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What is Playback Theatre?

Playback Theatre is a unique form of interactive theatre enabling audiences to tell their stories.


Playback Theatre is a safe way of exploring internal thought processes and using the arts to express and communicate.


People from the audience are invited to share moments from their lives.


They then see them being brought to life as the company immediately recreates the essence of their story using voice, movement, dance, music and song.


What we are doing...


Our Washington DC Tour 2018 has begun!


We are now it Washington DC until 25 February. Our tour is supported by funding from Arts Council England.


We will be partnering with our Washington DC based sister company, Hissing Black Cat to deliver four playback performances and we are pleased to have made links with a High School and a Women’s writing group to deliver two additional performances.


We look forward to performing again with our sisters in Hissing Black Cat on our reciprocal visit following on from their joining us on our UK tour in 2016.


February is Black History Month in the USA and we can benefit from our interactions with communities and people especially around the way Black History Month is celebrated and acknowledged in America. We will be performing in a range of settings to different community groups. We will aim to honour our audiences with  their stories on issues, experiences and moments that are most relevant to them and their cultural perspectives.


See What's On for tour dates, and the Gallery for pictures.




Sistas in the Spotlight!  


17 March 2018 at The Malcolm X Centre.  

From 7-10pm, Breathing Fire and Tan Teddy host a showcase of female performance artists. Spoken word, song, theatre, music and dance! Celebrating International Women’s Day and recognising 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in the UK. Market stalls; food and drink available for purchase; prize draw for ticket holders on the night.

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