Concert Theatre is an emerging company pioneering a new hybrid genre, building practice and developing audiences and partnerships since 2012.
Our first production, Sonata Movements was well received by music and drama press/audiences: ‘poignant and beautiful’, Martin Cullingford (Gramophone); ‘strikingly innovative’, Michael White (Telegraph). Following this success, we created a scratch performance of Tonio Kröger (Thomas Mann) using Brahms, Messiaen and Schubert with Drama Centre London students. In spring 2014, we produced ‘Kiss of the Earth’, touring the work to more than 30 venues with further critical success: ‘It was the best physical theatre I’ve ever seen’, Everything Theatre; ‘It was a brilliant concept…introducing people to seemingly challenging subject matters & artistic means of expressions in a bold and thoroughly engaging way.’ Paul Edlin (Artistic director, Deal Festival).
To date, we have received support from Arts Council England, Royal Academy of Music, Taiwan Ministry of Culture, Arts Council Wales, Night Out Wales, Garrick Club Trust, Garrick Club Trust, The Fenton Arts Trust, Elias Fawcett Trust, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Help Musicians UK.