‘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.
Phoebe the Apprentice Ranger is an outdoor family adventure set in a 400-year old ancient woodland, commissioned by The National Trust Polesden Lacey. Take on a variety of missions and 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. It was a wonderful evening – see how it 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.
The legacy of The Droves, an immersive show with 6-12 year olds as the creative leads, continues with the Young Coneys. You’ll be seeing more of them as they create new adventures through regular workshops with Coney Associate Toby Peach.
In May we released a new limited run of A Game of Legacy, created by Bernie DeKoven and Tassos Stevens. The run has 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 email@example.com.
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.
Our Summer Network Exchanges will be held at Theatre Deli – The Old Library on 15th July and 19th August, an opportunity to share practice and test new ideas. If you’re an artist or maker and like the sound of this, we invite you to join the Network of Coney and connect with like-minded artists.
Explore more about what we’re getting up to this year in our 2018 Programme Announcement.
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.