Here’s a night out for anyone based near Birmingham.
It’s recommended for what it is irrespective of who it is. I’m just appending their press release.
THURSDAY 28TH AUGUST, DOORS 7PM, FIRST ACT 7.30PM
THE THEATRE, THE CUSTARD FACTORY, BIRMINGHAM
After a short break in transmission PILOT is back offering you an altogether more eye-opening night out in Birmingham.
As always PILOT nights are a motley assortment of new, untested shorts from some of the most exciting theatre companies around. Each last between 10 and 20 minutes and together present a mix of comic, touching and peculiar performance. The audience are invited to get a drink, enjoy the show and stick around to let the performers know exactly what they thought.
PILOT’s new producing team, Samantha Fox, Jess Mackinnon and Paul Warwick invite you to The Custard Factory, Birmingham on the 28th of August to re-launch PILOT with an exciting INTERNATIONAL line up of scratch performances not to be missed.
The line-up includes the UK premiere of award winning Australian company Side Pony Productions who bring the classic Western to the stage in a serial melodrama of epic proportions – YOU SAW THEM HERE FIRST!!! PILOT star Ed Rapley returns with a monologue in which he attempts to travel in time to save himself from such a disappointing adolescence. Local favourites Spanner and HamFisted! are back plus the brand new Birmingham based company, Stepping On Rakes bring their female clowns to the stage for the very first time. To top it off Tikur Anbessa invites you to question what’s so frightening about ‘The Blackheart Man’ in his explosive one man show and London-based Vier Theatre make their Midlands debut to tell the mythic tale of The Hermit Crab!
Tickets are £5 (£4) and can be purchased on the door, which opens at 7pm.