THEATRE. FILM. TOGETHER.
We are Mannequin Mouth. We make raw, visceral theatre. We do this to challenge our audience. And ourselves. When a show has finished its run, we turn it into a film. In its theatrical space. To create cinematic recorded theatre that is accessible to all.
Live shows that shock, adrenalize, and confront a limited audience. Films that do the same, to reach a wider one.
Recently, we made our very first pure-blooded feature film - Mother Maker Lover Taker - taking the final step in our evolution to becoming a true theatre and film hybrid company.
Mannequin Mouth's debut feature film filmed over the course of March 2021, with the cast and crew living and working together in a Covid bubble.
It is now nearing the end of its post-production journey, and we will begin the process of submitting to film festivals over the course of 2023.
Mannequin Mouth's cinematically recorded theatre shows can be viewed for free on our Filmed Productions page.
Primrose Path premiered online in June 2020, and Armageddon, Baby! in September 2021.
Our debut production, Primrose Path premiered in Exeter in May 2018 before touring to the Edinburgh Fringe in August of that year.
Head to the show's page to learn more about this twisted, macabre exploration of love and its extremities.
A surreal, dystopian horror-drama, the live show of Armageddon, Baby! debuted in Exeter in June 2019, performed in two different site-specific locations over two consecutive nights.
Follow the link for full details on our erratic and unsettling sophomore production.
Our first production using an existing and established text, Lord of the Flies was a dark and contemporary re-imagining of the literary classic, performed at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in January 2019.
Check out the show's page to explore our uniquely Mannequin Mouth take on this beloved and iconic story.
Mannequin Mouth was founded in February 2018 by Will Pinhey and India Howland whilst in their second year of studying Drama at the University of Exeter. The company formed naturally off the back of their shared theatrical interests and inspirations, specifically the in-yer-face movement of the 90s and writers like Sarah Kane and Philip Ridley. It’s a partnership built off their complimentary skillsets, Will as a writer and India as a photographer and visual artist, which then come together under their mutual directorial vision.
The company was truly born when Will sent India the script for what would become their first show, Primrose Path. It was while working on their subsequent projects, however, that they realised their ambitions for incorporating film into Mannequin Mouth’s ethos, stemming from a conversation about their shared interest in film as an additional medium, the accessibility of theatre, and the cinematic nature of both their directorial style and the content of Will’s scripts.
This cross-medium interest culminated in the production of our debut feature film project Mother Maker Lover Taker. Now a true hybrid theatre and film company, we are eager to share the film with the world when we begin submitting it to festivals over the course of 2023.