Welcome to the home of Edinburgh and the UK’s “much loved” theatre collective!

Who are we?

The Counterminers started life as a Fringe theatre comedy collective founded by Lew Forman in 2019 in Edinburgh. They have grown from strength to strength since, now producing simultaneously in London, Nottingham and Edinburgh. With a diverse range of genres including comedy, musicals and immersive theatre, they have now evolved into a collaborative and experimental new work theatre collective.

Our inaugural piece was “Mother and the Monster” at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. After this production, the company was largely reformed for 2020, which saw the debut of “The Closing of a Small and Insignificant Bowling Alley,” previewing at Bedfest 2020, in advance of its cancelled Fringe run.

In 2021 and 2022, we returned to the physical stage with theSpaceUK at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with two brand new comedies, “Radio 69”, now available to stream on SceneSaver, and “Cheeky Girls” written by Florence Carr-Jones. 

The Counterminers returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023 with two fantastic new shows, as well as a brand new musical debuting in London and a preview of a work-in-progress production in Nottingham and Edinburgh. 

As of 2024, The Counterminers return to London with “Not Even The Dogs” at the Old Red Lion Theatre in January. Book now!