“Common Wealth will be changing the way we look at the world for years to come”

John McGrath, National Theatre Wales

"The kind of ground-breaking company that takes theatre out of its comfort zones"

Joyce McMillan, Scotsman
Clockwise from L - Mariam Rashid, Seherish Mahmood, Freyaa Ali,Shifaa Arfan Photo: Christopher Nunn

“The company who burst open our consciousness”

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Common Wealth

Common Wealth make site-specific theatre events that encompass electronic sound, new writing, visual design and verbatim. Our work is political and contemporary – based in the present day – the here and now. We make work that is relevant and addresses concerns of our times.

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What we're up to

We’ve been really busy! and are exited to share that tickets are now available for our two new shows FROM THE CROWD and  I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us).

From the Crowd directed by our very own Evie Manning will be a huge public performance which will commemorate the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester. On Friday 16 August 2019, exactly 200 years on, communities from across Greater Manchester will come together once again; this time to commemorate all who sought better representation on the historic day. 

There’s 3000 free tickets and they’re going fast – you can book yours here

Tickets are now on sale for I Have Met the Enemy (And the enemy is us) which explores the UK’s relationship to the arms trade. You’ll be able to catch I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us) this Autumn in Bradford & Newcastle  find out more here

And from Speakers Corner we have LIFE OUTSIDE BOOKS FESTIVAL!!!  31st August 

Join us at Speakers Corner for activism & boxing workshops,  panel discussions, a screening of No Guts, No Heart, No Glory and a gig!

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