22nd May, 2020
ATC is a proud signatory of this open letter to theatre and performance makers in the UK today.
Theatre and performance in the UK is in crisis. Self-employed theatre and performance makers are 70% of our workforce. We, companies and venues, are here for and with you.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE MAKERS
This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few.
We really miss being with you during this period of lockdown. Making theatre and performance is a collaborative endeavour, so we are particularly affected by having to be apart from one another right now. We’re not able to come together, in the same space, to share the experience of a live performance. We’re not able to practise and enjoy our art form in its most basic form.
It’s now looking increasingly likely that won’t be possible for months to come, and we recognise that many freelancers face real uncertainty about if and how they will be able to continue to work in theatre. 70% of people who work in theatre and performance in the UK are freelance or self-employed, and it’s for this workforce, in all its diversity and complexity, that the impact of the current situation is most acute.
During these past weeks we have had conversations with many of you to understand your needs and the ways you have been affected. We are writing to express our support for you, and to lay out some practical steps we are taking to improve the situation based on these conversations.
As well as exploring ways of producing work with freelancers during lockdown, and using this time to develop new projects with freelancers for the future, we are also are working together to coordinate our response to the government, to articulate clearly what we can offer and what we need.
Most urgently, we are calling for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to be extended in line with furloughing, for all self-employed workers, and in the specific case of theatre and performance workers, until theatres are able to safely reopen. We also want to see criteria removed from the scheme which are stopping legitimate and much-needed claims.
Some of you are already involved in these conversations. We welcome your voices and need to hear from more of you in the conversations to come. Your unique networks, skillsets, perspectives, and ideas are vital to the entire sector, and we need to work with you in our response to this crisis.
Each of the organisations who’ve signed this letter are committed to reaching out to their family of self-employed and freelance theatre makers; listening to how this is affecting your work and lives, and to your needs and ideas for the future.
More than that, we want to facilitate the establishment of a national task force of self-employed theatre and performance makers. The purpose of the task force is to strengthen the influence of the self-employed theatre and performance community. It would create ongoing points of connection between freelancers and organisations, and amplify the voice of the self-employed in the conversations to come. To help establish the task force, each of the organisations signing this letter will support a freelancer to join the group, ensuring they are paid for their time.
We want to offer a message of hope and solidarity. Our well-practised ability to work together, to form connections, and build relationships will help us through this. One day, hopefully soon, we will all be able to meet together, as people have done for centuries, in a shared space, for a shared experience. In the meantime, we remain committed to working for you and with you towards a sustainable future for theatre and performance.
Action for Children’s Arts
The Almeida Theatre
Actors Touring Company
Battersea Arts Centre
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Bristol Old Vic
The Bush Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre
Eden Court Highlands
English Touring Theatre
The National Theatre
National Theatre of Scotland
National Theatre Wales
National Youth Theatre of Great Britain
The New Wolsey Theatre
One Dance UK
Rose Theatre Kingston
Royal & Derngate
The Royal Court Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company
Theatre Royal Plymouth
An Open Letter to Theatre and Performance Makers - LARGE PRINT
An Open Letter to Theatre and Performance Makers - AUDIO
Notes to the Open Letter
11th May, 2020
Time Out Top 10 Theatre to stream
The Stage Top 50 shows to watch online
BBC Radio 3 pick of the week
AMSTERDAM directed by Matthew Xia, and produced by ATC with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth is on a virtual tour. FREE to watch online HERE until May 23
27th March, 2020
Our co-production of Amsterdam, by Maya Arad Yasur was staged at the Orange Tree Theatre last September and filmed by The Space and the Roundhouse. It was streamed online in January.
Today is World Theatre Day, and for the first time in living memory we find our theatres closed, our community of talented doers, thinkers and makers - hunkered away in their homes, and our tour of Amsterdam - which we’re thankful achieved a short run at Plymouth Theatre Royal - on ice.
We’re proud of this production, and looked forward to taking it across the country and sharing it with you. We still want to - and so, like many other great companies, we’re making the original production available again. It’s free to watch - and hopefully serves as a reminder of the power of coming together, of thinking, laughing, and imagining together.
Watch Amsterdam here.
We can’t wait to get back to it.
If you love theatre, keep in touch with us and with your local theatre. We want to keep hearing from you and supporting each other.
