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 blends text, movement and music. We love exploring non-traditional forms and re-introducing old plays, stories and myths 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.
Since 2015 we have created three site-specific performances in unconventional theatre spaces, and four black-box pieces in London’s fringe scene.
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".
In April 2023 we co-produced with the Omnibus Theatre in South London 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!
In May 2024 we will be presenting our next production - Fabulous Creatures - in association with the Arcola Theatre in London. More information and tickets available here!