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THE COMPANY

Superbolt Theatre is an award winning international company founded at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris.

Our work tours internationally to venues and festivals. We have played all around the UK, Switzerland, Poland and Norway. Work so far includes Centralia, Piatto Finale, The Uncanny Valley and Jurassic Park.

As an ensemble we devise all of our theatre collaboratively, often through improvisation and drawing upon true sources to create stories with humour and depth.

Superbolt has won the VAULT Festival Pick of The Week Award and the Origins Award for Outstanding New Show, as well as having sold out to audiences of all ages, received five-star reviews, been nominated for additional awards such as the Brighton Fringe Pick of Edinburgh Award and the Dark Chat Award for Best Show, and been greeted with an excellent reception internationally.

Maria

MARIA ASKEW

Maria is an international theatre maker, actor, writer and director. She trained for 2 years at Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School and has a first class degree from the University of Warwick in Theatre and Performance Studies. Maria co-founded Superbolt Theatre in 2011 and has co-created all of their shows. Maria was nominated for Best Actress by Dark Chat for her role as Phoebe in The Uncanny Valley in 2013. She regularly directs theatre and workshops for young people in Italy and the UK. Maria is an associate artist at Camden Peoples Theatre where she is developing an all-female production of Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature.

Jurassic Park (VAULT Festival 2015, Assembly Roxy Edinburgh Fringe, 2015), The Uncanny Valley (2013-2014 CPT, Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe, VAULT Festival Norway, Poland), Centralia, (2011-2014 George Tavern, Circomedia, VAULT Festival, CPT, Norway, Poland, Switzerland), Piatto Finale (2012 Petersham Playhouse, Zoo Venues Edinburgh Fringe, Poland), Fingers and Toes (Poetry Cafe), Lost Property (Lost Theatre), Combat: Nocturnes Au Louvre (2011 Louvre Museum, Paris), The Gospel of Othello (2009 Leeds tour), Without Planning Permission (2009 Warwick Arts Centre), ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (2009 Warwick Arts Centre), Helen of Troy (2007 The Scoop Open-Air Amphitheatre), The Jungle Book (The Scoop Open-Air Amphitheatre) That I should Rise (2006 BBC Radio 3), An Unchoreographed World (2005 BBC Radio 4)

   

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Simon

SIMON MAEDER

Simon is an actor, writer and director that specialises in devised physical theatre. He studied English at the University of York where he helped to launch Belt Up Theatre by working as a movement director on their first two shows. In his final year he created his first mask piece for 41 Monkgate Theatre in York before going on to train at Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris. After graduating in 2011 he co-founded Superbolt Theatre and began focusing on comedy and devising. His work with Will Tribble on YouTube has been viewed by over 200k people and his co-written plays have been performed in America, Norway, Switzerland and Poland. He is an associate artist at Camden People’s Theatre and leads workshops in improvisation, mime and physical theatre with young people across the UK. In 2013 he joined Wet Picnic as an actor/deviser and regularly performs outdoor work with them around the UK, France and Spain. ‘As superb a mover as he is a comic character actor’ (PlaysToSee) he is currently pursuing solo work in stand-up comedy and working on a new musical about the history of HipHop.

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