About us.

A Contagion of Numbers

Clio’s Company draws its inspiration equally from the theatre and from historical research. A high proportion of our projects focus on some aspect of the history of London, although we work all over the south of England.

Much of our work is with London school and community audiences. All our productions are imaginative, but grow out of careful research of locations and historical events. However, our plays are neither re-enactment nor history lesson – the issues we cover are live, even if the events may have happened two thousand years ago.

A Contagion of Numbers

All our projects are delivered by experienced actor-teachers, and are researched and directed by artistic directors Lissa Chapman and Jay Venn, who have many years’ experience of researching, writing and staging theatre productions. We are always happy to talk to organisations about new projects or to give further information about any aspect of our work.

Clio’s Company also undertake live interpretation projects in partnership with heritage organisations. Like our theatre productions, these may be for school or community audiences, and historical periods and places are brought to life by characters and their stories. Costumes are exact recreations of the fashions of their period.

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In addition, we plan and deliver a wide variety of training courses for teachers and for business people. These range from voice production and presentation skills to costume-making and curriculum-based workshops.

We can tailor-make courses according to your organisation’s needs, or you can book one of those we already offer.

Clio's Company's safeguarding policy can be found here.