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Alchemy Black Country, 19 – 30 May 2015

Touring Scheme member Black Country Touring, is one of the key partners in Southbank Centre’s Alchemy 2015, bringing exciting new productions to venues across the Black Country later this month:

We are thrilled to welcome Alchemy, a contemporary festival exploring the cultural links between the UK and South Asia to the Black Country celebrating the best theatre, dance, music, workshops, comedy and film.

Southbank Centre’s Alchemy is an annual festival in London. This year, Southbank Centre’s Alchemy goes national. Working with three key national partners, a bespoke Alchemy programme has been devised for regional audiences and these festivals will take place at Cast in Doncaster, Oldham Coliseum and across venues in the Black Country (through Black Country Touring).

United Colours of FrustrAsian

Festival highlights include: Midlands premiere of internationally acclaimed theatre show, Nirbhaya; United Colours of FrustrAsian fusing live music and storytelling to examine our identities; Variety is the Spice – featuring live performances from Britain’s Got Talent finalists – Signature and music fusion band Alpha Nomega; Knives, Forks and Fingers, a new show created specially for Alchemy by comedian, broadcaster, journalist, and chef Hardeep Singh Kohli; a second chance to see the wonderful My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding and last but not least, Occasionally We Skype, BCT’s new dance theatre co-production with Sonia Sabri Company – premiering at the Southbank Centre.

My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding

There’s something for everyone at the festival – so take a look and tell your friends and family about the first ever Alchemy Black Country! We look forward to welcoming you and remember to use the hashtag #AlchemyFest and #AlchemyBC when you tweet!

Full listings of all events is available at: