The award-winning Bunbury Banter Theatre Company creates imaginative, immersive and engaging theatre of all kinds, specialising in high quality theatrical projects driven by a strong use of audio, Our artistic projects often involve working with new writing but we also experiment with other forms of theatrical performance and storytelling, outside the realms of the traditional theatre space.Click here to Read More
Bunbanter’s creative work has been enjoyed all over the world from Nova Scotia to Newquay, California to Cambridge, Greater London to the dark skies of the Galloway forest. Our radio plays air worldwide and have received much industry acclaim including winning the Best Short Drama in the British Public Radio Awards 2013 and previous nominations for both a Channel4 Talent Award 2010 and in the Radio Academy Awards 2012.
Some of our past work includes Freedoms’ Cut, a verbatim theatre piece for the National Theatre of Scotland Five Minute Festival; Mortar, a web-based audio experience which peaks behind the curtains of a shared townhouse in modern day Britain and shines a light on each inhabitant’s existence, starring Timothy West, Prunella Scales and Nichola McAuliffe; The Dark Outside, a site-specific transmission of select pieces of their past audio work in the UK’s first dark sky forest; Stiff, a black comedy set in a morgue; Settled, a dark Pinteresque play questioning the concept of relationships and challenging the idea of love.
Bunbury Banter’s main aim is to continually produce high quality work with a focus on making professional theatre and the arts more accessible to all regardless of personal, physical, social or financial hardship. The company is committed to continuing our work in this area and as part of this, we provide open-access creative learning programmes, alongside our theatre productions and projects. In addition, we also deliver specialist workshops, private drama lessons and ongoing classes for schools and organisations across the UK. Again, in line with our ethos and whenever possible, these classes are offered regardless of a participant’s financial constraints.
The Bunbury Banter Theatre Company became a Community Interest Company in 2013 meaning that any profits and assets we amass, are used for the public good, focusing on bringing the benefits of professional theatre, in all its forms, to local communities.
Originally formed in London, Bunbanter moved to its new home of Dumfries and Galloway in 2014, from where it continues to work across the UK.