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  • Entertaining, heart warming and provocative

    Kate Cross, the egg
  • A hugely challenging and inspiring project

    Sir Johnathon Porritt
  • The best immersive theatre experience I've ever had

    Audience, Invincible
  • It really is a wonderful piece of work!

    Audience, Invincible
  • Conception and delivery both outstanding. Unforgettable.

    Audience, Invincible
  • Was intrigued, challenged & entirely engaged

    Audience, Invincible
  • A deftly orchestrated, surprising, stylish and moving piece of theatre

    Kate Yedigaroff, MAYK
  • Like a wizard’s horde, an anorak’s obsession

    Audience, The Last Post
  • I thought it was going to be good but it wasn't good it was incredible.

    Ethan aged 11
  • Enchanting and beautifully crafted

    Producer, Beaford Arts
  • Utterly charming; tender, funny, wistful

    Exeunt Magazine
  • Nuanced performances, perfect pacing and utterly glorious set

    Exeunt Magazine
  • Tacking big issues... with an incredibly light touch

    Belinda Dillon, Review
  • I had a lump in my throat by the end

    Audience, Back on Track
  • A beautiful, fragile, believable world you've created

    Audience, The Last Post
  • What can I say except it touched every emotion

    Audience, The Last Post
  • [Kilter] does what needs to be done but no else has the courage

    Long-term Kilter Fans
  • Truly one of the most imaginative things I've ever seen

    Audience, The Last Post
  • I don't have the words to say how much I enjoyed this

    Audience, Roots
  • Exactly what we need in this world

    Audience, Roots
  • Beautiful, touching, sweet & heartfelt

    Audience, The Last Post
  • Theatre of the Unforgettable

    Audience, Back on Track
  • A wonderfully original piece

    Venue Magazine, Roots
  • Few could compete with [Kilter's] model of sustainability

    New Statesman
  • Kilter reminds me of the things that are truly important

    Returning audience member
  • Art that puts us right at the heart of its meaning

    Audience, Back on Track
  • It is not often I laugh so hard it is uncontrollable - absolutely superb

    Audience, Back on Track
  • An exhilarating sense of community

    Kilter Fan
  • I find it hard to do Kilter justice in words

    Head teacher, Unsung

About

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.