Strange Futures are a Midlands-based emerging theatre company, who make original theatre that explores current issues - from a sideways perspective - using their skills in clowning, absurdism, puppetry, devising & physical theatre, poetry, new writing and queer theatre. The company, consists of co-directors Matt Simmonds and Will Moore, with dramaturg, Jane George, and other associate artists on a project by project basis, have been creating and touring contemporary theatre since 2016.
In 2019, they devised There’s Something Missing (guest dramaturgy from Bert and Nasi) for a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to critical acclaim: “powerful physicality... thought-provoking and very well composed show” (4 star review, The Scotsman). The company has just been awarded funding from the Sir Barry Jackson Trust to tour There’s Something Missing in the West Midlands.
In autumn 2019, Strange Futures were commissioned by Beeline (children's storytelling festival) to devise The Tale of the Baba Yaga, which sold out to enthusiastic audiences.
Will and Matt previously worked as part of Shenanigans Theatre Company to develop an ACE funded touring performance, Club Paradise, presented at Prague Quadrennial 2019, followed by a short UK tour. Other performances with Shenanigans include Me, Myself and A.I, and Extro-Terrestrial at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, Bad Connections (a British Council conference commission in collaboration with University of Worcester and ACE portfolio company, C&T), and Skellig, which won a commendation for best Family Performance at NSDF 2017.