See you soon…
Actors Touring Company
Orange Tree Theatre
Theatre Royal Plymouth
25th March, 2020
Following the closure of theatres over the next few weeks, we are pausing our tour of AMSTERDAM for the time being.
Please check with your local venue to see which shows have been cancelled and when performances may resume.
If we can get the show back on the road, we will.
Strength and health to you all.
The ATC Team.
17th February, 2020
Rehearsals are well underway for the UK tour of AMSTERDAM and this week the company moved down to Plymouth to continue rehearsals with our co-producers Theatre Royal Plymouth.
The show opens on the 27th Feb in the wonderful Drum Studio and runs in Plymouth until Saturday 14th March. Then it embarks on a UK tour visiting Salisbury, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford, Coventry, Leeds, Birminghma and Newcastle.
Check out the tour dates, watch the trailer and don't forget to book your tickets!
28th January, 2020
AMSTERDAM STREAMING CONTINUES FOR 2 MORE WEEKS
We launched the streaming of ATC’s latest production, Amsterdam, earlier this week, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. We wanted to let you know that you can see the play via our Facebook page until 10 February.
AMSTERDAM is the ATC debut of new Artistic Director Matthew Xia, and this capture made at the Orange Tree Theatre last autumn is FREE for you to watch from the comfort of your own sofa.
Watch the TRAILER and hear more about the production from the cast and company HERE
23rd January, 2020
AMSTERDAM, the ATC debut production of new Artistic Director Matthew Xia, is coming to Facebook!
Yes, that’s right - a FREE stream that can be watched from the comfort of your sofa / kitchen / bus / train
We will be streaming a performance recorded at the Orange Tree Theatre in Autumn 2019.
Online for a limited period from January 27th.
See the TRAILER and hear more about the production from the cast and company HERE
This acclaimed play by Maya Arad Yasur explores the experience of living with the past and what that means to us in the present. When history is dangerous, does that put our future in peril?
Four actors think up a story about a violinist – 9 months pregnant, living in a trendy canal-side apartment in Amsterdam. An unpaid gas bill from 1944 is shoved under her door.
Her place in the world is haunted by history, and by a struggle to understand where she fits in – and if she fits in at all.
Join us on Facebook at 7.30pm on 27 January #OTonScreen #AmsterdamPlay
16th January, 2020
Cast announced for national tour of AMSTERDAM
Very pleased to announce the new cast members for ATC’s UK-wide tour starting in February, the line-up includes new faces Uri Levy and Anya Jaya, joining emerging star Anyebe Godwin and original cast member Michal Horowicz.
ATC’s 11-week UK-wide tour will journey from Plymouth to Glasgow, with dates in Manchester, Newcastle, Salisbury, Coventry and Leeds along the way. For full tour dates, check out the show page here.
The three-way co-production, between Actors Touring Company, Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth is directed by Matthew Xia as his debut tour as artistic director of ATC.
Want to know more about the show? Lyn Gardner interviews playwright Maya Arad Yasur and director Matthew Xia ahead of the UK tour of Amsterdam.
If that wasn't enough we also have a new trailer for Amsterdam, so many treats for you to enjoy!
24th October, 2019
Amsterdam, ATC’s latest production, will go on tour in Spring 2020 – travelling to Glasgow, Coventry, Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Salisbury, Leeds and Newcastle.
We kick off in February with a 2-week run at Theatre Royal Plymouth, who are our co-producers alongside Orange Tree Theatre. The production will then embark on a UK tour which stretches the length and breadth of the UK between March and May.
Click here for details.
18th September, 2019
AMSTERDAM, by Maya Arad Yasur, has now opened. The ATC debut of new Artistic Director Matthew Xia, the production has been hailed as “enormously rewarding” by Lyn Gardner, “fascinating and multi-layered” by The Stage, and “brilliantly directed … the perfect showcase for Matthew Xia’s verve and imagination” by the Evening Standard.
Go to the AMSTERDAM page to see more reviews and production photos.
This co-production with Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth runs until October 12 at the Orange Tree and tours nationwide February – June 2020.
21st August, 2019
FIRST LOOK AT REHEARSALS OF AMSTERDAM
Rehearsals are well under way for Matthew Xia's first production as ATC's Artistic Director, we are very happy to be working with the Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth on the UK Premiere of AMSTERDAM by Maya Arad Yasur.
