Buglight Theatre are able to offer a freelance producing service. We collaborate with companies and individuals makers who create new work that with concepts that are in line with what we do, but might be something we wouldn’t make ourselves.

We offer a bespoke service and can get invovled at every stage of the creative prcess from development, fundraising, finding appropriate partners and creative team, marketing and audience development.

We have helped to make the following projects happen since 2017:

Red Bobble Theatre

One house. One kitchen. One woman. Two world wars.

Manchester, 1916 and Beattie is ahead of her time. A well read, bombastic adolescent with a promising future and a talent for writing. At sweet sixteen, Billy Glover is Beattie's first love. They live in letters sent across the battlefield.

Manchester, 1941 and Beattie, like the rest of Britain, finds herself in another war. Only this time she's got a failing marriage and an ageing mother to contend with. Living in memories, amidst the bombing, rationing and village gossip can Beattie survive and finally put old ghosts to rest?

A play about WOMEN, COMMUNITY, LOVE and LOSS.

Based on ORIGINAL letters written from the Battle of the Somme and the TRUE story of one remarkable woman. ‘If I Should Fall…’ explores what it means to be at war; at home and away, then and now, asking the question ... 'have we changed at all?'.

Marilyn Ricci

Ten days before the Allied liberation of Brussels in 1944, Alfred Adler, a German Jew, is passing as an Afrikaans businessman trading with the Nazis. He hasn’t managed, however, to get ‘soi– disant’ (so-called) removed from his papers. Despite this, he’s hiding another Jew and anti-semitic Belgian Nationalists on the third floor of his house, renting the second floor to disillusioned Gestapo people whilst running guns and information to the Belgian Resistance. Denounced as a collaborator when the Brits arrive he’s jailed but still can’t reveal his true identity. All Germans, including Jews, are being rounded up because Jewish collaboration was not unknown. He narrowly escapes the death penalty.

Based on a true story, this play is entirely relevant today as it confronts the deadly and complex consequences of economic meltdown, war, forced migration and so-called outsider groups.

Sleeping Dogs Theatre

Staged throughout the magnificent Market Hall in Scarbrough the audience follow the story of John Brenton, a fisherman, and his wife Nancy, a herring girl, as told by professional actors, a community ensemble, and choir.

Together John and Nancy face hardships on land and at sea finding both joy and heartbreak in the Scarborough fishing community in the late 1800’s.

A Scarborough Tale celebrates human resilience in the face of cruelty and indifference and in doing so finds a contemporary relevance for today.

In collaboration with Sleeping Dogs Theatre and Scarborough Council.