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The Return of Team Geese

Keshena Bowie

Team Geese consists of company members, Board members, family and very special friends of Geese Theatre Company.  Formed last year, their first challenge was the Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2013 and the team raised over £2500 for local Geese projects.  This was then generously matched by Arts Council England's Catalyst funding and, with Gift Aid, totalled over £5300!

In addition to the great fundraising achievement, two Team Geese teams also placed first AND second in the Birmingham Business Challenge, small business, mixed teams category.  We think that makes us the fastest theatre company in the West Midlands but we welcome challengers.

This year the team has almost doubled and we are hoping to smash our times and our fundraising totals from last year.  Funds will not be matched this year so every £1 really will count and help Geese to deliver even more life-changing projects with some of the most vulnerable communities in Birmingham.

Geese Theatre Company is grateful for any support you can give at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/geese14

Stay at Birmingham REP

Andy Watson

Last night we performed 'Stay' at Birmingham REP. 'Stay' was devised for work with male perpetrators of domestic abuse and this was the first time we have delivered it to a public audience, outside of a criminal justice context. A little bit of an experiment to see whether or not our work, which is devised for very specific audiences and settings, translates to other audiences without losing meaning and impact. The performance sold out, which tells us there is a demand for people keen to see our work. So far feedback from audience members has been very positive, with comments such as: 

Saw Stay at BirminghamRep last night. A fascinating insight into GeeseTheatre's work on domestic violence.

Uncomfortable, powerful, challenging and incredibly well done...

So worthwhile showing 'Stay.'  Unpleasant viewing but excellently done, helped develop my understanding.

Great to get a rare opportunity to see Geese Theatre doing their stuff last night. Inspiring.

Thank you for sharing some of your work with us last night. Very challenging and emotive.

Stay was simply amazing in so many ways. Well done @GeeseTheatre

It was engaging, challenging, emotive and inspiring and I think it translated very well to the public forum.

It was brilliant and though a desperate topic to cover, it was really enjoyable.

If you were in the audience last night we would love to know what you thought.