"There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportions"
Established in 2004,Shady Dolls Theatre Company comprises three female graduates of the American Theatre Arts programme at Rose Bruford College. Our artistic policy is informed by the ensemble’s desire to challenge the idea of a single “feminine perspective” by producing unusual, contrary and witty theatre that draws on the great diversity of women’s experiences.We wish to nurture new work, re-examine classics, and to share a sense of adventure with as wide an audience as possible.
Productions to date have included the European premiere of The Erotica Project by Lillian Ann Slugocki and Erin Cressida Wilson in 2005; Homestead by Steven Dykes at the Courtyard at Covent Garden, 2006; The Spoils by Steven Dykes and Paul Englishby, 2007; Deadstock by Steven Dykes, and An Ornery Tale, the company’s first self written project in 2008.
In addition to professional theatre, Shady Dolls are committed to our Outreach and Education Programme and also to producing our infamous cabarets which are currently in high demand across London. Please see our cabaret website for further information. In 2009 Shady Dolls plan to continue to nurture new writing and have many exciting developments to reveal in the coming months.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us thus far, and hope you will join us in our future exploits and antics! Watch this space…
“I predict great things to come from this lot...” THE STAGE