The Florence Theatre Company is a small independent theatre company based in London and Norwich. We want to create bizarre yet thoughtful works which both engage and provoke the audience, utilising naturalistic methods yet not allowing ourselves to be constrained by them. Created by long-time friends and artistic collaborators Ned Caderni and Alberto Lais, this new company was born out of a desire to explore ideas and concepts freely and independently, challenging convention in favour of more interesting and divisive choices.
This company will have a specific focus on new writing, and giving young actors and directors chances to produce their plays in an environment which trusts and encourages them to take risks. As the company grows we will branch out from exclusively making our own scripts and reach out to all aspiring writers to help them fulfil their visions. We want to foster young talent and become a platform for original shows made by those with the same desire of expression we felt when this company was formed.
The company is dedicated to Florence Kleiner, a talented and beautiful young woman with acting and directing aspirations who lost her life to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in December of 2014. Her constant dedication and fight to have her voice heard was an immeasurable source of inspiration for not only us but to everyone who had the good fortune of enjoying her friendship. Throughout her treatment she did not shy away from those around her, nor did she ever allow her illness to dampen her spirits. Her fortitude, bravery, and resilience made clear she was a special person who would doubtless have gone on to enjoy huge success in the arts. She was a true force of nature, as fierce onstage and behind the camera as she was in person, and we hope we can honour her memory.
The Florence Theatre Company
"Fear is the condom of life" - Alejandro González Iñárritu