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Internationally renowned British touring theatre company. Current productions Lionboy and Shun-kin. Previous work includes The Master and Margarita, A Disappearing Number, The Elephant Vanishes.

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    Founded in 1983 by Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, and Marcello Magni, Complicite is a constantly evolving ensemble of performers and collaborators, now led by Artistic Director Simon McBurney.

    Complicite's work has ranged from entirely devised work to theatrical adaptations and revivals of classic texts. The Company has also worked in other media; radio productions of Mnemonic and John Berger's To The Wedding, a collaboration with The Pet Shop Boys in Trafalgar Square and The Vertical Line, a multi-disciplinary installation performed in a disused tube station.

    Always changing and moving forward to incorporate new stimuli, the principles of the work have remained close to the original impulses: seeking what is most alive, integrating text, music, image and action to create surprising, disruptive theatre.

    Complicite researches and trains through exploratory workshops. This long process of experimentation has resulted in some of our most successful, ground-breaking productions.

    The Company is currently developing several new projects including its first original screenplay.

    "Complicite is more than a theatre company: it is a state of mind. When each collaborative adventure into the unknown starts off, anything is possible. The result is an astonishingly broad and continually evolving spectrum of work". Roger Graef

  • Aims

    Complicite aims to:

    • Creating and Producing new Theatrical Productions and providing a creative educational programme to accompany and complement this.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1983

    Registered Charity Number: 1012507

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 2

    Phone number: 02074857700

    Address: 14 Anglers Lane, London NW5 3DG

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