Where we dream is a story about West Bromwich Operatic Society, founded in 1938 and which has outlasted seven theatres so far, regularly performing to audiences of several thousand in the post-industrial Midlands; supported by Multistory.
Working with film-maker Ben Wigley and photographer Kate Jackson, I’m following the rehearsal and creation of The Producers, which WBOS are staging in Birmingham in November 2011.
It’s called ‘Where we dream’ because musical theatre creates such strange worlds, where we can all be different for a while, whether we’re sitting comfortable in the red velvet seats or giving it our all on stage.
Where we dream will be published by Multistory in the new year. Not a simple company history, the book will mix members’ voices, images and narrative with echoes of past productions and vanished worlds. It will be a celebration of achievement, longevity and a huge amount of fun.