Theatre in the Mill (TITM) is the new work studio in Bradford situated on the University of Bradford Campus.
The Theatre in the Mill aims to be a creative and socially engaged venue, one that offers broad ranging support and opportunities for innovative artists to make new work, investigate that within a social context and make that work meaningful through connecting it with a wider world.
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This is what she would have said, if only we’d let her.
An impassioned call to arms, a play and a campaign: ‘TANJA’ is a dramatic exploration of immigration detention centres, starring Emily Ntshangase-Wood, a former Yarl’s Wood detainee.
SBC Theatre are the UK’s first Theatre Company of Sanctuary and are Associate Artists at Cast, Doncaster.
‘Politically the piece is doing something remarkable’ British Theatre Guide
Concession tickets available for state pensioners and University of Bradford staff members.
Discounted tickets available for students and people receiving disability/unemployment benefit.
Arch 468 presents a Theatre in the Mill commission
This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families. About the place you belong because you were born there; the places that are in your blood but also the places you adopt; that you pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in.
It’s about class mobility. And regional identity. And being a Thatcher’s child. It’s about education and ‘making good’ for yourself. And maybe about how that can leave you exiled from the place you started. With nowhere to quite belong.
It’s about always being an imposter and trying to remember how to speak in your own voice.
The Class Project is a Theatre in the Mill commission, produced by Arch 468, funded by Arts Council England and supported by ARC Stockton, Derby Theatre, The Bike Shed and the Old Vic and by China Plate, mac birmingham, Warwick Arts Centre and In Good Company through the First Bite Festival.
Halimo is the story of Halimo Batel, who came to Bradford as part of the Bradford Exhibition of 1904. In this story of migration, arrival, birth and death we will explore questions of identity and values which are still pertinent to communities in Bradford today.
The Bradford Exhibition was held in Lister Park from May to October in the year that Cartwright Hall opened. For most of the 2.5m visitors to the exhibition, this would have been their first encounter with people of colour and intense public and media interest was heightened by a birth, a fire and a dispute over payments. Tragically during this time Halimo contracted TB and died. She became the first Muslim to be buried in Bradford.
For this piece of visual theatre CGA will be directed by master puppeteer Alison Duddle, (formerly joint Artistic Director of Horse + Bamboo Theatre). Joining our artist team will be two Bradford based artists Uzma Kazi and Somali born Shamsa Bakari.
Two couples; one liberal, one conservative. One progressive, one traditional. One secular, one faithful.