“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’re really excited to begin making our NEW SHOW– I Have Met the Enemy (and the enemy is us) which explores the UK’s relationship to the arms trade. We’re making the show with people who’ve experienced war from both sides – as soldiers and as civilians and are currently casting for a performer with experience serving as a soldier. Please help us spread the message with our casting call here 

We’ve also be joined by our NEW PRODUCERS(!!!) Claire Turner and Saliha Rubani who are going to help us take everything up a notch and we’re over the moon to have them join us. Claire has plenty of experience from National Theatre Wales, The Young Vic and The National and Saliha has been instrumental in Speakers Corner and was the programmer of the infamous WOW Bradford. 

We also have a NEW PROGRAMME for Speakers Corner with everything from a young people’s conference on drones to mental health first aid – check out the programme here. We’re always on the look out for new members, you can join the collective on the NEW Speakers Corner page.

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