THE FACTION IS A MULTI AWARD WINNING INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE OF ARTISTS.
The Faction has a critically acclaimed reputation for radical, innovative and physical re-inventions of classic material. We
throw the classics against the wall of our time and see what bounces back. We have a decade of experience developing a genuinely collaborative ensemble practice. The company is known not only for its inventive work on stage but its unapologetic ambition and enterprise off-stage. We are more committed than ever, following the pandemic, to offer audiences bold, brilliant, compassionate work.
We approach each project with 100 ideas and no decisions, shaking off preconceptions to present bold, exciting and innovative performances as if our audiences are experiencing the plays for the first time.
Our trademarks include a stripped back aesthetic, combining an inventive ensemble physicality with a rigorous interrogation of text, bridging the gap between the classic repertoire and new writing.
Our work has many different forms. Whether groundbreaking international projects, three-play repertory seasons, outdoor performances for local communities, staged readings with guest artists including Tom Burke and Celia Imrie, or digital performances including Simon Russell Beale and Meera Syal, the ensemble remains at the heart of everything we do.
'WHAT IMPRESSES MOST IS THE ORGANIC INSPIRATION OF THE ENSEMBLE WORK' THE INDEPENDENT
We have received multiple Best Ensemble Awards, including the Peter Brook Award, and have over 20 more award nominations. We have received praise from audiences, reviewers, partners and sponsors alike. You'll see some of their comments throughout our website.
As an ensemble, collaboration is essential to The Faction. There are a number of ways to engage with us... so please get in touch.
'ITS A BOLD, BRAVE ENTERPRISE'
THE GUARDIAN ★★★★
''THE GREAT THING ABOUT THE FACTION IS THAT THEY REFUSE TO HIDE BEHIND PRECONCEPTIONS'
THE INDEPENDENT ★★★★
'A REAL SIGNATURE IN IMAGINATIVE, CONTEMPORARY AND VISCERAL VERSIONS OF THE CLASSICS...THIS ENTERPRISING AND DETERMINED COMPANY IS DOING US ALL A SERVICE'
THE STAGE ★★★★
'THE RATHER WONDERFUL THE FACTION'
TIME OUT ★★★★
'A COMPANY THAT PUNCHES ABOVE ITS WEIGHT'
THE TELEGRAPH ★★★★