Check out the rehearsal photos to see how things are progressing and don't forget to book your tickets!
25th July, 2019
CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE UK PREMIERE OF AMSTERDAM BY MAYA ARAD YASUR, DIRECTED BY MATTHEW XIA
Daniel Abelson, Fiston Barek, Michal Horowicz and Hara Yannas will appear in this strikingly audacious thriller, which awakens unsettling feelings of collective identity, foreignness and alienation by Israeli playwright Maya Arad Yasur.
The play won the Jury Prize at Stueckemarkt 2018, held as part of Berliner Festpiele’s Theater Treffen. In his first production as Artistic Director of ATC, in a co-production between the Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth, it will embark upon a UK tour from February to May 2020.
18th July, 2019
Our Artistic Director, Matthew Xia, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UAL on 17 July. He received it from Chancellor Grayson Perry and was invited to give a speech of acceptance - which you can read on our blog below
30th May, 2019
ANNOUNCING MATTHEW XIA’S DEBUT PRODUCTION FOR ATC
We are thrilled to announce Matthew Xia's first production as ATC's Artistic Director. A collaboration with long-time ATC partners, Orange Tree Theatre and Theatre Royal Plymouth, we are very excited to be presenting the UK premiere and first English language production of …
AMSTERDAM by Maya Arad Yasur
This is the UK premiere of a strikingly original, audacious thriller.
Maya Arad Yasur is a prize-winning playwright, whose work has been produced worldwide.
The production opens in September this year at the Orange Tree for a 5-week run. It will be revived in February next year at the Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth before embarking a UK tour throughout Spring 2020.
13th May, 2019
A MESSAGE FROM ATC’S NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, MATTHEW XIA ...
I have been in post as the new Artistic Director of ATC for about a month, and what’s clear across the theatre sector is the hunger for change: the demand for new stories, new makers and unheard voices. It’s great meeting with other artistic leaders and finding our commonalities, our shared principles and our collective commitment to changing the landscape, and empowering new storytellers and theatremakers.
As part of my vision for ATC I am committed to presenting work that gives voice to those deemed ‘the other’, and has a genuine commitment to ideas of global concern.
This means work that wrestles with themes of intersectionality, interculturalism and internationalism: how tribes, nations and individuals interact, exist with and effect one another in our hyperconnected world. Ultimately it must be work that draws the world in tighter.
With this in mind, it’s been an absolute pleasure reading so much amazing new work from across the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas and identifying plays and playwrights which speak to this vision.
I look forward to announcing my first production for ATC and the brilliant partner theatres who are helping to bring this thrilling play to stages across the country.
We will be announcing Matthew’s first production with ATC soon - watch this space!
13th February, 2019
ATC IS BACK ON THE ROAD WITH MARK LOCKYER’S NEW SHOW
This Spring, writer/performer Mark Lockyer is touring his two shows with ATC. Living with the Lights On heads to Nottingham and Mold, having already enjoyed weeks in Birmingham and Bath. Then Mark will be touring his new show Keep on Walking Federico for the first time in the UK with dates in Oxford, Bristol, Bath and Edinburgh.
Mark Lockyer is an extraordinary writer/performer whose hit show Living with the Lights On has toured from Bristol to Barcelona, including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic.
Keep on Walking Federico is Mark’s new show, full of the same compelling mix of virtuosity, heart and humour. It premiered last October at Theatre Lliure, Barcelona.
Living with the Lights On
Nottingham Playhouse 7-8 March
Theatr Clwyd, Mold 10-12 April
Keep on Walking Federico
North Wall, Oxford 25 April
Tobacco Factory, Bristol 1-4 May
Ustinov, Theatre Royal Bath 6-7 May
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 9-11 May
21st January, 2019
Living with the Lights On by Mark Lockyer is back! Hilarious, touching and utterly bonkers — the gripping story of a life lived at the edge.
30 years ago, Mark was a promising young actor getting juicy roles at the National Theatre and RSC. Then, one summer in Stratford, his world fell apart. During a performance of Romeo and Juliet, Mark had a breakdown.
Since its premiere in 2016, Living with the Lights On has become an international hit, with performances from Bristol to Barcelona, including two sell-out runs at the Young Vic. We go on a moving, often absurdly hilarious journey with Mark in a story filled with humour, tragedy – and a cautiously happy ending.
