What’s on at The MAC in March

MacRecently refurbished, The MAC in Cannon Hill Park has loads on in March.

The MAC March Event Listings

Performance: Theatre
Foursight Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro
Pertencia: The Butcher Baby’s Tale
Fri 25 Mar, 8pm
Tickets £12 (£9)
Age 14+
Pertencia is a wetnurse. She works for The Butcher. But this is no ordinary shop and this is no ordinary butcher. This performance weaves moving tales of displaced children, lost parents and a heart-stopping revelation to mix absurd fantasy with heart-rending reality.

Caroline Horton
You’re Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy
Tue 29 & Wed 30 Mar, 8pm
Tickets £10 (£7)
Age 13+
As Chrissy waits for a train in 1945, this irrepressible mademoiselle recounts her Parisian childhood and the love story between her – an eccentric, acutely myopic Parisian – and a tongue-tied English teacher from Staffordshire. A tender, comic portrayal of one woman’s experience of love and war.

Performance: REP on Tour
Birmingham Repertory Theatre Presents
Notes to Future Self, by Lucy Caldwell
Thu 3 – Sat 12 Mar, 8pm
Matinee: Thu 10 & Sat 12 Mar, 2pm
Previews: Thu 3 Mar – Sat 5 Mar, 8pm
Tickets £12 (£7.50) | Child/under 14s £4.50 |
Previews £8 | Mad to miss (Mon – Fri Eve, 14 – 26yrs) £4.99 | Standby £6
Sophie and Calliope have never been to school. Their mum ran away from home when she was seventeen to join the New Age movement and the girls have been raised in Goa, San Francisco and Morocco at a series of ashrams, communes and impromptu raves. Then one day Sophie has to return to Birmingham…

Performance: Theatre/Children and Families
Fevered Sleep
And the Rain Falls Down
Wed 16 Mar, 4pm; Thu 17 & Fri 18 Mar, 10am & 1.30pm
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Mar, 11am & 2.30pm
Tickets £8 (£6)
Theatre (Performance exclusively for ages 3-4)
An extra special interactive treat just for three and four year olds. mac’s theatre will be transformed into a stunning place full of drips, drops and downpours… in a world where every drop of water has a life of its own.

Lyngo Theatre
The Dust Man
Sun 27 Mar, 11am & 2.30pm
Age 5+
Have you ever thought about what’s on the other side of the mirror? It’s the place where dreams come from, all light and floaty, and it’s where the Dust Man lives. At bed time he reaches out, takes you by the hand and you fly off together on the wind, into your dreams.

Performance: Music
Birmingham Jazz and mac present
Sid Peacock and his Band
Thu 24 Mar, 8pm
Tickets £10 (£7 inc Birmingham Jazz members)
Birmingham based Sid Peacock and his 16-piece big band, Surge, will be performing songs from their latest album La Fete. Sid and Surge will be joined by very special guest Django Bates on keyboard and tenor horn.

Thu 31 Mar, 7.30pm
Performance: 7.30pm
Tickets £15 (£12) Performance ONLY,
£18 (£15) Performance & Workshop,
Acclaimed British beatboxer Shlomo takes us on a mad, one man musical mashup using nothing but his mouth, a microphone and a loop sampler. There will also be a chance to learn from the man himself in a Shlomo masterclass.

Performance: Comedy
Jenny Eclair
Old Dog, New Tricks
Wed 23 Mar, 8pm
Tickets £15 (£12) Age: 16+
Perrier Award winner Jenny is fifty years old, which in dog years would qualify for The Guinness Book of Records. Having recently been de-wormed and with her teeth newly bleached, she’ll be prancing around the mac stage, basically doing her comedy tricks for a ‘nice biscuit and maybe a glass of Chardonnay’.

Tue 22 – Sun 27 Mar
Fierce is a curated festival of international, contemporary live performance, shaped by Birmingham. Fierce Festival is a collision point for art forms, people and radical ideas.

Fierce: Plan B A Day in the Life
(the walkers of Birmingham)
Wed 23 Mar, 7pm
Tickets £7 (£5)
Leading up to the Fierce Festival, artists Daniel Belasco Rogers and Sophia New (Plan B) will be making a living portrait of Birmingham with the people who move through the city’s streets, parks, waste grounds and tow paths on foot. The artists will be sharing the results of this process, along with their reflections, in this performance lecture.

Fierce: Sheila Ghelani Rat, Rose, Bird
Wed 23 Mar, 8.30pm
Tickets £9 (£6)
Foyle Studio
Sheila Ghelani makes visually rich performance work that engages with ideas surrounding hybridity, migration and love. Her work has been shown at venues and festivals across Europe including the National Review of Live Art in Glasgow and Trouble Festival #4 in Brussels.

Fierce: James Webb
There’s No Place Called Home
Tue 22 Mar – Mon 30 May
Free admission
Outdoor terrace area and various outdoor spaces
There’s No Place Called Home is a recurring worldwide intervention whereby specific foreign birdcalls are broadcast from speakers concealed in local trees and can be seen to relate to issues of migration and territory.

Thu 24 – Sun 27 Mar
The Flatpack programme brings together the most exciting new shorts, animation, documentaries and independent movies, along with live soundtracks, walking tours and ingenious installations.

Visual Arts & Events
mac and Sampad
Sat 12 Mar – Sun 8 May
Free entry
Terrace Gallery
Open daily from 9am – 11pm
sampad and mac have been working with young people to produce a dynamic interactive cultural map showing the wealth of creative activity within a five mile radius of mac.

Doug Jones: Alieni Iuris (From someone else’s authority)
Sat 26 Mar – Sun 15 May
noon – 8pm, Sunday, 11am – 4pm.
Closed Monday (Except Bank Holidays)
Free admission
Through the unlikely media of ceramics and cross stitch, artist Doug Jones astutely examines many of the key social and political issues of our time, such as class, gender, sexuality and economics. His work also touches on more essential themes, of ritual, mortality and humanity’s endless search for meaning.

Sales and Information: 0121 446 3232 | www.macarts.co.uk

March Timetable: Date

Event Location Time
3 – 12 Mar Notes to Future Self Theatre 8pm
10 Mar Notes to Future Self Theatre 2pm
12 Mar Notes to Future Self Theatre 2pm
12 Mar – 8 May Radiu5 Terrace Gallery 9am – 11pm
16 Mar And the Rain Falls Down Theatre 4pm
17 – 18 Mar And the Rain Falls Down Theatre 10am & 1.30pm
19 – 20 Mar And the Rain Falls Down Theatre 11am & 2.30pm
22 Mar – 30 May Fierce: There’s No Place Called Home Various Various
23 Mar Fierce: Plan B, A Day in the Life Hexagon 7pm
23 Mar Fierce: Rat, Rose, Bird Foyle Studio 8.30pm
23 Mar Jenny Eclair Theatre 8pm
24 Mar – 27 Mar Flatpack Various Various
24 Mar Sid Peacock Theatre 8pm
25 Mar Pertencia: The Butcher Baby’s Tale Theatre 8pm
26 Mar – 15 May Doug Jones: Alieni Iuris Gallery 12pm – 8pm
27 Mar The Dust Man Theatre 11am & 2pm
29 Mar – 30 Mar You’re Not Like the Other Girls Chrissy Theatre 8pm
31 Mar Shlomo Theatre 7.30pm
31 Mar Shlomo Theatre 5pm