When The Dove Returns

Last Spring, When The Dove Returns, a new devised piece about the breakdown of society in the wake of a global disaster, debuted at the Blue Elephant Theatre in London.   “When the Dove Returns succeeds in providing a social commentary on the impact of environmental neglect while managing to offset the doom and gloom with a good […]

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Bibs, Boats, Boarders & Bastards

Bibs, Boats, Borders & Bastards highlights the political issues and delves into the people behind the refugee crisis with documentary style scenes, puppetry, live music and bouffon scenes, creating a dynamic and riveting performance that questions your beliefs and viewpoints. In the first week of November 2015, we staged this political play in Clifftown Theatre after a 6 week rehearsal period. The […]

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The Backpack Team

We are a young, socially aware and diverse company using a wide range of theatrical forms – from music to puppetry, from verbatim to clowning – to tell stories that aim to encourage audiences to develop their own opinions on current issues. Our projects are devised and heavily ensemble-based, drawing from the company’s multi-cultural and […]

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Backpack Theatre in action

After a productive 2017, we have begun to plan our projects and productions for next year. In the Spring we will devise a new show, revisiting the issue of the current refugee crisis and how those displaced are resettling. In the Summer we will visit festivals around the UK with our storytelling and collaborate on […]

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