Riotous Company is a crossover theatre of stories, music, pictures, poetry and dance founded by artistic director Mia Theil Have in close collaboration with composer Nikola Kodjabashia and designer Luis F. Carvalho comprising a collective of artists and associates. 

Recently Riotous premiered hit musical 'PENELOPE X' by Nikola Kodjabashia and Venko Andonovski (Balkanika Literary Award Laureate) directed by Mia Theil Have, co-produced with The National Opera and Ballet of Macedonia, continued collaborations with The Freedom Theatre in Palestine, created and toured internationally with the acclaimed dance theatre piece 'INSOMNIA a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man', directed by Tage Larsen, in association with Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium, as well as premiering the aerial theatre concert with Gisele Edwards Divertimento for rope and strings directed by Mia Theil Have.

Current projects include Out Of Blixen, directed by and starring Kathryn Hunter; Scherzo for piano and stick, with Mia Theil Have and Nikola Kodjabashia directed by Tage Larsen, and Unquiet, a new opera for teenagers in development devised by the RPS Award-winning creative team behind We Are Shadows (5*The Times).

Mia Theil Have is the founder and Artistic Director of Riotous Company. As a director Mia received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award together with the 'We Are Shadows' team in 2011, and was selected for Teatertreffen, Berlin 2009 as well as The Operating Table, Royal Opera House 2009. Theatre/opera direction includes: 'Penelope X' (National Opera and Ballet of Macedonia), 'Sarha' (Guimaraes 2012 European Capital of Culture and The Freedom Theatre Palestine), 'Bodas de Sangre' (Havana International Theatre Festival, Cuba), 'Carnival over the Rainbow', 'Feast Kakhulu' (Hilton Arts Festival in South Africa), 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle' (Aarohan Theatre, Kathmandu and 14th Bharat Rang Mahotsav Festival, Delhi), 'We are Shadows' (Spitalfields Music Festival, RPS Award, 5* The Times), 'White Suit' (GDIF 2012 Greenwich Festival), 'The Third Man' (Secret Cinema, Farmiloe Building). In London Mia has collaborated with Helen Chadwick and Steven Hoggett (Dalston Songs, Royal Opera House, 'War Correspondents', National Theatre Studio), Walter Meierjohann (associate director on 'Kafka's Monkey', Young Vic and international tour 2009-15, AD on 'The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui', Liverpool Playhouse, movement director on 'Romeo & Juliet', HOME Manchester), and as an associate director to Kathryn Hunter on Told by an Idiot's acclaimed 'My Perfect Mind'.

Mia formed part of ISTA (International School of Theatre Anthropology) and the core ensemble at Odin Teatret in Denmark acting in four of Eugenio Barba's main performances including Ophelia in 'Ur-Hamlet' at Elsinore Castle in 2006.

Mia Theil Have

Mia Theil Have

 

She recently devised and toured 'Insomnia a pas de deux drama for two girls and a piano man' in the UK and internationally, and is currently performing as Melisande's Double in Katie Mitchell's production of 'Pelleas et Melisande' at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. 

Nikola Kodjabashiais considered to be one of the most eminent representatives of the Balkan and East European musical avant-garde and composer of 4 critically acclaimed albums. "All composers want to sound unique - but few manage to be as distinctive as Nikola Kodjabashia ..." John. L. Walters, Guardian, July 2004.

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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 winner 'Crime and Punishment' (Dominic Hill, Glasgow Citizen's Theatre), 'Hamlet' (Dominic Hill, Glasgow Citizen's Theatre), '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."

Nikola Kodjabashia

Nikola Kodjabashia

Luis F. Carvalho is born and brought up in Portugal, and came to London in 1991 to follow his passion and study Theatre Design. He has first-class honours degrees in Theatre/Film Design and Women's-Wear Fashion Design from Wimbledon School of Art and Central Saint Martins College respectively. Since graduating, Luis has worked extensively in the theatre and fashion industry and in 2012 set up 'Riotous Company' with co-founders Mia Theil Have and Nikola Kodjabashia.

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Luis F. Carvalho

Luis F. Carvalho