EXPLORING THE HUMAN CONDITION THROUGH
SITE, PERFORMER AND AUDIENCE.
ABSURDLY. GROTESQUELY. PHENOMENALLY.
GRUFF is a theatre company.
They work as a collaborative ensemble to develop absurd and grotesque performances that facilitate real encounters with characters born from the textures, smells and atmospheres of the surroundings.
GRUFF’s work is rooted in principles of play, responsiveness and developed through intensive collaborative practice over the past ten years. Often working site-specifically, new work is made through a devising process that explicitly seeks to explore the ‘beautiful’ within the grotesque, to reveal the ‘sublime’ in the boundlessness and fluidity of the uncensored imagination.
The company’s central area of exploration lies within play methodologies and scenographic manipulation to produce three dimensional worlds for the audiences to explore and interact with. Through immersion and co-habitation within the ‘playing area’, the audience are invited to respond imaginatively in how they perceive the space and the world we have created and what goes beyond.
GRUFF seeks to engage the lies of life and theatre, the unknown, surreal and peculiar.
Thomas Bostock, Alistair Foylan, Phoebe Naughton & Holly Shuttleworth.