★★★★ Lockyer has one hell of a story, and he tells it rivetingly well. The Times
Don't miss it on tour now;
Birmingham Repertory Theatre (22 - 26 Jan)
Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath (31 Jan - 2 Feb)
Nottingham Playhouse (7-8 March)
Theatr Clwyd (10-12 April)
27th November, 2018
MATTHEW XIA JOINS ATC AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
We’re thrilled to announce that Matthew Xia is the new Artistic Director of Actors Touring Company. Matthew is one of the busiest and most exciting directors in the UK: a former Associate Director of Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, he is currently directing the iconic Christmas show at Theatre Royal Stratford East, before moving on to productions at Hampstead Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse in Spring 2019.
Some of Matthew’s acclaimed productions at the Royal Exchange include Frankenstein, Wish List (also Royal Court), Into The Woods and Brink; Sizwe Banzi is Dead at the Young Vic and on tour; Shebeen at Nottingham Playhouse
Matthew joins ATC full-time in March with his first production for ATC likely to appear later next year.
Matthew says, “It’s an honour to be appointed Artistic Director of ATC. At a time when difference, identity and borders shape our experiences, ATC plays a crucial role in offering a global perspective - developing and touring innovative theatre from writers across the world.
I look forward to finding and presenting new international voices to diverse communities in the UK, as well as working with cosmopolitan British writers and introducing their work to international audiences.
I’m thrilled to be joining the brilliant team at ATC and leading the company into a new phase of its evolution.”
25th October, 2018
Back by popular demand, Mark Lockyer's critically acclaimed Living with the Lights On will tour the UK again in early 2019. This follows three previous UK and European sell-out tours and two sell-out runs at the Young Vic London.
You can see this brutally funny account of mental illness at the Birmingham Rep, Bath Ustinov Stuio and Theatr Clwyd.
11th September, 2018
ATC has been making theatre for audiences across the world for 40 years. Now we are recruiting a new Artistic Director to lead the next phase of our story.
This is an exciting opportunity for a director with a proven track record of making contemporary theatre and who has the vision to create a programme of innovative, international theatre for audiences in every part of the UK and beyond.
We are open to applications that challenge our notion of the director and which think innovatively about the role of Artistic Director.
Download the application pack here
Deadline for applications: midday on Monday 22 October.
6th August, 2018
Our new show Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure by Magne van den Berg has opened at the Edinburgh Fringe, and can be seen until 26 August at the awesome Edinburgh venue, Summerhall.
Make sure you add this to your Edinburgh must see list, on each day at 14:50 in the Old Lab. Comedy and tragedy collide in a play that explores how lives can turn on a single word and confronts that urge that we all share – the irresistible compulsion to hit the self-destruct button.
★★★★ “Alice Malin’s minimalist production [has a] physicality matching a simmering script... Truth itself starts to disintegrate ... a serious examination of the state we’re in.” Matt Trueman
17th May, 2018
ATC has been going to the Edinburgh Fringe ever since we were founded in 1978 – and in 2018, we’re back! This August we are producing the UK premiere of Dutch play of Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure by Magne van den Berg.
Comedy and tragedy collide in a play that explores how lives can turn on a single word and confronts that urge that we all share – the irresistible compulsion to hit the self-destruct button.
Directed by ATC’s Associate Director Alice Malin and translated by Purni Morrell (Unicorn, NT Studio), this new production will be at Summerhall’s Old Lab each day at 14:50.
ATC’s many successes at the Edinburgh Fringe range from The Events in 2013 to Don Quixote in 1978, directed by ATC’s founder John Retallack.
2nd April, 2018
We've had a busy spring season with Winter Solstice intriguing and entertaining audiences all over the UK with this timely and urgent play.
In February, The Brothers Size was revived with our co-producers The Young Vic for a sell out run on the main stage. It received an outstanding reaction from press and audiences alike. It was great to see this show brought back to life, 10 years after ATC originally made the show with our former Artistic Director Bijan Sheibani.
If that wasn't enough, The Suppliant Women travelled all the way to Hong Kong as the closing production of the HK Arts Festival. As with each previous production, we worked closely with members of the community to bring this ancient story to life.
8th February, 2018
The UK tour of WINTER SOLSTICE by Roland Schimmelpfennig opens tonight. Our co-production with The Orange Tree Theatre is directed by ATC Associate Director Alice Malin and runs 8 Feb - 26 March.
