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A Drunken Sailor Presents: Playback

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Venue: Chapel (see map below)

7:30pm to 8:30pm | Free

Our cafe is licenced and the kitchen opens until 7pm every Thursday, so come down early and eat some delicious food before the event. Check out their menu here

About Playback:

5 stars, Edinburgh The Mirror: "fun, compelling and very imaginative."

4 stars, Brighton Broadway Baby: "“It does not get any better than this. Spontaneous, ingenious and thoroughly entertaining."

A Drunken Sailor offers enthralling drama anytime anywhere: from the top of a bus to international festivals to national theatre tours.

These Playback sessions are theatre shows that combines improvisation techniques with Indian storytelling and the actors spontaneously playing back full length stories and moments from the audience or their own lives. It can be anything from a mundane event on the way to the theatre to a traumatic childhood experience.

For each session a conductor invites audience members to come up and share their stories and then between two to four players; these roles can shift during the session or remain fixed. The company use different forms and structures and coloured cloths to support the story telling. As well as focusing on the therapeutic benefits of sharing stories, Playback can also provide relief through comedy.



Here at St. Margaret’s House, we are always in need of a helping hand to ensure our programme is as good as it can be.

Some of the things we are always in need of help with:

  • Stage managing

  • Sound engineering

  • General event set-up

  • Managing ticket sales on the door

  • Getting audience feedback

  • Helping run our event bars

  • Promotion

If you have a passion for performing arts, wish to improve upon your own experience and are up for helping out, please email George at with the ‘event date and title’ in the subject, along with a contact number.

Earlier Event: December 17
The Advice Column - GET INVOLVED
Later Event: December 21
A Christmas Carol