Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanova is shot in a basement with the rest of her family. A woman is dragged out of a canal in Berlin.
A girl escapes a bloody end. A woman jumps from a bridge into icy depths.
We are Haste Theatre, telling you the best story you will ever hear! Everything we’re telling you is true…but maybe you don’t believe us?
Multi-award winning Haste Theatre use genre blending physical theatre, stunning imagery and movement to lead you through their wild and playful version of a true story that treads the fine line between fact and fiction.
Who was the real Anastasia? And in her own words, “believe me or don’t, what does it matter?”
Haste is a multidisciplinary, international, devised theatre company. A unified force of 4 women who create fantastical worlds to portray the everyday. We are multilingual actors, clowns, dancers, creators and puppeteers. Our work celebrates the vulnerability and unpredictability of live performance. We use a patchwork of disciplines to reinvent old stories and create new ones. Our shows sit in the uncomfortable place between laughter and tears.
Fusing comedy and tragedy – we shock, stimulate and entertain. We create magic through simplicity. We have devised and produced 6 original productions and toured extensively throughout the UK, Italy and the U.S.
Awards for Haste Theatre's previous work:
Best Adaptation, Birmingham Fest 2015
Best International Show, Orlando Fringe 2014
Best Show at Kids Fringe, Orlando Fringe 2014
Outstanding World Premier, San Diego Fringe 2014
Critics Award for Creativity, Rome Fringe 2013
Spirit of the Fringe, San Diego 2013
Creative Award, Prague Fringe 2019 (Shortlist)
Audience Choice Award, Prague Fringe 2019 (Runner up)
Audience Choice Award, NoLo Fringe 2019 (Runner up)
Press & Reviews
Praise for previous work:
Female Arts * * * * *
‘Haste have masterfully created their own take on this tale and vividly brought it to life’
London Box Office * * * *
'They play together brilliantly…A show so ridiculous it shouldn’t be so moving – but it is'
British Theatre Guide * * * *
‘Highly entertaining leaving a lingering aftertaste’
The Public Reviews * * * *
'Their joy is infectious, their abilities undeniable… intimate, original, vital'
The Reviews Hub * * * *
'This is a magical production'
LondonTheatre1 * * * *
'The innovative Haste Theatre is fast developing a reputation for entertaining audiences with drama that involves dance, music and physical theatre but is also thought-provoking'
Fringe Review * * * *
'its execution is highly imaginative and an absorbing delight to watch'
Cast & Creative Team Director: CHRIS YARNELL
Cast: ELLY BEAMAN-BRINKLOW
Cast: JESSE DUPRÉ
Cast: SOPHIE TAYLOR
Cast: VALERIA COMPAGNONI
Lighting Design: PETE RICKARDS
Sound Design: PAUL FREEMAN
Set Build: DAN SHAW