About Us

We are a UK based Theatre company producing work that explores identity, whether cultural, sexual, racial etc. Our aim is to infuse an array of art forms and mediums to create vibrant and engaging theatre. At Pidgin Playhouse, we take on new writing as well as established work.

Pidgin (Pij-in) Means a simplified form of speech used for communication between people not sharing a common language. We endeavour to create work that is universal no matter what ‘language’ our audiences identify with.

A message from the Artistic Director. Thank you for visiting. I am very proud to present Pidgin Playhouse to the world. My hope is that we can create opportunities for emerging artists and creative and continue to develop our network. As Artistic Director and Playwright I strive to produce work that tackles the ideas of identity and ‘self’ in a very human way in addition to encapsulating the magic that is theatre.

Finally, to quote Slava:

‘I Love the Theatre’
Born of dreams and fairy-tales,
A theatre, ritualistic and magical, a festive spectacle,
A theatre arising from images and gestures, from play and imagination,
A theatre where spectators and actors create together,
A theatre of hopes and dreams, suffused with solitude and longing, premonitions and disillusions,
A theatre that is like a joyful bridal procession, where I attempt to wed all the facets of life,
A theatre on the edge between art and life, tragedy and comedy, absurdity and innocence, cruelty and tenderness,
A theatre that is constantly changing, that thrives on spontaneous improvisation and dearly respects tradition,
A theatre that eludes all definition and uniformity, and attempts to usurp it’s freedom.