The Real People Theatre Company

 A women's theatre company based in Yorkshire

The Real People Theatre is a women's theatre company, founded in 1999 by Sue Lister & Ann Murray. Our casts alter year by year.

We were a charity (04156840) and a company limited by guarantee (1088860) from 2001-2024 when we downsized to a community women's theatre group to reflect our move from full productions to workshops.

Since 2000 we have created and presented shows for York International Women's Week each year, many kindly hosted by York St John University.

Ordinary women take to the stage with their life experiences and we move from the personal to the universal, often exploring social issues.

Over the years the Real People Theatre has worked with a play off the shelf, 12 cast collaborations, 2 forum theatre productions, life stories, readers' theatre, image theatre, a poetry workshop, and a playwright who devised a script with the company - an exciting diversity!

Since 2021 we have been holding workshops on Zoom (see below) - all women welcome!



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