Tickets for LIVING STRUCTURES new show ‘LEVIATHAN’ have been released!

16 Mar 2014

“What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it…?”



Living Structures in co-production with Teatro Español & Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts unleashes a live theatre spectacle on London

Leviathan – an homage to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick 


Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, E8 2BT

Performances: 15 July to 26 July 2014 at 9pm


Leviathan, the latest work from international artists collective Living Structures, is inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Reimagining Captain Ahab’s relentless pursuit of the great white whale, Leviathan is imbued with the monochrome colours, geometric shapes and functionality of Russian Constructivism.

Living Structures takes the audience on an artistic adventure – an oceanic journey in which the audience become part of the operations onboard the vessel. Surrounded by sailor aerialists they move giant strips of blubber, encounter roaring seas and hunt creatures of the deep accompanied by the wondrous haunting choruses of their widows who sing from shore of their loss, mourning and heart break.

Involved in the action from the beginning, audience members are placed in the role of shipmates, signing up to join the crew on board.  Together, the cast and audience witness the survival of Ishmael as he emerges from the ocean and starts to tell his story. From then on, as the chain of events unravels, the audience re-live the crew’s adventures, with salt and rum on their lips they get to taste the dreams of those long forgotten seas.

Leviathan is Living Structures’ second large-scale show following the hugely successful Cart Macabre which ran December 2010 in collaboration with London’s The Old Vic Tunnels.


Living Structures are invited to the British Council Trade Fair

07 Aug 2013

Living Structures have been invited to Edinburgh this year as one of 16 companies for the British Council Trade Fair.

Klaus, Ula, Natalie and Dugald will be flying the Living Structures flag from the 20 – 25 August and have been planning a special immersive treat for the delegates…! Hope they enjoy it and we look forward to exciting international opportunities in the future!

‘Leviathan’ will be making its UK premiere in 2014 keep in touch for news and ticket release dates!


Leviathan in Madrid

06 Nov 2012

Coming Soon! 23rd November – 2nd December 2012  Matadero, Madrid

Living Structures are excited to announce that, following our ACE funded 6 week R&D at Trinity Buoy Wharf, receiving excellent feedback from many lovely people and the EXCITEMENT of receiving further Arts Council England support, we are developing our new show ‘Leviathan’ into a finished piece at the fabulous Matadero in Madrid showing in a couple of weeks time! Please see the Teatro Español website here.

The new version of the show is a Living Structures, Teatro Español, The Old Vic Tunnels and University College Falmouth co-production previewing at Matadero, Madrid from the 23rd Nov – 2nd Dec 2012 and in London in 2013! Leviathan has been made with the very generous support of Arts Council England, Goldsmiths University London and Trinity Buoy Wharf.

Tickets are now available here! for the Madrid run!

All press enquiries please contact our Press Manager Martha Oakes PR / Sue Lancashire .

Our producer is Natalie Richardson.

For all other enquiries please contact our Project Manager Tim Owen Jones.

Theatre Falmouth and The Old Vic Tunnels present Theatre D’art 2012

28 Aug 2012

Wrap attack: An Immersive Theatre workshop with Living Structures
Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 August 2012
£20 total
11:00 – 18:00

In this workshop Klaus Kruse and Verity Standen from Living Structures share some of their approaches to working with performance sound and scenography to create thrilling, immersive performance environments.

Participants will experiment with a variety of strategies and create a series of mini performances and interactions.
Theatre at Falmouth continues the success of Dartington College of Arts, renowned for its approach and its graduates, many of whom are now at the forefront of contemporary performance. Dartington College of Arts merged with Falmouth in 2008 and relocated to a £19 million purpose built Performance Centre on their Tremough Campus.

“Thrilling, exciting, provocative, sickening, challenging, wondrous”
Terry O’Donovan, Total Theatre on Living Structures

Klaus Kruse is an award winning German Director, Scenographer, Performer and Writer based in the UK who lectures in Theatre at University College Falmouth. Verity Standen is a London based Composer and Voice Specialist. Their work with Living Structures has received international critical acclaim.

This Theatre Falmouth activity is a pilot by The Old Vic Tunnels and University College Falmouth in preparation for a larger Summer School in 2013. All income from this year’s event will be donated to the Kevin Spacey Foundation.

Participants must be 18 year of age or over.

£20 total (for both days)

To book your place please visit our secure online booking pages
For queries please contact: or telephone 01326 213762

Following the success of this pilot scheme Living Structures will be leading a 10 day summer school culminating in a performance. Dates TBC.

Leviathan Showings – Tickets now on sale!

15 Nov 2011

Tickets for Research & Development showings of our new piece, Leviathan, are now on sale.

30th November – 2nd December, 7.30pm
Tickets £10/8, available to book here.

Trinity Buoy Wharf (Chain Store)
64 Orchard Place
London E14 0JW
Ushers from East India DLR station
Click here for map

An homage to Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, Living Structures’ Leviathan takes its audience through an adventurous journey involving spatial transformation, large installation, physical theatre and original soundscape.

Investing in striking moments of the story, Living Structures approaches the telling of this tale inspired by the monochrome colours, gemoetric shapes and architectural functionality of Russian Constructivism.

These showings are the outcome of a six week research and development period at Trinity Buoy Wharf, in which Living Structures have worked alongside a team of long-term and new collaborators. The opportunity to work with an audience as part of our process is crucial. If you would like to take part in these initial showings, click here for tickets. Each performance will be followed by a Q&A session and drinks reception with the artists. Your feedback will help us move forward towards our official premiere in 2012.