AKIMBO is a new theatre company who graduated together from École Internationale de Theatre Jaques Lecoq in 2021.
Our work is violent, beautiful and comic with an innovative stage language that combines epic storytelling, physical theatre, live sound mixing, comedy and combat. We are a devising company from an internationally diverse background, from Mexico to Norway. Each of the six company members brings a unique strength to the group, whether it’s 10 years directing immersive theatre, being a professional stunt man, training in classical music or growing up in the circus.
Our first show together, No One, was developed at SALT Art and Music in Norway in October 2021. 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 Brighton, Edinburgh and Oslo Fringes in the summer.
In Brighton we were nominated for the The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence Award and recieved five star reviews.
In Edinburgh we were OFFest Finalists.
In Oslo we were nominated for a total of seven award catagories in which we won three. Best Actor for Halvor Schultz, Best Stunt and Best Overall Show.