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. Let us show you what we mean.
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 of 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 a medium, the accessibility of theatre, and the cinematic nature of both their directorial style and the content of Will’s scripts.
Moving forward under the sage guidance of Emma Gabola as the company's production manager, Mannequin Mouth have now relocated to London and we are looking forward to expanding the possibilities of what we can achieve as a company.
Resident Writer and Co-Artistic Director
Producer and Production Manager
Team photos by Emily Appleton @southwesttheatrephotography
Visual Designer and Co-Artistic Director