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.
Joseph Thorpe is a graduate of the Rose Bruford Directing BA (Hons).
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)
Natalie Scott is a graduate of the Rose Bruford European Theatre Arts BA (Hons.)
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 immersive companies such as Specifiq, Dank Parish and Emergency Exit Arts.
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 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 is a graduate of the Rose Bruford European Theatre Arts BA (Hons). During her time there, as part of her degree, she also trained at Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Madrid, Spain.
Antigoni specialises in physical theatre and is a keen advocate of devised, site-specific and intimate performances. She has developed two solo performances, one of which awarded her participation in the 2007 Battersea Arts Centre Graduate Festival.
Since achieving charitable status in June 2014, we are incredibly lucky to have our wonderful trustees on board: