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Boundless Theatre was founded by John Retallack in 2001 “to create new and experimental work for young audiences”. The company has continued to broaden the definition of theatre for young people through experimental projects and new productions of a high artistic standard. Its success is demonstrated through numerous awards, nominations and critical acclaim for the quality of its productions and innovative project work. The company has continued to attract exceptional partners, and extends it reach to audiences across the UK and Europe.

“One of the UK’s most exciting theatre companies for young audiences”

Jennifer Tuckett, Drama Centre London, Central Saint Martins

2017

Natives’ by Glenn Waldron, opens at Southwark Playhouse, London.

2016

Under the Artistic Direction of Rob Drummer, Company of Angels rebrands as Boundless Theatre with a relaunch event at the Hoxton Hotel, Holborn.

‘Too Small To Be A Plant’ by Adam Barnard which was first commissioned by young people in our Commissioner’s project 2012/13 is nominated for the German Children’s and Young People’s Theatre Prize.

2015

Our co-production ‘World Factory’ at the Young Vic receives four star reviews from The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Financial Times and The Stage.

2014

Secured Creative Europe funding from the European Union for ‘Theatre Café Festival’.

Young Angels Award for ‘Helver’s Night’.

2012

Launch of Commissioners project giving young people direct access to creative process.

2010

Herald Angel Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival for ‘Apples’.

Developed the Choreography for Children Award in partnership with Sadler’s Wells and The Place. This ran in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

Young Angels Award and Taalunie Award for Best New Play for ‘Blowing’.

2007

Stage Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival for ‘Truckstop’. Secured Culture funding from the European Union for ‘Theatre Café Europe’.

2005

Tour to Philippines supported by British Council, ‘Hannah and Hanna’.

2004

Tour to Malaysia supported by British Council, ‘Hannah and Hanna’.

2003

TMA Award nomination for ‘Hannah and Hanna’. Race in the Media Award nomination for ‘Hannah and Hanna’. Tour to India supported by British Council.

2002

Time Out Critic’s Choice Festival, ‘Hannah and Hanna’.

2001

Herald Angel Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival for ‘Hannah and Hanna’.

John Retallack founds Company of Angels ‘to foster and produce new and experimental theatre for young audiences’.

“The quality of all three was high, showing an ambition by the company to tackle ‘big’ subjects through a variety of styles… As plays for young people they did not condescend intellectually to younger audiences.”

Noah Birksted-Breen on ‘Theatre Café’

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