Doppelgangster is an international performance company based between Wales and Australia. It is currently responding to climate change, forced migration and globalisation. 

Doppelgangster may or may not include a known terrorist threat, a pilgrim lost at sea or a regular working class, mortgaged, hard-working, working family. That said, Doppelgangster may be nobody at all.

Dr Tom Payne

Tobias Manderson-Galvin

Location: Wales/Australia
Members: 15
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2019

Doppelgangster exploded onto the world stage with Catastrophilia (2015/16); an incendiary year of performances, online videos and subversive political interventions.

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Doppelgangster's TITANIC 15 Replies

A disturbance! A sinking feeling! Theatrical necromancy! Doppelgangster draw from the…Continue

Tags: TITANIC, Doppelgangster, Manderson-Galvin, Tobias, Payne

Started by Dr Tom Payne. Last reply by Dr Tom Payne Jul 8, 2016.

Doppelgangster (DEAD) @COP21

Debate | Exchange | Address | DisruptSEASON ONE23 November- 18 Deadcember 2015 presented in association with Forever Swarm’s Creative Factory, ArtCop21 and the Climate Change Commission for…Continue

Tags: Change, Climate, Commission, for, Wales

Started by Dr Tom Payne Feb 15, 2016.

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Comment by Dr Tom Payne on February 9, 2016 at 10:16

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Comment by Dr Tom Payne on January 25, 2016 at 23:11

California based environmental activist and research Judee Burr writing about Doppelgangster's TITANIC.

"What are Jack and Rose but faceless, recently infamous immigrants? Shivering in the cavernous cold warehouse (where they actually use a ping-pong table for “heating”), I could almost imagine shivering in the depths of a boat in third class, as Jack did. Or in the only class that little dinghys attempting passage from Africa to Europe nowadays provide: star-side seats, ocean view, exposed to the wind, and left to the mercy of storms, coast guards, and immigration agents". FOLLOW LINK TOP READ MORE

Image | Sebastien Jamain

Comment by Dr Tom Payne on January 20, 2016 at 12:35

NOT TO BE MISSED: a polar bear beneath the streets of London

Comment by Dr Tom Payne on January 6, 2016 at 18:21

WET HOT WELSH SUMMERCAMP! The Aftermath of NTW Summercamp, 6 Months Later by Tobias Manderson-Galvin

"NTW SUMMERCAMP was a life changing experience...
An opportunity of a lifetime. 
And also it was at the Girl Guide HQ for Wales,
which let me tell you has lots of old inappropriate Christian iconography, hunting paraphernalia and swastikas****, AND of course girl guides logos - All of which made for a totally incredible place to spend two weeks with 20 people I'd never met before / would become creative partners with / would glower at in the morning when we hadnt drunk our #coffee before ten am / would spend too many hours or not enough hours with each day / would experiment on new and challenging art with / would teach each other new methods of creative  / would party with on week days because it is part of the 'process' / would sleep with in a single bed / and in the shower / and on the jumping castle."

Read Toby's full Blog poster here!!

Comment by Dr Tom Payne on December 22, 2015 at 15:04

"Tobi & Tom are a joy to work with. Urgent, relevant, inquisitive & playful"

Thanks Rachel Helena Walsh, it was great to have you with us in Paris for COP21! Read more from Rachel's blog here.

Comment by Dr Tom Payne on December 22, 2015 at 14:52

"Doppelgangster's flagship production TITANIC was first developed with support from Wales Lab in the summer of 2015 at one NTW's annual Summer Camp residencies." Read more here.

Comment by Dr Tom Payne on December 22, 2015 at 13:17

Doppelgangster (DEAD) is an online series that seeks to Debate, Exchange, Address, Disrupt. Season 1 featured video reports and interventions from the UN Climate talks in Paris, COP21. This work was funded by Wales Arts International and was produced in partnership with the Climate Change Commission for Wales. 

Comment by Dr Tom Payne on December 22, 2015 at 13:14

In July 2015 Doppelgangster developed its flagship production TITANIC at NTW's Summer Camp. The work was subsequently developed at Experimentica15 at Chapter Arts in Cardiff and was recently performed in Paris as part of ArtCOP21 with support from Wales Arts International. Further development is planned for early 2016. Performances will be taking place at Aberystwyth Arts Centre as part of the Theatre of Change festival. See some of the early development work here. 

Comment by Dr Tom Payne on November 22, 2015 at 0:05

Doppelgangster is heading to Paris on 30th November to take part in ArtCOP21. Find out more about our activities on our website

"Doppelgangster is heading to France for the UN Climate Talks, COP21!
In association with ArtCOP21, Forever Swarm and the Climate Change Commission for Wales. Join the company for performances, watch out for interventions and participate in the online conversations. Performances are planned throughout the city, with satellite events in Melbourne, Cardiff and more!"


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