Mary Cutler – Review

The Darlaston Dog Fight a review by Mary Cutler  This really is a little gem of a play- sparkling in its wit and characterisation, multi-faceted in its scope, and so true you could cut glass with it. The play’s structure makes brilliant use of the limited resources of a small cast and simple staging. The…

With thanks

We would like to thank Arts Council England, The Arena Theatre, Neil Reading, Matthew Lambden, Heart Work studios, and Robannas Studios for providing rehearsal space, theatre-space, and support on the production of The Darlaston Dog Fight. It’s been an absolute JOY for the entire RV team. Our aim as a company, as well as creating…

Here we go….!

It happens THIS weekend! Three exclusive performances of ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight’, funded by Arts Council England, will showcase at The Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of March. Five weeks of full-on, fast-paced rehearsals brings us to an incredible climax of truly breathtaking, dynamic theatre, with a performance set to…

#metoo

One of the most socially pertinent themes of The Darlaston Dog Fight, is that of harassment, abuse, and domestic violence. Though perhaps more socially accepted as ‘the way of things’ in 1800’s, today any form of abuse, psychological, physical or otherwise is broadly  condemned. Though still a major issue, and something many women and men…

Masterclass for dancers

We are delighted to host a dance and movement masterclass  for the students at the University of Wolverhampton. Dancers will work closely with Regional Voice Theatre’s movement director Helen Calcutt  to explore methods of translating text into organic movement, and the ways in which dance can re-play (or expose) a given narrative. Dancers will focus…

The Darlaston Dog Fight – TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets for our next production ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight’ are now  on sale.  We will run three consecutive shows only, Friday 23rd March 7.30pm, and Saturday 24th March at 1.30pm and 7.30pm. BOOK TICKETS ‘Tell us about them mad and bloody old days.’ The Darlaston Dog Fight presents the story of Rough Moey. Collier, innkeeper, hell-raiser and…

Theatre workshop for Midlands actors

  Monday 23rd October 10am-4pm, at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton. Regional Voice Theatre are delighted to host a day long actor’s workshop exploring themes arising from our new Arts Council Funded production ‘The Darlaston Dog Fight.’ This workshop is for professional actors living and working in the West Midlands. Actors will work closely with the director,…

THE DARLASTON DOG FIGHT

‘Tell us about them mad and bloody old days.’ Set in the Black Country of the early 19th century, based on the folklore and ballads of the period, The Darlaston Dog Fight presents the story of Rough Moey, collier, innkeeper, hell-raiser and dog-fighter, and the last man to sell his wife in Wednesbury market. From…