Common Lot

Our shows are for, with and about the people of Norfolk.

The Common Lot is an open collective of people dedicated to working together to produce relevant, high quality, original theatre that can be enjoyed by all.

We draw on the richness of energy, talent and enthusiasm of local people to create our shows.

Our shows are for, with and about the people of Norfolk.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

We imagine a world in which people are endlessly creating and co-operating for the common good.

In reducing the need for money we find ourselves rich with resources, experience and good will to others.

Our mission is to make theatre that matters to people: relevant, home-grown, original and accessible.

We believe in the power of theatre to give us voice and make a positive difference in the world.

We believe everyone is capable of creating and enjoying great theatre and that the process of making it brings innumerable benefits: personal, social and political.

We believe in creating opportunity for ordinary people to collaborate, learn and be creative and that this gives richness and meaning to our lives.

We believe in equality and appreciation of the other.

We all have something to offer and something to gain.

We believe theatre should be free and everywhere.

We work hard and strive to be brilliant.

Everyone must benefit.

All contributions are freely given and equally valued.

Current Projects

Anglia Square 3rd March 1989

Anglia Square: A Love Story

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Past Projects

All Mouth, No Trousers: Norwich’s Radical Women

All Mouth, No Trousers: Norfolk’s Radical Women

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Boudicca: The Pantomime

Boudicca: The Pantomime

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1549 Ketts

1549: The Story of Kett’s Rebellion

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Come Yew In

Come Yew In! A Proud History of Strangers in Norwich

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Punk Carols

Punk Carols

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Ayesha Dharker as Titania and Owen Evans as Bottom - hi-res (Credit Topher McGrillis)

Dream 16 with the Royal Shakespeare Company

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Spooky Ushers

Spooky City

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Lights up little theatre

Lights Up in Sheringham

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Our Partners

Stuff & Things Crude Apache New Routes Tin House: Bespoke Arts Solutions Mind The Gap Norwich Arts Centre The Bo Nanafana Social Club Wireloose Pix The Voice Project Norwich City Council