TFIU’s mission is to create socially-driven work that focuses on, involves, inspires and entertains people as participants and audiences.
Founded in 2009 by writer and director Paul Hodson, it has produced eight plays, seven of which toured nationally. Its shows have been made with a range of partners and funders.
TFIU is a not for profit organisation, funded on a project by project basis.
Current productions are Planet Lol and Theatre FC.
IN THE PIPELINE...
Kitty and the Young Hot Bloods
Ideas in development. Watch this space...
Stand Up For Whitehawk! (2019)
A knees-up and a benefit for Whitehawk Foodbank, featuring music, comedy, poetry and photographs interspersed with snippets of TFIU’s new play The Miracle of FK Krakc.
Installation based performance that celebrated the life and work of street photographer Vivian Maier and investigated surveillance in real-time. Commissioned by Oval House, supported by Nuffield Southampton, performed by Beth Fitzgerald and Molly Taylor.
“Truthful, inventive and engaging”
England Away (2014)
Passion, patriotism and Englishness, through the experience of four very different football fans. National tour. Cast Eddy Brimson, Andy Gillies, Mark Jardine, Molly Taylor and Dharmesh Patel.
Fever Pitch (2012)
Nick Hornby’s best seller, adapted by Paul Hodson, performed by James Kermack. National tour.
“Unsparingly funny, rarely less than wonderful”
Way Out West (2012)
A meditation on friendship, haunted by Laurel and Hardy.
Performed by Mike Goodenough and Daniel Lyne.
“Sharply written, beautifully crafted piece of theatre - perfect balance of weirdness and straight narrative.”
Public Review *****
Don’t Shoot The Clowns (2012)
Developed as part of Fuel at The Roundhouse and with Cove Park.
Brighton ‘Til I Die, (2011)
Performed at Theatre Royal Brighton to celebrate Brighton and Hove Albion’s move to Falmer stadium.
“A sellout audience of football fans delivered a standing ovation”
Adapted from Sebastian Beaumont’s novel by Paul Hodson. Performed in a Brighton taxi, commissioned by Brighton Festival.
“Pick of the Festival”
Meeting Joe Strummer (2010)
Edinburgh Fringe First winner with original cast Steve North and Nick Miles.
“A magnificently simple, heartfelt, clear and brave show.”
The Scotsman. Subsequent national tours.