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How it began.

In September 2008, curious directive began devising Return to the Silence, a piece of theatre exploring neuroscience.

Since that moment exploring life through the lens of science, curious directive has gradually evolved into a small family of theatre-makers led by Artistic Director Jack Lowe.

Operating from The Enterprise Centre in Norwich, we forge sustained relationships with science communities, theatre-audiences and technology partners in pursuit of layered, emotionally charged science-led theatre.

Our science exploration ranges from the sub-atomic level (Quantum Biology) to billions of star systems (Astrophysics).

Our process is primarily led by new ways to tell stories.

We find ourselves creating two strands of work:

1. WIDESCREEN end-on theatre work. This is theatre on the mid-scale on large stages (with 300-500 audience) with large teams. Shows like Pioneer (2014) and Spindrift (2016).

2. DIY-DIGITAL. This is theatre which allows us to explore existing technology and incorporate new cutting-edge technology into a theatre environment (with 1-100 audience). Shows like The Kindness of Strangers (2013) and Frogman (2017).