Last weekend saw the screening of our feature length film ‘TwilightOfTheFreakinGods’. It was a film based on a surreal theatre production by Stan’s Cafe, which was based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Languidly drifting through surreal visuals and hypnotic sounds, TOTFG was a truly unique experience.
Twilightofthefreakingods celebrated five glorious years for Stan’s Cafe @ A E Harris, and was the last performance at the venue in its large format.
Reel Access was lucky enough to be bought on board to record the performance that unfolded slowly over 255 minutes. We are now in the process of creating a unique film experience using this footage. It’ll be a long editing process but here is an early glimpse at some of the shots we captured.
(Click on an image to enter the full screen gallery)
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend in Shard End then you might want to come down to the Norman Chamberlain Playing Fields, Shard End, Birmingham, West Midlands B34 7SA.
You are invited to Alice’s birthday tea party…
Enter a dreamlike world full of games, colour, song and rhyme ruled by a crazy, croquet-playing Queen with very little heart and a very short temper! So, don’t be late, don’t lose your head, and watch out for a picnic stealing knave who wants your tarts…! A captivating event for all the family.
open air theatre at its best
Alice – An Extraordinary Adventure
By Lewis Caroll
Adapted by Dani Carbery
On Sunday 28th July at 5pm (come down at 4pm to join in the Mad Hatters Tea Party) Heartbreak Productions will be performing Alice – An Extraordinary Adventure. They are doing it all again on Monday 29th July at 2pm (1pm for Tea Party).
These special performances will also feature song and movement by local community groups.
Tickets are priced at £3 each or £12 for a family (2 adults and 3 children) and can be booked in advance via The Rep Box Office or a limited number can be purchased in person from The Shard End Library, All Saints Square, Shard End Crescent, Shard End, B34 7AG. Tickets will also be available to buy on the day but that will be cash only.
About Heartbreak Productions –
Renowned for award-winning open air theatre, Heartbreak Productions also creates indoor theatre, film, education and community pieces. For more details about these opportunities visit their website – www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk.
Useful Information –
These are open are performances. To make the most of this, we advise bringater, sunscreen and shade. You will be outside in direct sunlight and we want you to enjoy the event without suffering from the heat.
The Small Print –
Heartbreak performances continue in all but the severest of weather conditions. On rare occasions where circumstances beyond Heartbreak’s control force the cancellation of a performance, you are advised to contact the venue/ticket seller directly for their refund/exchange policy.
These performances are also listed on our events page –
Roots and Seeds is a project based around the shelter, refuge, fruit and shade that trees and forests can supply to people. The children made artwork based around this idea and covered concepts around nature and trees from roots to leaves. They developed some excellent stories for a performance and a film.
Working with Secret City Arts and children at Tame Valley primary school, exploring themes of uprooting and putting down roots. Using stories, mask, creative writing & theatre, inspired by traditional stories, collected memories and a field trip to the Lickey Hills and local urban green spaces.
Funded by BCC Next Generation Fund.