About Riotous Company
Founded in Denmark and now based in the UK, Riotous Company create playful and unexpected performances blending theatre, storytelling, live music, poetry, pictures and dance. The Company is run by former Odin Teatret actor and director Mia Theil Have together with composer Nikola Kodjabashia, designer Luis F. Carvalho and a team of associates. Riotous are an international collective of artists who have staged performances across the globe from Cuba to Palestine, Macedonia to Kathmandu. With deep roots to the Odin Teatret/Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, where they are Associate Artists, Riotous share a holistic approach to theatre-making as pioneered by Eugenio Barba, integrating theatre performance, practice and education. They are also Associate Artists of the Third Theatre Network.

Mia Theil Have
Mia Theil Have is the founder and Artistic Director of Riotous Company. She was in the core ensemble at Odin Teatret from 2003-2007, performing in four productions directed by Eugenio Barba, including the role of Ophelia in Ur-Hamlet at Elsinore Castle in 2006. As a theatre director, Mia’s credits include: Penelope X (Macedonia), Sarha (Portugal & Palestine), Bodas de Sangre (Cuba), Carnival over the Rainbow and Feast Kakhulu (South Africa), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Kathmandu & Delhi), White Suit (GDIF 2012 Greenwich Festival), The Third Man (Secret Cinema) and Divertimento for rope and strings (Tete a Tete Festival). Mia directed the RPS Award-winning We are Shadows for Spitalfields Music Festival, a hugely ambitious production rehearsed over 18 months and performed by 300 residents of Tower Hamlets. Mia worked as an associate director on Dalston Songs and Singing Circle (ROH), Kafka’s Monkey (Young Vic & international tour), The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Liverpool Playhouse), Romeo & Juliet (HOME) and Told by an Idiot’s My Perfect Mind (Young Vic & international tour). Creating a bridge between new Danish drama and the UK, Mia has translated Sandholm by Anna Bro into English, directing it for the Unicorn Theatre, as well as initiating a festival of new Danish writing at the Danish Embassy in London in 2015, for which she translated Thomas Howalt’s award-winning play, Hemmeligheden (The Secret).  As an actor Mia recently created and performed in Riotous Company productions Scherzo for piano and stickInsomnia a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man, and was acting for Katie Mitchell this summer in Aix en Provence Festival, as Melisande Double to Barbara Hannigan.

Nikola Kodjabashia
Nikola Kodjabashia is considered to be one of the most eminent representatives of the Balkan and East European musical avant-garde and composer of four critically acclaimed albums. Nikola has scored music for numerous internationally acclaimed and award winning theatre productions in the UK and internationally. Theatre includes: Bacchai (Sir Peter Hall, National Theatre), Kafka’s Monkey (Young Vic, world tour), C.A.T.S. Awards 2011 multiple winner The Three Musketeers and The Princess of Spain (Dominic Hill, Traverse Theatre), C.A.T.S. 2014 Awards multiple winners Crime and Punishment, Hamlet, This Restless House, A Christmas Carol and Hansel and Gretel (Dominic Hill, Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre), Death of a Salesman (Joe Douglas, Dundee Rep), Scorched (Old Vic), Hecuba (Jonathan Kent, Donmar Warehouse). Other commissions include scores for La Biennale di Venezia 2004, BBC Singers 2010, numerous scores for BBC TV and Radio 2005/10 as well as The National Theatre 2002/3. His music is released by ReR, described by the Guardian as “one of the most adventurous and coherent of avant-rock labels.”

Luis F. Carvalho
Luis F. Carvalho attained first class degrees with hons. in Fashion Design and Technical Arts Design from Central St Martin’s College and Wimbledon School of Art respectively. Luis has since worked extensively in theatre and opera throughout the world. Most recent projects include collaborations with Sophie Gilpin – Romeo & Juliet, Rose Theatre Kingston; Mia Theil Have – Penelope X National Opera & Ballet Macedonia; The Collaborators – I Do G Noc Noc 2013; Bruno Ravella – Giulio Cesare, Stand Moutier; Mia Theil Have – Sarha Guimaraes Capital for Culture Europe 2012; Robert Carsen – Turn of the Screw, Theater an der Wien; Mia Theil Have – John Barber We are ShadowsSpitalfields Music Festival. Associate collaborations with Paul Brown include: The Phantom of the Opera 2012 UK Tour, Don Giovanni Glyndebourne Opera Festival, The Fairy Queen Glyndebourne Opera Festival, As You Desire Me The Playhouse Theatre; Lucio Silla Santa Fe Opera. www.lfctheatre.com