‘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 seven, 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 the Network.
How We Save The World is a brand new Coney project commissioned by NERC in partnership with the Natural History Museum. At the Museum’s Lates event on 30th November, Coney presented three pop-up games and a performance where audiences made decisions about how to save the world from climate change.
The Young Coneys have been creating new worlds and enjoying new adventures through regular workshops with Coney Associate Toby Peach. As part of their 3-day October project, they enjoyed a trip to the Unicorn Theatre to see Polar Bear – thanks to the Unicorn for their generous support of the trip!
Phoebe the Apprentice Ranger is an outdoor family adventure set in a 400-year old ancient woodland, commissioned by The National Trust Polesden Lacey. From 8-26 August this year, families took on a variety of missions to help Polesden’s new apprentice Phoebe learn more about the estate and countryside code, from 8 – 26 August 2018.
On Thursday 19th July, we presented our biggest fundraiser to date, A Night Of Coney. Taking place at Coney’s home, Toynbee Studios, 70 people joined us for The Homecoming, a one-off piece of playing theatre, followed by A Dinner of Coney. See how the evening unfolded in our photo gallery.
Small People, Big Protest is a project made by Coney with families, which we presented at All Points East In The Neighbourhood on the 30th and 31st May. We held a procession and celebration where small people made a big protest for the world they want to see. Find out more here.
Earlier this year we released a new limited run of A Game of Legacy, created by Bernie DeKoven and Tassos Stevens. The run sold out due to overwhelming demand, but you can pre-order here to express an interest in future releases. You can also sign up for the first volume of Pass It On, another small part of Bernie’s legacy of play, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve partnered up with HighTide on their First Commissions Scheme for 2018-19, supporting artists who have a desire to create theatrical, relevant and innovative work and who are yet to receive their first commission.
There are more events in the pipeline for our Network through 2018 and beyond. 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.
Explore more about what we’ve been up to this year in our 2018 Programme Announcement. And 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 email@example.com.