Although we only founded the company in 2019, we've already had a flying start with some of the most promising talent around. Here's what we've worked on so far:
Inspired by William Hogarth’s 1741 print The Enraged Musician, The Angry Musician was a family-friendly outdoor summer show we wrote for Hogarth’s House in Chiswick - the house in which the artist had lived and worked at between 1749 and 1764. We worked closely with the historic venue's team to craft a show for their Mulberry Garden, and following a troubled year for the theatre industry, we couldn’t have been happier with the company’s first return to the stage!
Walkers in the Dark
Walkers In The Dark was our second research and development project. We explored the mysterious and enigmatic world of Hanoch Levin, a dramatist often thought of as Israel’s Samuel Beckett. The online forum provided us an opportunity to work with a UK-based cast (including Patrick Godfrey and Debbie Chazen) with the director, Noa Wagner, running the workshops from Tel Aviv.
The Impresario marked our first venture into opera. We staged Amadeus Mozart’s short operatic comedy with some of the best up-and-coming musicians in the UK, including soprano Milly Forrest (2020 winner of the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize) and Nathaniel Mander (one of the leading fortepianists of his generation). The Impresario was produced in collaboration with Lamport Hall & Gardens, and resulted in a hugely successful, socially-distanced outdoor performance.
Under Plain Cover
Under Plain Cover was our first research and development project, generously supported by The Carne Trust. John Osborne’s little-known play is an examination of the influence of the media and questions the right it holds to report on individuals’ private lives. The rehearsal process culminated in a fascinating semi-staged reading of the play with the British Library as part of its 2019 Banned Books Week.
Vincent in Brixton
Vincent in Brixton was our first production. As Nick Wright’s highly-acclaimed play on Vincent Van Gogh is set in the “kitchen at 87 Hackford Road, London”, we worked with the newly-restored Van Gogh House to perform the play in its exact historical setting - at 87 Hackford Road, London. The show garnered enormous media attention and was featured in Forbes, The Evening Standard and BBC London.