Precarious Theatre was set up by Marco Biasioli and Liam Grogan in December 2019 to produce new and thought-provoking theatre. Since then we have debuted two pieces of new writing as part of the Manchester and Camden Fringes and independently in Bristol and Bath. Both of which were received very well by critics and audiences alike. Driven by a desire to create challenging theatre which critiques and comments on our relentless and terrifying world, Precarious Theatre works collaboratively to develop exciting and innovative work which asks audiences to examine and question society and how we live in it.
MARCO BIASIOLI - Writer/Producer
Born in Rome, Marco lived in London and Moscow before relocating to Manchester, where he completed his PhD in Russian contemporary music at the University of Manchester. He is now a lecturer in Russian and East European Studies. A founding member of Precarious Theatre, his plays examine the relationship between humans and society through the exploration of themes such as work, technology and the complexity of living together in contemporary society. His second play, Underwater, premiered at GM Fringe 2019 before going on to the Edinburgh Fringe the same year and was well received in terms of critical praise. His latest play, Failure Studies, was his first work written as part of Precarious Theatre and was performed at the Greater Manchester Fringe 2020/21, Bath Fringe 2022 and Camden Fringe 2022 to great reception from audience and critics alike.
LIAM GROGAN - Artistic Director/Producer
A founding member of Precarious Theatre, Liam is a Bristol born director and composer. Having been involved in both the performance and production of theatre since a young age, his professional directorial debut came with Precarious Theatre and Biasioli's Failure Studies at the Greater Manchester Fringe 2021. In the following year, Liam received his PhD in Music for his research in how combinations of music and theatre might communicate political ideas in concert music. As a director, he seeks to develop productive collaborative relationships with his cast, constructing the basis for innovation to spark throughout the rehearsal process. Drawing on influences both theatrical and musical, he aims to access the humanity of theatrical work, embracing the complex and the absurd to draw out that which can speak to an audience in compelling and engaging ways.
FRANCESCA MARIA IZZO - Actor/Producer
Francesca is an actor and creative, born and living in London. She holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Lincoln University and an MA in Professional Acting from ALRA North. Represented by Inspiration Management, she has experience in a variety of performance settings including motion capture, short films, skin work and physical theatre and has performed at the Lowry and HOME in Manchester. Having joined Precarious Theatre after the success of our debut production, Failure Studies, Fran's love of devising and collaboration has made her a valuable addition to our team.
DAVID ALLEN - Actor/Producer
David has been acting and producing professional theatre since graduating from Brunel University in 2010. David has years of experience working in the North West theatre scene and on the UK fringe circuit, including productions with 16th Wall Productions (formerly Theatre By Numbers), a company he co-founded, which focused on new writing and interactive theatre. David has also performed at venues such as the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool, The Dancehouse in Manchester and at Blackpool's famous North Pier. He joined Precarious Theatre after our debut production, Failure Studies, and has embraced the opportunity to develop his creative voice with a freedom, he believes, is rare in the industry.