our work and beliefs
Fragen is an open, ethical theatre company, London-based with an international outlook. We specialise in theatre that is new, original, physical, provocative and challenging.
We are an assembly of diverse artists dedicated simply to asking questions. Together we see theatre as a medium for provocation, rich in the contradictions that define the human experience.
We work to promote the power of listening in an age of chatter, action in an age of reaction, and vulnerability in a time of suspicion.
Our aim is to stage works that encourage interrelation between actor and spectator, an interaction that submits debate to exchange.
Our focus springs from contemporary issues and politics, using ancient and little-known stories as a prism to investigate and question human relationships in the world as we have shaped it.
Our desire is to reach into the hearts and minds of individuals and communities that share with us the willingness to have their prejudices and assumptions about the world challenged, with elegant, sophisticated, rough and honest theatre as our ice-breaker for conversation.
Fragen Theatre was founded in order to produce work that is at once physical and political, raw, relentless, grand in scope and optimistic in outlook.
They're latest production, a raucous new physical piece about men, masculinity and mental health called 5 Out of 10 Men, recently returned from its acclaimed three-week run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, in co-production with theSpaceUK.
Past productions include Blush of Dogs at the Tabard Theatre, Chiswick, in 2015, a brutal and vibrant retelling of the myth of Thyestes, Planter's Island, a murder-mystery-cannibal-thriller-dream-play produced in 2014, and Possession!, a new opera based on the letters of Robert Browning produced at the 2014 Tête-à-Tête opera festival.
Creative Associates - Sinziana Koenig, Nico Vaccari, Anna Procter, James Hardy, Kadeena Davies, Isabella van Braeckel, Vivian Lu, Alex Hopkins, Michael Corsale, Duncan Alldridge, Kwesi Davies, Ana Brothers, Ivy Corbin, Carlton James, Sarah Auber, Miranda Shamiso, Eve Carson
Anastasiya Zinovieva - co-producer
Ben Alderton - co-producer
Roland Reynolds - artistic director & producer