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, Individuals and relevant Organisations, with links to related projects and archives.
Queer Plays Then and Now: 1967-2017 – Arcola’s Queer Collective New Year fundraiser for Unfinished Histories. Sunday January 15th at 3pm. Details and booking HERE.
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 New Year. Meanwhile if you wish to view any of our collection please contact us to arrange a viewing.
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