Riotous Company presents


a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man

"pure pleasure" Reviews Gate

A highly entertaining, thought-provoking piece for children, adults and insomniacs alike.

Insomnia weaves strands of physical and musical storytelling leaving it up to an audience to decipher the actions and inventions, or to simply enjoy the performers' ongoing excuses to stay awake. It is both funny and moving – and can be experienced as a journey through styles and genres of music, dance and theatre.

“All composers want to sound unique – but few manage to be as distinctive as Nikola Kodjabashia …” 
John. L. Walters, Guardian, July 2004

“Unique and brilliant in every respect, the concept, the music and above all the movement… A real treat!” 
Helena Kaut-Howson, Director

Post Show Talk / Q&A

Founded by artistic director Mia Theil Have with patron Kathryn Hunter, composer Nikola Kodjabashia, designer Luis F. Carvalho and a team of associate artists, Riotous Company is a crossover theatre of stories, music, pictures, poetry and dance.

Upcoming performances are in dance, music and theatre as well as opera. One thing that unites all productions is the devising process and the joint creative input from the performers and creative team. Following the performance on 29 Oct the company will open up a discussion about their unique devising process and answer any questions about crossover theatre. Free to all ticket holders.


"Amazing performance. Gripping charming beautiful strange” 
Stephen Sharkey, writer

 " theatre full of humorous, ironic, captivating and enjoyable moments ...piano flourishes, perfectly judged."
Revista, Rome


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[Image: Simon Minett]