About Us

Theatre Alibi are contemporary storytellers, creating work for all ages that moves freely between the intimate and the epic and aspires to be inventive, joyful, moving, vivid, intricate and ambitious. Our productions are marked by a passion for the live event - actors as storytellers absolutely present with their audience, live music, a delight in revealing acts of transformation that would often be confined to the wings and a level of inventiveness that allows us to embrace action that might seem to be unstageable. The company integrates a wide variety of art forms into its work and recent productions have featured animation, film, puppetry, photography and music both live and recorded.

Past productions include Falling, Hammer & Tongs, I Believe in Unicorns, Olive & the Dream Train, Curiosity Shop, The Crowstarver, Cabbage Heart, Goucher's War, A Flying Visit, Ministry of Fear, Cobbo, Spies, Teapot, Lost & Found, Why the Whales Came, One in a Million, You Can't Catch Me and Shelf Life.

Theatre Alibi tours to large and small venues nationally and regularly co-produces with other theatres, including Oxford Playhouse, Exeter Northcott Theatre, The Lowry, Exeter Phoenix and Polka Theatre in recent years. The company also performs its work for around 11,000 children in primary and special schools in the South West, providing a first experience of theatre to many. Click here for more information about where we tour to and when.

Based at Emmanuel Hall in Exeter the company offers rehearsal, workshop and office space to other arts organisations.

Artistic Director: Nikki Sved
Associate Writer: Daniel Jamieson
Executive Producer: Ruth Weyman
Administrative & Financial Director: Mary Attewell
Marketing Manager: Debbie Bucella
Production Manager: Rachael Duthie
Administrator: Annie Chave
Caretaker: Graeme Drew
Theatre Alibi Board Members: John Bunting, Pete Goodwin, Kira Lewis, Sophie Lovett, Jules Offord, Jonny Ison, Tony Lidington, Dulcie Oliver & Erin Walcon

Theatre Alibi is one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations and is also grateful for support from Exeter City Council.

Family Arts Standards with Family and Childcare Trust