Live. On-screen. In public.
Eggs Collective are writer-performers based in Manchester. We make sharp, fun, culturally-observational performance for theatres, tv, public places and online.
We make performance that is accessible, comedic and multi-layered, whilst being unafraid to speak its mind and pour out its heart. Our work is politically-charged, but always hospitable and kind.
Our live work falls somewhere in the cracks between theatre and cabaret. We've taken our shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre and across the UK in two national tours. We've performed in ballrooms, cinemas, toilet cubicles, on bars, traffic islands and stages for events and organisations including Duckie, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Southbank Centre, TED, HOME, Forest Fringe, Contact and Islington Mill.
In 2017, the TV adaptation of our show Get A Round aired on BBC2 to critical acclaim and was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2018 Royal Television Society NW Awards. Our follow up digital project Smile Love It Might Never Happen, a mini-series for BBC iplayer, was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the 2019 Royal Television Society Awards.
We regularly collaborate with communities across the North of England to create performance shaped by people and place, including a show for Accrington Market (with Super Slow Way), a parade for St Helens (with Heart of Glass) and a power ballad for Preston (with They Eat Culture).
In 2019 with support from The Space, we made a trio of mockumentary shorts, Amazing Men, presented online and on screen as part of HOME’s Orbit Festival. We directed a student show that won the Judges' Award at the National Student Drama Festival. We curated and hosted a cabaret night at the oldest Working Men's Club in the country (with Slunglow). In 2021 we made Silky Hotel, a new comedy for BBC Arts, streaming now on iPlayer.
"Salty work at the boundaries of theater and cabaret, often offering sly satire under a veil of sweetness”
The New York Times
"Dirty girls abusing hairspray"
"High spirits mixed with lethal honesty"
"Razor tongues and impeccable comic timing"
"Just the right combination of guts and humility needed to create honest, unflinching and very funny theatre"
"Eggs Collective are one of the most dynamic and distinctive contemporary performance outfits around. Sharp, surprising and hugely endearing, their work is both entertaining and poignant; I have seen audiences of all ages and from very different backgrounds be gladly carried away into their wonderful world. Audiences quite rightly LOVE them, and they in turn love their audiences"
"They're there, with you, in the room and crucially they don't care if you think they're stupid, or too brash or embarrassing. So they bring you along. They bring the whole room along with them, so by the end we're full of a common purpose, and we're thinking, really thinking about what they're saying"
"Eggs Collective are wonderful, poignant and very clever. Their content is politically charged, intricately observed, captivating, not to mention utterly hilarious, perfectly timed and completely refreshing. This is Feminism at its most self-effacingly cutting, irreverent and crucial best"
"A perf-art posse with chip-shop chic"