About the collective
We at Cat & Mouse are experts in the field of immersive interactive performance.
Cat & Mouse wishes to push the boundaries of 'immersive performance' creating not just entertainment but interweaving games, expanding peoples imaginations, bonding groups together and solving problems.
While having worked, and working, in stage theatre (see Room In The Elephant, Fake Hip Gnosis & Buddhism: Is it just for losers?) C&M predominantly work in creating immersive interactive events, like 'Enigma' with Chronyko...
As well as their work as actors Joe's background in music and set design and Merry's in film, lighting, and a degree in performance and visual arts the two of them have good experience to lie on to push their creative endeavors. This work has taken them on to develop the ever expanding Chronyko - collaborating with Martyn Ruks.
Alongside this work, Joe and Merry also began collaborating with Matt Rudkin of Inconvenient Spoof. The result of this collaboration has been 3 comedy shows. The 'intricate, intelligent comedy' Buddhism: Is it just for Losers?, The Room in the Elephant, 'the finest self-referential bullshit you could ask for' & Fake Hip Gnosis.
Founded in 2012 by Joe Mulcrone and Merry Colchester. Initially working small scale providing interactive characters and small pieces of set for club nights 'Gypsey Disco', the company soon grew to be working with festivals 'Glastonbury' 'Boomtown fair' and companies 'Pfizer' 'Badoo' to rework entire spaces to a certain theme and fill it with performers, music and interactive elements to bring the space to life.
The Room in the Elephant
- Broadway Baby ****
- Total Theatre
- A Younger Theatre
Charlie Browns Speakeasy
- UNILAD Feature on Boomtown 2015
Buddhism: Is it just for Losers?
- Fringe Guru ****
- Fringe Review ****
“They were fantastic in supporting us across both events so please accept thanks from all of us at Alcon for a job well done.”