Theatre and Drama

Yellow Earth

Yellow Earth Theatre has now established a FREE summer acting academy for young East Asian people supported by the Birmingham School of Acting, the Birmingham Hippodrome 
theatre and The REP (Birmingham Repertory Theatre). 

Every year up to 14 young people push themselves out of their normal comfort zones and gain new skills and the confidence to perform with others. The students achievements are celebrated in a showcase held at the end of the week for family and friends in the stunning Recital Hall at the Royal Conservatoire. 

To find out more visit the Yellow Earth website or come and talk to them at the Birmingham Chinese New Year event on 26 January 2020 where the company will have a stall alongside the Chinese Community Centre Birmingham. 



A trilogy starting with a story based on the sacrifices of the Chinese Labour Corp during the first World war and continuing with a second story around 1940s/50s and the third story in contemporary Britain. The trilogy will explore ideas of family, sacrifices, place and time from Chinese and British perspectives in the socio-economic context of 3 significant periods in recent history.

Chinese Women Cultural Identify

A collaborative theatre and graphic design project, by Paper Birds and Frances Yeung, works with local Chinese women to reveal women’s stories on hard-hitting themes through verbatim material and subtle movement.

Big Brum

Big Brum Theatre is collaborating with its sister company in Beijing to develop a play ‘Along the Silk Road’ to explore contemporary issues when East and West meets. The performance is aimed at schools and will be presented as an educational package to stimulate exploration and learning by pupils. 


To get involved, please get in touch.