Bad Physics

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he company was established to respond to a specific brief – to produce two short plays for a charity event in a nightclub in East London. The plays were required to be sharply written, imaginatively staged with a non-existent budget and no particular performance space, and crucially, to be imagined and performed to engage an audience who weren’t there to see a piece of theatre, who had free rein to wander wherever they liked, and who were probably drunk.

This inspired a mode of performance that was dynamically front-footed. Thumbing its nose at the constraints of naturalism and with a thrillingly fluid relationship with dramatic space and time, it tickled a relationship with its audience.

From that point forward we remain committed to creating work that case-by-case responds to the specific nature of its brief. From music festival to beer garden to cellar bar to railway tunnel to fringe theatre, each production doesn’t exist until there is a particular and unique audience – an audience who demand something more than theatre. We seek out, commission and devise plays and projects which allow that equation to be as vibrant as possible.

Our patrons include Sir Nicholas Hytner, Howard Davies CBE, Thea Sharrock and Adrian Scarborough

Connected mandy members:

Kerri Charles
Stage Manager
2017, Heather, Stage Manager
Edinburgh Fringe and U.K. Tour
2015, The Adventure, Mr Wren
The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
Hannah Joss
2015, The Adventure, Associate Director
National Tour/Lyric Hammersmith
2015, PlayStation 20th Anniversary, Nineties Raver
Tobacco Dock
Hannah Joss
2014, The Darkening: Research and Development, Assistant Director
Joe Gallina
2014, Ray-Ban Never Hide Campaign, Scary Biker
2013, The Sock, Woman
Hackney Picturehouse
Simon Victor
2013, The Adventure, Jack
Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre Studio
Stephanie Carter
Assistant Stage Manager
2013, The Adventure, Stage Manager
2013, Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World, Multiple Roles
Southwark Playhouse
The Old Vic Tunnels
Olivia Freuler
Wardrobe Assistant
2012, The Enchanted Story Trail, Set Building Volunteer
Matthew Lambart
Deputy Stage Manager
2012, The Adventure, Stage Manager
The Printworks, Hightide Festival, Suffolk
Avita Jay
2012, Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World, Antique Annie/Mrs Rajiv
Southwark Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre, Tara Arts
Katy Munroe farlie
Stage Manager
2012, Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World, Stage Manager
BAC/Tara Arts
Ali Graham
Stage Manager
2011, Toad, Stage Manager
The Vaults, Southwark Playhouse
James French
2011, Toad, Badger
Southwark Playhouse
Ben Neale
2011, Toad, Weasel
Southwark Playhouse Vaults
Mark Conway
2011, Toad, Stoat / Rabbits
Avita Jay
2011, Toad, Ferret
Southwark Playhouse

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Alternative Company Names

Bad Physics & Rose Theatre