The Shows

Since DIY was formed in 1994, we have been devising new performances. Our productions are always based on our own experiences, ideas and imaginations. We use theatre, music, video and design to tell our stories. Click on the flyers below to find out about a few of our shows.

To view a full list of all DIY shows, visit the History of DIY shows page.

“Following the Thread”

Come with DIY on a multi-sensory journey which explores the exciting possibilities for making theatre for young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

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Picking up the Threads

“Picking up the Threads” is a textile hanging and a series of short films which explored the often invisable histories and stories of performers with learning difficulties.

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Don’t Call Me Babe!

Flyer: Don't Call Me Babe!

Don’t Call Me Babe! features two sparkly travel agents Anthony and Samuel and a pair of very shiny shoes.

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The Sycamore Project

Inspired by Andrew McKeown’s “Seed” Sculpture and the poetry of Lois Keith, DIY’s devised production explores the themes of connection and separation, of independence and inter-dependence. View the film for an insight into DIY’s devising process…

Find out more and watch a film about The Sycamore Project

Ellie’s Story

How can Ellie escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life and find a bit of peace and quiet? Will her special remote control allow her to zap a bit of space for herself?

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In Other Words

In Other Words

Two plays for the price of one. “In Other Words” showed excerpts from DIY’s first experience of working with professional writers.

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Doing it… our way

Doing it... our way

This exhibition explores the history and working methods of DIY Theatre Company as documented by professional photographer Nigel Hillier. The photos are a snapshot of the exciting work done by DIY since 1994.

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Platform 1

Platform 1

The next company to arrive at Platform 1 will be DIY Theatre Company from Salford calling at a venue near you.

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Strange Capers

Strange Capers

DIY takes you on a journey of words and images to experience Shakespeare as you’ve never seen him before.

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

DIY crash their way through time to see just what the future holds…

Find out more about Back to the Future