Collide is a London-based theatre company made of emerging artists. Our aim is to speak through bold texts and to produce work which challenges, inspires and excites both us and our audience.
We are fuelled by our need to create theatre for an audience who is willing to think differently. We love exploring non-theatrical spaces and re-discover old gems that question who we are as human beings and how we choose to lead our lives.
Collide’s debut production was a site-specific promenade performance of Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis in the Crypt under St Pancras’ Church. Re-creating a raw landscape of the human mind in two sold-out runs in July and October 2015, for which it was written that “there is no benchmark I can offer, no relevant experience to relate it to, but in terms of pure stagecraft it is an excellent envisioning of a very difficult play, and an experience worth undertaking, even if only because it is different from anything else out there” (A Younger Theatre).
Our second production was a promenade performance of Heiner Müller’s Hamletmachine, which opened in July 2016 in an unused warehouse on 47/49 Tanner Street as part of Ugly Duck’s latest creative season.
Following the success of this, Ugly Duck commissioned a new show to take place in their Factory Space in April 2016. Collide’s Artistic Director, Emily Louizou, worked on a promenade version of the Spanish play Tejas Verdes. Written by Fermìn Cabal it is a beautiful – and yet brutal – piece of art about the Chilean torture centres during Pinochet’s dictatorship. Collide was invited by the So & So Arts Club to perform Tejas Verdes as part of their Women And War Festival in the abandoned Streatham Hill Theatre in July 2017.