BeautifulMess Theatre

BeautifulMess Theatre

Physical theater and contemporary clown in London:

Instigates playful performance projects, creating interactive, socially-relevant, celebratory shows in public spaces.

Inhabits unlikely spaces, re-imagine discarded things and listen to neglected voices: mixing bold design, dynamic physicality and multi-sensory images into silly, surreal, shared and significant stories!

Intertwines live music, contemporary clown, puppetry and satire to create striking and accessible performance.

BeautifulMess has been creating Arts Council funded outdoor work since 2013 with performances Foxfood (2013) described by Spare Tyre as “accessible, with a hugely quirky humour”, Safety in Numbers (2013) “fresh, uncensored theatre…truly for EVERYONE! ”(Islington Community Theatre), and The 3 Scavengers (2014), attracting hundreds of new audience members who called it “magical, surreal, uplifting, comic, poignant … a treat on the street!”. The Loneliness Street Cabaret (2015) was their 3rd Arts Council funded show touring nationally to outdoor arts festivals and overlooked municipal areas, labelled “more entertaining than Cirque du Soleil” (Bureau of Silly Ideas).

Since 2016 BeautifulMess have been exploring more immediate, interactive performance possibilities through their Creative Advocacy programmes, Art Activism and large-scale interventions such as Foxed! (2017). BeautifulMess has also been commissioned internationally (India, South Africa) to work in multiple communities creating celebratory, inclusive, site-based performance.