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The Political History of Smack and Crack by Ed Edwards

Paines Plough’s Roundabout, Soho Theatre, Andy Burnham’s International Art and Homelessness Summit in Manchester, Thameside HMP. UK premiere.

UK tour dates TBA

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Yes, yes, yes. The Paines Plough Roundabout’s programme this year is exceptional, but there’s nothing better there – maybe nothing better at the whole festival – than Ed Edwards’ The Political History of Smack and Crack, a riotously entertaining and deeply moving drama-cum-documentary exploring the history of heroin use in Manchester.

Winner of the Lustrum Award for Greatest Moment at Summerhall



Icarus by Katrin Lange, translated by Purni Morell

Unicorn Theatre, mainstage, UK premiere

★★★★ The Stage" - The joy for Cressida Brown's production is its stagecraft....This is a fine example of what the Unicorn does best: intelligent, creative and un-patronising theatre for children and young adults."

  Speaking Freely by Chris Bush, and Hotel Du Vin by Richard Bean

As part of The Words Are Coming Now about #metoo at Theatre503, UK premieres

★★★★ Guardian “The Words Are Coming Now is a vital project and is admirable in blazing a trail and talking about these thorny, urgent issues. It’s a step towards restoring peripheral vision, in an industry that is finally acknowledging a collective blindness.”

  Ruby Francis’ Nubian Songs (mini doc)

In association with The Bush Theatre and Nubian Life Day Centre

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  Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

Guangzhou Dramatic Arts Centre, China, and Royal Shakespeare Company

  Amphibians by Steve Waters at the Bridewell Theatre

Bridewell Pool, excavated from under theatre’s stage

“For once a production has earned the description ‘site-specific’…Cressida Brown’s direction makes it extraordinary: both detailed and fluid…it’s total immersion.” Susannah Clapp, The Observer


  Septimus Bean and His Amazing Machine by Adam Peck

Unicorn Theatre, UK premiere

British Theatre Guide “Cressida Brown’s lively production is so perfect…delightfully simple and simply delightful”.


  Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

  Screens by Stephen Loughton

Theatre503, UK premiere

★★★★ The Stage "Strong performances, slick staging and a unpredictable script elevate this timely drama about identity"

  Beautiful Eyes Caryl Churchill, and Trump in Palestine by Hasan Abdulrazzak

As part of Top Trumps at Theatre503, UK premieres

★★★★ Guardian
★★★★ The Times
★★★★Arts Desk

  Almost, But Not Quite by Somalia Seaton

Kiln Theatre, UK premiere

  Re: Home

Yard Theatre, UK premiere

★★★★★ London Theatre 1 "The show is a haunting portrait of a time, a place and a community that’s gone forever; many of the interviewees mention ghosts, and you can really feel their presence. Re:Home is at time moving, at others gripping, and often very funny, perfectly capturing the personality and spirit of the people without whom it could never have been made. “

Winner of the Old Vic’s Artist of Choice Award



  Walking the Tightrope by April De Angelis, Sarah Solemani, Mark Ravenhill, Evan Placey. Ryan Craig, Julia Pascal, Neil LaBute, Gbolahan Obisesan, Omar El-Khairy, Hannah Khalil, Julia Pascal, Timberlake Wertenbaker, Hattie Naylor.

Theatre Deli, Underbelly Theatre, and then House of Commons.

★★★★★ Ed Fringe; “Walking the Tightrope accomplishes something incredible - it manages to discuss a topic as timeless as the tension between art and politics and make it seem fresh…This is a powerful production that will have you talking for hours. Don’t miss it.”

Shortlisted for Carol Tambor Award

Longlisted for Amnesty Freedom of Expression Awards


  Konchia by Adam Peck

Batumi State Drama Theatre, Georgia and British Council

  Caught by Christopher Chen

Arcola Theatre, UK premiere

★★★★ Huffington post “This deeply clever work was stunning, and very funny. The room roared with laughter while being challenged to consider their own preconceptions, never really knowing what was coming next…trust me this play is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an hour and a half with your clothes on.”


  Accidental Brummie

Birmingham Rep, promenade around entire building

  The Tempest

Royal Shakespeare Company

    Birth of Violence by Marco Canale, Spine by Clara Brennan

Theater Row, New York

  Boat Play

Devised piece on Elizabethan Boat, Thames

  The Riots edited by Gillian Slovo

Tricycle Theatre (as interviewer of verbatim play)

  Drawing Play

Yard Theatre, devised piece where audience draw as well as watch

  Rosencrantz and Guildernstern Are Dead by Stoppard

Novello Theatre, in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company

  Pheadre by Racine

Craigmillar Castle ruins, Edinburgh

★★★★★ Three Weeks, "A classic tale of forbidden love set in the ruins of a 15th century castle, Phaedre is more than just theatre – it's an experience, and an inspired one at that."

Shortlisted for an Editor Award

  Home by Gbolahan Obisesan

Beaumont Estate, St Catherine’s Tower

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★★★★★ WhatOnStage “Offstage pulled off a coup de theatre, creating a piece at once human, gripping, touching…the writing, direction and acting were impeccably sensitive and nuanced.”

    Food by Steve Rodgers

Finborough Theatre

  The Journey

Bush Theatre - Bush theatre Associate company Nubian life

  Macbeth

Rene Park, Bard-En-Seine Festival, Paris

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  Theatre uncut

Southwark Playhouse, Latitude Festival