Understory (2021)

This new large-scale group work is commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and premieres in Autumn 2021 before embarking on a UK tour.


Imagining a future meeting point between the synthetic and natural worlds, Theo and his creative team speculate upon our developing relationship to artificial intelligence and our capacity for empathy towards the man made.


Through clever use of stage flats, vocal manipulations and a cast of robot like large-scale puppets, the nine-strong company cultivate a world that is as intimate as it is unnerving.


Conceived for theatres and large non-theatre spaces alike and set to an original electronic score, this cinematic full-length work situates the audience up close to the action for an absorbing and memorable spectacle.


Vincenzo Langone