Dialogue is a London based international theatre company. It was established in 1996 by German director Patricia Benecke and British actor Patrick Driver, who find and produce all company productions. The initial aim was to enhance the cultural dialogue between Great Britain and Germany. Subsequent projects have extended their remit to wider international work and the company has so far presented six British premieres and introduced several writers to a UK audience.

Dialogue is a registered charity and free drama workshops are offered alongside all productions. Company patrons are Max Stafford-Clark, Christoph Marthaler and Nadim Sawalha.


Apart from directing for Dialogue, Patricia works as a freelance director in the UK and Germany. Previous work includes the UK premiere of Cougar - The Musical and Nora at Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden at Salisbury Playhouse, Strindberg's Miss Julie at Mercury Theatre Colchester... Read More


Apart from his work for Dialogue, Patrick's recent theatre credits include As You Like It, The Heresy of Love, Julius Caesar, Dr. Scroggy's War and The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare's Globe Theatre), Faith Healer (Lyceum, Edinburgh), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (West End), For Once... Read More

1996 - 2003: Bodo Kirchhoff's The MC of a Striptease Act Doesn't Give Up, staged in London, Germany, Holland, Italy, Ireland ,USA and at the Edinburgh Festival

1998: Urs Widmer's Top Dogs, presented as a site specific performance at The Truman Brewery in Brick Lane

2000: Thomas Brussig's Heroes like Us, in association with NXT, at The Edinburgh Festival

2001: Tankred Dorst's Merlin, the English premiere of this modern German classic, at the Riverside Studios Mainhouse

2003: Top Dogs revival at Southwark Playhouse

2003: Top Dogs revival at Southwark Playhouse

2005: Top Dogs national tour

2006: Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Qur'an by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt at the Bush Theatre, Assembly Rooms (Edinburgh Festival) and on national tour.

2008: Helter Skelter / Land of the Dead by Neil LaBute at the Bush Theatre.

2008: Wedding Day at the Cro-Magnons by Wajdi Mouawad at Soho Theatre.

2010: UK Tour of The Furies/Land of the Dead/Helter Skelter by Neil LaBute

2010: Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad at the Old Vic Tunnels

Photographer: (above) Camilla Watson,
(top) Katrin Ribbe