Our vision for the period 2015 onwards marks a key moment in the theatre’s evolution and a step change in the level of our ambitions. We recognise that a truly great theatre is all about the consistent production of great shows and to achieve this we are investing ambitiously in more of our own productions and co-productions with key partners. We want to bring world-class directors, actors, and musicians to Tobacco Factory Theatres – the best of the best – and to invest in developing the best new talent.
2013 saw our growing role as a producer with our co-production with Travelling Light: Cinderella: A Fairytale (nominated for an Olivier Award and Winner of an Offie Award). We will be touring the show for the fourth time to mac birmingham over Christmas 2015; with a whole new cast.
In 2014, Dracula which we co-produced with the Mark Bruce Company, transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall, London and won the Sky Arts Award for Dance. This was followed by a 10 week UK tour in 2015 and winning four National Dance Awards. The company were set up to achieve independence as a National Portfolio Organisation in January 2015 and are currently planning their next show for 2016.
2014/15 focused on our new co-production with international award-winning puppet theatre makers Green Ginger and Nordland Visual Theatre: resulting in a world class show Outpost. Green Ginger as a result attended the prestigious World Puppet Theatre Festival in Charleville-Mezieres, France (September 2015) to present the show, ahead of a 6 week UK tour, including a week at Suspense Festival in London.
We’re updating this page at the moment. Soon you will be able to view our full list of in-house productions and co-productions, including information on which are available to book for your venue or are out on tour at the moment.
If you’d like to enquire about any of our productions, please contact our Producer Kerrie Avery by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or our Assistant Producer Vic Hole by emailing email@example.com
Our in-house productions are generously supported by our Production Fund, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (core costs to support the expansion) and the John Ellerman Foundation (to support the Production team during the expansion). Thank you to all involved for their support.
Archived show. Co-produced with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Originally staged in 2016
Archived Show. Co-produced with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Originally staged in 2016
Archived show. Co-produced with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Originally staged in 2015
Archived Show. Co-produced with Òran Mór and Traverse Theatre. Originally staged in 2015
Archived show. Co-produced with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Originally staged in 2014
Archive Show. Co-produced with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Originally staged in 2015
Archived show. Created by Kid Carpet. Originally staged in 2013 followed by a national tour into 2014
Archived show. Created by Mark Bruce Company. Originally staged in 2013 and toured nationally in 2013 & 2014
Available for touring. Originally staged in 2013 including a run at the Edinburgh Fringe, then toured nationally in 2014
Archived show. Created by New International Encounter. Originally staged at Junction Cambridge 2011 & here in 2012
Available for touring. Originally staged in 2011 & remounted in 2012, 2013 & 2015. Returning to Tobacco Factory Theatres...
Archived show. Originally staged at Galway Arts Festival and toured Ireland in 2008. Remounted at Bristol Old Vic in 2014
Archived Show. Originally staged in 2008 followed by a tour to Tricycle Theatre, Oxford Playhouse & Belgrade Theatre