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 Image: Kindertransport / Photographer: Tristram Kenton
SHARED EXPERIENCE
Text-based: medium, Physical theatre, Theatre

SIZE OF COMPANY
13–24 on the road

SCALE OF VENUE
Middle- to large-scale

PERMANENT STAFF
Joint Artistic Directors
Nancy Meckler & Polly Teale

Administrative Producer
Jon Harris

Administration Manager
Sharon John

Assistant Administrator
Bailey Lock

ARTISTIC POLICY
To create theatre that goes beyond our everyday lives, giving form to the hidden world of emotion and imagination. Shared Experience has pioneered a distinctive style that unites both text-based and physical theatre. At the heart of its work is the power and excitement of the performer’s physical presence and the unique collaboration between actor and audience: a shared experience.

REVIEW EXTRACTS
‘One of the true highlights of a lifetime of theatregoing.’ New York Post (Anna Karenina)

‘Sensational.’ Daily Telegraph.’ (War and Peace)

‘Blistering performances from a superb ensemble… Searing theatre.’ The Times (Kindertransport)

CURRENT PRODUCTIONS
War and Peace A revival of this exceptional co-production with the National Theatre, adapted by Helen Edmundson from Tolstoy’s classic novel. (360 mins in two parts, 15 on stage, 24 on the road.)

Kindertransport A revival of a stunning play by Diane Samuels telling the story of child refugees from Nazi Germany. (120 mins, 6 on stage, 13 on the road.)

WRAP-AROUND
All the company’s productions travel with a full education and outreach programme suitable for all ages from 14+ and targeted towards students aged 14–21 years or professional artists. Examples of education packs used on past productions are available on the company’s website.

RECENT INTERNATIONAL WORK
2006 Ireland (Orestes)
2004 USA (A Passage to India), Australia, New Zealand (After Mrs Rochester)

TOURING AVAILABILITY
From January 2008