This page will trace the emergence, development and work of Disabled-led Theatre in British alternative theatre from 1968-88 with reference to other individuals and companies who cast and worked with disabled artists in their productions. We are currently looking for a specialist in this area of work who would be interested in creating the web page for us. Please contact us for more details.

Meanwhile have a look at Allan Sutherland’s The Chronology of Disability Arts.



Companies identified to date:


Basic Theatre Company

British Theatre of the Deaf

Common Ground

Double Exposure

East-West Theatre

Graeae Theatre Company

Interim Theatre

Matchbox Theatre

Mock Beggar


No Excuse

Path Productions

Show of Hands

Stop the Gap

Strathcona Theatre Company

Theatre of the Disabled

Tragic but Brave