Stan's Cafe

Devise and present new work for performance in a variety of media and settings.

  • Image: Of All The People In All The World. Photograph: Karen Stafford
  • Image: Of All the People in All the World Photographer: Ed Dimsdale


The Cardinals

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 6
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: Set and props.


Become engrossed by three Cardinals and their Muslim stage manager's attempts to tell the story of the world from Creation to Apocalypse in their outsized puppet theatre.

The Cleansing of Constance Brown

  • Duration:
  • People on road: 11
  • Freight: No freight necessary
  • Freight details: Large set, props and costumes.


This spectacular piece of visual theatre is performed on a stage 2m wide and 14m deep. It boldly explores themes of power and cleansing through its elusive female protagonist.

Of All The People In All The World

  • Duration:
  • People on road: Varies on scale of show chosen - minimum 4
  • Freight: No freight necessary


This performance installation uses grains of rice to bring human statistics to vivid life and tell powerful stories of the world in which we live.

Wraparound work

We can offer a range of wrap-around activities for all of our shows, including workshops and post-performance discussions.

Press Comments & Testimonials

"One of our most tirelessly inventive theatre companies... Stan's Cafe are breaking the mould of what theatre can and might be"

The Guardian

"[Stan's Cafe's] current work is witty, at times overwhelming and always thought-provoking. It is well worth going out of your way to see it."

The Times

"A company of real artistic innovators who always have new things to say and new ways of saying them... There is probably no more exciting company working in the UK today."

The Guardian

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Artistic Director(s)

James Yarker

Contact details

Charlotte Martin
General Manager

PO Box 16044
B16 6SG

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