Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Labofii) [GB/FR]

We Have Never Been Here Before

We Have Never Been Here Before
We Have Never Been Here Before


To change the world

An undercover police officer disguised as a clown, a man in drag losing his high heels in a riot, trees planted in the middle of a motorway, the audience invading the stage and collectively killing their fear... the autobiographical lecture performance We Have Never Been Here Before turns the theatre into an assembly of hope in the dark and asks how we can remain empowered when our worlds are being ripped apart and life itself is threatened with extinction.

• For a decade, Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (labofii) has brought artists and activists together to carry out theatrical direct actions across Europe. But for its 18th experiment, the collective is retreating for a moment to the relative safety of the stage to collectively ask some disturbing questions about how to change our world. The show is combined with two workshops, which ask: “what holds us back from action that is appropriate to the scale of the social and ecological crisis unfolding today?”


‘This isn’t a normal traveling theatre company you know!’  – Scotland Yard

concept Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination (Labofii) | performance John Jordan | workshop Isabelle Frémeaux | soundtrack Jack Jordan | Film Kyp Kyprianou | choreography Florence Loison