created by Riotous Company
in co-production with Print Room at the Coronet

supported by PRS for Music Foundation

World premiere 5-22 April, book tickets

Relaxed performance 15 April, 3 pm
Captioned performance 22 April, 3 pm

Post Show Talk 20 April


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Kathryn Hunter

Paul Tickell

Nikola Kodjabashia

Luis F. Carvalho

David Plater
Alex Harvey

Stephano Regueros Savvides

Rachel Jamieson

Mia Theil Have
Fenella Dawnay

Nassy Konan

Kayoko Yamazoe

Emilia Zagnoli

A brand new stage production from Riotous Company, an international collective of artists known for creating playful and unexpected performances that blend physical, aerial, and traditional theatre with storytelling, live music, poetry, dance and striking imagery.

Out of Blixen is inspired by the life and writings of author Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen) widely remembered through Meryl Streep’s portrayal in the Oscar winning film, Out of Africa, Blixen’s memoir of her time in Kenya. Few people know the complex woman behind the myth who wrote some of the most daring Danish fiction of the twentieth century.

Led by artistic director Mia Theil Have, Out of Blixen unites Olivier Award-winning actor and director Kathryn Hunter, who has worked with Complicte, Peter Brook, Robert Lepage, RSC, National Theatre, Royal Court, Peter Greenaway and Mike Leigh; Marcello Magni, Complicite co-founder and pioneer of physical theatre; dramaturg and writer Paul Tickell who also produces and directs dramas, films and documentaries (including South Bank Show and Arena); composer Nikola Kodjabashia, an eminent representative of the East European musical avant-garde whose scores include productions at Donmar Warehouse, National Theatre, Glasgow Citizen's Theatre and Young Vic; and Femi Elufowoju, jr actor and director and founder of Tiata Fahodzi, who's extensive stage work includes seasons at the Royal Court, National Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Exchange, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Soho Theatre and designer Luis F. Carvalho whose designs have been seen at Sadler's Wells, La Scala Milan, Royal Albert Hall and Opera Nacional du Rhin. 

Riotous Company is supported by PRS for Music Foundation for Out Of Blixen.


Program Image bnw with splash - Version 2
Kathryn Hunter, photo Dan Fearon
Mia Theil Have, Alex Harvey, photo Dan Fearon
Marcello Magni, photo Dan Fearon
Femi Elufowoju, jr, photo Dan Fearon
Kathryn Hunter, Luis F. Carvalho, FEmi Elufowoju jr, Rachel Jamieson, Stephano Regueros Savvides, ph
Nikola Kodjabashia, photo Dan Fearon
Marcello Magni, Kathryn Hunter, Mia Theil Have, photo Dan Fearon
blixen b&w credit
out of blixen hand b&w
Femi Elufowoju jr Image for Blixen
mia alex silks