'We are a small amateur theatre consisting of actors, musicians and techies based in Gosport, performing in the South of Hampshire. We aspire to create productions and experiences around enigmas, hence our name -
pronounced - a - nig - ma
a person or thing that is mysterious or difficult to understand.
Before we were a company, these enigmas interested us and we began to explore them, focusing on surrealism, inspired by Artaud and the Theatre of Cruelty. We created our own perfomance called "Compulsion" which explored the mind of a serial killer.
The script consisted of verbatim, all quotes from real serial killers, and our movements were metaphoric, leaving the audience questioning their own perception of what's going on.
We open. After lots of discussion, Ethan and Rachael open the company and get together a team of creatives who will hence be known as 'Enigmatic Theatre
October 14th/15th 2022
After only a month and a half we open our first production of 'Mudlarks' by Vickie O'Donoghue at Thorngate Halls, Gosport, which went better than we could have ever imagined!
We perform our first murder mystery at The Fighting Cocks Pub which sells out!
The evening consists of drinks, delicious food and 1920s themed mystery antics
We announce that we will be performing our First Musical to be performed later this year. Hints start going live on our social media
We Announce our 'Hire Us' plans, in which pubs and venues can hire us for a personalised murder mystery, supporting other local businesses by driving interest with an 'alternative' night out
Our Valentines Murder Mystery (sold out with soaring demand) is set to hit The Fighting Cocks Pub on the 17th for a slightly different twist to your classic valentines dinner.
We meet with Houdinis Escape Rooms to discuss future plans...more details to come soon...
Our other goals.
We want to inspire young adults from our area to get into the arts, if that be performing, desinging, backstage or even front of house. Our casts mainly consist of recent graduates from Universities and colleges who are eager to get into the arts. We know its a painful industry to start out in, thats where we want to help, especially coming from a very non-artistic hometown. We believe art is the heartbeat of our culture, without it, life would just be utterly boring. If you want to get involved, please feel free to contact us by clicking the button below.