State of Emergency has been creating high quality dance, theatre and music for over thirty years. As a producer in its own right, and also as an advocate for artists and performers, State of Emergency has established a national and international reputation.

Artistic Director: Deborah Baddoo MBE

Photo by Irven Lewis

F E A T U R E D   R E V I E W S

Where Is Home?

"Fantastic. Life affirming. Light and dark. Fabulously talented. State of Emergency always produce quality shows - so high." Edson Burton, Writer

“Truly, in the best possible way, it is a show that you watch with your heart and not your head. Thoughts are bypassed and it speaks straight to your soul.” Katherine Alcock, The Prickle


Desert Crossings

“Rarely have I witnessed a dance piece so unforgiving in the energy it demands, yet the performers are ceaseless in their commitment, intensity and passionate articulation of the choreography.” Sarah Wilkinson, The Stage


The Sasakawa Foundation have agreed to support a new State of Emergency initiative in Tokyo. Through our releationship with jazz improvisers Irven Lewis and Masumi Endo, we shall continue to build bridges between the UK and Japan.

We are pleased to announce the release of  'The Revelation Of Lee "Scratch" Perry', a full length film and music video which covers the making of the Grammy nominated "Revelation" album, with behind the scenes footage and an in-depth interview with the maestro.

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