Launched in 2014, Mongrel Thumb is a London based professional theatre company formed out of a love for all things unpredictable, for bringing together seemingly disparate elements to create something challenging, exciting and unique; a one-off. By placing equal importance on emerging artists as established, we aim to mount cutting edge, contemporary productions which will challenge and inspire audiences whilst providing exciting opportunities for the best in up and coming talent.
The company launched in 2014 with the UK Premiere of ELDORADO by Marius Von Mayenburg at the Arcola Theatre, London. This was swiftly followed by the World Premiere of WEIRD WEATHER by Matt Cunningham at the prestigious VAULT Festival in March 2015.
In June 2015 Mongrel Thumb staged the London revival of Nick Darke's bleakly comic masterpiece THE DEAD MONKEY at the Park Theatre, London. Starring James Lance, Ruth Gibson and Charles Reston, and directed by Hannah Price, the production received rave reviews in local and national press, including The Observer, the British Theatre Guide and WhatsOnStage.
In March/April 2017 Mongrel Thumb launched their most ambitious venture to date: the World Premiere of Titas Halder's ESCAPE THE SCAFFOLD, a co-production between Mongrel Thumb, Theatre 503 and The Other Room. Directed by Hannah Price, the production played in London and Cardiff and received rave reviews from audiences and critics for its writing, performances, direction and production values.
Praise for Escape The Scaffold:
"A savage slice of social commentary with a broad surrealist streak"
★★★★ - The Stage
"...assured, genre bending...let's hope we get whatever's due next in equally quick succession"
★★★★ - Time Out
"bewitching, thought-provoking...a vibrant and demanding evening of theatre”
★★★★ – The Western Mail
Praise for The Dead Monkey:
“a taut and viciously comic treat"
★★★★ - The Observer
“perfectly pitched to a notch above natural…very funny” - British Theatre Guide
Praise for Eldorado:
“Echoes of Pinter...Cryptically fascinating dystopian drama” - Michael Billington, The Guardian
“A web of evocative images….a bracing production by new company Mongrel Thumb” - The Stage