Akimbo is a multi-award winning international physical theatre company founded at l'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in 2021.
We make action-packed theatre which challenges social norms and plays with perspectives. Using an innovative creative language that blends razor sharp physicality, clown and martial arts, our work is like a comic book: violent, beautiful, funny and epic.
Each of the seven company members brings a different strength to the group, from working on the stunt team for Netflix, award winning animation to growing up in the circus. At the core of the company is an open collaborative process in which our unique and diverse experiences come together to develop new and unique performances.
NO ONE was our first production together as a company. The show was developed in November 2021 with the support of SALT Art & Music in Oslo, Norway.
In Febuary the following year we were shortlisted by The Pleasance for the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund and went on to perform the show at the Brighton, Edinburgh, and Oslo Fringes in the summer.
In Brighton we were nominated for the The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence and received five star reviews.
In its one week run at ZOO Venues during the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, NO ONE was met with praise from reviewers.
At the Oslo Fringe we were nominated for a total of seven award categories of which we won three: Best Actor for Halvor Schultz, Best Stunt and Best Show.
In December we performed at Showbox Festival in Oslo where we won the Young Voices award.
In January 2023 NO ONE was once again met with praise in its two-week run at the Omnibus Theatre in London with five and four star reviews across the board.
In June, we performed NO ONE at the SoHo Theatre as part of the London Clown Festival 2023.
This year, at the Oslo Fringe 2023, we are bringing NO ONE back, as well as showing a first glimpse of our new play LOTTE.