Welcome to BurntOut Theatre

“… alive and energetic, full of warmth, beauty and wit…BurntOut Theatre demonstrate how truly beautiful it is to be British.”

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BurntOut Theatre brings vibrant site-specific productions of Shakespeare and new-writing to gardens, churches and city squares in London and the South of England, accompanied by original music and song.

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MUSCOVADO - an original play about slavery in Barbados

This year we have been developing a brand new play with award-winning playwright Matilda Ibini.

“It takes sixteen months for sugarcane to ripen… After the sugar has cured – we are left with a dark brown block, this is muscovado.”

The play has been developed through collaborations with the Young Vic and V&A Museum, and with support from Arts Council England.

The first public performances of ‘Muscovado’ will be on 1st-12th October 2014 at Holy Trinity Church, Clapham Common.

Watch the TRAILER 


Tickets on sale September 2014.




Each summer we tour an open-air Shakespeare production to parks, gardens and city squares in South of England:

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 “Outstanding” - A Younger Theatre

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“Easily the most age-accessible Shakespeare play I’ve watched, with adults and children alike in hoots of laughter…A perfect experience for a summer day” - Everything Theatre  ****

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“An afternoon of pure entertainment” - ***** (5 Stars), The Surrey Advertiser






“achingly beautiful… it really moved the soul.” - The Guildford Magazine







“…the perfect combination of brawling comedy and mysterious magic…audience members old and young, Shakespeare-savvy or otherwise, were able to appreciate the beauty of the work and, equally importantly, just how funny Shakespeare can be.” - Everything Theatre

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“The enthusiasm and knowledge of this young cast are infectious… BurntOut Theatre is going from strength to strength.” Cotswold Life