We are a company interested in how we can draw from forms of entertainment other than theatre, to create surprising, challenging and inventive shows. We're excited by the live, immediate and one-off experiences that theatre offers and we make work that embraces this.

A show about objectum-sexual relationships, Object Love was partly inspired by interviews we conducted with a variety of objectum-sexual people. The unusual pairings were explored onstage through monologues, re-enacted memories, montages and live music. 

Cast: Cindy-Jane Armbruster, Harki Bhambra, Michaela Brooks

Dramaturg: Tom Powell

Designer: Grace Smart

Writer/director: Chloe Mashiter

With thanks to: Theatre Delicatessen; Stephen Bailey; Simone Somers-Yeates; Canavan Connelly; Michael Patrick; Katie Alcock; Laura Gilbert; Katherine Soper; Sean Matthews; Stanley Walton; Richard Reed; Ella Simms; Hannah Quigley; Stephen Whitson; The VAULT Festival team; Erika Eiffel and our various interviewees.

SPARK, our first full-length piece, was performed at the Vault 2014 festival from 4-8 February. The one-woman play, based on a classic gothic ballad, followed Leo as she eloped with her lover and went on an increasingly strange and sinister journey. Whilst there are no further dates currently confirmed for SPARK, we do hope to remount the show in the future.

Cast: Holly Campbell

Magic consultant: Jon Armstrong

Lighting designer: Maud Young

Writer/director: Chloe Mashiter

With thanks to: Nicola Moss, Katherine Soper, Ned Quekett, Rich Mason, Jules Munns and the Nursery, Phil Howe, Rob Ward, Gary O'Donnell and Craig Bennett at White Light, and to everyone on the Vault team (Mat, Tim, Jess, Cliona and Andy).

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Dissolve Theatre has also produced a number of short pieces and installations, including:


Created for In The Woods festival, the piece involved customised periscopes hung around the forest, revealing various mythical and unlikely creatures in their sights.

An interactive piece, responding to the idea of finance and the arts; the commission for the piece was gambled in a series of simple games with audience members.

Cast: Jamie McInnes

An installation for an exhibition on claustrophilia which featured storytelling about real-life memories of small spaces, staged inside a customised box fort.

An interactive piece, inviting audience members to reply to love notes, then using their messages as the basis for a rapid-response film.

A play which took inspiration from sci-fi stories to explore the strain that extreme circumstances puts on three friends' relationships.

Cast: Andrew Bowerman, Kate Callaghan, Luke Nicholson

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Founder/artistic director | Chloe Mashiter

Chloe is a director, writer and occasional performer. Since graduating in 2012, she has trained on the Young Vic's Springboard course and the King's Head Theatre's resident trainee director scheme. She regularly works with Future Cinema and is currently associate director for Filthy Lucre, developing the performance aspect of the company's immersive music nights. She has worked with companies including Slung Low, Invertigo and The Yard Theatre and directed productions at Lost Theatre, the Pleasance and Rose Bruford College, as well as a Japanese tour of Twelfth Night.