Barrel Organ is a UK-based touring company founded in the West Midlands that works collaboratively to create politically engaged theatre. We are proud to be associate artists at Camden People’s Theatre.
Our style is inherently, self-consciously theatrical. We draw attention to the context of theatre and highlight the audiences’ relationship to their surroundings. We create pieces that engage with the audience and ask them to interrogate various aspects of twenty-first century culture.
The company’s first show NOTHING, was created in 2013 at Warwick University and went on to perform at Summerhall at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 before touring nationally.
Some People Talk About Violence premiered at Summerhall, Edinburgh in 2015 before transferring to Camden People’s Theatre and touring nationally in 2016, with support from Arts Council England.
Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here, the company’s third show, commisioned by Camden People’s Theatre, will premiere at Edinburgh Festival 2017.
Alongside their productions Barrel Organ curate LIVE, a scratch night for new and experimental work as well as running a programme of workshops and educational support.