Work In Progress Performances from February 2019
Orlando takes us on a journey of one life, across four centuries.
Orlando is a young man in Elizabethan England starting to write... and a woman in 1920s London trying to finish. What has changed and what remains? Told by torchlight and actor-led effects, this physical and playful production is devised by the ensemble, inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel. The story is about the changes and constants in history, and in ourselves.
Supported by: Barbican Open Lab, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Anvil Arts and Wiltshire Creative.
2017 - 2019
"remarkably inventive" ★★★★ London Theatre1
"absolutely charming" A Younger Theatre
Catherine Morland has grown up in the country, with only sensational novels and pop culture to inform her of life beyond the village. Leaving home for the first time, she expects brooding heroes, ruthless bandits and glorious adventures to await her.
They don’t. After all, reality is more complicated.
"a must see." ★★★★ The Good Review
Cyphers returns this year with a revival of this ‘must see’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Running through the latter half of October 2015, this production marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, fought on the 25 October 1415.
THE PROPOSAL & THE BOOR
"short, punchy and witty" AndSoSheThinks
Through two lesser known short plays (The Proposal and The Boor), we show you the funny, playful and downright silly side to the 'father of naturalism’, Anton Chekhov. Fast-paced and farcical, these two plays reveal the true satirical intentions behind Chekhov’s work.
"a strong and close-knit ensemble" A Younger Theatre
"an incredibly enjoyable two hours" Wandsworth Radio
Our brand new adaptation uses Dickens’ original text to rediscover the humanity and humour at the heart of this great literary classic.
An epic thriller of ambition, love, loss and friendship that takes its audience on a whirlwind journey through half a lifetime. A powerful story of social injustices in nineteenth century Britain and a pertinent reminder of those that still exist in our own time.
"a must see" ★★★★ The Good Review
The year is 1415 and Henry V of England is about to embark on his pivotal campaign to France. The scene flies from the English court of Westminster to the siege of Harfleur, from the French palace at Rouen to the fields of Agincourt.