Past shows

Dates and Venues

The Last Tango (2006)

09 Aug 2006

The changing world of middle Europe at the turn of the century ... a world of the dispossessed, of outsiders, of gypsies of artists and students, a changing political and social world. A group of young performers, existing on the edge of the world, create a phantasmagoria of changing traditions and...

The Girl in the Ashes (2006)

06 Aug 2006

The Girl in the Ashes will create a new piece of music theatre based on Cinderella themes created in a modern setting and using the skills and techniques of clowning, comedia del arte and puppetry. Some of the material will be drawn from the 2005 production of The Open Door .

Frankenstein (2006)

24 Jul 2006

"When I placed my head upon my pillow, I did not sleep, nor could I be said to think. . . . I saw - with shut eyes, but acute mental vision - I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the...

No Stone Unturned (2006)

17 Jul 2006

The story of Jacob’s Pillow is a legend that extends back to biblical times. The stone is reputed to have originated in the desert with Jacob himself, travelled o Jerusalem, from there to Spain and eventually Ireland at the legendary Tara where kings who were crowned upon it were said to be assured...

Missing Melanie (2006)

17 Apr 2006

At a large inner city comprehensive, Melanie goes missing at the beginning of her first term in the sixth form. The resulting impact on her friends, classmates and sisters is dramatic, scary and funny in turns. Missing Melanie was originally developed from an improvised project in Belfast in summer...

Monte Cristo (2005)

25 Aug 2005

Monte Cristo is an adaptation of the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Jon Smith and Leon Parris have succeeded in adapting the 875-page epic into a jaw-dropping-fast-paced-roller-coaster-ride full of excitement, revenge and intrigue. Compressed into a two-hour show, this...

The Stones are Hatching (2005)

19 Aug 2005

"Phelim was the only one, they said, the only one who could save the world from the Hatchlings of the Stoor Worm. The Stoor Worm, who had been asleep for aeons, was beginning to waken. The dreadful sounds of war had roused it, and now its Hatchlings were abroad, terrorizing the people who had...

The Open Door (2005)

18 Aug 2005

A door opens. A voice is heard. A song is sung. One story unfolds. Then another. Each one an invitation to adventure, love, terror or wonder. Some are old, others new. All brought to life using songs and the simplest of props - pieces of wood, sheets, anything and everything - to create rich,...

Please Look at Me Now (2005)

17 Aug 2005

A piece of music theatre about the need for attention, the love of conflict, the pleasure of watching and the fun of pretending to be 'truthful'. A 'JUNK OPERA' that looks with warmth and humour at the loneliness of spectator culture and the seductive power of reality TV and the new celebrity. A...

Red Hunter (2005)

16 Aug 2005

Exploring the world of Joe McCarthy, the beat generation, music after Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the storylines weave around a lone dancer attracted to a black trumpet player, the relationship between a staff member of the House Unamerican Activities Committee (HUAC) and a demobbed GI,...