Recording the history of Alternative Theatre in the 1960s, 70s and 80s through interviews and the collecting of archive material.
Companies involved were among some of the first Black, Asian, lesbian, gay, women’s, disabled, political, experimental, TIE and community-based theatre groups seen in Britain.
Work ranged from experiments in physical and visual theatre or performance art, to vernacular drama, agit-prop and satire, championing a generation of artists whose work has influenced and shaped present day theatre.
Music: Jam Today Photo: Roger Perry
This website contains material taken from our interviews with practitioners active in the alternative theatre movement (see Interviewees) as well as giving extensive information on Companies, Individuals and relevant Organisations, with links to related projects and archives.
STOP PRESS! There is to be a Unfinished Histories Benefit on June 19th featuring SIREN lesbian feminist band, Rose Collis and Claire Dowie in the Pinter Studio, Queen Mary University. The Benefit is to raise funds to assist in our archive move to the Bishopsgate Instutute. Click here for more details or BOOK HERE NOW!
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