Theatre Lab Company (TLC), founded by Greek artists, is a London based international company. Renowned for striking visuals and imagery, TLC has a wide-ranging profile, with emphasis on devised experimental staging, visual storytelling and classical texts. It is also one of the main promoters of ancient and contemporary Greek theatre, art and culture in the UK, amongst other contemporary and classical texts of the international repertoire. Work includes UK theatre productions, tours and participation in national and international festivals, translations and publications, and workshops and education.
TLC productions are born and lovingly crafted in a dynamic rehearsal room with artists of different origins and backgrounds to create and tell stories using mesmerising theatrical imagery, physical theatre/performance and devised experimental work. Words, music, images and movement are brought together to create dynamic theatre that crosses the boundaries of culture, language, taboo and medium. TLC’s work is inspired by traditional and adapted texts, experimenting with music, movement, materials, ideas, and other mediums to explore new possibilities…
Language is used in a powerfully dramatic and visual way to communicate, through silences, conflicts, emotional states, and finely tuned physical choreography, to explore and expand the multi-layered ideas that unfold and captivate our audiences. An undercurrent of our recent work has been the portrayal of the artists’ aesthetic, particularly in Salomé.
Sponsors include Arts Council England, Awards for All, The Secretariat General of Greeks Abroad, and several private foundations. The Company has been invited and participated in international theatre festivals in London, Greece, Belgrade, Dublin, Prague, Edinburgh, New York, Cyprus and France.
Notable credits include being flagged by official critics for Salomé at Avignon Festival D’OFF, being nominated as top performance of the 2007 Prague Fringe by the main critic, the Prague Post. Awards include the Hellenic Foundation Award (1997), Critiques 1st Award, Prague International Theatre Festival (2007), nominations for a Fringe First and Total Theatre Awards, Edinburgh Festival (2007) and nomination of Artistic Director, Anastasia Revi for the prestigious National Theatre Awards of Greece for work at the National Theatre of Northern Greece in 2009. Theatre Lab’s ancient Greek tragedy and comedy productions have been highly acclaimed by audiences, students, academics and VIP guests including Bettany Hughes, Ian and Victoria Hislop, and Kathryn Hunter.
TLC is a registered UK Charity, No. 1102544 and a registered UK Company, No. 3473003. It is governed by a board of volunteer Trustees/Directors, and it is member of the Independent Theatre Council (ITC)