recent press coverage

Thanks to Laura Mulvey from Forge Press for this lovely 5 star review of our show, performed at Off the Shelf Festival 2016 in Sheffield.

Review from Off the Shelf 2016

Thanks to the Coventry Telegraph for publishing this feature about ‘Beyond the Water’s Edge’ and to Ann Evans for writing this article for on-line magazine

Settle down with a cup of tea / coffee / *insert favourite drink* and enjoy!

New cast announced for beyond the water’s edge

We are delighted to announce the cast for our latest production Beyond the Water’s Edge – a brand new production featuring three actor musicians and poetry from around the world. The production will open at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on Friday 1st July and will then tour nationally.

We welcome Jill Dowse, Dan McGarry and Nate Ryan to the team, and you can find out more about our cast via our Creative Team page

New production announced!

Midland Creative Projects is delighted to announce that we will be developing a new production for 2016-17.

Beyond the Water's Edge (large)

Beyond the Water’s Edge will feature contemporary poetry from around the world. Created in association with the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Bloodaxe Books, this production will showcase a wide range of provocative and extraordinary poetry from different countries and cultures.

Beyond the Water’s Edge will premiere at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on Friday 1st July 2016

Check back soon for more news!

BBC Radio West Midlands – a century later

by IMtiaz Dharker


Listen to a recording of Hundred Years’ War cast member, Jill Dowse, performing the moving poem, A Century Later, by Queen’s Gold Medal winning poet, Imtiaz Dharker; featured on BBC Radio West Midlands as a highlight of this year’s Birmingham Literature Festival. Simply click on this link and skip to 20:20 to listen.


Alan MagorWe are delighted to introduce Alan Magor, who will be joining the cast of The Hundred Years’ War: the Somme to Afghanistan for our autumn term performances.

Alan is a West Midlands based performer, with a wide range of performance experience. We are very pleased that he will be joining the team for our performances in October. You can find out more about our cast members by clicking here, and to find out about our October dates and venues, you can visit our dates page here.

New FILM released!

Watch an interview with our cast and director of The Hundred Years’ War: the Somme to Afghanistan, to hear about their experiences working on the production and their feelings on the poems they perform:

 For Art’s Sake with Jonathan Davidson

Article featured in the Oxford Times, Thursday 2 July 2015:

Jonathan Davidson

 Jonathan Davidson explains how he took an anthology of poetry and transferred it to the stage with The Hundred Years’ War.