about

simple8 is an award-winning ensemble company who specialise in creating innovative, bold new plays – all performed on a shoe-string.

We have developed a strong aesthetic rooted in “poor theatre”, which focuses on the story and revolves around the ensemble, who create the atmosphere and setting without relying on extravagant lighting, scenery, props or sound.

THE STYLE IS BOLD, THEATRICAL, FAST AND PHYSICAL

The ensemble ethos is vital to the way we work. We only produce new plays, and undertake extensive research and development for each project, giving every member of the ensemble total creative ownership over each production.

We have produced seven productions to date, all focusing on this unique ethos and all progressing our understanding of how an ensemble works.