About Stan's Cafe

Stan's Cafe is a group of artists from a variety of disciplines, though primarily theatre practitioners, working under the artistic direction of James Yarker. The company consists of a core of long term collaborators and a range of associated artists.

Graeme and James agreed to form the company whilst eating at Stan's Cafe, just off Brick Lane in London.

Oh yes and it's pronounced Caff.

Stan's Cafe have a history of making unusual performances dating back to their formation in Birmingham in 1991.

The Black Maze is a fairground ride built in the back of an old post office lorry. It's Your Film is theatre show lasting four minutes performed to one person at a time in a kind of photo booth. Lurid and Insane is a satirical rock gig which premiered in a farmer's barn, and for Space Station they built a new stop on the Midland Metro Line.

Whilst this list makes the company sound like art terrorists, they have also performed at The Royal Court and Birmingham Rep, they have been commissioned by the English National Opera, had pieces broadcast on Radio 3 and toured extensively to festivals across Europe.



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