ABOUT

We create interactive, visceral live experiences; treading the line between theatre, game and installation, The Lab Collective empower the audience to collaborate in our performances. We have worked in a variety of traditional and non-traditional performance spaces, exploring and playing across disciplines to generate an innovative theatrical experience.

 

The Lab Collective’s work consists of three strands; interactive installations, socially relevant performance which explores current social questions, and large scale immersive performance for festivals and alternative sites.

 

Much of our work is socially and politically engaged and asks questions about issues which impact us all, giving a voice to unheard stories – told not only by our performers – but by the audience themselves.

 

The Lab Collective is committed to developing a shared interactive performance practice, running workshops to improve skills of Interactive performers and Theatre Makers.  These workshops run regularly at our new home, The Fly Pit, Stanley Halls as well as a variety of immersive spaces.

TEAM
TEAM
Joe Thorpe
Artistic Director
Natalie Scott
Artistic Director
Neil Connolly
Creative Associate

Joseph is a founding member of the company, and together with his directing credits for the Lab Collective, has worked with immersive companies such Specfiq, Hartshorn Hook ( the Great Gatsby South Korea) and is a Director of Dank Parish (Boomtown Fair and Peaky Blinders).  

 

Joe is currently the Company Coordinator for Punchdrunk's live event The Third Day.

As well as her work with The Lab Collective Natalie works regularly within the Outdoor Arts Sector, and has previously been General Manager for Outdoor Arts UK, and has worked with companies such as Specifiq, Dank Parish and Emergency Exit Arts.

Natalie is currently the Company Manager for Punchdrunk's live event The Third Day.

Neil Connolly is a graduate of the Rose Bruford Acting (BA Hons). He has appeared on the West end, The London Fringe and has toured the UK as well as internationally.

 

A devising specialist, skilled street theatre performer, stilt walker and improviser. He has devised and performed over 40 productions.

Amy Fleming
Creative Associate

Amy is an Irish actress who started her career in Kildare Youth Theatre before making her professional debut with parent company Crooked House as Amy in their production of ‘Breathing Corpses’. WIth them she has travelled around the world working with such companies as Teatro de Limonia, Florence, Italy and the french childrens theatre company TITCH.

 

She was also the first person in Ireland to be awarded the bronze, silver and gold certificates in Shakespearian Acting from RADA.

Antigoni Spanou
Creative Associate

Antigoni is a Greek theatre-maker, dramaturg, director & solo artist. Her artistic practice is centred around the concepts of performative truth & vulnerability.

 

She creates work that is intimate, emotive and interactive at its core, generating a shared experience for all.

As well as her work with The Lab Collective, Antigoni has created work for Camden People's Theatre and regularly works with Rose Bruford College.

The Board

Since achieving charitable status in June 2014, we are incredibly lucky to have our wonderful trustees on board:

 

Nadeem Azhar

 

Sharon Burrell

 

Bethany Pitts

 

Rowan Rutter

 

Natalie Scott

The Lab Collective is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Company Number 08221267. Registered Charity number 1157284. Registered in England and Wales.