About us

Claire Moore and John Woudberg, co-founded Certain Curtain Theatre Company, a professional touring theatre company specialsing in new writing, in May 1989.

We are Certain Curtain Theatre Company

Creating Dyamic Original Theatre Since 1989

Renowned for tackling sensitive and controversial subjects with dynamic originality. Certain Curtain Theatre has been at the forefront of domestic abuse drama since 1995.

We have created a unique brand of theatre. Writing and producing only original work – we aim to take the harsh, raw elements of life and language; mix them with a startling lyrical flavour and add a touch of attitude.  To create something new, edgy, daring and dangerous. To give people what they don’t expect!


not for profit

We are a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and operate without any revenue funding.

Much of the company’s work is a result of recommendation from previous successes.

Originality From the Page to The Stage

Using dynamic original theatre we seek to create works of art that are at once –


beautiful –

and human. 

We aim to engage our audiences from start to finish; to explore our shared humanity,

confront our own prejudices and see things differently.

The production was brilliant, had everything, every relevant issue, so powerful and really very thought-provoking. I was so moved I couldn’t ask any questions afterwards!.”


Our Work

Our Venues

Since 1989, the company has written and produced plays with themes as diverse as:  Teenage pregnancy, The Holocaust, Gun-crime, Social History, Diabetes, Accident prevention, Reminiscence, The Holocaust, Domestic Violence  – even a musical about Football!

We have performed in 800-seat theatres, studio theatres, schools, colleges, hospitals, community centres, residential homes, a police station, court room and even a corridor!

New Writing is the Lifeblood of theatre

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