Catch it this week in Oxford, and the on to Manchester, Bath, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Scarborough. Don't miss this 'sharply provocative twist on the traditional fraught family festivities'
16th January, 2018
Rehearsals are underway for our UK tour of WINTER SOLSTICE by Roland Schimmelpfennig. Our co-production with The Orange Tree Theatre is directed by ATC Associate Director Alice Malin and runs 8 Feb - 26 March.
As always ATC is touring all over the country, taking in Oxford, Manchster, Bath, Plymouth, Edinburgh and Scarborough. Don't miss this 'sharply provocative twist on the traditional fraught family festivities'
2nd January, 2018
Happy New Year Everyone! Looking forward to some excitng projects in 2018!
22nd December, 2017
The ATC Office is closed for Christmas from Friday 22 December until Tuesday 2 January, we hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and we look forward to exciting projects in the new year.
28th November, 2017
The Suppliant Women has now finished it's London run, check out the fab reveiws here
13th November, 2017
The Suppliant Women arrive in London tonight! After producing this show in cities all over the country it is exciting to finally bring this striking ★★★★★ piece of theatre to the Young Vic.
31st October, 2017
Living with the Lights on has been a total hit in Europe, with sell-out international dates at the Espoo Theatre in Helsinki and the Lliure Theatre in Barcelona, where it received nightly standing ovations. Amid the dramatic political events in Barcelona, audiences filled the theatre, wept and laughed with Mark — and filled social media with their reflections and admiration.
If you haven’t caught Living with the Lights On in the UK, you still have three chances – this week at Warwick Arts Centre, and next week at Crucible Theatre, Sheffield and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
3rd October, 2017
Living with the Lights on is going European! Mark Lockyer's brutally funny show will be in Helsinki next week, playing at the Louhi Hall, Espoo Cultural Centre, Finland.
Following that we then fly straght to Scotland where you can catch Mark's story in Edinburgh (17 - 19 Oct) and Glasgow (20 - 21 Oct) as part of the Scottish Mental Health Festival.
Then its back to Europe and Barcelona this time, from 26 - 29 October!
27th September, 2017
The ATC team are all over in Dublin this week, getting ready to open the Dublin Theatre Festival with our critically acclaimed production of The Suppliant Women. Previews Wednesday 27 September and runs until Sunday 1 October. If you can't make it to Dublin then catch it at the Young Vic in November, though tickets are selling fast so make sure you don't miss out!
18th September, 2017
Living with the Lights on had a cracking opening show at HighTide Festival last week, catch it from today at Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol till Friday 22nd Sept. Then if you missed it in London it will be on for one night at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond this Sunday 24 Sept.
15th August, 2017
The Suppliant Women will be presented at the Hong Kong Arts Festival , from 22 - 25 March 2018.
We will work with young women from the Hong Kong Baptist University and members of the local community to bring this epic play to the festival.
14th July, 2017
So pleased to announce we will be co-producing The Brothers Size with the Young Vic at the start of next year, the production is in celebration of ATC's 40th year and will form part of David Lan's final season.
This now iconic play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, will be directed by ATC’s former Artistic Director Bijan Shebani.
5th July, 2017
Following two sell out tours in 2016 and an extended run at the Young Vic, London we are pleased to announce that Living with the Lights on will be touring the UK and Europe this Autumn.
Coming to a town near you!
HighTide Festival, Aldeburgh (15 Sep)
Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol (18 - 22 Sep)
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond (24 Sep)
Espoo City Theatre, Helsinki (12-14 Oct)
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh (17 - 19 Oct)
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow (20 - 21 Oct)
Teatre Lliure, Barcelona (26 - 29 Oct)
Warwick Arts Centre (1-4 Nov)
Crucible Studio, Sheffield (6-7 Nov)
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough (10-11 Nov)
9th June, 2017
The Suppliant Women will open the Dublin Theatre Festival this autumn and you can be part of it! We are recruiting a volunteer community cast of men and women, including a chorus of young local women, aged 16-25 to take on this bold production
This passionate reimagining of an ancient Greek play in response to an urgent contemporary issue. In Aeschylus’ original text fifty women flee across the Mediterranean to escape forced marriages. They appeal for protection and asylum in Greece, placing their fates in the hands of its citizens. It is one of the oldest surviving plays in existence and a story for our time.
