WE ARE BAG OF BEARD.
" BAG OF BEARD SHOW THEMSELVES TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE WITH THIS SIMPLE, YET PROFOUNDLY IMPORTANT PLAY "
- THEATRE WEEKLY ON BAG OF BEARD
BAG OF BEARD are storytellers, first and foremost. Tall tales or short, articulate or delirious, rambling or fleeting - we tell stories.
We create darkly funny, poetic, abstract, surreal and minimalist theatre.
2017: In 'Bath' we crafted a dark homage to the works of Harold Pinter at The Bread & Roses Theatre,
2018: With 'Renaissance Men' we combine elements of spoken word poetry with an original soundtrack, to create a biting new satire at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
2019: David Spencer's harrowing, true story 'Buried' premieres at the Tristan Bates Theatre, now the Seven Dials Playhouse. 'Renaissance Men' travels to 53Two Manchester & Square Chapel Playhouse, Halifax.
2020: As one of the Old Red Lion's Resident Companies, we co-produce 'A Triptych of Plays' including Nuclear War by Simon Stephens, Buried by David Spencer and Graceland by Max Saunders-Singer. It receives critical acclaim, multiple 5 star reviews and award nominations and is hailed as "a modern masterpiece that could define the future of fringe theatre". In the Winter of 2020, we create 'December', a retelling of A Christmas Carol from Bob Cratchit's point of view, created for the stage and re-imagined pre lockdown as a theatrical film, distributed by ORL online. It is a finalist for the LPT Awards in 2021.
2021: Rewritten for a live audience, 'Cratchit' premieres at the Park Theatre with Olivier Award Winner John Dagleish as Bob, and Freya Sharp as the Spirits of Christmas. It receives two Off West End Award Nominations.
Through original words & original music, our aim is to create a national ensemble, using the best new writing and music from across the nation, in a highly collaborative, grassroots theatre process.
WE HAVE IDEAS AND INK,
STORIES TO TELL,
WORDS TO WEAVE
A blank page. A guitar. A pen.
Notebooks. Pages. Plectrums.
Quills. Waistcoats. Shoes. A bag of detachable facial hair.
A group of actors and the clothes they stand up in.
Tales to tell.