Alexander and Matthew met working on PLATFORM at The Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo, London in 2010. Alexander directed the piece and Matthew had a lead role. This epic story of London life, involving hundreds of community participants, young and old, changed the way Matthew viewed theatre and its possibilities.
From that point on, over a plethora of pub tables, they debated the state of modern theatre until they were left with no choice but to to start a company that could do for the public, and the theatre industry as a whole, what Alexander's show had done for Matthew - change his mind and broaden his perceptions.
And so, in late 2013, TWP was born to make productions that created new communities out of disparate groups of people; out of artists, audiences and participants. Creating new theatre to build new communities out of anyone who wants to be included.