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Audiences are moved at the Coffin Fittings Works

Posted June 14th, 2011 by Birmingham Conservation Trust with No Comments

Stop The Clocks in performance at the Coffin Fittings Works

Audiences left the performances of Stop the Clocks at the Coffin Fittings Works last Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in thoughtful and appreciative mood having been taken on a wonderful journey.
Twitter was alive with positive comments
– Truly unique & immersive theatre from this new Birmingham company. Great setting in JQ coffin works!
– Involving, beautifully structured ambulatory drama by an engaging and enthusiastic cast. Mug somebody for a ticket (MountieMikeRe)
– An incredibly moving and heartwarming piece of theatre tonight by @tinbox1 (Reecelipman)
Praise for the performance came by email too:
Phil wrote – You should both be enormously proud of the work you have made, and so should all of the performers. It knocks spots off the vast majority of the work we’ve seen from longer established artists and companies in recent years. The little glow Stop The Clocks has given me is going to last for a long time to come! (Phil)

Karen wrote – We found it smart and thought-provoking. Upon leaving the warehouse it seemed to heighten our senses, seeing everything with a rediscovered appreciation.I’m so glad to have come across it and we both agreed that if we could, we’d pay to see it again. Well done and thank you 🙂

Birmingham Conservation Trust were approached by the directors, Jo Gleave and Jo Newman, students at the University of Birmingham, who wanted an atmospheric space in which to develop and perform a script. Elizabeth Perkins, Director of Birmingham Conservation Trust, was delighted with the event –
“We didn’t know the girls or the standard of their work, so it was all done on trust. The outcome is a brilliant production which has really engaged the audience and used the Coffin Fittings Works in a highly creative way.”  
This was a great event that raised over £250 in donations for Birmingham Conservation Trust – thank you to all concerned, and keep supporting us, and the amazing Tin Box, whenever you can.

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