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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...





We Are Warriors, an installation, is commissioned by Bristol Women's Voice for the Deeds Not Words programme of events to mark 100 years of women's right to vote. In December the Arnolfini presents a sound and light installation created by Helen Cole with Breathing Fire and over 100 women and girls from Bristol.


See the first film from We Are Warriors.


For more details of the programme, please see the In Between Time website



October was Black History Month!


"Breathing Fire Playback Theatre company, the UK’s only all Black Women’s Playback Theatre company, returned to Manchester STUN @ Z-arts as part of our ‘Windrush’ tour for Black History Month.


This international touring ensemble hosted a free performance workshop and theatre performance titled 'Just Lately, I realized' an interactive homage to our ancestors and elders that traveled on the Empire Windrush 70 years ago."


For our next events please see What's On


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