Rude Mechanical Theatre Company (New theatre inspired by the commedia dell’arte)

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The touring Company was founded in 1997 after seven years as a community company in Eastbourne, England, and is led by Pete Talbot, a former teacher, who trained in commedia dell'arte with the maestro Antonio Fava at the Scuola Internazionale dell'Attore Comico in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Our shows - which are inspired by and deeply rooted in the commedia - are aimed at adults but enjoyed by all ages and are performed both indoors and outdoors. We use only professional physical theatre actors and actor-musicians trained in mime, clown or commedia. Most members of our team are also musicians & our music is therefore live & integrated with the action.

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