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We are smoke & oakum

 

A strong, dedicated team of writers, producers and actors. We create theatre that drives thought and discussion, covering a multitude of topics focused around life in modern day Britain, all told with our trademark combination of humour and quick-fire dialogue.

Our mission has been to champion new writing, to get audiences talking, and to drum up support for new UK talent.

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Smoke & Oakum was founded in 2013 by Artistic Director, Oli Forsyth. We have since produced six shows to huge success - with sell out runs, award nominations and continued critical acclaim. Four of our scripts have been published, we are proud members of New Diorama Emerging Artists Programme, and our latest project, KINGS, has been awarded support by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and will be partnering with Centrepoint.

 

"ONE OF THE BEST NEW COMPANIES AROUND"

DAVID BYRNE - NEW DIORAMA THEATRE

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s&o projects

 A menacing story of survival, power and magic sleeping rough

 A menacing story of survival, power and magic sleeping rough

 
An absurd black comedy about trying to save the ones we love

An absurd black comedy about trying to save the ones we love

A pulse-racing journey through modern day rave culture

A pulse-racing journey through modern day rave culture

 
Our black comedy about activism  

Our black comedy about activism  

A window into the inner workings of the boxing industry

A window into the inner workings of the boxing industry

 
A fresh look at hyperandrogenism in women's sport

A fresh look at hyperandrogenism in women's sport

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If you'd like to get your hands on some of Smoke & Oakum's published work you can pop down to bookshop at The National, or have scripts delivered straight to your door by purchasing below.

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HAPPY DAVE

Paperback £10.99

Kindle Edition £10.44

Dave used to be a DJ. And not just any DJ; he spent his 20s filling fields and dropping beats for thousands of young revelers flocking to the 90s rave scene.

CORNERMEN

Paperback £12.48

Kindel Edition £3.20

Mickey and his team of cornermen never have much luck in the boxing world. Until, that is, they sign a young fighter whose winning ways catapult them to a level they’ve never known before.

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THE COW PLAY

 

Paperback £10.99

The Cow Play is a hilarious, touching and bizarre story, an absurd black comedy about the ethics of trying to save those we love.