News: Misc

Opportunity for Freelance Work with Geese

Keshena Bowie

We are looking for freelance artists to potentially work with us on some of our community projects in Birmingham.

We are particularly interested in talking to artists who work with shadow puppetry, puppetry, music, story-telling or choirs but we welcome a chat with any professional/ experienced artist who can enhance and complement our work.

For an informal conversation, please contact Emma:

Annual Highlights 2014/15

Keshena Bowie

Our Annual Highlights for 2014/15 is out now!  The review of our work includes information on our new Birmingham community partnerships, our performance of domestic abuse piece, Stay, at Birmingham REP last summer, our extensive prison and forensic mental health work and details of our conference and staff training.  Hard copies are also available, just email us at

Hire our Rehearsal Space

Keshena Bowie

For organisations looking for good-sized rehearsal or meeting space, the studio at our offices in Moseley, Birmingham is now available to rent on a half or full day basis (no evenings, sorry).

Dimensions of the room are 8 x 7.2 metres with windows on two walls providing a lovely bright and airy space and black-out blinds, should you need them. 

Availability is dependent upon the company's schedule but our smaller space may also be suitable at 6 x 3.5 metres.  For further details, availability and prices, please email

International Women’s Day

Keshena Bowie

To mark International Women's Day, we created a short film with Iconic Productions, highlighting our work with perpetrators of domestic abuse.  Geese works with groups of men in custodial and community settings, using theatre to challenge abusive attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.

All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women, while calling for greater equality.  We also work with women who have, or are at risk of having, experience of the criminal justice system and the use of theatre allows us to explore, discuss and problem solve issues relevant to their circumstances while providing a supportive and safe space to work on confidence and self-esteem, and share experiences.

The film, entitled Stay, is the first in a series, in which each film will focus on a different area of our work. 

Lessons we can learn from Geese

Keshena Bowie

Our Development Officer, Yvonne, came across this lovely 'gift of inspiration', while having a google today.  We think it captures our values here at Geese Theatre Company perfectly...

Lessons from Geese provides a perfect example of the importance of team work and how it can have a profound and powerful effect on any form of personal or business endeavour.

It is essential to remember that teamwork happens inside and outside of business life when it is continually nurtured and encouraged.

Lesson 1 - The Importance of Achieving Goals

As each goose flaps its wings it creates an UPLIFT for the birds that follow. By flying in a 'V' formation the whole flock adds 71 percent extra to the flying range.


When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals.

Lesson 2 - The Importance of Team Work

When a goose falls out of formation it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back to take advantage of the lifting power of the birds in front.


If we had as much sense as geese we would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.

Lesson 3 - The Importance of Sharing

When a goose tires of flying up front it drops back into formation and another goose flies to the point position.


It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks. We should respect and protect each other's unique arrangement of skills, capabilities, talents and resources.

Lesson 4 - The Importance of Empathy and Understanding

When a goose gets sick, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to the ground to help and protect it.


If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.

Lesson 5 - The Importance of Encouragement

Geese flying in formation 'HONK' to encourage those up front to keep up with their speed.


We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups and teams where there is encouragement, production is much greater. 'Individual empowerment results from quality honking'