Theatre Absolute

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One of the UK's most original theatre companies, founded in 1992, and based in Coventry, West Midlands, Theatre Absolute is supported by Arts Council England, as a regularly funded organisation. Its core members are Julia Negus, producer, and Chris O’Connell, artistic director and writer.



The company produces and tours new plays for the theatre that are bold, urban, uncompromising, and contemporary. Telling stories of ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations, the company places an emphasis on character, text, and narrative to create richly imagined worlds. 

Integral to the company are its highly regarded participatory performance and literacy development activities for young people. The company has a particular focus towards young people who are at risk, and not in mainstream education.


Audiences, participants, and practitioners speak of the ‘Theatre Absolute experience', struck by the inspirational intensity of the company, and its tough determination to create high quality, authentic theatre that finds its roots in the fabric of an increasingly complex, ambiguous, and compelling world.




Connected mandy members:

Graeme Rose
Graeme Rose
Actor
2018, Choke, Rob
The Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW
Raagni Sharma
2017, Where I Live and What I Live For, Saleeha
Shop Front Theatre
Sarfraz Mughal
2017, We Think, We Care, We Show, Ali & Ensemble
Dimitar Goranov
2016, TRAUM, Actor, Choreographer
James Sutherland
2016, Locust, Ken Beach
Miriam Grace Edwards
2016, Breathe, Lucy
Fargo
Elinor Coleman
2015, People, Ellie
The Shopfront Theatre
Miriam Grace Edwards
2015, People, Su
The Shop Front Theatre
Lydia Denno
Lydia Denno
Set Designer
2014, Far From the Sea, Designer
Will Evans
Will Evans
Lighting Designer
2014, Far From The Sea, Lighting Designer
Tour
Liz Simmons
Liz Simmons
Actor
2013, The Stranger, Fatima
Annabel Betts
2013, Powder, Bobby
Shop Front Theatre
Miriam Grace Edwards
2013, Powder, Bobby
Lewis Green
Lewis Green
Actor
2013, 100, Father
Naomi Said
Naomi Said
Actor
2012, The Wedge (writer/performer), Jess
Shop Front Theatre, Coventry
Jessica Coller
2012, Arcade, Ghost of Debs
The Shopfront Theatre
Paul Nolan
Paul Nolan
Actor
2011, TKO_Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner, Creative Practitioner
Shop Front Theatre, Coventry
James Keningale
2011, Public Housing, Trevor
Shop Front Theatre
Christine Rose
2010, City Stories, Various female characters
Paul Nolan
Paul Nolan
Actor
2010, CAR by Chris O'Connell, Robert

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