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.


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, we are very proud that, KINGS, has been awarded support by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and a partnership with Centrepoint.