We make poor decisions and beautiful moments. We create theatre with people, movement and chairs. We take pride in our lack of hierarchy; we have no director. We want our mistakes to be unforgettable.

Broken Chair Theatre Company formed in late 2015 with the aim to physicalise thoughts that the spoken word cannot articulate.

Our first show, Sonder, marked our professional debut as a company and the realisation of our unique style of movement-based theatre. Devised as part of a final-year university project, the show explores the human need for companionship and isolation in an increasingly complicated world. We debuted at Brighton Fringe 2016, which then gained us the opportunity to perform at Edinburgh Fringe the same year. Sonder was accredited as OUTSTANDING by FringeReview.

 

Photo by Joseph Cox (2015).

Following on from our time at the Fringe, we were selected by renowned physical theatre makers Tangled Feet to take part in their mentoring program for young companies. Thanks to them we are in the process of securing Arts Council funding so that we can continue to make challenging new work.

As of Summer 2017 we are performing and developing our second show, Mimeomia, which explores masculinity in today’s society through grievance, sexuality and relationships. It premiered at Theatre Utopia in Croydon on the 13th of July, running through to the 16th. It was then shown at The Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton between the 3rd and 5th of August. Watch this space for any news about further performances!

 

Photo by Broken Chair (2017).

“Broken Chair Theatre Company reminded us of physical theatre and its power to not just tell the story through the body but of it’s intensity when the internal experience is externalised and how we can re-connect in the universal experience of theatre.” – FringeReview