When The Dove Returns

Last Spring, Backpack Theatre brought a brand new show called When The Dove Returns. Rehearsals are under way and at the end of March we will be performing at the Blue Elephant Theatre in Camberwell. The cast members are Alice Middleton, Yasmin Ahsanullah, Ella Bellsz, James Little, Ciara Ellen Molloy and Duncan Rendall, all of whom were […]

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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

Now that we have secured our performance dates at The Cockpit theatre, it is time for us to spread the word and, of course, raise the funds. Before the Easter break we organised a successful bake sale and we have a number of future fundraising events in store! If you’re around Southend you might catch […]

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