we are NOT a theatre company
we are just covered in jam
Chris: Simpsons Artist.
"Should we not look to the first traces of imaginative activity as early in childhood?
The child's best loved and most intense occupation is with play or games. Might we not say that every child at play behaves like a creative writer, in that he creates a world of his own, or rather, rearranges the things of his world in a new way which pleases him?"
Sigmund Freud, "Creative Writers and Day-Dreaming", Vol 4 (1959).
Covered in Jam are obsessed with cynicism as much as we are obsessed with play.
Play – that childish thing which the adults among us sniff at, or at best, smile down towards – “oh bless them, look at them play”.
For us, play is creativity in it’s purest form and an essential characteristic of our work. Cynicism, meanwhile – mockery – the ability to hold a mirror up to the uglier side of things tessellates perfectly with this childish act of playful creation.
These two fundamental concepts underly Covered in Jam as a collective and we recommend entering our work with no other expectation.
We are Sammy, Jake, Scott and Alexis: four alarmingly anxious individuals who have found their purpose and resolute in creativity. We strive to make work which challenges without apology and support other emerging artists who wish to do the same.
in all honesty, we have no idea what we are doing. but we'll keep doing it.
we are now a registered community interest charity
one of our greatest interests is to bring about community through creativity. alongside our projects we host regular scratch nights in London to showcase new work and foster artist connections.
we are the creators of the ★★★★★ anti-psychiatric anarchy "That's Not My Name" (CPT SPRINT & Brighton Fringe) produced by ASYLUM ARTS and heading back to London this October at The Camden People's Theatre.
do you want to talk to us regarding your pension?
good ok neither do we.
drop us a line about ANYTHING else.