Doppelgangster are an international performance company, currently creating work in the UK and Australia. Doppelgangster are iconoclastic, politically charged, and so entertaining that upon seeing the company’s work Medusa turned to stone. The company’s operations work to critique contemporary issues at local, national and global levels. Doppelgangster responds to urgent concerns such as climate change, forced migration, and corporatism.

Current projects include work for unconventional spaces, using intimate face-to-face encounters, large scale spectacle, and online environments.

Doppelgangster was founded in 2015. Since then the company has presented work in Wales, England, France, USA, Singapore, Greece, Spain, and Australia. If you’ve witnessed Doppelgangster it might have been streamed online, or live in the flesh, from a shipping container, a carpark, a lane-way, a gallery, a lecture theatre, a town hall, a stage, a converted barn, a cinema, a lawn bowls club, a garage, an old school, a fetish club, on the banks of a river, a back porch, a kitchen, a concrete vault underneath London’s Waterloo station, a former WW2 fascist boot factory, and/or Paris’ Grande Palais.

Doppelgangster has received support from National Theatre Wales, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Chapter Arts and MKA: Theatre of New Writing; company members’ inclusion in the company has had support from the Australia Council of the Arts, and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation; and no-one in the company steals very often.

A cultural response to climate change, forced migration and globalisation
– IETM’s Fresh Perspectives IV: ‘Art for the Planet’s Sake’

One of the world’s leading environmental and political activist theatre companies
– The Star (UK)

Theatrical saboteurs
– The Age (Australia)

They are punk, surreal and most definitely subversive.
– Straylight (UK)

Putting the dada in climate danger
– Cape Farewell


Dr Tom Payne

Tobias Manderson-Galvin



Jules Pascoe (Australia) | Composition
Kerith Manderson-Galvin (Australia) | Dramaturgy
Sarah April Lamb (UK) | Choreography
Wilson Liew | Photography
Becky Payne | Photography


Jules Pascoe (Australia) | Composition
Kerith Manderson-Galvin (Australia) | Performance Making
Maria Moles + Adam Halliwell | Composition
Wilson Liew | Photography
Becky Payne | Photography


Ruby Donohoe (Australia) | Choreography
Jules Pascoe (Australia) | Composition
Antoinette Barboutis (Australia) | Performance/Scenography
Wilson Liew | Photography


Rachel Helena Walsh (Ireland/Wales) | Performer
Jimin Lim (Korea) | Director, Performer
Jules Pascoe (Australia) | Composer, Jazzman
Jorge Lizalde (Spain/Wales) | Photographer, Videographer
High Speed Wilson (England) | Creative Producer, Consultant
Antoinette Barboutis (Australia) | Scenographer