Maverick Theatre Company


Maverick is all about access.  New audiences to plays, events, publishing, drama and literature.  It was launched by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 1994.  We started producing plays in informal spaces - mainly pubs.  Writer and founder Nick Hennegan created Maverick's original proposition. "Forget the TV for a night.  Don't rent a film.  Come down the pub and see a show.  It's where it all started.  No retakes, no cameras, no going back, just live action with real people right in front of you.  Have a pint, a pie and a smoke and if you don't like it you can have your money back."

Twinned with the mission to create a new theatre-going habit with socially excluded and working-class communities in Birmingham is a desire to include and encourage new artists and technicians nationwide. Many successful theatre professionals have started their careers with the Maverick Theatre Company.  We are now working in London and Birmingham and have created the London Literary Pub Crawl -  a promenade literary tour of Soho in central London.  Our 'Pocket Classics' are allowing new audiences to experience great classic works in an accessible form. We are working to create a new, national, community touring circuit.  And we are running our SpeakEasy Cabaret, on the first Saturday of every month, in a pub! 


  • Drama
  • Mixed Media
  • Musical Theatre
  • Physical


  • Community
  • New Writing
  • Rural Touring
  • Site Specific
  • Street Arts
  • Young Peoples

Organisation Type

  • touring