About the collective
Cat & Mouse Theatre specialises in comic, dynamic and interactive theatre for 'green field' arts festivals and corporate training. We push the boundaries of immersive performance, moving beyond entertainment to expand peoples’ imaginations, solve problems and bond groups.
Created and managed immersive venues - Charlie Brown’s Speakeasy and SciFi themed venue Venus Lounge for BoomTown Fair, Shambala and others.
Collaborated with Chronyko to deliver training events for IT clients.
Created 'Blockbuster Factory' - an outdoor show integrating the audience into the cast/crew of a blockbuster film. A 30 date tour would have enabled us to become more prominent in the outdoor arts sector but Covid brought this to a standstill.
Meredith Colchester is an experienced theatre and film maker. A regular collaborator with Matt Rudkin and Inconvenient Spoof and has performed with a range of immersive performance companies including YouMeBumBumTrain and Secret Cinema. He wrote and co-produced the award winning documentary Granny Project by Gallivant Films and has directed and edited numerous projects. His acting career has put him in over 20 film appearances and multiple interactive theatre shows, notably Basil Fawlty in the Faulty Towers Dinning Experience.
Dave Lovatt is a writer, director, performer and teacher with 20 years of experience. He has created shows for Shangri La at Glastonbury, directed three shows for The Invisible Circus and is Director of Tank Theatre Company, supporting the creativity of young people in Bristol aged 15-26 with a focus on those from BAME backgrounds.
Cat & Mouse founded in 2012 by Joe Mulcrone and Meredith 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.
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.
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.”