‘If you want to see the future of British theatre now, then Coney is one of the companies to watch…’
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘Artists such as Coney are where the real potential of immersive theatre lies…it demonstrates a tangibly different offering to ‘traditional’ fourth wall.’
Duncan Gates, Exeunt Magazine
Welcome to Coney. We are interactive theatre makers – creating games, adventures and play where people can choose to take a meaningful part. Our work takes place anywhere that people gather; in theatres, schools, museums, on the streets and online and always follows the principles of adventure, curiosity, and loveliness.
Led by Coney HQ, a dynamic team of eight, we power projects made by bespoke teams of makers assembled from a wider network. We’re supported by a band of 18 Associates who are leaders in their field, and feed the overall company manifesto. If you are interested in making play with us, then you are welcome to join our Network.
Our latest Annual Review is here! Celebrating everything we got up to in 2018-19, we’re really proud to share it. Take a look here.
Launching on Saturday 19 October, look out for We Are Shadows: Brick Lane – a brand new Coney & Tamasha Digital joint project in collaboration with Rightful Place Theatre Company, supported by Derwent London and Rich Mix. To join us for the launch on 19 October, as part of Rich Mix’s Press Play season, visit their website.
Following on from the success of We The People (of Culture Mile), We The People will land in Margate as part of a brand new project The Arcade. The Arcade is seeded by Farnham Maltings and takes place as part of Margate NOW this October. We’ll celebrate the local distinctiveness and loveliness of the place through a pub quiz on 4 October, a social on 25 October, and more going on under the radar… Find out more here.
On Saturday 7 September, we presented Hyperobjective at the FT Weekend Festival, co-commissioned by The Wellcome Trust and The Financial Times. Hyperobjective is a game simulating complex, uncertain systems, and highlighting the hope that can be found in collective and systemic political solutions to the climate crisis. Find out more here.
Commissioned by The National Archives, My Grandad: The Spy is our latest interactive adventure for young families, made in response to The National Archives’ exhibition Protect and Survive: Britain’s Cold War Revealed. Help Tanya find clues, break codes and keep undercover on her top-secret mission to discover the facts about her grandad’s hidden history. Available to play throughout the autumn – find out more and book here.
The Young Coneys are going from strength to strength! For their latest project Endangered Friends, they were invited to create a piece for Smithfield Street Party: A Beastly Adventure. They chose to spark a conversation about animal extinction by designing and making their own unique puppets with designer Maia Kirkman Richards.
There are more events in the pipeline for our Network in the next few months. If you’re an artist or maker and like the sound of connecting with like-minded people through Playtests, Exchanges and Socials, we invite you to join the Network of Coney.
There’s still playfully secret operations which we can’t tell you much about, not here…
Whoever you are, wherever you be, if you’re curious then you can always find out more by knocking with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.