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Corkscrew Theatre

Bringing together dynamic and talented individuals to create outstanding theatre.

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.