About

Recent Press

London Pub Theatre
"it’s impossible not to be swept up by the lusty immersive experience - ★★★★★"

Fringe Guru
"The raucous atmosphere is in effect from the moment we enter the room, with the company handing out shots of sherry and a definite Morris-dancing vibe to the costumes. They get properly underway with a song, and then the Falstaffian master of ceremonies gives us a rundown on what to expect from a Mummers play ... a thoroughly entertaining evening."

British Theatre Guide
"It is a cast that make watching their plays into a party. I don’t think I have seen an audience and actors so relaxed with each other since the Mystery Plays in the Cottesloe thirty years ago and both thoroughly enjoying themselves."

The 730 Review
"imagine a literature seminar, delivered by the coolest professor around, which then descends into utter anarchy, before looping back around to reveal intellectual pearls of wisdom at its close."

The List
"Subversive clowns from the English underground"

the Owle Schreame was established in Cambridge in 2008, specifically to explore original stage practice and to evolve historical techniques and approaches, to recreate for modern audiences the rough, visceral, interactive experience of historical storytelling and theatrical performance. 

Since then we have expanded, to include a full set of awards (the first devoted entirely to historical theatre), an Education Department (unique, practical training in historical theatre at both student and professional level), and an incipient publishing wing.

News

March 22, 2018

the Owle Schreame Cryer, Issue 5
"A Hare? a Witch, or rather a Divell I think"
We announce dates for our TOP SECRET EDINBURGH SHOW, our first published script collection, and a plethora of prizes for our VAULT Festival friends.

March 1, 2018

the Owle Schreame Cryer, Issue 4
"Nor witches, nor goblins, nor Buttery sprights" 
***** review for The Mummers, Virtual Reality filming of DROLL, what's still-to-see at VAULT Festival.

February 7, 2018

Crowdfunding Campaign Successful!
The success of our crowdfunding campaign will cover the entirety of our publicity costs for the three Owle Schreame shows at VAULT Festival 2018.

February 6, 2018

the Owle Schreame Cryer, Issue 3
"I shall have Oat-bread, Ale, and Bag-pipes" 
Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign closes, first publishing venture announced, friends of the Owle Schreame at VAULT Festival 2018.

January 23, 2018

the Owle Schreame Cryer, Issue 2
"and all to a weak-minded husband" 
Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign launches, friends of the Owle Schreame at VAULT Festival 2018.

January 11, 2018

the Owle Schreame Cryer, Issue 1
"so much wit amongst his brains" 
New mailing list launches, new website opens, announcements for VAULT Festival 2018.