Creating Extraordinary Theatrical Experiences
Experimenting with Form, Live Music, Dance & Storytelling since 2015!
Collide is a migrant and female-led theatre company based in London. Our aim is to speak through bold texts and to produce work which challenges, inspires and excites both us and our audience. We love exploring non-traditional forms and re-discover old gems that question who we are as human beings and how we choose to lead our lives.
Founded in 2015 by director Emily Louizou, Collide has collaborated with more than 50 international artists coming from all disciplines, notably composer David Denyer, designer Ioana Curelea and choreographer Ioli Filippakopoulou.
Our mission is to make unconventional performances which merge storytelling with dance and live music. Since 2015 we have created three site-specific performances in unconventional theatre spaces, and two black-box pieces in London’s fringe scene. We are grateful to have had support from Arts Council England for our last two projects.
In 2019, we were selected to be part of the New Diorama Emerging Companies 2019-2020 as one of the ten most promising companies to watch. Our show Metamorphosis was featured in the Incoming Festival 2019 which showcased the UK’s most “explosive” work from emerging artists!
In February 2020, Ms Julie our new dance-theatre adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, was selected to be part of the acclaimed Resolution Festival curated by dance venue, The Place in London.
A Younger Theatre
“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.”
In October 2022, we brought George Kaiser's The Coral to the UK for the first time in 100 years at Finborough Theatre, receiving stellar reviews from The Stage and The Guardian who hailed that "Collide are clearly a company to keep an eye on".
We are currently working on delivering the world premiere of The Woman Who Turned Into A Tree, written by Lisa Langseth (Love and Anarchy, Netflix) and inspired by the Greek Daphne myth. Find out more here!