White Slate Theatre are a female Director/Playwright collaboration touring new writing across the UK. Established in 2013, the company specialises in unveiling intimate & intricate human relationships.
Having finished their residency as Associate Company at the University of Kent in 2015, White Slate Theatre are still based in Canterbury but share their work all over the UK. Autumn 2015 saw their award-winning first production Beyond Paradise (formerly known as Your Fragrant Phantom) tour across seven different counties; whilst the development of their second play Captured in June 2016 engaged the public from day one with their behind-the-scenes blog White Slate Undone, raw & honest open rehearsals, exploratory workshops & stunning performances - check out #WSTundone on Twitter. The company's third show Re: Production is currently in research & development. Keep your eyes peeled for dates in Spring 2017...
OUTSTANDING SHOW Fringe Review
HIDDEN GEM Fringe Review
★★★★★ "A shot of magic" What's On Live
★★★★½ "Don't miss it" The Reviews Hub
★★★★ "Lasting fascination" The Stage
★★★★ "A whirlwind of emotion" British Theatre Guide
★★★★ "Beautifully composed and emotionally authentic" Three Weeks
“A welcome outlier to the main thrust of the festival, Kent’s Jenna May Hobbs won a commendation for her writing, in an accomplished account of the doomed relationship between Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald” Robert Hewison, Sunday Times
“Suzanna Ward’s production displays exactly the right sort of brash energy that allows you to see how jazz could ever have been seen to be as rebellious and energetic as punk[...] and there seems to be a wisdom beyond the company’s young age in their portrait of how an intense, passionate love affair can turn into a protracted bitter struggle" Andrew Haydon, Noises Off