Who we are

Uninvited Guests are Paul Clarke, Richard Dufty and Jessica Hoffmann. Formed in Bristol in 1998, the company’s work has toured nationally and internationally. They create entertaining and provocative performance that combines high-tech with low tech, the visceral with the virtual. Uninvited Guests work in various contexts, focusing mainly on theatre but also producing installation and audio walks. Our recent work has blurred the line between theatre and social festivities, with audiences joining us in events that are celebratory and critical of these times.

Previous work includes: It Is Like It Ought To Be: A Pastoral (Herald Angel Award Winner 2007), which explored and subverted British folk traditions, with the audience joining us on stage for apple bobbing and ale drinking; Love Letters Straight From Your Heart, which is written by its audience who dedicate songs to people they love; Make Better Please, a new form of political theatre that is specific to the day on which it is performed; Give Me Back My Broken Night, in which you are guided into the future of a place, using mobile devices and locative media; The Good Neighbour, a theatrical guided tour of Battersea’s political past and present, drawing on stories of the recent riots on Lavender Hill; and a son et lumière for Tate Britain’s John Martin: Apocalypse exhibition. This Last Tempest is a departure for the company in that it is our first engagement with a canonical text. Appropriately the devising process began with a residency at the RSC and time spent in their archives. 



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Uninvited Guests’ work is produced by Fuel.

Fuel, Somerset House, West Wing, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Fuel produces fresh work for adventurous people by inspiring artists. Founded in 2004 and led by Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, Fuel is a producing organisation working in partnership with some of the most exciting theatre artists in the UK to develop, create and present new work for all. Fuel is currently working with: Will Adamsdale, Clod Ensemble, Inua Ellams, Fevered Sleep, David Rosenberg, Sound&Fury, Uninvited Guests and Melanie Wilson. Working with Kate and Louise are Rebecca Cahill Roots, Alex Campbell, Natalie Dibsdale, Ed Errington, Bridget Floyer, Hattie Gregory, Stuart Heyes, Hannah Kerr, Alice Massey, Kate Scanlan and Billy Wolf. Fuel receives National Portfolio funding from Arts Council England.




We are currently in receipt of awards from Esmée Fairbairn funding and Grants for the Arts.

Uninvited Guests were Arnolfini Associate Artists. We have been supported by Arts Council England, The Arts Patrons Trust, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Digital Arts Development Agency, the British Council, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt and South West Arts.

Image credits
Jonathan Bewley, Hannah Chiswell, Ben Pacey, Tom Medwell, Manuel Vason, Luke Wilmot


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Lottery Funded