Improbable... is one of the most energising and provacative forces in British theatre.

The Guardian

Improbable brings together the diverse and acclaimed talents of some of Britain’s most highly imaginative theatre practitioners including founders and Artistic Directors Phelim McDermott, Lee Simpson and Julian Crouch.

Phelim, Julian and Lee had been working in theatre separately and together in various combinations for some years, and had successfully resisted the urge to formalize their relationship into a “theatre company”. In the Autumn of 1996 they gave in and formed Improbable with producer Nick Sweeting.

Since then, the seven shows they have made as Improbable, 70 HILL LANE, ANIMO, LIFEGAME, CINDERELLA, COMA, SPIRIT and STICKY have established an international reputation for innovative, exciting, accessible theatre.

Improbable’s work has been seen in the UK, the United States, Egypt, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Canada, Lebanon, Ireland and Holland. 70 HILL LANE has won several major awards including an OBIE for Outstanding Achievement in Off Broadway Theatre, the 1997 Time Out Award for Best Off West End Production, Best Performance at The Cairo International Theatre for Experimental Theatre and The Manchester Evening News Award for Best Fringe Production.

Improbable’s shows have grown out of a way of working that means being prepared to create work by the seat of your pants and the skin of your teeth, stepping onstage before you are ready and allowing the audience to have an integral part in the creation of a show.

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