Incognito Theatre Company was formed in 2014 under the guidance of Pleasance Theatre Trust. Our mission statement is to stage socially conscious work in a physical way that makes the work accessible to all. Incognito's style combines the textual language of the piece with the physical language of the actors that enhances the story. The company was founded by Angus Castle-Doughty, George John, Dan Whitlam, Alex Maxwell and Charlie MacVicar and welcomed Hannah Wisher as executive producer in 2016. The company first appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 with an inventive adaptation of Government Inspector. Following a sell-out, five-star adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray in 2015 this “immensely talented ensemble” [Fest] used striking physical theatre techniques to bring Remarque’s masterpiece, All Quiet On The Western Front, to the stage with vivid intensity. In 2017, Incognito returned to Edinburgh to reprise All Quiet On The Western Front and enjoyed a subsequent transfer to the Fringe Encore Series in New York. 2018 saw the company develop its first original piece of writing, Tobacco Road, which won the Les Enfants Terribles Greenwich Partnership Award. This “excellent, vibrant and eye-catching” [The 730 Review] production enjoyed a five-star sell-out run at the festival and subsequent transfers to the 2019 VAULT Festival, Greenwich Theatre and an international tour to Hong Kong. The company works closely with many associate artists including Roberta Zuric (The Wave, Almedia Theatre) and Anna Simpson. Incognito has grown exponentially in the past 12 months and are now a supported company of Greenwich Theatre. Similarly, following the success of the Hong Kong run of Tobacco Road, Incognito welcomed Lindsey McAlister, OBE as a patron of the company and embark on a working relationship with the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation. 

Incognito strive to create breath taking and fast paced performances that re-tell traditional stories in their own unique style. The original incognito theatre company will return to the stage this Christmas with their brand new work-in-progress performance of “the net kill”, a bombastically silly original comedy in the company’s award winning physical style. 

 

With thanks to The Pleasance, Greenwich Theatre, Soho Playhouse NYC, Dulwich College, Kathryn Norton-Smith, JAGS, Hkyaf, Lindsey mcalester Base Contracts.

 

 

Photographer: Marko Marsenic

All Quiet On The Western Front at the Edinburgh Festival 2016