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Changing faces at RSPA

As Sarah Auger and Hilary Sanders have gone on maternity leave, RSPA welcomes back two familiar faces to direct new productions for 2012: RSPA graduate and theatre director Tom Frith, and RSPA’s founding director Caroline Wilkes. We are all really excited to benefit from their expertise.

From Monday 27th February to Friday 9th March, RSPA are touring Birmingham secondary schools with a new dynamic documentary theatre show that tackles human trafficking within the cocoa industry. ‘Blood, Sweat & Chocolate’ aims to educate audiences about the human cost of a chocolate bar, and in order to bring the show to a wider audience, RSPA have teamed up with Fair Trade Birmingham. Look out for RSPA performing sketches from the show on Saturday 10th March at the Sustainability Spring Fair in Victoria Square in Birmingham City Centre. Fair Trade Birmingham have also invited RSPA to perform ‘Blood, Sweat & Chocolate’ at Birmingham Library Theatre as part of their secondary schools Green Dragon’s Den day on Tuesday 13th March. A specially extended version of ‘Blood, Sweat & Chocolate’ will be performed at the MAC at 7.30pm on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th March. Tickets are available from the box office or online. We’d love to see you at these shows!

This trafficking issue may seem a world away from us here in the UK, but for 27 million people in the world it is a reality. Every minute of every day a human being is trafficked into slavery to pick cocoa beans so we can enjoy a mouth watering moment. That can’t be right. So look for chocolate that carries the Rainforest Alliance or Fairtrade logo. IT’S THAT SIMPLE! Check your labels, and check your conscience. Right, must dash, I’m dying for a chocolate fix…

‘Blood, Sweat & Chocolate’ Tickets £6 Adults, £5 concessions.

To book, call MAC Box Office on 0121 446 3232 or online at
www.macarts.co.uk