A major year of international touring, a stepping up of Creative Learning work, a radical new touring show and The Black Maze is retired after a decade of service.
An improvised walkabout performance (unless they’re sat down) in which two sports commentators describe everyday life in too much detail. Catch them live in person or streamed live online.
Home of The Wriggler is a lo-fi sci-fi docu-drama: Lo-fi because the lights and sound are all powered by the cast, givingthe show a strange intensity and immediacy. Sci-fi because […]
The theatre has turned itself inside out, but it is still theatre. And beautiful theatre too. An act of Victorian illusion, a fairground ride, a peep show, a piece of […]
In late 2002 Stan’s Cafe were commissioned by Creative Partnerships to devise a training day for teachers. The day was designed to encourage participants to take risks and try new […]
Impressive and original […] a fascinating and exhilarating piece of work from a company of real artistic innovators who always have new things to say and new ways of saying […]
Tuning Out With Radio Z was commissioned by MAC to celebrate its re-opening. In its initial form it was a six hour long improvised performance. With the first two hours […]
Back Page March 2010Whitehall Primary School, Leicester Whitehall Primary School, in Leicester had some Year 6students who they thought were excellent, but needed stretching, theywanted these students to write sports […]
India Forum, Reitschule, Bern14th – 30th January 2010 Bern 2010 We were brought to Bern by the CESCI (The Centre for Socio-Cultural Interaction) which is based in Tamil Nadu in […]
Oldham Festival Of Diversity, Gallery Oldham7 – 28 September, 2010 Whilst one version of OATP was in Tokyo, a UK seized version was running in parallel at Gallery Oldham as […]
Below is an account of an INSET session run for 70+ teachers and pupils at Arrow Vale School in Reddich. The brief was to prompt people to look at things […]
Salisbury International Arts Festival, Salisbury Cathedral27 – 31 May, 2010 Salisbury Upon arriving at Salisbury Cathedral on the morning of the get-in we promptly got to work unloading two tonnes […]
A shipping container on the back of a lorry outside The Public Theatre in New York City.
Setagaya Public Theatre, Tokyo14 – 22 September, 2010 Tokyo Stan’s Cafe’s first visit to Japan and of course this being Japan we embraced much technological innovation. This included a new […]
I found out that I was joining the RSC about a week before the contract started, so I didn’t really have time to think about whether it was the right […]
Hall Of Nations, Kennedy CenterWashington DC, United States Of America 1 – 7 November 2010 Washington DC We have long had an ambition to stage Of All The People In […]
Prior to Home of the Wriggler.visiting Beijing in November 2010 a list of questions was sent through to the show’s directorJames Yarker by the venue for the local media. Birmingham, […]
The National Theatre, London5th – 31st August, 2010 Revolutionary Steps took its cue from Brüchner’s play Danton’s Death, which was which was being staged in the Oliver Theatre at the […]
Prior to Home of the Wriggler.visiting the city Time Out Beijing asked the show’s directorJames Yarker a set of questions. Birmingham, 15th October, 2010. I understand you premiered in the […]
Domaine d’O, Montpelier, France2 – 30 October 2010 As part of Stan’s Cafe’s three year relationship with Domaine d’O the venuecommissioned an edition of The Steps Series for their Ampitheatre. […]
Imagine a whole lifetime’s worth of exhilaration and confusion condensed into five minutes and you have some idea of what The Black Maze is like. It offers the same breathtaking […]
Walkwood Middle School in Reddich was looking for an absorbing creative activity to engage their students during SATS week. Rather than students getting stressed between exams, franticly cramming each afternoon […]
@ A E Harris, BirminghamJanuary – May 2010 The smallest, most contained edition of the Steps Series so far, a chamber piece. A barefoot figure gains consciousness outside a nightclub, […]
Southside Shopping Centre, Wandsworth29th April – 23rd May 2010 Our aspiration with Market Steps was to make Southside Shopping Centre feel a littlemore like a village in the countryside and […]