The XV

Theatre Company


About Us

Passionate about bringing quality productions to life

Founded on the 15th January 2015, The XV aims to bring together actors, writers, directors and producers to read plays, explore new projects and create compelling theatre; reimagining classics and developing new works.


Christina Balmer

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James Simmons

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Freya Alderson


Adam Leese


Upcoming Events

  • Creature Features, a radio play
    Tue, 23 Jun
    23 Jun 2020, 10:00
    Lula the Labradoodle is ecstatic to have her humans taking her out for so many walks, whilst Princess Grace, a Main Coon Cat, is very put out to have them home so much. What do other animals in leafy West London think of this 'new normal'?
  • Dusted With Sugar, a radio play
    Tue, 16 Jun
    16 Jun 2020, 10:00
    Bittersweet. Sweetbitter. Who can tell? Starring Phyllis Logan.

Previous Productions

Here is what The XV have got up to already



Nov/Dec 2019

The premier of Freya Alderson's biting play at The Hope Theatre, Islington. Directed by Veronica Quilligan. Featuring: Christina Balmer, Maya-Nika Bewley, Eric Carte and Christopher Jenna-Cole. Sound and Lighting by Matthew Karmios. The production received several 4* reviews and the script is now being developed for screen.

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Baby Mine

August and September 2019

Baby Mine, by Freya Alderson, debuted at the Etcetera Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe. Starring Christina Balmer and Danielle Winter, this dark two-hander received some great feedback and was selected to open the 'Motherhood(s)' season at The John Thaw Initiative in the West End.


Perfect Pitch

June 2018

A sell out production at The Tabard Theatre of John Godber's dark comedy.

Starring David Kitchen, Christina Balmer, Christie Peto and David Paisley

"This smashing production of John Godber's comedy about what can happen when posh meets vulgar"

"The set design of Eirini Kariori is quite masterful. The use of Umbrellas is brilliant."

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Relatively Speaking

June 2017

Performed at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick as part of The Bedford Park Festival, We were delighted to have the opportunity to produce this hysterical comedy.

"The play is a stunning piece of comic craftsmanship which takes a single misunderstanding - a man who airily mistakes his girlfriend's lover and the lover's wife for her parents - and keeps it unbelievably afloat for two hours."

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Shakespeare on Love


A Staged Reading of a devised piece created by James Simmons and Christina Balmer performed at the Tabard Theatre, Chiswick for the Bedford Park Festival

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Cast Aside


A Staged Reading of Tim Wallers' new play at The Bedford Park Festival in west London. 
With an ensemble cast including Anna Wilson-Jones (Victoria), Jonathan Wrather (Emmerdale), Nicholas Rowe ( The Crown), Patrick Neyman, Freya Alderson and Christina Balmer, it was directed by James Simmons.


Latest Happenings

Our current up and coming productions.

We're designing new productions all the time so please check back here for information or visit out Facebook page.

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Perfect Pitch

12th - 23rd June 2018

A comedy by John Godber at The Tabard Theatre, London.