Kilter is Oliver Langdon and Caroline Garland and a handful of their talented multifarious friends. Creative teams evolve and change project by project to include designers, musicians, actors, teachers and community champions.
Since 2006 the company has forged a reputation for creating a unique and pioneering brand of theatre and associated arts. Audiences often become involved with Kilter as a first footstep on a lifelong journey. Kilter’s performance events in particular can be breath-taking and sometimes life-changing.
Above all, Kilter’s events are carefully considered, precisely planned and professionally delivered… whether it be a large-scale cycling extravaganza or a primary school’s devising workshop.
Like no other UK company, Kilter leads by example in their efforts to create a sustainable arts practice that reaches out to include all that become engaged in it. Oliver, Caroline and their son, Kit, lead by example: riding bikes, growing vegetables and singing alongside their community choir.
“We want to make theatre that encourages debate about the environment, social justice, local heritage and the future. For us it’s really important to make new work about the issues that are affecting our world today but we want to do it without preaching. In our work we use humour and adventure, great stories, enthralling characters, stirring pictures and overwhelming emotions… really good theatre!”
We are very grateful to all our supporters without whom it would not be possible to run Kilter. At one end of the scale that includes our friends and families – thanks Mums! – at the other end of the scale, it includes our industry partners. We are Associate Artists at the egg (Theatre Royal Bath) & of Bath Hospital Radio. We are also regularly in receipt of funding from Arts Council England, Bath & North East Somerset Council and other grant giving bodies, which are listed on each Project Page.