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Openings November 2018 – January 2019

This Autumn and Winter, Performing Arts clients will be opening a huge variety of shows. Please click through each production name to find out more, or choose the client’s name to view their page. November sees many openings for our clients, including Hamlet for Stadtische Theater Chemnitz, which will be lit by Davy Cunningham, on the 3rd. The 6th sees two openings, including new client Chuma Emembolu’s lighting design for As You Like It for Ye Olde Rose and Crown, and The Play That Goes Wrong, lit by Ric Mountjoy, will open in South Korea. Charles Edwards’ set designs will be revived for Katia Kabanova for Fundacio del Gran Teatre del Liecu in Barcelona on the 8th. Other revivals include La Bayadere on November 1st, featuring John B Read’s lighting designs at the Royal Opera House as a part of their 2018/19 Season, which also be reviving John’s designs for Symphony in C on the 20th, as well as Winter Dreams and Les Patineurs on 18th December. Jon Clark lights two shows of the Pinter at the Pinter season on the 15th and 16th, while his lighting designs for The Jungle will transfer to St Ann's, New York on the 8th December. Bullet Tongue by Big House will open in Islington on the 16th, lit by Zia Bergin-Holly, and has been extended due to popular demand. Zia will also light Pravda for Arts Educational Schools London, which opens on the 1st December. Zoe Spurr lights The Maids at Manchester HOME, which opens on the 21st November, as well as lighting The Cat In The Hat for The Curve in Leicester, which opens on the 14th December. In the new year, Zoe will be lighting a production of Anthropocene for Scottish Opera, on the 24th January. Other productions lit by Zoe continue to tour, including Abigail’s Party opening in Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg on November 27th, and Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning – which is currently touring nationally. The year will wrap up with Adriana Lecouvrer opening at the Metropolitan Opera on the 31st December, featuring Andrew George’s original choreography, Brigitte Reiffenstuel's costumes, and Charles Edwards' set design. January will also see Rosenbaum’s Rescue open at Park Theatre on the 15th, lit by Emma Chapman.

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Openings August – October 2018

This Autumn season Performing Arts clients will be opening a huge variety of shows, please click through each production name to find out more, or choose the client’s name to view their page. This August several clients open shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including User Not Found, designed and lit by Zia Bergin-Holly for Dante or Die, opening 3rd August at The Traverse Theatre, before touring throughout Britain this autumn across Britain. Also at the Traverse, Zoe Spurr Lights Meek for Headlong, opening August 4th and a stage adaptation of Nigel Slater’s TOAST, opening August 7th. Finally, Zoe will light Sparks at the Pleasance Courtyard, opening August 1st. Peter Small will be lighting How to Spot an Alien, Sticks and Stones and Island Town for the Paines Plough Roundabout at Summerhall before the pop-up venue heads out on a UK tour opening 6th September at The Lowry in Salford, touring until 21st October. At the Fringe he will also be lighting Square Go at the Roundabout and Ad Libido, opening at the Pleasance Courtyard on August 1st. Scenic Art from Valentia Turtur can be seen in Mr Swallow and the Vanishing Elephant, playing at the Pleasance courtyard throughout August. I’m Not Running at the National Theatre opens 2nd October, lit by Jon Clark. Jon also will light several of the Pinter at the Pinters productions, a season of one-act plays by Harold Pinter, including One For The Road/New World Order/Ashes to Ashes on 28th September. His designs on The Inheritance, a two-part play about the aftermath of the AIDS crisis, are transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre from 21st September. 2nd October will see the opening of Twelfth Night at the Young Vic, the first production directed by the new Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, with costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel. Brigitte is also working on the transfer of Kiss Me Kate to Oper Graz, opening 20th October, which was originally directed by the late Lee Blakely. Charles Edwards designs sets, and original lighting was designed by Emma Chapman. Peter Small will be re-lighting the production as lighting associate. In August, Zia Bergin-Holly lights The Lion in Winter by English Theatre Frankfurt, opening 31st August. She also lights The Bystander for Junk Ensemble at Dublin Theatre Festival, as well as designing sets and lighting for The Misfits for The Corn Exchange, also at Dublin Theatre Festival, from 27th October. Zoe Spurr is very…

