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:

Abigail Canton
2010, Breathe, Sarah
The Shop Front Theatre, Coventry
Naomi Said
Naomi Said
Actor
2010, All The Things I'd Do For You, Sarah
Natalie Davies
Natalie Davies
Lighting Designer
2008, Zero, Re - Lights Technician
UK Tour
Jo James
Jo James
Stage Manager
2008, Zero, Stage Manager
Tour
Robert Wilkinson
2007, BTech Drama Workshops, Actor
Robert Wilkinson
2006, Car - Workshops, Gary
Will Evans
Will Evans
Lighting Designer
2005, Street Trilogy, Tour Lighting (re-lights)
UK Tour
Jim Low
Jim Low
Actor
2005, Street trilogy, Robert
National tour&Paris
Jim Low
Jim Low
Actor
2000, Car, Robert
National tour
Sean Connolly
1995, BETWEEN, Ade
Bella Hamblin
1995, BETWEEN, Flossie
Robert Wilkinson
1993, Violent Times, Dad
Alan Wales
Alan Wales
Actor
1993, AXE TO GRIND, Ryan Banks
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Paul Nolan
Paul Nolan
Actor
1992, Strike it Lucky, Matty
Robert Wilkinson
1992, Axe to Grind, Duncan Theed
Belgrade Theatre Coventry

Theatre Absolute Jobs

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