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.”
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.