About Us

FAQs

How can I find out more about the way you work?
The education packs that accompany our productions for adults provide a considerable amount of background to Alibi’s method of working. You can find them linked to individual productions on this website. Due to pressure of time it’s not always possible to give specific answers to research questions.

Do you run workshops?
We regularly organise workshops and events for Drama Teachers and primary school teachers at our base in Exeter and occasionally run other workshops on request.

I’m a Theatre Practitioner - how can I work with you?
We’re happy to receive c.vs from actors and other practitioners, which are kept on file (subject to the terms of Data Protection) and referred to when we’re resourcing projects. The company has a Diversity & Equality Policy and we welcome applications from practitioners of all backgrounds and abilities. We encourage you to see our work first if possible and to let us know where we can see yours.

Do you offer work experience or placements?
We can occasionally offer work experience placements to Drama students at A Level and beyond during production times. We regularly offer placements to Theatre Design students and many of our Designers and Design Assistants have come to us via this route. Each year we also offer a paid Stage Management internship - please click here for more information.

How do you work with writers?
The company has developed a close working relationship with writer Daniel Jamieson, and occasionally works with other writers. We don’t accept unsolicited scripts.

Do you offer educational resources?
Alongside all productions we offer high quality free education packs. DVD recordings are also available to enable Drama students to study our productions to exam level. Please contact us at info@theatrealibi.co.uk for more information.

How can a school book a production?
Theatre Alibi tours its productions for children to primary and special schools in Devon and the South West in the autumn term. Information is sent out to all schools in these areas in the spring and booking is by phone, fax and online.

When & where do you tour?
Small-scale productions for adult audiences and larger-scale productions for adult and family audiences tour theatres and arts centres nationally in the spring and summer. We tour small-scale productions for children in the autumn. These shows, usually for 5-11 year olds, tour to primary and special schools in Devon and the South West. We also tour to theatres, arts centres and village halls mainly in the south west where the company is based.

Dep ArtsWe are working with Dep Arts to book our spring 2015 retour of I Believe in Unicorns. Dep Arts are also developing an international profile for the company’s work. If you’re a theatre interesting in booking Theatre Alibi’s work please contact Dep Arts for more information: www.departsltd.com

Who set up Theatre Alibi and when?
Theatre Alibi was set up in 1982 by Alison Hodge and Tim Spicer, two graduates of Exeter University Drama Department. Alison left the company in 1990 and Tim in 1995. The company then appointed Nikki Sved and Daniel Jamieson as joint Artistic Directors. Also graduates of Exeter University Drama Department, both had first worked with the company as performers before branching off into directing (Nikki) and writing (Daniel). Theatre Alibi is currently artistically led by Nikki Sved with Daniel Jamieson as the company’s Associate Writer.

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