The impact of COVID-19 has placed many theatre companies under threat of shutting down, and we must do all we can to continue creating. Theatre Lab Company, receiving no state or private funding, has suffered losses that threaten its survival and future.
Please support Theatre Lab Company in these difficult times through a donation on this page. Your support would mean a lot to us, as it will help to keep us up and running, and to bring our upcoming projects to life:
- STORIES FROM THE LOCKDOWN ERA, a new theatre festival led by Theatre Lab Company for 2021, exploring stories based on the lockdown period we are all experiencing, from independent artists. The Festival will provide a platform for artists to perform original work that was created during the lockdown. TLC's initiative encourages artists that have been creating in isolation to share their work with our audiences.
- LOVE LETTERS, a new online audiovisual production of mini love stories through the letters of great artists who couldn't meet their lovers. Performed by TLC core actors during the lockdown period, directed by TLC's Artistic Director, Anastasia Revi, with original design and music by long-time collaborators of Theatre Lab.
Episode 1 - Frida and Diego:
Episode 2 - Scott and Zelda:
Episode 3 - Oscar and Bosie:
Episode 4 - Lucrezia and Pietro:
Episode 5: Virginia and Leonard and Vita:
Episode 6 - Kurt and Lotte:
Episode 7 - Anton and Olga:
- TLC WORKSHOPS, an ongoing actors training programme led by TLC's Artistic Director, Anastasia Revi, which was paused during its 3rd year due to COVID-19, and will resume in 2021. Actors are trained on the Theatre Lab method, resulting in an annual production. Crowdfunding will support our students' final year show in 2021.
Listen to our students talk about what Theatre Lab means to them:
More information about Theatre Lab Company:
Theatre Lab Company is a London based international theatre company. Our productions are born and lovingly crafted in a dynamic rehearsal room with artists of different origins and backgrounds to create dynamic theatre that crosses the boundaries of culture, language and taboo and tell stories using mesmerising theatrical imagery, physical theatre/performance and devised experimental work.
TLC is renowned for striking visual storytelling on contemporary and classical texts of the international repertoire. The company is also famous for staging of ancient and contemporary Greek theatre in the UK, most notably for its productions of ancient Greek drama at Riverside Studios for five consecutive years. The company has been invited and participated in international theatre festivals in London, Belgrade, Dublin, Prague, Edinburgh, New York, Avignon, Greece and Cyprus.
Photograph: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 2019
Photograph: LUCREZIA THE SINNER, THE SAINT, 2019
LUCREZIA THE SINNER, THE SAINT Trailer:
Photograph: DON JUAN, 2018
DON JUAN Trailer:
Photograph: SIX NIGHTS ON THE ACROPOLIS, 2018
SIX NIGHTS ON THE ACROPOLIS Trailer:
Photograph: JAMAICA INN, 2017
Notable awards include the ‘Most innovative international theatre production company in the UK’ at the Global Entertainment Awards, the Short run OffComm commendation from Off West End for Great Expectations, being flagged by official critics for Salomé at Avignon Festival D’OFF and Critiques 1st Award at the Prague International Theatre Festival.
Photograph: SALOME, 2012-2017
Photograph: DANCING WITH THE DEVIL: A Story About Rudolf Nureyev, 2016
DANCING WITH THE DEVIL Trailer:
Photograph: MEDEA, 2014
Theatre Lab’s Artistic Director, Anastasia Revi, has received the prestigious Best Director Award for her production Macbeth at the National Theatre of Northern Greece, as well as the Exaliptron Award for Theatre, Greece. Anastasia Revi has also created and leads a three-year programme for training actors on the Theatre Lab method.
Photograph: LYSISTRATA, 2013
Photograph: THE ORESTEIA, 2012
THE ORESTEIA Trailer:
Photograph: ANTIGONE, 2010-2011
Photograph: THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, 2010
THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER Trailer:
Photograph: VELVET SCRATCH 2007-2008
Selected reviews of past productions:
“An immensely impressive show: beautifully directed, with a brilliant cast and gorgeous mise en scène." SPY IN THE STALLS ****
“This production...has succeeded in ensuring that this classic text remains accessible to all and brings the story to life through a visual feast for the senses. Theatre Lab are renown for their visually striking shows and after seeing Great Expectations I can understand why.” MUSICAL THEATRE MUSINGS ****
Theatre Lab’s ‘Don Juan’ transforms the cliché of seductiveness... With an excellent cast and lively staging this is somehow both rollicking entertainment, and food for thought. THE SPY IN THE STALLS ****
Theatre Lab Company have turned this classic into an interesting watch not often found in contemporary British theatre! UPPER CIRCLE
It’s a thrilling production... Theatre Lab Company has triumphed! STAGE REVIEW ****
Briskly paced, relentlessly intriguing...an absorbing and worthwhile experience. LONDON THEATRE 1 ****
Go and immerse yourself in this wonderful, decadent play. Listen to the exquisite music and songs and feast your eyes on the sets. WESTEND WILMA ***** London
A unique show – the beloved show of our heart! Red like love, passion and blood! Coup de Coeur! LA PROVENCE **** Avignon
Dancing with the Devil:
A brilliant show...a visually stimulating, dynamic experience. LIVE THEATRE *****
Revi’s strong sense of theatre is always in evidence. BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
Theatre Lab Company has put a unique spin on this classic tale with an eye for the visually and sonically captivating! PLAYS TO SEE
It’s an incredible visual experience and Theatre Lab is such an exciting company, challenging the way we tell stories across cultures. Don’t miss out on their take on Medea – it’s Greek tragedy the way it should be done. A YOUNGER THEATRE
An explosively relevant and hilarious adaptation... An exciting and impassioned update that provides no shortage of laughs during its quest to make a political and economic appeal... The female ensemble is really something special! A good quality laugh! EVERYTHING THEATRE ****
Anastasia Revi’s production bursts with life and colour and great comic timing! TIME OUT
Fascinating and powerful...a visceral physical quality...stunning, creepy and terrifying... The whole production is full of layers weaving into one another, creating a rich and deeply powerful performance that leaves one undeniably mesmerized. ONE STOP ARTS *****
Revi deserves a huge round of applause for her creative and inventive, often risky staging... An incredibly engaging interpretation! EVERYTHING THEATRE
Theatre Lab has succeeded in recapturing some of the magic of this most ancient art form while making it feel relevant to the fast-changing modern world. FULHAM & HAMMERSMITH CHRONICLE
Theatre Lab Company was mesmerising, fascinating, expansively dramatic and true in its delivery to the Greek tradition...a worthy theatrical experience! CYPRUS MAIL
Visually irresistible, fantasy tale...surprising and enchanting production. TIME OUT, New York
Director/concocter Anastasia Revi is a gourmet of images...breathtaking...bloody beautiful...must see! This is exciting theatre! PRAGUE POST, Voted No. 1
Our website: https://theatrelab.co.uk/