Browse the archives

Take a look at previous productions. Sometimes it is possible for shows to be re-mounted so please let us know if you are interested in any shows. You can also check out In Development and Touring Show pages.

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Beauty and the Beast

A rustic re-telling of the French classic fairy tale about love, family and being the bravest of all.


Tales from a Sea Journey/HAV

NIE embarked on a transatlantic voyage on board the GMA-CGM Fort St Louis, a container ship en route from Le Havre in France to Guadeloupe in the West Indies.



An interactive audio experience that uncovers the secrets of past and present surveillance operations.


Song of Lost Treasures

The Song of Lost Treasures is based on children’s responses to two questions: Where are things when they are lost? And what stories are carried in things that are lost? Using live music, projections, animation and physical theatre, NIE transports you into the magical world of life’s lost treasures. The performance is played in traverse […]


We Come from Far, Far Away

A performance for younger audiences exploring the stories of refugees performed in a Mongolian yurt.

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Tales From the River Thames

The River Thames brought the world to London and London to the world. It leads to the countryside, out to the sea and cuts the city in half. The Unicorn Theatre and award-winning NIE have come together to create a magical show that brings to life the many mysterious and adventure-filled tales about what might […]


Pim and Theo

Two men were shot in cold blood on the streets of Holland. Victims of extremism, Theo Van Gogh and Pim Fortuyn weren’t afraid to make their opposing political views known. ‘Inspired by Ian Buruma’s book The Limits of Tolerance’ and incorporating sound and film design as well as live performance, four European theatre companies join […]


Instant Epic

Instant Epic is a project that started its life with an improvisation workshop in 2003. Over time it has turned – very slowly – into a show. It is an improvised performance of epic proportions, involving theatre-makers from different companies working with us to make instant theatre that is moving, funny, ridiculous and profound. Improvisation […]


Cabaret Europe

A partly improvised performance which focuses on today’s political situation in Europe.


My Life with the Dogs

Follow the story of 4 year-old Ivan Mishukov through his remarkable journey of survival living rough in Moscow as he flees his abusive house and seeks safety on the snowy streets.


The Emigrants

Millions of young people are leaving Europe in the 19th century. Poverty, famine, wars and disillusioning political developments are forcing them to leave their homes. Mostly via Hamburg or Bremerhaven they cross the Atlantic Ocean, drawn towards the land of hope and glory which everyone is talking about. During their weeklong travel at sea, in […]



In a town, by a big lake, there is a building. This building is not a block of flats, it’s not a hotel, nor is it a library, swimming pool or supermarket. It’s an orphanage. The building has got many rooms and many windows… In one of the rooms with a window facing into the […]


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