Welcome to Unfinished Histories

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 our INTERVIEWS drop down list) as well as giving extensive information on Companies and Individuals, with links to related projects and archives.

See News and Forthcoming Events to find out what’s going on.




We are delighted to announce that the Unfinished Histories archive is now lodged within the Bishopsgate Institue Archive. Cataloging is underway and will be available on line by the end of 2017. Meanwhile if you wish to view any of our collection please contact us to arrange a viewing.





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