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Before history, before culture, there is the human body, grappling with its environment. In its hand is an axe.


The Acheulian hand axe is the earliest tool found to have been created and used by our species, over two million years ago.


Acheulian conceives theatre as a tool for chipping away at what appears, discovering what is, and inscribing it with this primal intelligence.


Acheulian Theatre is a meeting between physical theatre artist, Philippa Hambly and performance-maker and art writer, Samantha Jayne Williams. Both work internationally and between cultures and disciplines.


We seek emergent forms that bleed reality and fiction, theatre and ritual. Departing from playful experiment, we make work that responds to current experience.

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