2010 - present
2010 - present

About Me

Established by artistic director and playwright Laura McCluskey, Waiting in the Dark Theatre Company creates new work which highlights and challenges social and cultural themes. McCluskey’s extensive experience working with at risk/marginalised communities is reflected the company’s work exploring cultural identity.


The company supports emerging artists to develop their careers in the industry through production and rehearsal of the plays.


Waiting in the Dark are currently in research and development for new play ‘Constance and Kelly’, Irish Nationalist Constance Markievicz meets Dubliner Kelly McCoy in contemporary HMP Holloway.


Previous work includes:

This Heaven by Nakkiah Lui, Finborough Theatre, 2015.

“This presentation of other perspectives is the play's greatest strength…McCluskey refuses straightforward moral judgements.” (★★★★ Time Out)


Cake and Congo by Laura McCluskey, Theatre 503. 2013.

“McCluskey leavens bleak stories with crucial notes of humour, hope and solace.” (★★★★ One Stop Arts)

". . . female self-empowerment versus exploitation, this new play feels well timed in terms of the questions it raises" (★★★★, Time Out)

Nina and Shaz by Laura McCluskey, The Brockley Jack and London tour for Black History Month "fearless writing for thrilling actors" (★★★★South London Press)