Making Immersive Theatre

Theatre Delicatessen creates theatre that explores, challenges and blurs the relationship between artist, audience and performance space.

Theatre Delicatessen was created in 2007 by directors Jessica Brewster, Frances Loy, Roland Smith and producer Mauricio Preciado Awad.

Since then, Theatre Delicatessen has conceived, created and managed performance spaces in a derelict college building between Selfridges and St Christopher’s Place on the fringes of London’s Oxford Street, and a disused workshop at 295 Regents Street.

In June 2012 the company unveiled a Falklands inspired Henry V, staged in the disused BBC London studios at 35 Marylebone High Street, which What’s On Stage described in a 5-star review as being “…studded with jaw-dropping moments.”

Most recently, Theatre Delicatessen worked with the Bush Theatre to create Bush Bazaar – a theatrical marketplace that took over every inch of the new Bush Theatre building, incorporating 25 emerging theatre companies and over 100 performers.

Other main productions have included: Mercury Fur by Philip Ridley, directed by Frances Loy, The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, directed by Jessica Brewster, Pedal Pusher, written and directed by Roland Smith – which transferred to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Tobacco Factory, Bristol and Norwegian Literary Festival in Lillehammer – and The Doll’s House by Henrick Ibsen, directed by Frances Loy – which transferred to Latitude Festival 2011.

Theatre Delicatessen has also created installation performances for the Big Chill Festival and the Old Vic Tunnels in support of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.