Flight are an international theatre company rooted in Suffolk.
We are dedicated to creating new, exciting, high quality theatre. Our work is personal, political and experimental – deconstructing narratives to reveal the human element in every situation. We explore the unseen, the unwritten bits, the lesser explored perspectives. Our performances are a mash up of poetic meanderings and mundane truths, physical and visual theatricality and stripped back intimacy.
Our creative process is collaborative - departing from a stimulus, researching thoroughly and devising original text and staging. We experiment with mixing genres and disciplines and use our own material, often drawing on the autobiographical as a method of work.
Reworking the performance space is part of our continuing exploration of engaging with the audience in a new way; we aim to stimulate a dialogue, a sense of liveness and create a theatre space that is as interactive and experiential as possible.
We work with a range of artists from different backgrounds and cultures who inspire the work, invigorate our practice, challenge our boundaries and help us explore new theatrical possibilities.
We continue to develop artistically and expand our networks so we can interact with as many different communities in the UK and abroad. We are associated and have performed at The Cut, The Roundhouse, Jacksons Lane, Cambridge Junction and The Garage in the UK and Sophiensaele, Ballhaus Ost, English Theatre Berlin and Cammerspiel Leipzig in Germany. Our work has been seen in the UK, Germany, Poland, Croatia, Czech Republic and Spain and programmed in festivals including Kana, Pulse, Prague Fringe, Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe, Faki and 100˚.
Flight is led by Sarah Calver.
We have worked with some brilliantly talented people including Carolina Ortega (co-director until 2018), Caroline Horton, Clemence Caillouel, Patricia Rodriguez, Gozde Atalay, Hugo Reis, Eva Nalbach, Luigi, Mateuz Fafinski, Jenny Eyer, Demi Nandhra, Hasan Dixon, Vincent Manna, Seda Yildiz, Paul Engers, Joe Wild, Suzy Momoko Hingley, Adam Lenson, Cate Blanchard, Joe Brett, Francis Woolf, Mairi Hayes, Filippo Romano, Leonardo Gonzalez, Adam Welsh, Sherry Coenen, Hannah Smith, George Orange Fuller, Antonio Harris, Max Perryment, Flora Herberich, Laura Moy, Sage Bachtler Cushman, Anna Sandreuter, Bart Soroczynski, Ed Richards, Lara Davidson, Shaena Bradel, Josh Lucas, Jana Korb, Petra Lang, Gabriella Schwab, Marieke Heenemann, Juan Migama, Sophie Tetlow, Robin Thomson and Alexandra Wolf.