Past projects

The Benevolent Radical – A site-specific account of the life of Catharine Cappe, a social reformer in 18th century York performed in the Unitarian chapel that was her base.

Figures Half Unreal – An immersive exploration of the hidden life of the painter L.S.Lowry performed in a semi-derelict house in Berwick-upon-Tweed.  Commissioned by the Maltings Theatre.  See the Video

Hidden Voices – This hour-long site-specific performed in Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, one of York’s most historic churches, gave voices to lost generations of local residents from Viking to modern times.

The Making of Saint Cuthbert – ‘Is a saint born or made?’ was the questioned asked by this 90 minute play. Commissioned by the Golden Age of Northumberland project the play toured throughout Northumberland, the Borders and to Edinburgh.

Portrait of an Incendiary – Commissioned by York Theatre Royal this short play looked at the lives of Jonathan Martin the man who destroyed the Minster Quire in 1829 and his famous brother the painter John Martin.

The Price of Fish – An intense account of the struggles of the 19th century fishing community against the repressive Tweed fishing Acts.  See the Video.

Sanctuary – Ant-Capitalism meets the occult was the theme of this play about Vera Pragnell founder of an utopian community in rural Sussex in the 1920s, which was performed in York and at the Brighton Festival Fringe.

The Story of Norham Castle – A large-scale sound and light show at this castle which was at the centre of the Anglo-Scots Wars.  Produced in association with English Heritage.

Tempests – An immersive combination of different versions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest set amid a derelict exhibition on the play. Supported by the Arts Council.

Viking Triple Bill – A trio of adaptations with multi-media of Viking period stories telling of Egil in York, the true story of Hamlet and William Morris’ poem on Sigurd the Volsung.

Yuletide Tales – A collaboration with Nightshade productions exploring the history of Christmas.