this is out of context theatre

we are out of context theatre company

we are a not for profit based in north-manchester


challenge theatre norms

collaborate with local creators

open conversation in controversial ideas

out of context theatre was founded in 2020 during lockdown by stephen dee and jon walker. we create and produce immersive theatre. it is important to us that theatre challenges perceptions, evokes conversations and questions. we work predominantly in the north west of the united kingdom, writing, producing and performing plays using local creatives. read more 

our current project:

“Arrests of persons of White ethnic appearance accounted for 48% of arrests for a terrorism-related offence” – Home Office (National Statistics-2020)¹.

Now more than ever radical ideologies are taking advantage of vulnerable people online.
This is George’s story

i am george massey

international anthony burgess foundation

the greater manchester fringe 2021

stephen dee | writer | actor

ramsbottom born and bred. stephen is an actor, writer and sound designer trained at UCLAN. he founded out of context theatre to produce his first play; i am george massey. stephen has been part of a circus group and in another life performed as a juggler for several years. 

stephen dee
jon walker headshot

jon walker | director | producer

originally from south wales and now an adopted mancunian. jon is director of niche musicals and plays. he founded out of context theatre with stephen. jon has directed the producers (nottingham arts theatre), saucy jack and the space vixens (thespace, nottingham), last five years (paradise in augustines, Edfringe), streets (c-venues, edfringe).

we are out of context