Let us know what you think afterwards by tweeting or emailing us

Avon Calling Video Trailer

May 25, 2011 by

Watch our thoroughly spiffing new video trailer for Avon Calling!

Avon Calling is now on sale through mac Birmingham. 9 out of the 10 performances have already been booked, so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

For further info click here, or to go straight to mac’s website page click here.

View the e-flyer here.

Ding dong!

Action Learning Facilitation

May 24, 2011 by

I’ve just received my accreditation, and am now very happy to be an Accredited Action Learning Facilitator.

I experienced Action Learning as a ‘set’ member whilst I was undertaking my Cultural Leadership Programme Placement last year. This led me to apply for and be accepted onto the Action Learning and Leadership Facilitation Skills course run by the Action Learning Associates and the Cultural Leadership Programme early this year.

I’m really interested in using the skills I’ve gained to support my current facilitation roles, and also find opportunities to use them in a ‘pure’ Action Learning context. The Action Learning Associates Website has some useful info about what Action Learning is, if you’d like to find out more about it.

Katie Day, Artistic Director

Booking Open for Avon Calling at mac

May 12, 2011 by

We are pleased to announce that our new show Avon Calling is now on sale through mac Birmingham.

For further info click here, or to go straight to mac’s website page click here.

Ding dong!

Avon Calling Photo

More audience feedback

May 27, 2009 by

This ‘cloud’ of feedback is from people who saw Black Tonic in Birmingham in April 2009 – the cloud is again a representation of all the text from our ‘Guest Book’, which audience members are invited to write in after the performance.


Black Tonic – audience feedback cloud

May 13, 2009 by

This fantastic ‘word cloud’ programme was brought to my attention via Flatpack Festival’s blog.

So I thought I’d try it out on our own audience feedback.

See below the ‘cloud’ of feedback from people who saw Black Tonic in Manchester November 2008 – the cloud is a representation of all the text from our ‘Guest Book’, which audience members are invited to write in after the performance.


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