Corkscrew Theatre Company

Bringing together dynamic and talented individuals to create outstanding theatre.

 

The Ancient Mariner

Corpus Playroom, October 2019

 

The Portrait

ADC Theatre, September 2019

 

The Pillowman

Robinson Theatre, May 2019

 

No Sleep for the Haunted

Corpus Playroom, June 2017

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So let me explain about the theatre business. The natural condition of theatre is one of a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.

…”So what do we do?” replied Mr Fennyman. “Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.” Said Mr Henslowe…

Tom Stoppard
Shakespeare in Love

Anyone who has ever been involved in any show, anywhere, ever, knows that doing nothing isn’t really an option. Making theatre that entertains, moves, challenges and speaks to an audience is not easy.

So we wanted to do a specific show and we found the perfect actors and we made a list and we made an enormous amount of mistakes in the planning and the budgeting and the venue choices.

But it did turn out well (rather better than well truth be told) because we had got one thing completely right. We had surrounded ourselves with talented, adaptable, good humoured and understanding people.

So that has continued to be our plan. From actors to musicians to techies to costume designers, we always work with the most amazing people; so unlike Mr Henslowe, it’s no mystery to us when it all turns out fine.

Current shows
We’ve put a pause on our shows at the moment but there are some new ideas in the mix, and we’ll announce some more stuff soon.

 

In the meantime, head over to our blog – have a read and come back soon.