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Innovative stories about issues related to addiction

Over the past twenty years we have produced more than 50 productions that have toured across London, the rest of the UK and been presented in partnership with off-West End venues. We have a celebrated history developing award-winning new work and collaborating with artists who have lived experience of substance misuse and addiction.

‘The plays hit a strong nerve in the lives of the audiences, many of who are seeing live theatre for the first time in their lives.’ – The Guardian

Current Season 2022

We are pleased to announce that we are returning to the VAULT Festival in 2022 with TWO incredible productions about addiction and deception! 


1st February – 6th February 2022 

Alexander Vlahos (TV’s Sanditon and Outlander) will star in the debut production of Drift written by Kristian Phillips (winner of a Special Commendation for last year’s Phil Fox Award for Playwriting) and directed by Matt Steinberg (Artistic Director of OETC). Drift is an honest and darkly comic exploration of addiction and toxic masculinity in small town Wales. 


15th – 20th March 2022

An original production about lies and deceit, which will be directed by Hannah Hauer-King (Outside Edge Theatre Company’s Never Be Lonely and Papatango Award Winner The Funeral Director) and written with Jane Bodie (Women’s Prize for Playwriting shortlist, Hampstead Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company). Barefaced will be performed by The Company, which is Outside Edge’s ensemble of performers in recovery from issues related to addiction.

A Selection of Productions from Recent Seasons:


Never Be Lonely (Online Streaming)


SEE ME NOW (Munster Road)


A Very Happy Scrappy Sackler Family Thanksgiving (Dare Festival/Shoreditch Town Hall)

Recovery Fest (Munster Road)

Tumulus (Soho Theatre)

Check-in/Check-out (VAULT Festival)


Stockwell Rising (Wyck Gardens)


Looking Up (Schools Tour)


Unfinished Business (Treatment Centre Tour)


Twas The Night Before Christmas (Munster Road)

Rockston Stories (Hoxton Hall)

Avoiding The Hole (Munster Road)


Too High, Too Far, Too Soon (Tristan Bates Theatre)

The Trouble With Fairies (Munster Road)

Sign Of The Times (Munster Road)

Cries Unheard (Tour)


Shooting The Moon (Tara Theatre)

Double Whammy (Tour)


Substance Misuse The Musical (Hoxton Hall)


A High Price To Pay (Hammersmith and Fulham Town Hall)


One Day At A Time (Riverside Studios and Tour)


Border Crossings (Tour)

Broken Glass (Tour)


Burning Maps (Hammersmith and Fulham Town Hall)

Lost for Words (Tour)


Sick and Tired (Tour)

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