about our work
Somesuch Theatre Company
plays to make you laugh, cry, and think again . . . . and take delight in the unexpected
Welcome to our website. We are a small theatre company based in Birmingham, producing a few plays each year since 2002.
We specialise in performing new plays written specifically for the actors who are in the company, and have a particular fascination for adapting Shakespeare plays in unusual and unexpected ways. Sometimes these are specific creative projects. Sometimes he just arrives as a play gets written, and refuses to be ignored. Often he turns a well-known narrative upside down, and we learn more about the deep meanings of his plays than we had imagined possible.
We use music, song and dance to complement the spoken word. The words, themselves, are music too.
We believe in a long, slow rehearsal process so that we can develop a true and body-felt sense of ensemble acting. Good heartedness, and delight in each other, our audiences and ourselves are high priorities.
Theatre is the alchemy of the heart.