Welcome to Fail Better Productions

Fail Better Productions is a collective of theatre artists that strive for intensity and detail in textually rich and visually arresting performance.



Fail Better 2013-16

During this period we developed new projects in Bristol, Coventry, Dublin and Oxford.

This website documents our work 2001-12.

Beckett and Brain Science

We created a performance for the final AHRC Beckett and Brain Science workshop on 18th September 2012. More information.

Fail Better Fragments

We opened up our archive to the IATL Student Ensemble and invited audience members into a different kind of theatre museum on Saturday 21st April 2012.

Video documentation available here.

Fail Better at Pegasus, Oxford

Our first science project was created in Oxford at Pegasus; a work-in-progress showing of Endlessness took place on Saturday 1st October 2011.

Fail Better at Warwick Arts Centre

We performed a special double-bill of Diary of a Madman and Discords to celebrate our tenth anniversary at Warwick Arts Centre.

Residency at Warwick University

Please watch this film about our Residency at The CAPITAL Centre:

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New Work Festival 2010

A cycle of performances over 24 hours of participation and celebration at Warwick University's CAPITAL Centre.

Beckett Season 2009

We honoured the 20th anniversary of the author's death through a series of events in our 2009 season. Stasis (Rough for Theatre II and Ohio Impromptu by Samuel Beckett) was revived at Oxford Playhouse with performances last month.

At Warwick University, our student ensemble engaged with the BeckettLab practice-as-research project and the academic symposium Beckett and the Brain.

Lorca Project 2008

Digital materials relating to the 2008 Lorca project are now available as free downloads on itunesU (just type 'lorca' into itunes store for free download 'Beyond Spanish').

The New Statesman have published the article Translating Lorca discussing our production of Play Without a Title alongside the Belgrade's The House of Bernarda Alba.

[Play without a Title] [Diary of a Madman] [Discords]
[Fail Better Fragments] [Play without a Title] [Diary of a Madman]
[Stasis: Beckett Shorts] [Fail Better Fragments] [Discords]
[Endlessness] [Persephone] [Play without a Title]
[Play without a Title] [Echo & Narcissus] [Fail Better Fragments]
[Stasis: Beckett Shorts] [Play without a Title] [Phaedra's Love]
[Head] [Phaedra's Love] [Stasis: Beckett Shorts]
[Discords] [Diary of a Madman] [Crave]