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Witness the rise and fall of a new(t) capitalism. Deep in the bowels of an oyster-dredging vessel, an ocean of opportunity arises as a new resource makes contact.

War with the Newts was an updated theatrical re-imagining of Karel Čapek’s satirical, political, apocalyptic, sci-fi classic of the same title, transported to a post-Brexit Britain of the possible future. It was an original adaptation by co-Artistic Director Tyrrell Jones created with support from the rest of the company. The show featured a fully immersive set by Hannah Sibai, a terrifying live mixed score with 8 channel surround sound by Dr. Robert Bentall and received the Summerhall's Lustrum Award for Outstanding Theatre.

War with the Newts previewed at Square Chapel, Halifax and Waterside Arts, Sale and premiered at Summerhall for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2018 before a UK tour including Leeds, Manchester and London.  The show was kindly supported by Arts Council England, Royal Exchange Theatre, Square Chapel and Waterside.

Writer and Director

Tyrrell Jones



Matthew Xia 

Sam Redway


Everal A Walsh

Nadi Kemp-Sayfi

Sam Redway 

Filmography by People Staring

Richard Jones

Luca Rudlin

Set and Costume Design

Hannah Sibai

Sound Design

Robert Bentall

Associate Sound Designer

Dan Valentine

Production Manager

Sam Redway


Alice Barber