workshop performance at shoreditch town hall

We're very excited to annouce that at the end of the two week workshop we're about to embark on we'll be showing some of the fruits of our labours in a free workshop performance on Friday the 31st of October. You can find all the details of the work and how to reserve tickets here and we'd love to see as many of you who can make it along. We'll see you on the 31st!

Back in the habit

It's been a long time but Simple8 are finally back in the room. We'll be embarking on a two week R&D of two potential new projects at the end of October. If the ideas bear fruit we'll start talking about them in a real sense but for now it's all very exploratory and experimental.


Please don't misread the title of this blog post as any kind of cryptic hint that we're adapting Sister Act. We're not, although that would be amazing.

the return of the quiz

Hello everyone. Christmas is fast approaching which means, of course, it's time to put together a team and get down to the Simple8 quiz to show off your knowledge chops. This year we're being hosted by the very lovely people at Shoreditch Town Hall on the 17th of December. Entry is £10 and all proceeds go towards the next Simple8 season. We'll be kicking off at about 7.30 and it promises to be a brilliant evening. We hope to see you there!

Peter Brook Award

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been nominated for the Peter Brook/Equity Ensemble Award.

It's particularly gratifying to be nominated for such a prestigious award that is focused on the ensemble, as our work is always down to a group of people working together - be it actors, directors, writers, designers or stage managers.

Doing a season at Arcola Theatre has emphasised to us the importance of the ensemble - and how vital it is that theatre is centred around the collective skills of artists and practitioners.

Thank you to Blanche Marvin for all her support