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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...


Sistas in the Spotlight!  


17 March 2018 at The Malcolm X Centre.  

Breathing Fire and Tan Teddy hosted a showcase of female performance artists. Spoken word, song, theatre, music and dance! We celebrated International Women’s Day and recognised 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in the UK. Market stalls, food and drink was available, with a prize draw for ticket holders.



Our Washington DC Tour 2018 is complete!


We are now back home in Bristol. Our tour was supported by funding from Arts Council England.


We partnered with our Washington DC based sister company, Hissing Black Cat to deliver five 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 performed 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 performed in a range of settings to different community groups. Our aim was to honour our audiences with  their stories on issues, experiences and moments that are most relevant to them and their cultural perspectives.


Here is more about our USA visit

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