Inspector Sands

 
 
 
Inspector Sands was founded in 2005 and have become known for their irresistible mix of comedy and pathos in their detailed exploration of human behaviour. Their work integrates heightened fourth wall realism with a more expressionistic theatrical form, often using direct audience address and drawing strongly on elements of visual and sound design. by joint Giulia Innocenti, Lucinka Eisler and Ben Lewis, who work regularly with associate artists Lu Kemp and Elena Pena. Their recent show The Lounge (Summerhall, Soho Theatre) is currently being adapted by Riksteatern, Sweden’s national theatre, for a tour of Sweden. 
 
The company’s previous shows Hysteria, If That’s All There Is, A High Street Odyssey, Mass Observation and Rock Pool have played extensively around the UK and internationally, including performances at the National Theatre, Almeida, Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic (Mayfest), Traverse, Southbank Centre, Summerhall, London International Mime Festival and BAC. 
 
The company have become known for their irresistible mix of comedy and pathos in their detailed exploration of human behaviour. Their work integrates heightened fourth wall realism with a more expressionistic theatrical form, often using direct audience address and drawing strongly on elements of visual and sound design. This means the work is highly accessible and entertaining whilst also pushing the boundaries of form, a combination the company are thrilled to be bringing to a larger canvas. Exquisitely crafted physical performances and fearless comedy have been at the heart of Inspector Sands’ work, allowing them to create an intimate relationship with a broad range of audiences. 
 
The company have previously performed at the National Theatre, Almeida, Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic (Mayfest), Traverse, Southbank Centre, Summerhall, London International Mime Festival and BAC. 
 
 
“an acutely observed, often surreal, and sometimes painfully funny comedy about the dysfunctional links between modern neuroses and the all-too-human need for love” - The Times on If That’s All There Is 
 
“An extraordinary play... The portrayal of old age requires a delicacy of touch to avoid caricature, a courage and integrity to preserve all its ugliness and beauty. The Lounge and its three versatile actors...never put a foot wrong”  - The Guardian on The Lounge
 
Inspector Sands’ work has been part of the Edinburgh British Council Showcase and toured internationally to countries including China, Russia, USA, Armenia, Romania and Germany.
 
 
CONTACT DETAILS
 
To get in touch, or for more information please contact: 
 
Twitter: @Inspector_Sands
 
Or China Plate producers - ed@chinaplatetheatre.com | susan@chinaplatetheatre.com