Our "visually stunning piece" flips performance conformity on it's head and introduces a new and innovative way of showcasing theatre.

"A Platform Theatre Masterclass, Theatre Magic"
- Keith Phillips GoDA

Winners of the AETF Western Area Finals 2022!

Twisted Tales

A Platform theatre piece

EXPERIENCE THE MOST UNIQUE form of theatre.

SIX ACTORS... ONE PLATFORM.

Twisted Tales is a brand new Platform Theatre piece which includes four anthology folk tales which all conclude with a twist.

 

this is currently the only theatre piece which practices Platform Theatre in the world.

A group of thespians stumble upon an ominous book filled with grisly and gory tales. Will the thespians be bound to act as the book's puppets? Destined for a life or performing, but never truly free...

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Platform Theatre restricts six actors to the confined space of a gym mat whilst having no assistance from props, set, costumes, and sound, this means the actors only have their physical selves and voice to tell their stories. Twisted Tales does not rely solely on words to drive the story forward, our series of choreographed movements transport the audience from the cosy fireplace hearth of a woodland cottage to the bloody and violent battle of Wessex.

Without costume, this enables the actors to freely multirole a plethora of characters within a matter of seconds throughout the piece.

*Special mention and credit to Johnny Carrington for the co-creation and direction of Twisted Tales.

Box House Theatre are currently the only company in the world professionally practicing Platform Theatre, this is because our company strives to create weird and wonderful theatre through the act of restricting. By doing this, we believe that working with minimal space, no set, and no digital assistance, we are forcing ourselves to create from imagination alone.

 

By implementing boundaries in our creative process and having complete faith in an actors arsenal, we demonstrate that you can still create great theatre by limiting yourself to use the bare-minimum as a springboard.

 

Our ethos at Box House stands as proof that impressive theatre does not need a budget.

BY RESTRICTING PERFORMANCE SPACE, WE'RE CREATING LESS LIMITATIONS

TWISTED TALES - THE PERFORMANCE

BOX HOUSE THEATRE COMPANY - THE WORLDS ONLY PROVIDER OF PLATFORM THEATRE

WHAT?

Platform Theatre is a piece of theatre where the actors are restricted to a small space or platform, for example: a gym mat. by using nothing but body and voice, you can experience unparalleled levels of storytelling. Platform theatre combines physical theatre, mime, music, and everything in-between to create the most unique theatre in the world.

WHY?

Platform Theatre is all about restrictions. Budget, costume, set, props and above all, the space. This means that whether you are a big company or small, you can still create great theatre without breaking the bank. Box House Theatre created this style as pioneers to make all theatre accessible for all.

Six Actors on such a small space? We thought the same thing! Restricting the way 'ordinary' theatre is performed provides a challenge we all deem impossible. However, with restrictions comes imagination and with imagination comes creativity. combine all three and you produce theatre that is out of the 'Ordinary'

how?