'a classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read'
- Mark Twain
"If there is to be a new renaissance in the arts in our time, it will be thanks to people like the New Renaissance Company, whose eloquent abilities to reconnect music, poetry, drama and dance are already bringing pleasures unknown since the days of Elizabeth I's court to diverse and delighted audiences across modern Britain."
Professor Michael Dobson, Director of The Shakespeare Institute
The NRC is a company of artists, who met over a shared passion for dusty books. We create musical adaptations of stories you should have read and didn't get around to, using physical theatre and classical music.
We specialise in taking different art forms (poems, songs, plays, operas) and reworking them into accessible, unique performances.
We believe in the Renaissance spirit of trying to see the world with fresh eyes, making bridges between past worlds and our own.
We work with our resident venue: the CLF Art Cafe, Peckham, to bring modern reworkings of this material to as many locals and travellers as we can.