Institute of Impossibility

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In 2014, I was commissioned by Coventry Mystery Festivals to create a new Enlightenment Cafe show with LAStheatre. In collaboration with Coventry University, the University of Warwick and Interplay (National Centre for Sensory Theatre) i created the Institute of Impossibility.

In the heart of Coventry lies a mysterious and intriguing building – The Institute of Impossibility.

For as long as anyone can remember it has been the home of strange noises, occasional fireworks and, more than once, a Eureka has trumpeted from behind its doors. For the first time in a generation, the Institute is to be opened to a lucky few…

Join us for an immersive adventure exploring the evolution of all things, from crops to legends, satellites to stories. When EVO, the machine that fuels the Institute, breaks down, the audience’s help is enlisted by a group of rag-tag mechanics. Fall in love with peculiar characters, encounter real scientists and meet their mysterious machine – all on a rambunctious journey to save creativity from destruction.

The Institute of Impossibility is the latest production in LAStheatre’s Enlightenment Café series.


Coventry University, the University of Warwick and Interplay (National Centre for Sensory Theatre).

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The Institute of Impossibility is commissioned by Coventry Mysteries Festival.
This show has been made possible with funding from Arts Council England and Big Bang West Midlands / By Design.

Credit: Producer / Co-Writer / Director