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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
All Current Projects

The Last Post

    Performances of The Last Post unwrap a curious love story between a redundant Post Master and the irrepressible heiress of an international pen-palling agency.

     

    The tale unfolds accompanied by “harmony-drenched, melancholy-tinged” live music. 18 bums squeeze onto 18 seats in our bespoke vanatorium, known as Mobile Sorting Office 451.

     

    Mobile Sorting Office (MSO) 451 is a bright red Luton van crammed with retro-chic details from a much travelled life, a thousand items of real mail and a limitless collection of stationery and letter writing accoutrements. There is also a sherry decanter and a ping-pong set…

     

    “…part elegy for a slower way of life, part celebration of epistolatory fun – the intimacy & authenticity of Kilter‟s performance make for an evening that may cause you to rethink how you connect with others.” Lynne Locker, Events, Bath & North East Somerset Council

     

    “inventive, funny, visually engaging, well constructed, intimate, quirky yet accessible for all. Full of surprises and surprising characters. Unusual but not alienating. Sophisticated but not impenetrable.” Kate Cross, the egg, Bath

     

    “an enchanting and beautifully crafted show which celebrates and reminds us of the dying art of letter writing” Fiona Fraser-Smith, Producer, Beaford Arts

     

    “...utterly charming…. this piece is tender and funny, a wistful paean to more slower forms of communication and the importance of making connections. A joy not just because of the nuanced performances, perfect pacing and utter gloriousness of the set, but also because the intimacy of the performance space matches your connection with the characters and their story…. [Kilter] are tacking big issues but doing so with an incredibly light touch.” Belinda Dillon, Exeunt Magazine.

     

    Audience

     

    Magical. Easily one of the best things from the whole festival. Funny, warm, engaging, I had a lump in my throat by the end. A beautiful, fragile, believable world you’ve created. 

     

    What can I say except it touched every emotion and made you think we do not communicate enough. What a delightful, quirky piece of theatre

     

    You guys do what needs to be done but no else thinks of it… or maybe has the courage to do

     

    You guys rock! This is not like normal theatre, you’re so wacky and cool, it’s much better than normal. By the way you are all really good actors. PS Today’s my 11th birthday.

     

    In depth

     

    Kilter believes that thoughtful slow communication can lead to healthier, happier lives. In this uncertain age for the postal industry, we also want to promote local Post Offices and Post People that tie communities together. Kilter often makes work about the changing environment and the uncertain future ahead. The Last Post gently approaches some subtle ways in which we can personally adapt and perhaps be better prepared.

     

    Touring theatre to unusual locations breaks down boundaries that prevent people from enjoying live performance. It also reduces the number of car journeys made into cultural centres.

     

    When MSO 451 rolls into town and opens up its sides, all are welcome to climb inside and rummage through the files and pigeon-holes. As Kilter tours, the collection of letters continues to grow and irresistibly draw in visitors.