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We have been mentioning  our friends at Tin Box in the last few blog posts, here are some details of their next production which will première at the MAC on 3rd October.


This is the second production from Tin Box, a Birmingham based company, who collaboratively devise theatre which explores inventive uses of storytelling, visual theatre, and site-specific performance. Their first piece, Stop the Clocks, was performed in a disused coffin fiitings factory in June and September 2011.

Not Known at This Address is a piece inspired by letters. It was performed as part of China Plate’s First Bite festival at mac Birmingham in September 2011, and developed at Battersea Arts Centre in January 2012.

“I didn’t mean to take the first one … it just fell into my bag”

Obsessed by the secret world of letters, Martin Simons, a post office worker, has collected 1,463 of them. Not Known at This Address invites the audience into Martin’s personal sorting office of stories, people and places. Through physical, visual theatre, puppetry and live music, the audience are drawn into the world of Martin’s letters as they come to life around him. The piece explores the emotive quality of letters in an age where communication is vast, instant and readily available. It is a story of unrequited love and a man who is lost. As Martin clutches onto his secret, the contents of his letters take him further from his inescapable reality.

“Innovative … poignant … incredibly touching” Metro on Stop the Clocks (2011)


“One of the most uplifting and life-affirming pieces I have seen in a long while … we came out, barely a dry eye among us; all of us charmed, thoughtful, and joyful … the two Jos are ones to watch out for in the future” The Good Review on Stop the Clocks (2011)


“Beautiful sensory hit … lovely and engaging” Audience response on Not Known at This Address scratch at BAC (January 2012)

Premiere at mac Birmingham 3rd October 2012 at 8pm and touring other venues in the autumn – dates to be confirmed.

Mac Birmingham

Cannon Hill Park


B12 9QH

Box Office: 0121 446 3232

Tickets: £7/ £10


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