makes us infinite"
The most recent news is that we have received further Arts Council funding for the development of OIL & TROUBLE. We have also confirmed the involvement of Lisa Goldman as Writer/Director, Ben Duke as Choreographer and John Avery as Composer. The project is continuing to be produced by Robin in association with Sarah Shead of Spin Arts.
The next R&D will take place during October/November this year and we will be focussing on the subject of FRACKING. If you want to have your say - get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEVELOPMENT / ACE FUNDING
We have launched POLITICAL PAGEANTRY! This brand new series of creative evenings at the Old Red Lion will explore the theatricality of politics. We have been accepting submissions for the past month and have chosen some fantastic performances for the evenings which begin on 20th October at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington. Use the hashtag #POLITICALPAGEANTRY
The next R&D for Oil & Trouble starts on Monday! If anyone has any thoughts, opinions, experiences of the subject of FRACKING please get in touch: email@example.com.
We have begun a very exciting brand new one-woman play development with writer Abi Zakarian, director Tom O'Brien and actress Nancy Sullivan (The Fastest Clock in the Universe). Currently we are workshopping initial ideas and concept of the play at the Jerwood Space. More news on this project soon..
Oil & Trouble had a successful first week of R&D and we are now about to begin the second week at RADA Studios 1 - 5 December with performers Lucy Ellinson, Denise Black, Joan Cleville and Marta Masiero.
The Dogs of War by Tim Foley is a new play that we are planning to produce in 2015. On 25th November we held a reading of the play at the Jerwood Space with actors Tom Machell, Nancy Sullivan, Matthew Carter and Marianne Adams.
DRESS / OIL & TROUBLE / THE DOGS OF WAR
5 STAR REVIEWS & AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Dogs of War has just finished at the Old Red Lion. The production recieved wonderful 5 & 4 STAR reviews and has been nominated for 3 Off West End Awards. We held 4 post show events including Q&As with the cast, writer, director and a mental health professional in addition to a discussion focussing on the 'response' to the play which was a huge success. We held a gala evening at the Old Red Lion to raise money for Rethink Mental Illness with performances by Alex Gwyther, Daisy Maywood and Naomi Cooper amongst others. CLick for REVIEWS, PHOTOS and AWARD NOMINATIONS
FABRIC - our powerful new one-woman play by Abi Zakarian has been workshopped and is now ready for a production! If you want to know more please get in touch. More info HERE
FABRIC TO PARTNER WITH THE MARLOWE THEATRE CANTERBURY
FABRIC by Abi Zakarian is set for a UK Tour this year in partnership with The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury! We have just finished creating our publicity image and we will have further announcements shortly!
If you would like to know more, please get in touch>> firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dogs of War has made the final of the Off West End Awards with Tim Foley nominated for Most Promising Playwright! The winner will be announced on 28th February.
THE DOGS OF WAR WINS
Tim Foley WON the Off West End Awards for Most Promising Playwright! We are so pleased for both Tim and everyone who worked on the production. It is also a testament to Tom O'Brien and the cast who brought this brilliant play to life.
We are now moving swiftly on to our next new piece of writing - FABRIC, which opens in Tonbridge this June.
FABRIC HITS THE FRINGE
FABRIC's tour was hugely successful with great reviews and audience responses around the South East. We arrived at Edinburgh with a bang opening to sold out audiences and getting a real buzz around the city.
Lyn Gardner gave us a glowing review when she picked us as her Pick of the Fringe about 2 weeks in. This was followed by The Scotsman announcing that FABRIC had been awarded a prestigious Fringe First Award! This was such wonderful news and we are very proud to have developed the play and driven it all the way to this point. Congratu;ations to everyone who has worked so hard in bringing this brave & honest play to fruition. Special thanks to Abi Zakarian!
HALF A SIXPENCE & THE OLIVIER AWARDS
Tom has been announced as resident director for the new West End production of the Chichester Festival Theatre and Cameron Mackintosh's HALF A SIXPENCE. Robin will be joining the OLIVER AWARDS team once again, this time as Associate General Manager. It's going to be a busy few months ahead!
EDFRINGE, MISS SAIGON, WORKSHOPS & MORE
Robin produced three shows at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival and general managed a fourth. These included ICONIC: A Brief History of Drag, TIMMY, TORI SCOTT is #THIRSTY and This is My Friend Mr Laurel. He also produced the inaugural The Big Smoke Festival at The Other Palace and general managed the BBC concerts Sondheim on Sondheim and With A Little Bit of Lerner at the Royal Festival Hall. Tom completed two years as the Resident Director on Miss Saigon, worked on Regent's Park's Little Shop of Horrors and is currently workshopping a number of new productions in the UK and in Los Angeles.