The Natura Contemporary Theatre Company is a small professional touring theatre company based in North Gloucestershire. NCT subsumed the Writers’ and Directors’ Workshop in 2018. Its Artistic Director and Resident Playwright is Caroline Summerfield. As a company we are dedicated to producing new writing for the stage and radio. We are a writers’ theatre placing the writers’ work a the centre of our productions. Our innovative approach is to bring the urban to the rural and the rural to the urban.

In recognition of the quality of our work and productions, we have consistently been awarded National Lottery Projects Funding from Arts Council England in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

In response to COVID-19 we have been working since 2019 with Birmingham’s leading independent internet radio broadcasting station, BHBN, to bring radio drama to NHS patients and staff, and the residents of our care homes.


To bring plays which celebrate new writing and professionalism in the theatre to audiences in the South West, the Midlands and London and the South East;

To bring the urban to the rural and the rural to the urban;

To bring multicultural well-written and thought provoking plays to our audience;

To bring theatre to theatres and non-theatre spaces; and

To bring theatre to you, whoever you are.


We are a friendly and approachable theatre company. If you have seen one of our productions, then please do like us on our Facebook page and provide your feedback .

If you are a writer, please do visit our workshop section on this website.

If you are a professional or semi-professional actor and would like to be considered for casting for future productions, then take a look at our past productions before contacting us at: casummerfield@btinternet.com

As a theatre company we are culturally and ethnically diverse and are always pleased to hear from and work with talented actors. What we look for in our actors are those who are dedicated to their craft. As we tour in the South East, South West, London and the Midlands, we are particularly interested in working with actors located in those regions. You must be 18+years of age and be able to demonstrate recent relevant experience of working in the theatre.

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