Tin Box and the Coffin Fittings Works get a great review!
We had a fantastic review here http://thegoodreview.co.uk/2011/06/stop-the-clocks-tin-box/#comment-911
The directors and performers brought our disused factory to life when they performed Stop the Clocks at the Coffin Fittings Works 10 days ago
The reviewer, Natasha Trevenna said
“It is the first artistic piece to suggest using the disused Newman Brothers Coffin Fittings Factory in the centre of Birmingham and they are also the first theatre group to be granted access to it. Inspired by the history of the factory and the personal testimonies of ex-employees, it is the story of the life and death of ‘Mary’ a fictional employee. But this is no ordinary morbid indulgence of illness and factory life. It is one of the most uplifting and life-affirming pieces I have seen in a long while. ”
“The piece is site-specific in every sense of the term. The setting, props, and story are all inspired by and designed to suit every nook and cranny of the building. Combined with this, the interactive, promenade nature of the performance encapsulates everything that is unique and exciting about the medium of theatre.”
If you wished you’d seen it, keep a check on this site. We will let you know if there is any chance of a re-run!
£1million grant from Heritage Lottery Fund confirmed for Coffin Works and Birmingham Conservation Trust « Birmingham Conservation Trust July 21, 2011
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