Playback is interactive community theatre at its best, improvisation with a touch of magic; sometimes stirring, sometimes comical and everything in between. This will be a unique, never to be repeated evening where you can share your stories about what belonging means to you: place – family – culture – group – diversity – fitting in – connections – barriers – friends
Playback Theatre creates a ritual space where any story – however ordinary, extraordinary, hidden or difficult – might be told, and made into theatre. A conductor talks to the audience to glean short moments or longer stories from people in the audience who are happy to share. The performers then immediately ‘play-back’ the stories, capturing the essence with drama and music.
“It felt as though we arrived as strangers and left as friends.” (audience member)
Playback Theatre has been going since 1975, and has found its way into diverse settings throughout the world, promoting healthier, more civically engaged and inclusive communities. The Golden Thread was formed over five years ago and, so far… is the only playback theatre company in Wales.
doors open 5:45pm for a 6pm start. Tickets have been priced at £12 per person, £10 for a concession (unwaged) and there’s a special discount for a group booking £8 pp. For group bookings of 4+ people, please contact Small World Theatre’s Box Office to take advantage of the £8 ticket price and to pay over the phone 01239 615 952. Our Box Office is open from Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4.30pm. Thanks.
image by: B Powell