Pegasus Young Company

A previous collaboration with Pegasus working with young theatre makers in Oxford to establish an ensemble.

In the early 1980s, Complicité began life at Pegasus in Oxford, performing shows such as More Bigger Snacks Now and collaborating on a project to perform in a Chilean shanty town. We revisited our roots at Pegasus, working in partnership with them to take the Pegasus 16-25 Young Company on an exciting journey to establish themselves as a true ensemble. Starting in January 2020, Clive Mendus from Complicité worked alongside local Director Emma Webb.

Trained at De Montford University and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Emma is a highly experienced teacher, workshop leader, director and performer, specialising in movement work. This collaboration is a long held dream, Emma says this of the first time she saw Complicité:

“I saw Complicité perform back in 1983 at Pegasus. It was a seminal moment. They are why I do what I do now. They unlocked a strange door in my imagination and understanding of theatre.”

Director Emma Webb

Clive and Emma worked closely with the Young Company in the run up to creating a performance at the end of the Autumn Term for from 2020 – 2022.

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“We are delighted and excited to be back at Pegasus to work with a new generation of theatre makers in the very place where our first production had its home. Every Complicité show is a journey: a process of experimentation led by curiosity. We’re excited to be embarking on this latest journey with the new generation of theatre makers emerging at Pegasus. We hope we can support their development as curious, hungry and skilled devised theatre makers and look forward to seeing where they take us.”

Natalie Raaum, Complicité Creative Learning Producer