Who we are and what we are all about
Ruckus Theatre Company is a new and independent company based in London. We are a majority women and LGBT+ led theatre company and we are passionate about our ability to use our position in the creative industry to advocate for diversity and inclusion in theatre.
Our productions could not vary more from one to the other. So far we have put on a production of Wallace Shawn's 'The Fever', a 90 minute goliath of a monologue where the character comes to realise how her comfortable existence feeds the suffering of those she previously deemed 'below' her. This play was minimalistic in its production and was produced and premiered via zoom due to the pandemic. In contrast our second production took on William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. This production is eclectic, vibrant and dark, and was performed in person in London in December 2020! We never want to get stuck in a rut because theatre is only as alive and exciting as you make it!
Our pride and joy is our New Writing Series, which we run multiple times a year and use as a launch pad for emerging creatives to get their work off the ground. It's where we found one of our latest productions, 'The Duchess of Buckingham Regrets to Inform You That Her Husband is Dead', through this programme!
The actors and creatives we have been able to work with so far have been a joy and we have a fantastic crew behind us who are the backbone of our company. We are always working on new things so you have so much to get excited for from us in the future.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We work with so many incredible creatives through our productions, but below you can get aquanted with our permament board members who work behind the scenes to keep Ruckus running smoothly
BETHANY F. KNOWLES
Chair of the Board
Stage Combat Advisor
At Ruckus we are dedicated to being transparent and open about our commitment to inclusivity and diversity throughout every aspect of the company. Below you can see our constitution, financial policy and our equality and diversity policy.