Althea Theatre is an international theatre company of British and non-British actors based in London that was founded in 2014. Through exploring international and local viewpoints, we seek to challenge issues prevalent to European society today.

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Althea's first project, One Last Thing (For Now) was inspired by love letters written during war times across cultures and languages and a 50-min sample was directed by Lilac Yosiphon and performed by the whole ensemble at The Tristan Bates Theatre in October 2014. A rehearsed reading of the full play took place at The Arts Theatre in October 2015 and the production will be premiered at The Old Red Lion in March 2017.

Althea' second project, There's No Place Like was written by Lilac Yosiphon and directed by Mike Cole and Marianne Mayer. It premiered in Brighton Fringe Festival in 2015 and transferred immediately to the Arts Theatre where it had a limited sold out run. Since the beginning of 2016, the show has been touring internationally and had sold-out performances in Paris (Café du Theatre in January and Paris Fringe in May), Jaffa (Arab-Hebrew Theatre) and Venice (Venice Open Stage). The production is currently planned for an American-Canadian tour in 2017.

Althea's Third project, untranslatable, was a co-production with HeSaidSheSaid production and had a two-week run at the Space Theatre in London in August. The play, co-written by a Northern-Irish writer and an Australian writer, captured the essence of a relationship as a collection of moments shared between lovers before bedtime

The company is also currently working on a monodrama titled Jericho’s Rose about memory, displacement  and identity which was originally developed for The Northern Stage’s Here’s the News from Over There at Edinburgh Fringe 2015. The play interconnects events from Baghdad, Paris, Tel Aviv and London and will be sample at The One Festival at The Space Theatre This January.

Althea Theatre are (click on each name for more information):
 Sam Elwin, Thomas WingfieldCole Michaels, Marianne MayerCarolina Herran, Katerina NtroudiTom Shah and Lilac Yosiphon