About Enzyme Theatre


Enzyme: EN-ZYM. n. (1881)
Complex organic substances causing chemical transformation in lifeforms.


Enzyme has performed in a wide range of venues in London, Surrey, the South East, Liverpool and Winchester, producing many productions, readings, training courses, workshops and showcases, as well as music & comedy nights.

We concentrate on new writing, new ways of working and innovative styles of theatre; and work community-based as often as possible. We mix professionals and amateurs, encouraging participation in whatever capacity, and provide practical theatre experience for those without formal training, regardless of background or experience to promote accessibility of theatre for all.

Press Quotes:
“Kingston’s leading fringe theatre company”
- Richmond Times
“Enzyme bring the London Fringe to the area with quality modern drama.”
- Middlesex Chronicle
“This appropriately named group provides a welcome catalyst for Kingston’s dormant theatrical talent.”
- Surrey Comet
“The company made its name by promoting new writers and producing controversial diverse and interesting work”
- Kingston Guardian
“There are many fans of this vibrant theatre company for the area, who work on promoting new writing and taking a sideways look at established plays.”
- Middlesex Chronicle
“a group set up to provide challenging, entertaining and quality drama for local audiences”
- Kingston Guardian
“Enzyme Theatre Company is rapidly building a reputation for tackling modern day dilemmas”
- Surrey Comet


We actively encourage participation by the disabled as company and audience members, and have offered audio description and signing with the support of Graeae and The Royal Shakespeare Company. We have been commissioned by Health Authorities and Community Groups to create productions highlighting mental health and disability issues and also commissioned by the BBC to create a short film.

Enzyme has been a member of or affiliated to Fringe Theatre Network, New Playwrights Trust, London Fringe +, and Kingston Arts Council.

A not-for-profit company, we rely on ticket sales for income, but have previously received funding or sponsorship from Barclays Bank, Concern For Mental Health, Democratic Left, Kingston Arts Council, Kingston Council, Littlewoods plc, Redbridge Council, Redbridge Community Health Council, Redbridge & Waltham Forest Health Authority.

We are also very grateful for the donations made by:
Sir John Gielgud
Sir Alec Guinness
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Sir Ian McKellan
and many others.