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'Elegy' was released as a radio play for Refugee Week 2015 and is now available to download through wirelesstheatrecompany.

 

'The Edge' our new devised about climate change toured the UK this October and November.

 

We are currently attached to The Egg Theatre, Bath Theatre Royal under their 'incubator' scheme to develop a new piece for 2017.

 

Transport started with the arts platform ‘Low&High’ (2011) in a disused shop in east Folkestone. Running for three months this included the making of a new devised piece ‘Elegy’ which rehearsed in full-view of the public. Inspired by interviews with gay Iraqi refugees it premiered at the Quarterhouse Folkestone before playing the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2011) and London (2012). It was nominated for a Fringe First, two Off West End Awards and won artistic director Douglas Rintoul a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award. It has received a critically acclaimed spanish language production in Madrid, was revived for VAULTFestival 2015.

 

In 2011 we commmissioned ‘Invisible’ a new play by Croatia’s leading playwright Tena Štivicic. Touring the UK for seven weeks it platformed hidden narratives from the UK’s migrant population and was described as 'Powerful…puts the flesh and bones on the statistics about migration' The Guardian.

 

In 2013 we devised ‘1001 Nights‘ for the Unicorn Theatre and toured the show last year. A modern adaptation of Arabian Nights for young people, it tells the story of a young Syrian refugee coming to Britain. It was nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Production for Young People. The same year we won house's Contemporary Classic Commission and produced a reimagining of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’. Rehearsed in Folkestone with an international cast of nine it toured to 24 venues in the UK and Europe winning actor Fisayo Akinade a nomination for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award.

 

 

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