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PSYCHEdelight Theatre company

about us 

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PSYCHEdelight is a participatory theatre company founded in 2011 by Sophie Besse Bertrand, a playwright and theatre director trained in both drama and therapy.

We celebrate diversity and promote social inclusion by bringing marginalised communities and local people together  through our creations and workshops. As a Theatre Company of Sanctuary we are a place of welcome for people seeking asylum in the UK and refugee communities. Through theatre, and our trauma informed approach, we provide people with a platform to express themselves and be heard.


We are committed to change the negative narrative often associated with refugees. Our approach, accessible to all languages, is based on physical theatre, clowning and visual poetry.  More about our approach HERE


'Mohand & Peter' On Tour!

A celebration of Sudan & friendship across cultures. (show}

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A green screen installation breaking borders & Making dreams come true.

'Hang Out To Dry'

An audience inclusive format show.



The satire of the Calais Jungle


London Workshops

Retreats in France

“Young Vic Taking Part is delighted to support PSYCHEdelight... We believe theatre should open up doors to the world, and help us understand the lives of others. PSYCHEdelight is doing just this”” (Imogen Brodie). 


"The work of PSYCHEdelight is smart, nuanced and important. They create work that shines with authenticity, that does all the great things theatre should do - Entertain, move, provoke and motivate." Theatre Delicatessen. Roland Smith

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Artistic Director  

Sophie Besse

Executive Director                          

Julie Vallortigara

Company Manager

Chiara Virgilio


Rob Landi

Outreach producers                     

Isameldin  Agieb, Baraa Halabieh


Tamara Astor, Taha Gabai, Christelle Lafille, Isameldin Agieb, Joey Robinson and Sophie Besse



Jose Farinha

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