This is your chance to be part of the voice of Dublin which will be heard on stage telling a 2,500 year old story that resonates for Europe today.
Click here for more information or downlaod an info pack on availability requirements and how to apply, to submit your application please fill out this short online form.
The deadline for applications is Monday, 3 July 2017. For any further queries please email email@example.com
23rd May, 2017
We are extremly pleased to announce that we will be reviving The Suppliant Women as the opening show of this year's Dublin Theatre Festival. Honoured to be part of the festival, and excited to work with the people of Dublin on this exhilarating show.
We will be at the Gaiety Theatre from 27 September - 1 October, and don't forget we then finally bring the show to London. Catch us at the Young Vic from 13 - 25 Nov
15th May, 2017
Delighted to welcome Alice Malin, who joins us as Associate Director. Our Associate scheme has been running since 2012 and Alice is the third emerging director to benefit from this 18-month training residency.
Alice, who takes up post in June, was selected from nearly 150 applicants. Her experience includes director credits at a range of small-scale venues and assistant directing with Terry Hands, Adrian Noble and Dominic Dromgoole at companies including Chichester Festival Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
29th March, 2017
Brexit the Stage: What Next for British Theatre and Europe?
Ramin Gray will joining a panel of performance practitioners, academics and policy makers who work in and between British and European stages, to consider the opportunities and responsibilities of theatre in a post-Brexit society, and ask how we can continue to foster international relationships. This symposium will explore what Brexit means for the theatre industry at home and abroad. As the UK enters unchartered territory, this event aims to contribute creatively and productively to conversations about the relationship between Britain and Europe, theatre and society.
Hosted by the V&A on Saturday 22 April, 10.30 – 17.15.
16th March, 2017
The Suppliant Women is on now at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester until Saturday 1 April. Catch this Epic, femisit protest song while you can!
21st February, 2017
ATC is looking for an emerging director to join us as our Trainee Associate.
The post is an opportunity to make the move from ‘assistant’ to ‘associate’ through embedding in one of the UK’s leading contemporary theatre producers.
Check out our recruitment page for more details
Closing date is March 13.
25th January, 2017
We're thrilled to announce that we will be making The Suppliant Women in co-production with the Young Vic Theatre
The Actors Touring Company, Young Vic and Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh production will be made with a new community cast especially for the Young Vic.
Dates for your dairy: 13 - 25 November 2017
19th January, 2017
The reviews are in and its gone rather well for our new production Winter Solstice, in co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre. Check out what the critics thought;
★★★★ Evening Standard
★★★★ The Stage
The productions runs until Saturday 11 Feb and tickets are selling fast, so catch it while you can.
4th January, 2017
Happy New Year everyone!
What an exciting year we have ahead of us, kick starting with our new production Winter Solstice, in co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre. The productions responds to the resurgence of the far-right in some European countries and coincides with the inauguration of President Donald J Trump. Previews start on Thursday 12 Jan and the production runs until Saturday 11 Feb.
Then for our Northern supporters we have The Suppliant Women, taking place at the Royal Exchange Theatre, from 10 March - 1 April. As we have previously done in Edinburgh, Belfast and Newcastle we will be working with people from across the city to put local communities at the heart of the story. This weekend we are running the first workshops in Manchester to get the ball rolling.
Not too shabby for early Jan, watch this space for more information on other projects and news on Living with the Lights on.
5th December, 2016
So much for winding down for the end of the year, at ATC we are still full steam ahead, after a great week at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter, Living with the Lights on opens at the Young Vic on Wed 7 Dec and plays until Fri 23 Dec. Mark featured in the Guardian last week talking about his experience with mental health, you can read his fascinating article here, and if you wanna hear more about his story then book your tickets now before they are all gone!
Along with this we started rehearsals at the Orange Tree Theatre today for our production of Winter Solstice that opens in January. Check out the brilliant cast, it's all rather exciting!
Finally as if it couldn't get any better we are pleased to announce that The Suppliant Women will be playing at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester from 10 March - 1 April
Three fab shows to look forward to, merry christmas one and all!
