Bad Physics

he company was established to respond to a specific brief – to produce two short plays for a charity event in a nightclub in East London. The plays were required to be sharply written, imaginatively staged with a non-existent budget and no particular performance space, and crucially, to be imagined and performed to engage an audience who weren’t there to see a piece of theatre, who had free rein to wander wherever they liked, and who were probably drunk.

This inspired a mode of performance that was dynamically front-footed. Thumbing its nose at the constraints of naturalism and with a thrillingly fluid relationship with dramatic space and time, it tickled a relationship with its audience.

From that point forward we remain committed to creating work that case-by-case responds to the specific nature of its brief. From music festival to beer garden to cellar bar to railway tunnel to fringe theatre, each production doesn’t exist until there is a particular and unique audience – an audience who demand something more than theatre. We seek out, commission and devise plays and projects which allow that equation to be as vibrant as possible.

Our patrons include Sir Nicholas Hytner, Howard Davies CBE, Thea Sharrock and Adrian Scarborough


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Alternative Company Names

Bad Physics & Rose Theatre