Short Listed for the Bread & Roses Theatre Emerging Companies Award 2015 for new play Stench.

Selected by The King's Head Theatre for their Without Décor Season for showing 'outstanding potential' with play Tea and Good Intentions.

Felicity Huxley-Miners nominated for a Sunday Times/National Theatre Ian Charleson Award for a classical performance by an actor under 30.

The Bear and The Proposal, The London Theatre

After performing Stench at The London Theatre, Instinct were invited back to perform in a  double bill of the Chekhov comedies The Bear and The Proposal.


Cast included David Shears, Adam Baylis, Justin Stathers, Lily Driver and Felicity Huxley-Miners and was directed by Harry Denford.

Felicity was nominated by the National Theatre for a Sunday Times Ian Charleson Award for the Best Classical Stage Performance by an actor under the age of 30 for her portrayal of Elena Popova. 

Stench at The London Theatre, February 2016

Stench was Instinct Theatre's debut production. Co-written by Felicity Huxley-Miners and Lily Driver, Stench is a dark comedy that explores the complexity of modern relationships and the consequences of listening without hearing in a world that is becoming increasingly insular. Tired of stereotypes we created strong, but flawed, characters trying to find their footing in the remote space between adolescence and actually feeling like an adult.



Kate, Beck and Tilly are three young women in their twenties, planning a quiet night together in their flat. However when Kate’s brother turns up and invites an unwelcome house guest they really get the party going and things rapidly spiral out of control.

The cast included Andrew Armitage, Adam Walker-Kavanagh, Marina Tapakoudes, Lily Driver and Felicity Huxley-Miners.

After a week's run at The London Theatre stench did a one off showcase performance at Conway Hall in April 2016. The full script is now available to buy or download at Smith Scripts.