28th November, 2016
Lots going on at the ATC HQ. Living with the Lights on opens at the Bike Shed, Exeter this week ansd runs till Sat 3 Dec, then runs at the Young Vic, London from the 7 - 23 Dec. Book your tickets, before they all go!
Also we have announced the casting for our co-prodcution of Winter Solstice with the Orange Tree Theatre, Check out the exciting cast list here
11th November, 2016
The Supliant Women has finished for 2016, we are already having exciting conversations about what might happen to it in 2017, so keep a look out for news to come! Meanwhile we have lots of other things going on; Living with the Ligths on returns this December to the Bike Shed, Exeter and an extended run at the Young Vic. Also we are working in Co-production with the Orange Tree on Winter Solstice, which opens in Ricmond on 12 January. There's alot going on and we are loving it!
3rd November, 2016
Last chance to see The Suppliant Women in 2016. Catch it this week in Newcastle at Northern Stage!
18th October, 2016
The Suppliant Women is a top pick from Guardian Stage again, this time as it headlines the Belfast International Arts Festival
6th October, 2016
The reveiws are in and we couldn't be happier, check out what people have to say about The Suppliant Women
29th September, 2016
Check out our lastest video. Director Ramin Gray, Writer David Greig, Composer John Browne, Choreographer Sasha Milavic Davies and the Community Chorus of Edinburgh talk about the how and why they've made The Suppliant Women together. Previews start this Saturday!
26th September, 2016
We’re sorry to say that the lovely Ed Sayer has had to leave The Suppliant Women due to unforeseen personal circumstances. All good wishes to Ed.
But we’re glad to report that Oscar Batterham will be joining the cast to play the King. Welcome, Oscar.
20th September, 2016
Check out our rehearsal shots of The Suppliant Women. Not long now, get your tickets before they are all gone! We will be in Edinburgh at the start of October, then Belfast and last but not least Newcastle.
12th September, 2016
Delighted to announce the casting for The Suppliant Women. Omar Ebrahim, Edward Sayer and Gemma May will be joined by a chours of young women from Edinburgh, Belfast and Newcastle! Catch it this Autumn
26th August, 2016
Fascinating interview with Mark Lockyer in The Stage this week. Mark returns to ATC with Living with the Lights On in Nov/ Dec. Check it out here
5th May, 2016
We’re thrilled to announce our Autumn 16/Spring 17 productions.
2 world premieres, 3 coproductions & a return for a Spring 16 hit show.....click here for more details
3rd May, 2016
So excited to announce the creative team that brought you The Events will be reunited this Autumn with a new production The Suppliant Women.
7th April, 2016
We can’t wait to announce our future productions later this month. Watch this space!
29th March, 2016
The 5-star Living with the Lights On has reached the end of its Spring tour.
Over for now, but more soon. In the meantime, have a look at some responses to the show over on our blog.
15th March, 2016
Really happy to announce Andrew Smaje will be joining the company as Executive Director from Monday 21st March. Read more about him here
24th February, 2016
Meet Mark in our Living with the Lights On trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhJdSw0S05M
11th February, 2016
Not long now till our new show Living with the Lights On heads out on tour. Catch it in Exeter, Oxford, Liverpool and London.
8th January, 2016
We are seeking applications for the position of Executive Director to work alongside the company’s Artistic Director Ramin Gray. This is an exciting opportunity for a theatre producer with a minimum of three years relevant experience who is passionate about new international work and touring.
For more details please visit our recruitment page
2nd November, 2015
The Events enjoyed a fantastic run at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and cast and crew are safely home. Watch this space for news about our latest production.
26th October, 2015
Martyr has now finished! Thank you to everyone who came, and of course to its electric cast. Stateside, The Events continues its run at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
19th October, 2015
Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg is now in it's last week. Catch it at the Theatre Royal Plymouth from Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th October at 7.45pm.
15th October, 2015
Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg moves on to Edinburgh today, catch it at The Traverse from Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th October at 7.30pm.
12th October, 2015
Following critical acclaim at the Unicorn Theatre, Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg is now on tour. Starting at The North Wall, Oxford on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th October. Then on to The Traverse, Edinburgh at the end of the week and Plymouth Theatre Royal next week. For more details click here
23rd September, 2015
Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg is now playing at the Unicorn Theatre until Saturday 10th October. Then heads out on tour, taking in Oxford, Edinburgh and Plymouth, for more details click here
20th September, 2015
The show that keeps on giving; The Events returns to the U.S. visiting the Curran Theatre in San Francisco and the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis until 2nd November, find out more here
3rd August, 2015
Rehearsals have started for Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg. Full casting has now been announced, for more details click here
22nd June, 2015
Our next production will be Martyr by Marius von Mayneburg. It will open in September 2015. For more details click here.
