Unfinished Business was established in 2010 by Artistic Director Leo Kay and producer Anna Smith to create performance which explores their shared interest in intimacy, site responsive considerations and meaningful audience interaction.
The company’s current production Only Wolves And Lions: A meal, a conversation, a performance provocation, is an interactive experience, which invites a small audience to cook and eat together. It follows the success of the company’s previous show It’s Like He’s Knocking: a stripped back autobiographic performance exploring migration, mourning and coincidence, set in the intimacy of a bed-sit.
Alongside their professional touring work, the company also create site responsive participatory projects exploring new ways to engage people in the process of making performance.
“Leo managed to gain the trust of and to care tenderly for his audience whilst evoking/provoking powerful emotional responses from them. Brilliantly devised, Leo’s piece was a tender, explosive and exhilarating four minutes. Everything a live art speed-date should be.” [Gary Campbell of Stoke Newington International Airport]
…’the positive effects were undeniable. Audience members, who had met only a few hours before, were joking and embracing like old friends as they left. The extraordinary thing I both admired and loved about the show was its simplicity: get a group of people together to eat and talk. Unfinished Business’ success lies in turning these basic principles into a feast for the soul.” [Fiona Bradley of One Stop Arts]