South West


Breathing Fire Black Women’s Playback Company

Breathing Fire are a group of Black women of Afrikan/Carribean descent who are committed to the empowerment of those who have historically been denied a voice.

Key contacts: Valerie Mower, Ruth Pitter or Vanessa Boyawa.
Telephone: 07971 520 366


Playback Theatre South West

Playback Theatre South West delivers training and facilitates performances in Playback Theatre through their companies Mirror Mirror (who provide bespoke theatre performances for organisations and businesses) and Tarte Noir (who create performances that are dedicated to exploring and affirming the everyday stories and experiences that affect women’s lives).

Key contacts: Alison Fairlove or Amanda Brown.
Telephone: Alison Fairlove: 07958 183326
Amanda Brown: 07875097209


Makeshift Theatre 

Makeshift Theatre based in Stroud offers an ongoing introduction to Playback Theatre open to anyone interested in learning about Playback Theatre or seeking a refresher / skills practice after core training etc.  We are working towards a local public performance in due course. These sessions take place monthly, usually on the last Sunday of every month and run from 10 – 4 pm.  The cost is a nominal £15 as a community venture and to encourage accessibility.  Makeshift Theatre is led by Playback Theatre practitioner Brian Tasker.

Key contact: Brian Tasker


Telephone; 0786 784 8365


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Playback Practitioners

Amanda Brown – Totnes, Devon –

Alison Fairlove – Totnes, Devon –

Arnet Donkin – Plymouth, Devon –

Brian White – Cornwall –

Brian Tasker – Stroud –

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