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What’s next? Light up Lancaster!

After a very enjoyable but pretty intense few weeks with The Zero Hour at the British Council Showcase in Edinburgh and making Seabreeze in Morecambe with Raisin and Willow we’re sitting back for a couple of weeks before the next project begins: Light Up Lancaster. November 1st will see us bringing some large scale projections […]

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Edinburgh Showcase: Day 2

It’s day 2 of the British Council Showcase and we’re hitting our stride. For anyone coming to see the show here is Pete saying a few things about The Zero Hour for the British Council. A couple of recommendations if you’re in Edinburgh: Bring the Happy by Invisible Flock and Hope & Social Hoke’s Bluff […]

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Edinburgh Showcase 2013

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be returning to the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer with our show The Zero Hour. Times and venue are yet to be confirmed but after having a great time there in 2011 with Hotel Methuselah we’re very much looking forward to returning.

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In May

We’re working on the visual design for an ‘opera’ to be performed at Live at LICA in Lancaster on 31st May. Here’s a little more about the show: In May, by German writer and producer Frank Alva Buecheler, takes the form of a series of letters from a son to a father. Each has been […]

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Hound of the Baskervilles nominated for Manchester Theatre Awards 2012

Our collaboration with Oldham Coliseum, The Hound of the Baskervilles has been nominated for the Manchester Theatre Award 2012 for Best Design. The nominations are: Manchester Lines, Library Theatre Wonderful Town, Lowry The Hound of the Baskervilles, Oldham Coliseum Hansel and Gretel, Clonter Opera Arabian Nights, Library Theatre We’re thrilled to be included and hope […]

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Hotel Methuselah has been named as one of the theatrical highlights of 2012 in Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper:


Film noir met live performance at Dawar al-SHAMS earlier this year, when British theater company Imitating the Dog were invited to perform in Beirut as part of the Samir Kassir Spring Festival. Without a doubt this year’s most innovative performance, “Hotel Methuselah” is set in a nameless, war-torn country in 1940s Europe. Close-ups of the actors faces were captured in beautifully rendered film sequences, while their bodies, visible through a letter box-shaped slit at the front of the stage, moved in perfect synch with the pre-recorded film and dialogue. This eerie performance – part horror film, part exploration of the psychological ramifications of war – worked particularly well in Lebanon, where for many viewers war has been a lived reality, rather than something that happened to their grandparents.

The trip to Lebanon in June, supported by the British Council was also one of the company high points in a wonderful year. The show toured to Brazil, Germany, Ukraine and Lebanon last year and is set to carry on in 2013.