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Moving Pieces Theatre


Moving Pieces is an unique physical theatre company which has pioneered an integrated approach to devising and performance based on personal narrative. Their model draws on the relationship between the body, movement, expressive arts and life experiences. Their work is informed by a variety of performance, artistic and psychotherapeutic practices including new and emergent ideas relating to neuroscience.

Their model provides a space in which actions, images, text and autobiographical fragments emerge from listening deeply to the body as a rich site of personal knowledge and experience. This in turn creates the possibility of a greater understanding of ourselves and others, empowering us to recognise and solve our own life challenges.

They are a small London theatre group which organises courses and workshops for people who have experienced trauma and also for healthcare professionals.  They are based near London Bridge and do most of their work in Southwark.

They list the following benefits:

  • Safety – a high level of safety and containment to support physiological and emotional regulation.  

  • Improved Relationships – positive social engagement as well as the opportunity to safely explore interpersonal conflict.     

  • Creativity – to explore through the expressive arts the relationship between sensations in the body (unconscious memory), the imagination and personal narrative. 

  • Gaining Insights / Choices – to reflect on how stories that emerge reveal insights and potential choices relating to life patterns / experiences.

  • Establishing Community – to be a part of a process committed to sharing issues relating to prejudice and isolation associated with mental health problems.

    Workshops are currently structured over the course of a weekend or 8 weekly sessions.  Plays are performed in London theatres.

Contact Details

07801 641 300




Other Info

Opening times:

Fees are charged for workshops. A one day taster workshop costs £50.

Disabled Access:


Other information:
Moving Pieces is a community interest company.

Last updated:
11th January 2017