Avon Calling awarded funding

August 7, 2009 by

I’m pleased to announce that Avon Calling was awarded a grant from the Arts Council to support the development of the show.  The fruits of our labour can be seen at Warwick Arts Centre on 8th October 2009, commissioned by PILOT Nights.  See you then, if not before.

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Summer round-up, and what’s coming up

July 13, 2009 by

We had a busy couple of weeks at the start of July, but more of that later.  First, some news of a new project: ‘Avon Calling’.

Some of you may have seen some early ideas for Avon Calling at our performance at Pilot back in March 09.  We’re pleased to announce that Avon Calling has been selected by Pilot to be part of their double-bill ‘It Came From Pilot’ at Warwick Arts Centre on 8th October 2009.  It will remain a one-woman show, co-written and performed by Louise Platt.  We’ll be rehearsing throughout August and September.


Pilot – This Thursday

June 30, 2009 by

We’ll be performing our brand new performance as part of Pilot @ A.E. Harris THIS THURSDAY.  Using live sound looping to create evocative soundscapes we’ll transport you to new worlds within worlds.

We started work on the show at 10am on Monday, and will perform it on Thursday night – guerilla site-responsive theatre!

Come and see Toni Midlane and Vimal Korpal perform, with Mark Day on sound & music, scenography input from Xristina Penna, research by Nix Wood, and directed by Katie Day.

Click here for more info.

Click here for directions to the venue.

One Week Works @A.E.Harris 2nd July

June 14, 2009 by

The wonderful PILOT is trying out a new home on 2nd July at Stan’s Cafe’s venue @A.E.Harris in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, and The Other Way Works will be joining them there.

We’ll be trying out our site-specific boot-camp idea ‘One Week Works’.  Five artists will arrive on Monday, work together ‘responding to the space’, and perform what we’ve made on Thursday evening as part of the Pilot event.  As you can see, that’s not even a full week – but we’re never afraid of a challenge!


Avon Called at Pilot on March 12th

March 22, 2009 by

We trialled a very new idea that might one day become a real show at Pilot on 12th March.  The snippet we performed was entitled Avon Calling, and involved the performer Lou Platt taking on several personas: the Avon Lady, her mother & herself.  As well as this, she built ‘the great wall of Avon’ – picture below.  If you saw it and have any feedback for us drop us a line at info@theotherwayworks.co.uk ,  thanks.


Black Tonic – the post-it note version

September 29, 2008 by

Katherine Maxwell-Cook and I spent last week mapping out the new version of the show (premiere 20th Nov 08 in Manchester).

This involved plenty of post-it notes, coloured pencils, and spider diagrams.  It felt more like a cross between a game of chess, one of those impossible logic puzzles, and an episode of sesame street than theatre-making, but we got a lot done.  Cheers Katherine, I couldn’t have done it without you!  Katie



March 6, 2008 by

We’ve been enjoying 20 degrees and sunshine over in Greece, whilst working on the ‘hotel project’ – called ‘Black Tonic’.  Chris has been shooting a lot of video, and taking some great pics – see his blog at www.primeobjective.co.uk for images of Thessaloniki.


We did our last day of work today, and tomorrow start our journey back home.  I think I’m going to have to physically drag Katherine and Chris away kicking and screaming! 

Over land and sea

February 27, 2008 by

We’ve now set off on our voyage across land and sea to Thessaloniki in Greece.  We’ll be spending our time there collaborating with two wonderful greek scenographers (designers), and developing the aesthetic elements of our new performance Black Tonic


Together with the project’s film maker Chris Keenan, we’re hoping to put together a short video of our journey home featuring buses, ferries, trains, sea, mountains and Italian renaissance cities!  We’ll post it on the website once it’s done.

Sneak Preview

February 6, 2008 by

We’ll be sharing some early story ideas for our new project in development – the ‘hotel project’ – this Sunday afternoon at the Malmaison Birmingham.  There’s a strictly limited capacity for this free event (and we’re nearly full already), so if you’d like to come along email info@theotherwayworks.co.uk  ASAP to reserve your place.  Unfortunately we won’t be able to admit people turning up on the door, so make sure you reserve!

Funded by Arts Council England, The Sir Barry Jackson Trust & Birmingham City Council.  Supported by mac.  Sharing Event supported by Malmaison.

International Residency confirmed

December 19, 2007 by

With the support of an International Development Grant from Birmingham City Council’s Arts Division, the Company will be travelling to Thessaloniki in Northern Greece to undertake an international residency there in February – March 2008.  We will be the guests of the University, and will spend our residency developing the scenic, video and image elements of our new production codenamed "Hotel", in collaboration with two Thessaloniki based scenographers.


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