The Astronomer’s Story

Barnaby Festival commissioned me to create a  “unique and unforgettable experience” to be the centre piece of Barnaby Festival 2016.  The Astronomer’s Story was the largest theatrical production the festival had ever programmed, an incredible story of how the moon and stars came to Macclesfield. The … Continue readingThe Astronomer’s Story

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The Lost Carnival

In 2015 and 2016, LAStheatre collaborated with Wild Rumpus and So It Is, to create The Lost Carnival.  I developed and wrote the central spectacles for both shows and directed each of the productions. ‘A Spellbinding Spectacle’ – Machester Evening News Over a century ago … Continue readingThe Lost Carnival

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Invisible Treasure

In June 2015, I worked with Dan Barnard and Rachel Briscoe of fanSHEN developing their new show, Invisable Treasure, at Oval House. No actors. No plot. But there’s you. And maybe that’s enough.  Invisible Treasure is an interactive digital playspace, an electrifying exploration of human … Continue readingInvisible Treasure

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New Atlantis

During 2014, I created New Atlantis, a new production in LAStheatre’s Enlightenment Cafe series.  I collaborated with scientists from Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, UCL, The Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling and Pennine Water Group to create an immersive production about water usage and climate change.  … Continue readingNew Atlantis

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Hweol

In 2014, I was commissioned by Kew Gardens, and their partners Culture Creative, to create a theatre production to be part of their son et lumière extravaganza, Christmas at Kew. ‘Hweol’ is an interactive family production that was performed as part of Christmas at Kew. … Continue readingHweol

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Institute of Impossibility

In 2014, I was commissioned by Coventry Mystery Festivals to create a new Enlightenment Cafe show with LAStheatre. In collaboration with Coventry University, the University of Warwick and Interplay (National Centre for Sensory Theatre) i created the Institute of Impossibility. In the heart of Coventry lies … Continue readingInstitute of Impossibility

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Deadinburgh

In 2013, I created Deadinburgh.  An immersive production about biomedical science and what it means to be human.  It was the second major production in LAStheatre’s Enlightenment Cafe series. ‘Deadinburgh achieves something special in so effectively patrolling the boundary between straightforward horror-movie excitement and the powerful … Continue readingDeadinburgh

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The Enlightenment Café

In 2012, I created The Enlightenment Cafe.  The show ran at the Old Vic Tunnels, in the space now known as The Vaults. ‘An unmissable night of entertainment, intrigue, and debate – with a touch of education snuck in when you aren’t looking.’ – New … Continue readingThe Enlightenment Café