13th April, 2015
We partnered up with the brilliant Creative Access to recruit a Trainee Administrator. For details and how to apply, click here.
30th March, 2015
The Events finished its run at the New York Theatre Workshop. You can read the New York Times review here.
19th November, 2014
The Events will be presented at the New York Theatre Workshop from the 12th February until the 22nd March 2015.
12th November, 2014
Die Ereignisse (The Events) has won the prestigious Nestroypreis for the Best Play.
23rd September, 2014
The Events is about to head off on an international tour. See our Current Productions page for dates.
15th September, 2014
The Events and Blind Hamlet are both touring the UK this autumn!
2nd September, 2014
Blind Hamlet kicks off its UK Autumn Tour at the Curve Leicester next week! Check out our production page for more info...
18th August, 2014
Sadly only a week left of Blind Hamlet at Assembly Roxy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014! Make sure you don't miss out, get your tickets now!
24th July, 2014
One week left to wait until Blind Hamlet opens at the Assembly Roxy at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Join our Facebook event to get your tickets....
17th July, 2014
Only two weeks until Blind Hamlet heads to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to perform at Assembly Roxy this summer. Head over to their website to book your tickets now!
5th July, 2014
The Events returns to the Young Vic this week....
20th June, 2014
Blind Hamlet previews at the LIFT 2014 Festival's After A War programme, which takes over the Battersea Arts Centre next week from the 27th June - 29th June.
17th June, 2014
The Events travels to the Clifftown Theatre in Southend on Sea in Essex for a one off performance TOMORROW (Wednesday 18th June), featuring the East 15 Southend Choir. Get your tickets now....
16th June, 2014
The New York Times loves us too! Check out STEVEN McELROY's piece on The Events, which makes its International debut into America from June 24 at the International Festival of Art & Ideas in New Haven... Click here to read the full article.
16th June, 2014
After 5 weeks out on the road our co-production with Presence Theatre CHORALE - A SAM SHEPARD ROADSHOW begins in London TONIGHT at the CLF Art Cafe at The Bussey Building. Grab your tickets now!
16th June, 2014
The Events rehearsals with Derbhle Crotty & Clifford Samuel are well underway. Check out our Facebook page for some pics!
13th June, 2014
The deadline for our Trainee Associate Directors Scheme is today. Get your applications in!
25th April, 2014
Rehearsals with the cast of Chorale, ATC's co-production with Presence Theatre, have begun. Stay tuned for more news.
10th March, 2014
Rehearsals with the new cast of The Events are now underway! Check our Facebook and Twitter for updates and photos.
25th February, 2014
We are looking for rehearsal guests to sit in The Events rehearsals on 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th and 12th March. There are two available slots per day: 10am - 1.30pm and 2.30pm - 6pm. If you are interested, email Camilla at firstname.lastname@example.org stating your preferred date and time.
14th February, 2014
The Events has a new cast! Fresh from the award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Amanda Drew will join the show as Claire and Clifford Samuel, who has worked with The Wooster Group and RSC, will play The Boy.
6th January, 2014
The New York Times named The Events Best New Play yet to play in New York.
2nd January, 2014
The Events has been named number one in Best theatre of 2013 by The Guardian.
10th December, 2013
The Events has been nominated for Best New Play in Whats on Stage awards 2014. Click here and vote now!
13th November, 2013
Ramin Gray, Hofesh Shechter and Simon Stephens are planning a new production in 2015 that seeks to combine dance and text. Seventeen is an experiment in form and content that will explore the inevitable decay of all living things.
We are looking for brave and engaged performers who feel equally at home expressing themselves physically and verbally. The show might involve nudity and delivering written text.
We will be meeting performers between December 11 and 20, 2013 in London.
If you are interested, please submit your CV and availability between the outlined dates to: email@example.com
11th November, 2013
The Events is back on tour! Check your nearest venue and get your tickets here.
8th October, 2013
The Events is now at London's Young Vic until the 2nd of November. Head here to get your tickets!