Reviews, Pictures, Videos

An archive of

Past Productions which have been 

Co-Written Directed and/or Produced

by Kat, both freelance,

in association with Company

Gavin Robertson and as Artistic Director 

of Scene Productions Touring Theatre Company 

 

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WOYZECK

by Georg Buchner

'Innocence there is a mark on you'

A brand new adaptation set in the trenches of WW1 and performed as an immersive promenade production at Redbridge Drama Centre, London.

A Highly refined form of balletic, fast, evocative physical theatre   

(The Stage)

Endless Invention                         (Bestofthefest)

Portrayed by the players with undiminished energy and focus                          (Ink Pellett)

Slick, inspired and clever with a spine chilling soundtrack                         (Salisbury Journal)

METAMORPHOSIS

by Franz Kafka

Produced in Association with

Redbridge Drama Centre

“What has happended to me?”

One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking from anxious dreams, he discovered that he had transformed into a gigantic insect.

A mixture of mirth, mayhem and the macabre. A promenade production set in the studios, corridors and myriad of nooks and crannies within the Redbridge Drama Centre.

'This version of Kafka’s extraordinary story has a dreamlike quality, powerfully evoked by immaculately slick, highly imaginative physical theatre.’                                               

(The Stage Newspaper)

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Fear and Misery

of the Third Reich

Translation by JOHN WILLETT, presented by arrangement with

ALAN BRODIE REPRESENTATION LIMITED.

This play (originally 24 scenes) shows in both a disturbing and at times surprisingly amusing way, how “ordinary life” under the Nazis was permeated by defiance, secrecy, suspicion, anxiety, denial, violence, fear and dread. Our aim with our Brechtian productions is to give students an opportunity to observe how Verfremdung 'making strange' techniques can be applied to a performance.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND         Lewis Carroll

A picnic and immersive show in the atmospheric and award winning grounds of South Hill Park

'The performances were pitch perfect.
Audience split and reunification  was effective

and logistically clever.
The “underground” tunnel was a fabulous piece

of design – a living installation.
The caterpillar concept – and his home environment – delightful.
One of the best promenade performances I have seen.’

 (Ron McAllister  Chief Executive  South Hill Park)

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Lovely War outdoor Finale - Last Post

OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR 

Joan Littlewood's Musical Entertainment by Theatre, Charles Chilton, Gerry Raffles and Members of the original cast. Produced in association with SHP.

A promenade production, taking place within the beautiful, atmospheric rooms and grounds of South Hill Park.

'A fully immersive experience, chilling, poignant and by the end I was close to tears'

(Female Arts) 

'The production strikes a fine balance between entertaining the audience and honouring those who lost their lives in the war.'                        

(Get Reading)

'A unique experience from start to finish. This wasn't a show, it was an experience'

                        (Public Reviews)

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FOR KING AND COUNTRY

Performed by a community cast at Ascot Racecourse

Built upon the songs that British soldiers sang during the war and real letters collected from around the local area, this immersive production takes the audience on a satirical and deeply moving journey from the giddy revelry of the recruitment tent to the harrowing sights and smells of the trenches.

'A truly inspirational and imaginative piece of theatre'                          (Public Reviews)

'Walking through the dark trench with the sound of bombardment, the musty smells and flickering lights felt like being transported back in time'

(Public Reviews)

VAMPIRATES

'I’ll sing you a tale of Vampirates,
a tale as old as true,
I’ll sing you a song of an ancient ship,
and its mighty fearsome crew!’

The year is 2505.  The oceans have risen. A new era of piracy is dawning.

The first ever stage version of the best selling saga by Justin Somper, toured theatres across the UK 

'A rare kind of magic'                      (The Stage)

'I watched in awe as the cast were seamless in their many guises.....An absolute gem of a show and the battle scene needs to be seen to be believed. It was one of my favourite moments.'

(Brighton and Hove Free Press)

Written and directed by Gavin Robertson

Funded by Arts Council England

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE

OF USHER

A brand new adaptation of the story by Edgar Allen Poe


“…as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher, I know not how it was – but, with the  first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.”

'It was like being on a rollercoaster ride'

(New Wimbledon Theatre)

'The actors deliver strong physical and dramatic performances throughout'

(MET Theatre - Kansas, USA)

Written and directed by Gavin Robertson

Funded by Arts Council England

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This production gets to grips with the reality of war and conflict on all sides and goes forward to encourage the sides to come together in peace and reconciliation. There is nothing false about The Other Side. It helps explain through the eyes of theatre what life is like for these real people affected by the Middle East conflict'

                      (The Carrick.Biz.com)

'A fabulous piece of theatre...but you've got to take a hanky'

                     (Evening News)

A montage of scenes that move seamlessly into one another with an ingeniously effective set. This performance will move you to the edge of your seat, to feelings of guilt and to tears'

                   (Allthefestivals.com)

Creatively staged with three performers jumping nimbly between characters

(The Stage)

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THE OTHER SIDE

Premiered at the Gilded Balloon

Edinburgh Festival

Devised by the company, written and Directed by Gavin Robertson using real accounts and letters and inspired by the radio programme 'Calls Across the Wall'

A woman in an Israeli settlement in Gaza dials a wrong number and finds herself speaking to a Palestinian refugee on the other side of the wall. Rather than hanging up she asks him how he is. And so a simple dialogue starts.'

(British Theatre Guide)

The actors move seamlessly between their many characters...the heartfelt soundtrack adds to the intensity of the play, bringing with it a great sense of authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere and making the issues at hand all the more real for the audience.                        (The List)

The actors move with grace and discipline and imagined space is expertly created in classic theatrical style...This is a timely production and importantly gives us, as a Western audience, positive news                         (Fringe Review)

 

In praise of the human voice and the power of conversation, this is a novel perspective on the Middle East conflict. Provocative, intriguing and sensitively done                          (Three Weeks)

Bold physical theatre

(Broadwayworld.com)

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Intro to Lovely War and Audience reactions