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The WASTELAND Re-tour 2023 has now ended.

Thank you to EVERYONE involved in helping us get the show back out on the road and to the attentive and appreciative audiences – all 5411 of you who came to see one of the shows across the 9 UK venues we partnered with. We had a blast.


GARY CLARKE COMPANY, co-founded and led by Artistic Director Gary Clarke and Executive Producer Annabel Dunbar is at a pivotal point in its development having successfully bid for National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding from Arts Council England to help deliver its three-year plan from 2023 – 2026.

Moving from a highly successful project-by-project company of freelancers, that regularly exceeds its targets, we are now creating a year-round organisation that will deliver its high-quality programme of work annually.


As part of our first year as an NPO, we will be working with our long-time collaborators HdK and Designer Jo Briggs to develop a new GARY CLARKE COMPANY website from Spring 2024.
The new website will become the information hub for all things GARY CLARKE COMPANY and sit with our micro touring websites such as this site for WASTELAND.


GARY CLARKE COMPANY is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and efficient Administrative Director who will be responsible for the day-to-day function of the company, delivering our productions, projects and ground-breaking dance theatre works across the UK.

Head to our vacancies page to learn more about the role.


Are you part of Blackpool’s vibrant and historic LGBTQ+ community? Would you like the opportunity to celebrate your community through collaboration and creativity? We would like to hear from you!

Learn more by clicking here.

NEW WORK | DETENTION | 2023 – 2026 | R&D 2023 | Making to Test Bed Preview 2024 | Premiere & National Touring 2025/2026

DETENTION is the final part of our trilogy of dance theatre shows following the award-winning COAL (2016 – 2018 UK touring & Germany) and the critically acclaimed WASTELAND (2019/20 covid halted & 2023 UK re-touring).

DETENTION will explore the real live stories of working-class LGBTQ+ communities and the direct impact and legacy of Section 28. This thrilling new show will feature 5 LGBTQ+ professional dancers, spoken word, archive film footage and an originally composed sound score and tracks by well-known artist(s) with 5 LGBTQ+ community participants and 1 professional drag artist both cast locally and integrated into the show at each venue on tour.


Gary Clarke Company presented #WastelandHome and #GCCDigital across 6 months from May to December 2020 as well as special curated programme in March 2021.

Overall the company presented 10 weeks of live activity with 60 live sessions over Instagram, Facebook and ZOOM including professional classes, workouts, repertoire sessions, bite size events, community warm ups and interviews.

To catch up on any of the live sessions you missed, follow the links from or head over to our IGTV Channel on InstagramYouTube or to our Facebook page.

Please make sure you read our disclaimer before taking part in any of our live or recorded sessions.

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