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About The Unknown Theatre Company

2015 has been a bumper year for The Unknown Theatre Company: we've performed several shows, including at the Welsh Proms, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We've won the Glamorgan One-Act Play Festival, and taken two plays to the Wales Final Festival. We've worked closely and performed with an American company - McCurdy Theatre Arts - as well as taken a show to the British All-Winners Festival in Woking. We've done a show about nature - in the open air! - and performed a classic musical theatre show. Our junior group, the Unknown YoYos, staged extracts from Shakespeare...

And it's still only September!

We currently have a musical in rehearsal, and a full length play, with more play readings and workshops going on in the background. And there's more in the pipeline!

Keep an eye on our Next Shows page for news about forthcoming productions; see our About Us page for the full background story. For more about how we got here, check out our History.

Here's an extract from our 4-star review from this year's show CULT poster for Cultperformed on the Edinburgh Fringe

"Cult is an interesting new piece of musical theatre, a collection of monologues and songs relating to different cult groups throughout history ...

... this was a really nicely presented piece with excellent music. The cast are also the musicians, taking turns on everything from piano to recorder with solo singers sharing some microphones. Everything is really well sung ...

The cast gave very honest, mature monologues with some really beautiful quieter moments with haunting backings...All in all a very interesting piece of work, very thought-provoking.

See our Reviews page for the full review




... Our next show ...

show image for The Normal Heart


See our Next Shows page for details of how to book for our forthcoming projects.


photo from Little Red

We're currently looking for new members both for our main musicals group for 13-25s, and for our drama group for 8-12 year olds (The Unknown YoYos)

Auditions - ACT NOW!

Interested in auditioning for our next production?

Check out our Audition Page for more information of what we've got planned next: the process starts on Tuesday 8th September.

some of the yoyos in The Pied Piper Rehearsals

Up to date rehearsal information is available via our Facebook page. CHECK IT OUT - new content added regularly.


photo from Just in rehearsal The Unknown YoYos
for members aged 8-12
next session: 22 September
See the Unknown YoYos page for all the info...

Unknown Drama
next session: Thursday 17 September - a bit of a read...
Want to know the kind of plays we do at Unknown? Come along to our read on Thursday 17 September from 6.30pm. See the Unknown Drama page for more info.

This is The Unknown Theatre Company performing the opening number from Dance of the Dragon at the World Festival of Amateur Theatre in Monaco in 2005.

Many of the cast went on on to study singing or acting at drama schools and music college and are now working as professional performers.


16.09.15 homepage,YoYos, rehearsals, reviews, auditions, drama groups
06.09.15 reviews, past shows, about us
11.08.15 next shows, awards
13.07.15 Wild show page (under construction)
01.06.15 Fiddler on the Roof show page (under construction)


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16 September 2015

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