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Chronic Insanity

why we're doing this

Chronic Insanity is led by Nat Henderson and Joe Strickland. We have been staging work in Nottingham for the past four years, often working together to deliver thought-provoking and visually stimulating live performances. Having successfully completed four years of our 12 shows in 12 months and are on track to hit production number 100 before our 5th birthday. 

We pledge to:

  1. Stage high-quality and diverse live performances

  2. Stage a high volume of performances

  3. Create theatre sustainably in line with the guidelines from Staging Change.

  4. Make all our work digitally available so people located outside of Nottingham can still experience our work.

  5. Document the running of the company and the creative process, via blog posts, so other new companies can learn from our successes or failures

  6. Create opportunities for other theatre makers and creatives to gain experience alongside us, including writing competitions and scratch nights.


"Come now, let us reason together
Sanity is found in the mountain of the Lord's house on the 

horizon of the soul that eternally recedes

The head is sick, the heart's caul torn
Thread the ground on which wisdom walks

Embrace beautiful lies –

   the chronic insanity of the sane

                                                                          the wrenching begins


- - - - -

– At 4.48
when sanity visits
for one hour and twelve minutes I am in my right mind."

Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis

Previous work

An archive of shows we have previously worked on

For Nat's CV click here

For Joe's CV click here

52 Souls by Nat Henderson and Joe Strickland

Directed by Megan Gates, Nat Henderson, and Joe Strickland

Online, August-September 2020

Critics' Top Picks

The i

An impressive balance between entertainment and philosophical rumination

4 Stars

Broadway World

An impressive and memorable production


Each scene is like opening a present... fresh and exciting

The Upcoming

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