Our annual New Work Festival both supports and showcases the most dynamic and exciting talent from the Midlands.

Curated by our New Work Associate, the festival takes over spaces around across our theatre with productions and activities for all ages, including several performances direct from runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival,  informal gigs, musical comedy, dance, drama and more.

2019 LINE-UP

2019 WORKSHOPS

The Difference Engine

We are delighted to be working with Talking Birds Theatre Company to bring The Difference Engine to Curve, enabling us to offer Captioned Performances across our New Work Festival.

The Difference Engine is an innovative tool created by Talking Birds to help make performances accessible for as many people as possible. It enables audience members to receive captions on their own mobile devices – such as smartphones and tablets – via a free app available to download on both the App Store and Google Play Store.

Find out more about The Difference Engine at talkingbirds.co.uk/DE.

   

INTRODUCTION TO THE DIFFERENCE ENGINE

HOW TO ACCESS THE CAPTIONS

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM BETH SHOULER

“All of us at Curve love to find new and distinctive shows made by extraordinarily talented artists. We’re thrilled the festival will showcase some of the best work being made by contemporary theatre-makers in the UK. There is something for everyone: new plays, comedy, physical theatre, works-in-progress, spoken-word, family work, dance, musicals, autobiographical and devised performances.

“It is a real celebration of the talent in the Midlands as every performance has creatives or performers from the region involved. There will also be workshops, surgeries and opportunities for artists to network. All of us at Curve hope audiences have as much delight watching these shows as we have. Ultimately, they are fascinating stories told in inventive and beautiful ways that make for a really great night out.”

Beth Shouler, New Work Associate