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.

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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


With the support of the PRS Foundation Open Fund and MHCLG via the Church Urban Fund, State of Emergency is delivering 'Remembering Windrush' and the Windrush Hour series to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants to UK society and culture. For further info please visit

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

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Where is Home? - Lerato Lipere, Tshediso Kabulu, Nosiphiwo Samente, Thapelo Kotlolo, Tony Banyatsi

Photo (c) 2017 Peter Japal