About

The Theo Adams Company is an ever growing and changing London-based collective of multidisciplinary artists, designers, dancers, musicians, and performers from across the globe, brought together by artist and director Theo Adams. We create unique large-scale theatrical productions, film, immersive events, photography and sound work.

Our debut production was premiered at Tate Britain, London in 2008. We have since gone on to stage our work at some of the world's most prestigious theatres and art institutions as well as bridging fashion, art and performance through carefully selected partnerships with major collaborations for the likes of Louis Vuitton, W Magazine and Liberty of London. 

The Theo Adams Company’s debut film project 'Safety Curtain' was premiered on Channel 4 in 2016.

 

SELECTED PRODUCTIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS

Fiorucci - 2017

Ace Hotel / Hoi Polloi - 2017

Tate Britain - London -  2016

Channel 4 - 2016

Veuve Clicquot / FKA Twigs - London - 2016

Dark MoFo / Museum of Old and New Art - Australia - 2014

Grant St Theatre - Melbourne - 2014

The Ivy / Bow Arts Trust - London - 2014

Tate Modern - London - 2013 

Latitude Festival - UK - 2013

Watermill Center Residency – New York – 2012

Liberty – London - 2012

ICA – London – 2011

Louis Vuitton – Tokyo – 2010

Donau Festival - Austria - 2010

Brighton Dome - Brighton Festival - 2010 

Za Koenji Theatre - Tokyo - 2009

W Magazine – David Sims – Camilla Nickerson – 2009

Hannah Barry Gallery – London - 2008

Tate Britain- London – 2008

SELECTED PERFORMANCE VIDEO SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITS:

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, MOMA, New York

Berkeley Art Museum, California

Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival, Norway

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

Centre of Contemporary Art, Glasgow

KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts, South Africa

 

 

SELECTED PRESS QUOTES

 "London avant-garde's most celebrated new phenomena."  W Magazine

"The Theo Adams Company combine references as diverse as classical opera, reality television, high camp and Greek tragedy. Directed by the self-taught Adams, the company brings together performers from a vast array of disciplines to produce often overwhelming productions that cut through the boundaries of stage play and performance art. Heralded as an invigorating addition to London's alternative scene, Adams has provided a meeting point for leftfield performers that gives them a platform to express aspects of their creativity, perhaps otherwise not given an outlet." AnOther Magazine

“Theo Adams lip-synched his way to the top of the art world.”  Paper Magazine

“Theo Adams Company, the explosive and enigmatic performance collective."  American Vogue  

"At the men’s shows in June the Theo Adams Company's spirited performance at Hoi Polloi was widely praised as the event of the week, celebrating the youthful guts embodied by the London shows. This is the show international guests should see."  British Vogue

"Theo Adams creates a sensory spectacle with his indefinably cathartic artwork." Dazed and Confused

"The Theo Adams Company is a collective of the most alluring lungs, limbs and entrancingly lascivious performers you couldn’t have dreamt up. Headed by Theo Adams, the group have been touring cities across the globe. This was a spectacle of impassioned revelry and dramatic despair all dressed up in a pair of ten inch heels and a lipstick red dress. From start to finish, the stage exploded in a visceral and emotive soundtrack from power divas with an opulent flood of ruby glitter and pained, mascara streaked cheeks; unashamed glutton of subverted glamour that appeals to the cathartic heart and summons the spirit. Entirely mesmerising." i-D

”A visionary explosion of performance art. Fresh on the heels of a Louis Vuitton-commissioned installment in Tokyo, the Theo Adams Company brings to London an all-encompassing emotional experience that melds power ballads, classical scores, queer cabaret and expressionist dance into a mesmerizing and unforgettable work of art."  Out Magazine

"London’s coolest collective. A troupe of immensely skilled dancers, singers and actors, together they create intense, high-energy immersive performances for discerning clients, from a Louis Vuitton warehouse production in Tokyo to FKA twigs, for whom they created a haunting live artwork for the Veuve Clicquot Widow Series." - The Evening Standard

"His sophisticated performance instinct is tied to the night. He has always defied gender constrictions and brought trailing in his wake a thorough understanding of what it means to perform as if your life depends on it. " LOVE Magazine


The Company

MORE BIOS COMING SOON:

Production Designers - Alice Kirkpatrick & David White

Performers -  Mariya Mizuno,  Yen-Ching Lin,  Charlie Stock, Sarah Kershaw, Ruth Brown

Creative Team & Collaborators -  Matthew Stone, Yasmina Dexter, Sam Kilcoyne, Ed Marler, Matthew Josephs, Blake Wood, Scottee,  David Sims, Sam Williams, Shiori Takahashi,  Azusa Ono, Nick Royal, Sam Williams, Pippa Brooks