Supple Research Projects

Supple productions are created through travel and research. Some projects are purely journeys of investigation through work with actors, writers and artists over many years.


Commissioned by London’s Roundhouse, this search for a new identity for J.M.Barrie’s immortal beautiful boy – free from the restraints of Anglo-Saxon Victoriana – led to an odyssey of workshops with a remarkable range of actors and performers in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, and across India and China.

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A journey through the post-Soviet states a century after the Russian revolution, tracing the lasting consequences of those ‘ten days that shook the world’. Commissioned by National Theatre, UK; Lincoln Centre Festival; Perth Festival; and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, we worked with theatres and companies in Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Kiev, Odessa, Minsk, Yerevan, Bishkek, Tbilisi, Baku, and Almaty

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A peripatetic, transnational laboratory investigating Shakespeare’s mythic masterpiece with leading artists drawn from the worlds’ great theatre traditions. Research began in Warwick, UK with actors from India, Italy, France, Algeria, Morocco, Tanzania, Belgium, South Korea, Italy, and UK; and has continued with workshops and public events in Tokyo, Mexico City, Abu Dhabi, and Seoul.

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Based on ‘Szcerze’ the diaries of Donald Tusk

A trans-continental research, tracing the story of Europe in our time: from the collapse of communism to the integration of the East and triumph of the liberal centre, to the resurgence of radical populism and nationalist separatism. Workshops in London and Paris and discussions with partners in Stockholm, Berlin, Warsaw, Athens, Budapest, Milan and Madrid centred on Tusk’s own journey from student activist in Gdansk to President of the European Council in Brussels and the struggle of the individual with the forces of history. The process was interrupted in March 2020 by the pandemic but will resume as soon as is possible.

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