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In the wake of independence, a group of dramatists and cultural leaders have come together to form the South Sudan Theatre Company. The company works to promote innovative theatre that both celebrates and challenges South Sudan’s cultural heritage and artistic potential. Join us in supporting the company, and track a national identity in the making.

There is an old saying - ‘Give me a theatre, and I will you give you a nation’

Derik Uya Alfred SSTC co-founder and director (CNN interview, Jan 2012)

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I keenly anticipate this production of Cymbeline from the world's newest nation, South Sudan. This extraordinary event shows how Shakespeare brings people together and resonates across the centuries and across cultures.

Sue Hoyle (OBE)

Director of Clore Cultural Leadership and BC trustee

The South Sudan Theatre Company's production of Cymbeline at the Globe is an initiative of great imagination and courage.

Christopher Cramer

Head of Dept of Development Studies, SOAS and Vice Chair, Royal Africa Society

The creation of South Sudan Theatre Company shows how important art can be, even in the most desperate conditions.

François Matarasso

Writer & council member of Arts Council England

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