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:

2019, Humanistan, Actor
Shop Front Theatre
Graeme Rose
Actor
2018, Choke, Rob
The Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW
2017, Where I Live and What I Live For, Saleeha
Shop Front Theatre
2017, We Think, We Care, We Show, Ali & Ensemble
2016, TRAUM, Actor, Choreographer
2016, Locust, Ken Beach
2015, People, Ellie
The Shopfront Theatre
Will Evans
Lighting Designer
2014, Far From The Sea, Lighting Designer
Tour
Lydia Denno
Set Designer
2014, Far From the Sea, Designer
Liz Simmons
Actor
2013, The Stranger, Fatima
2013, Powder, Bobby
Shop Front Theatre
Lewis Green
Actor
2013, 100, Father
Naomi Said
Actor
2012, The Wedge (writer/performer), Jess
Shop Front Theatre, Coventry
2012, Arcade, Ghost of Debs
The Shopfront Theatre
Paul Nolan
Actor
2011, TKO_Lonliness of the Long Distance Runner, Creative Practitioner
Shop Front Theatre, Coventry
Paul Nolan
Actor
2010, CAR by Chris O'Connell, Robert
Naomi Said
Actor
2010, All The Things I'd Do For You, Sarah
Jo James
Stage Manager
2008, Zero, Stage Manager
Tour
Natalie Davies
Lighting Designer
2008, Zero, Re - Lights Technician
UK Tour
2007, BTech Drama Workshops, Actor

Theatre Absolute Jobs

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