Who we are...

Think and Hit Ltd was set up in 2017 by Rebecca Loudon and Ruby Thomas.

Ruby studied English at university and is an actor, writer and voiceover artist. She's represented for acting by Clarence Conway at Independent Talent and is currently completing the Soho Writers Lab, while also on commission there for her play EITHER. Her creative influences are: Duncan McMillan, Carol Churchill, Him & Her, Brett Easton Ellis, Flowers, Julia Davis, Christeene Vale, Lucy Kirkwood.

Rebecca originally trained as an actor. After graduating from drama school, she became Artistic Associate of Custom/Practice, a theatre company dedicated to encouraging artists and audiences from all socio-economic groups, which fostered her passion for creating diverse work. Rebecca has been working as a freelance theatre director since 2015 and has worked with theatres including Theatre503, Bristol Old Vic and the Soho Theatre. Her inspirations are: Lee Miller, Patti Smith, Donna Tartt, Emma Rice, William Shakespeare.

 

 

What we make...

This is the theatre of not knowing. We want to ask the questions that are hard to answer and explore the truths that are not easy to think about. We want to focus on questions, instead of 'answers'. Theatre can feel pompous and alien to real life, full of people who think they know best. We named this company after the quote: 'You can't think and hit at the same time.' (Appropriately, no one's quite sure who said this. It may have been Yogi Berra.)

Our theory is that, by trying to do the seemingly impossible - thinking and making at the same time - we will be more likely to create work that is vital, honest and unpretentious.

We hope to do this by experimenting with form; mixing up the media we use; criss-crossing between genres (a lot like real life does); and making a commitment to engage with current social issues, not as a gesture, but as an essential and authentic part of every project.

So, in a world of 'lefts' and 'rights', self-defining and identity faultlines at every turn, join us in admitting defeat. Then get back up, and start all over again.