“What's in a name?”
Thirty seconds later, we still didn't know; but the Middle-Weight Theatre Company was founded in Exeter, Devon.
In 2013, Matt Roberts and Tom Stabb, with a joint disposition and mutual love of dialogue and comedy, not to mention a shared caffeine addiction, combined their efforts towards creating a focused and dedicated touring theatre company. The aim, to maintain a high standard of entertainment and thoughtful use of dialogue, expressed by a wide variety of characters and actors through the means of new and original writing.
Regular attendees of the world famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival,
Middle-Weight made their debut with, original comedy ‘Sound Bite’, (Exeter, Bristol, Edinburgh Fringe 2013).
Having kept an open eye throughout their travels, Matt and Tom welcomed the crucial talents and equal partnerships of Al Wadlan and Chrissy Marshall in co-running the company.
Inspired by both troubling and swiftly changing times, Middle-Weight Theatre Company have, always through original writing, tackled often contentious subjects such as the effects of misogyny in the workplace, the epidemic of loneliness, the phenomenon of Broken Britain and the history of anaesthesia and it's effect on the modern society.
Each play is written and performed in a way that challenges the audience by presenting them with subjective, unusual and impressionistic perspectives of these themes, encouraging them always to debate, explore and argue Middle-Weight's original and always entertaining content.
During the years since the company’s inception, we have been thoroughly humbled by the endless support and goodwill we have received by our friends, families, all of our audience members, reviewers and venues across the country.
For our latest and previous productions please click the link below.