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Who Are We?
Superbolt Theatre developed out of the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School, where we all trained in Paris. Nationalities include Norwegian, Swiss, Ecuadorian and British. We are an ensemble company that creates theatre which appeals to a variety of audiences and can be played in many countries and locations. We devise all of our theatre collaboratively, often through improvisation and drawing upon true sources. There is no single director, rather we write and direct together in order to realise our shared vision. Laughter is key to the theatre we make.
In less than a year we have created two sell-out theatre shows, toured round the UK (London, Bristol, Edinburgh) and Norway, and have been selected to tour Norway’s secondary schools as part of their national Cultural School Bag, offering shows and workshops to young people over the next academic year. Superbolt Theatre will be touring both regionally and internationally as well as developing new performances over the next year.
"a company to hunt down in whichever hidden space they next choose to make their home."
THE SUPERBOLT TEAM
Maria is a London-based actress who trained at the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School after acquiring a BA Honours in Theatre and Performance Studies from University of Warwick. She is half English, half Ecuadorian, credits include Julie in ‘That I should Rise’, BBC Radio 3 drama, Princess Theonoe in ‘Helen of Troy’ directed by Phil Wilmott at the Scoop open-Air Amphitheatre in London Bridge, and Bianca in ‘The Gospel of Othello’ in association with the RSC and Tribal Soul.
Frode Gjerløw’s professional, theatrical debut was at The Norwegian Theatre in Oslo in 2001. Since then he has played a large variety of roles, both professionally and non-professionally, in both television and theatre. Among them are Vladimir in ‘Waiting for Godot’, The Scarlett Pimpernell in ‘The Scarlett Pimpernell’and Father Ubu in ‘Ubu the King’.After finishing the second year of Lecoq in 2011, he moved to London to freelance as an actor and director.
Simon is a Swiss/British national who attended the Lecoq School after three years at the University of York. During his time there he was involved in three shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and helped to launch the company ‘Belt Up’ by co-directing their two first productions; ‘Trainspotting’and ‘Metamorphosis’, the latter of which went on to win several awards at the NSDF in 2008.
Andreas Medbøe Thoresen
Andreas is a Norwegian actor who trained at the Lecoq School for two years. He also has a bachelor in Drama and Theatre. Before he went to Lecoq, Andreas worked as a freelance actor and did work with theatre companies like ‘TeaterTruppen’ and ‘Kompani Linge’. He has also worked in the US with the acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson on several occasions and in 2006 he played Hades in Robert Wilson’s stage version of ‘Persephone’.