“A deeply impressive new theatre company.” Time Out




DEFIBRILLATOR is an award-winning London based company established in 2011 with a growing reputation for delivering inspiring and entertaining theatre in both conventional and non-theatre settings. With a history of bringing to life material that may have been forgotten, the company is increasingly developing and discovering new works from UK and international writers for audiences around the world.

Artistic Director – James Hillier
Most recently directed the Sam Shepard play A LIE OF THE MIND as well as  THE HOTEL PLAYS by Tennessee Williams at the Grange Hotel in Holborn in 2012 and at The Langham, London in 2014. Also HARD FEELINGS by Doug Lucie, THE ARMOUR by Ben Ellis and INSIGNIFICANCE by Terry Johnson in New York.

For film, he has directed a number of shorts, winning awards at Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Cannes Film Festival and SXSW. He trained at RADA and has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, film and television.