Strictly Arts is a new physical theatre company led by Artistic Director and founder, Corey Campbell and Executive Producer, Henry Bays.
Though Strictly Arts is a new company, we achieved breakout success after the performance of Green Leaves Fall in 2015, instantly igniting a partnership between ourselves and Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre.
Most recently, we were the recipients of last year’s Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund from the Pleasance Theatre enabling us to take our first show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, selling out our performances and receiving many 5 star reviews. Freeman started as a work in progress piece that quickly developed into our first national tour in 2017. It sold out across all venues with standing ovations and amazing feedback. We toured Freeman again last autumn due to popular demand and have been shortlisted for two Off West End Awards.
As a company, Strictly Arts devises work that is engaging, thought-provoking and unique. We strive to make the work created accessible to audiences around the world; while telling stories that forgotten communities can connect with. The company is ever growing and evolving, and with such growth, comes change; but one thing we promise to cling on to is our duty to give voice to the untold stories of the community, through live performance.
Final words from the Artistic Director, “We just want the opportunity to learn, understand, progress and then pass it on.”