About Us

We create highly visual theatre that places human stories at the heart of our work. Integrating creative and playful stagecraft with innovative video projection and beautiful physicality, our productions are humorous, evocative and sensitive pieces of theatre which leave a lasting impression on their audiences.

From small beginnings, having met at school, we have grown rapidly as a company over the last eight years, producing seven shows as an ensemble that have toured extensively both nationally and internationally to critical acclaim.

Our collaborative relationship is at the centre of all that we do and we are proud to be a Resident Ensemble at the New Diorama Theatre, and Artistic Associates at the Oxford Playhouse. Idle Motion are a young company with big ideas and a huge passion for creating exciting and beautiful new work.

Idle motion are an incredibly exciting young theatre company, who are already making work of real distinction.
Michelle Dickson, Director of Oxford Playhouse

It's fantastic to see a company of such young theatre practitioners emerging with such originality, passion and inventiveness.
Juliet Stevenson, Patron of Idle Motion

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