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Openings April – July 2018

This Spring-Summer season Performing Arts clients will be opening a huge variety of shows, please click through each production name to find out more, or choose the client’s name to view their page. A Further Shore combines imagery, music and poetry to tell the story of Northern Ireland’s journey to peace and reconciliation. Performance on 5 April at the Barbican’s Milton Court Concert Hall and 9 April at the Lyric Theatre Belfast, with lighting by Zia Bergin-Holly, who is also lighting designer for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune at Northern Stage, opening on 21 May. From 6 April, at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Peter Small is lighting designer for Keith Emson’s Plastic. Peter will be returning to light the 2018 Paines Plough Roundabout tour, starting with How To Spot An Alien  on 2 June, followed by Sticks and Stones on 19 June and Island Town 20 June, all three shows open at Theatr Clywd before going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and heading out on a national tour. Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana opens in a new production directed by David McVicar at Madrid’s Teatro Real on 12 April, with costume designs by Brigitte Reiffenstuel and choreography by Colm Seery. This is a co-production with English National Opera so performances in London will follow. Brigitte will be back in Madrid as costume designer, with Charles Edwards as set designer, for Lucia di Lammermoor, directed by David Alden, opening on 22 June. Frederick Ashton’s ballet, Marguerite and Armand, originally created for Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, is part of a triple bill performed by the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, opening on 14 April, with lighting by John B Read who is also the lighting designer for Elite Syncopations in the same bill. His lighting can also be seen for Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet Manon, at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, opening on 25 May. Kate Flatt is choreographer on a new musical, Moonfleet, opening on 24 April at Salisbury Playhouse, based on the classic novel of smugglers, shipwrecks, hidden treasure and ghostly pirates. 25 April sees the opening of Rodney Ackland’s Absolute Hell at the National Theatre, with lighting by Jon Clark. The Lorax moved from the Old Vic to the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis (15 April) and from there will go on to the Old Globe in San Diego, opening on 6 July. On 6 June, Jon’s lighting can…

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Openings January – March 2018

This Winter-Spring season Performing Arts clients will be opening a huge variety of shows, please click through each production name to find out more, or choose the clients name to view their page. On January 16th The Malady of Death opens at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, designed by Alex Eales. Later in the season Alex designs Sleeping Men by Martin Crimp at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, opening on March 18th. Lighting designer Jon Clark is working on many exciting projects in 2018, starting with a revival of the National Theatre’s 2017 hit Amadeus, based on the life of Mozart, opening January 18th.  In February he lights a new production, Frozen, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, opening February 20th. In March, two of his past productions will be revived internationally. First, Glyndebourne’s Hamlet, which also features fight direction from Nicholas Hall, travels to the Adelaide Festival, opening March 3rd. This is followed by Lucia Di Lammermoor opening at the Greek National Opera on March 14th, originally produced by the Royal Opera House.  Finally on March 28th, Jon lights The Inheritance at The Young Vic, a major world premiere in two parts by New York playwright Matthew Lopez. In January Zoe Spurr lights Time Productions inaugural project, Tiny Dynamite at the Old Red Lion Theatre, opening January 12th. Later in the month she returns to Southwark Playhouse to light Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties for Damsel Productions, opening January 29th. In February Zoe lights a new production of Elephant at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre before it heads on a community tour of Birmingham theatre, opening on February 20th. In March, she will light a new production Beginners, written and directed by Tim Crouch for the Unicorn Theatre, London, opening March 28th, before working on the Grumpy Old Women UK tour, which opens in April. Opening February 1st The Rake’s Progress transfers from Festival d'Aix-en-Provence to the Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Amsterdam, co-directed by Leah Hausman and Terry Gilliam. In March she also transfers Benvenuto Cellini to the Opéra National de Paris, opening March 20th. On February 22nd Choreographer Kate Flatt returns to the Welsh National Opera to remount Don Giovanni before it spends the spring touring the UK. At The Southwark Playhouse, Peter Small lights Tristian Bernay’s Old Fools, opening March 14th. This season Peter Small also lights the London premiere of A Girl In School Uniform…

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