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Saving Moseley Road Baths

November 15, 2023

Saving Moseley Road Baths
A partnership project between Moseley Road Baths and Women & Theatre

Moseley Road Baths and Women & Theatre welcome the opportunity to work in partnership to develop a new celebratory community theatre production, “The Saving of Moseley Road Baths.”

This unique piece, crafted from research from personal experiences, promises to unveil the stories of the Baths and underscore its pivotal role as a civic space. Showcasing the many people who lent a helping hand in its salvation and understand its profound value to our local communities.

We’re not just telling a story; we’re inviting you to be a part of it.

We want to know what were the inspiring and extraordinary efforts to save the Baths? Who were those diverse partners who converged to achieve remarkable feats? Were you one of them?

We want to share stories of as many individuals’ who were part of the journey and highlight how, after two decades of community campaigning led by the Friends of Moseley Road Baths, an informal partnership which led to a coalition being formed in 2016.

“Not only is this a story about the fight for saving Birmingham’s palace but a fight for adversity and doing the impossible.”
Joe Holyoak (Chair of Friends of MRB and Trustee for MRB CIO)

What we do know about the performances.

There will be three performances, taking the form of an animated timeline, that will take place in March 2024 at the Old Print Works, Balsall Heath. The production will be lo-fi, friendly, and accessible, with the emphasis on telling the story of the Baths and its communities. The piece will incorporate immersive elements and be performed by a community cast made up of staff, volunteers, local people, and those with links to our Coalition partners. In addition to the live performance, we will also produce a project podcast incorporating some or all of the performance or script audio.

How to get involved.

For more information please contact Matt Smith: or call  01214497117

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.Do I have to act?

No, you do not have to act in the play, although it is encouraged – you can be part of the play by sharing your story and connection to Moseley Road Baths. Turn up and share you story.

2. Can I join if I do not have a story, but I’d like to act?

Absolutely! Please do! Everyone is welcome.

3. Can I be any age?

Yes, you can be any age as long as under 12’s is accompanied by an adult.

4. Where are the rehearsals?

The rehearsals will take part at the Old Print Works in the Drawing Room – follow the feather banners.

5. When will the rehearsals take place?

Research devising sessions will be:

  • Sessions are on Wednesday 22nd November 2pm – 4pm.
  • Wednesday 29th November 2pm – 4pm & 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 6th December 2pm – 4pm & 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Then from end of January to March will be rehearsals weekly on a Wednesday. Performances will be Friday 5th evening, Saturday 6th a matinee and an evening performance.

6. Must I be at every rehearsal?

We encourage as much as you can particularly during the lead up to performance.

This project is funded by the Community Lottery Fund

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