The Encounter

Simon McBurney


Tuesday 1 March at 7.30pm Download Calendar



On Tuesday 1 March we’re going to be doing something new, and turning our website into a theatre. Visit at 7.30pm GMT to watch the live stream of international acclaimed theatre company Complicite’s new show The Encounter.

The show, described as ‘sensational’ (Variety) and ‘a tour de force that shows contemporary theatre at its most immersive and thought provoking’ (Financial Times) is playing a sold out run at London’s Barbican theatre but you can watch it here online, live and for free, on Tuesday 1 March at 7.30pm GMT.

The Show

The Encounter
Inspired by the novel Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu
Directed and Performed Simon McBurney
Co-Director Kirsty Housley
Design Michael Levine
Sound Gareth Fry with Pete Malkin
Lighting Paul Anderson
Projection Will Duke
Assistant Director Jemima James

Future dates for The Encounter: Manchester, HOME 16 – 19 March; Athens, Onassis Cultural Centre 1 – 3 April; Brighton Festival 11 – 15 May; Oxford Playhouse 25 – 28 May; Vienna Festival 2 – 5 June; Holland Festival 9 – 12 June; Montpellier, Printemps des Comédiens 16 – 18 June; Lyon, Les Nuits de Fourvière 23 – 25 June

The Encounter is a Complicite co-production with the Barbican, London, Edinburgh International Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Schaubühne, Berlin, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne and Warwick Arts Centre.

The Company

Founded in 1983, Complicite is an international theatre company based in London led by Artistic Director Simon McBurney (OBE) and Producer Judith Dimant (MBE). The Company has won over fifty major theatre awards worldwide. Complicite’s recent work includes Ungeduld des Herzens, Lionboy, The Master and Margarita, Shun-kin and A Disappearing Number.

Twitter: @Complicite