Common Wealth

Common Wealth formed in 2008 and has since produced six new plays working across the UK in a medical operating theatre, courtroom, zip factory, disused houses, community centres and boxing gyms. We seek out places to stage our work that are right at the heart of a community; places where people who might not go to the theatre might come to instead – we aim to make theatre for people who don’t usually think it’s for them. Our ideas are rooted in socialist politics, working-class backgrounds, a keen interest in contemporary music/theatre/art/design, the people that we meet and an idealistic ambition to shift things. We see our plays as campaigns, as a way of bringing people together and making change feel possible'.