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  • Cutting edge, innovative, energetic, collaborative and highly creative.

    Judges, Bath Life Awards 2018
  • A hugely challenging and inspiring project

    Sir Johnathon Porritt
  • Absolutely magical. Beautifully-written, elegantly performed.

    Audience, Foraged Fictions
  • Originality that expands the boundaries of what is considered theatre

    Theatre Bath
  • Entertaining, heart warming and provocative

    Kate Cross, the egg
  • Life affirming!

    Participant, The Cubicle
  • The best immersive theatre experience I've ever had

    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
  • [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
  • 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

Testimonials

2018 – 2019

 

Bath & North East Somerset Council


“B&NES Arts Development service have worked closely with Kilter since 2009. During that time they have made work addressing such diverse themes as healthy eating, growing your own food, sustainable transport, public health, the art of letter-writing, human genetics, self-perception and body image. What makes Kilter stand out is that in every part of the creative process they model their values. Whenever they make a piece of theatre, or devise a community project, they challenge and question themselves about why the work needs to exist, how it is relevant and what it will achieve. That’s the Kilter way – to bring people together to reflect upon and celebrate what makes them strong as individuals and unites them as a community. That’s why their work is always perceptive, intelligent and engaging.”

Peter Salt, Arts Development Officer

 

Theatre Royal Bath

“We have worked with Kilter a number of times over the past few years. They’re quite unique. Kilter have this vast body of knowledge surrounding the environment, ecologies and sustainable living, alongside the requisite theatre making skills to turn this knowledge into something entertaining, heart warming and provocative (yet non-preachy). To boot they have a natural way of imparting their knowledge and skills to younger people.”

Kate Cross, Artistic Director, the egg

 

University of Bath

“Kilter have done an exceptional job helping to translate research from the University of Bath into immersive and thought provoking experiences for local people. Through the Cubicle immersive theatre project, Kilter have collaborated with researchers at the University of Bath to challenge Bath residents to reflect on how we all view our bodies and to think about our bodies in a more positive way. It’s been heart-warming to read feedback from attendees who now feel more confident in their bodies and hear how Kilter’s efforts are helping to translate research into meaning for local people.”

Rob Cooper, Public Engagement Officer

 

University of Bristol

“Kilter are an engaging and approachable organisation and we have worked with them on some of our most exciting public engagement projects. As part of their current residency with engineering researchers, they have collaborated with researchers to explore new ways of engaging the public. Kilter have approached the project with enthusiasm, insight and open mindedness. They have built a great rapport with the researchers and an open space to explore ethical and societal impacts of the research together. For our team, being part of these projects has also influenced our practice and how we hope to work in the future.”

Ellie Cripps, Public Engagement Associate

“Invincible enabled a completely new way of talking with the public about synthetic biology, and unlocked a dialogue that feels new and very different to any we have had previously. This was due largely to the exceptional skill and commitment from Kilter to drive this collaborative piece of work, but also (and unexpectedly) the result of the deep tool for reflection that this project offered for the scientists that were involved in its development. This has been a landmark collaboration for BrisSynBio and I am excited that this opportunity could be extended to others though working with the insightful team at Kilter.”

Kathleen Sedgley, Bristol BioDesign Institute Scientific Manager

 

Redland Green School, Bristol

“I am only hearing really positive feedback from the students [about the Futures workshop]. My daughter said that it is the best enrichment she has ever done – praise indeed and we had a fascinating discussion about the community-minded potential uses of VR over dinner!”

Teacher, Redland Green School