Curious Performance - Curious work in the space between theatre, live art and performance

Discarded clothes draped on a masive tree trunk in a forest

Curious have been creating extraordinary works for 25 years. Our projects share an intense curiosity about the world in which we live.

Best Before End
Best Before End by Curious at The Chelsea Theatre, 2014. Photo: Richard Davenport

Current projects

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Devising Theatre & Performance: Curious Methods
New book launching 10th September 2021

Wild Longings
A sensuous horticultural journey

Wild Longings by artist duo Curious in the most beautiful garden in the City of London – the church garden of St Dunstan in the East, St Dunstan’s Hill, City of London which was bombed in the Blitz of 1941, the ruins, and the unscathed church tower and steeple designed by Sir Christopher Wren, were turned into an enchanting public garden. Dressed like ¬Ď40s land girls with added foliage charming tour guide Helen Paris delivers an ode to trees, raconteur gardener Leslie Hill delivers hand-on gardening tips and torch singer Claudia Barton performs a fantasia to the surrounding botanical delights. R to L: Leslie Hill Claudia Barton – centre (singing) Helen Paris Wild Longings will be performed over the weekend of 14 & 15 September as part of Artsadmin¬ís 2 Degrees Festival about art, climate and action. Photograph by Elliott Franks


About Curious Theatre

Frequently edgy, often humorous and always authentic, Curious work in the space between theatre, live art, installation and research.

Our works are global and domestic: sometimes large, sometimes small in scale, with intimacy and a shared sense of encounter at their heart. Founded by Helen Paris and Leslie Hill, Curious create acclaimed, highly individual work that has been experienced by audiences worldwide in all kinds of venues, including theatres, outdoor sites and on film.

Curious also deliver an international programme of courses, workshops and mentoring, alongside award-winning publications and research.

Curious are privileged to have been managed and produced by Artsadmin for 20 years and advised by a brilliant and generous board, current members: Philippa Barr, Theresa Beattie, CJ Mitchell (chair) and Jen Parker-Starbuck; past members Mark Ball, Andrew Kotting, Jen McLachlan and Ant Roberts.