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Frantic Assembly

Frantic Assembly was founded in 1994 by Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett and Vicki Middleton, becoming an award-winning leading theatre company touring extensively across Great Britain, performing in over forty countries. They have collaborated internationally with some of today's most inspiring artists, and are also leading contemporary theatre practitioners on five British and international academic syllabuses.

“About”

They created a Collaborative Theatre-Making MA with Coventry University and share “Ignition,” an innovative free vocational training program, particularly targeting those with little previous experience of, or access to, the arts, which is funded by the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation. “Ignition” unlocks creative potential in young male students across the UK.

“Things I Know to be True”

Frantic Assembly’s productions include “Things I Know To Be True,” “Othello,” “Beautiful Burnout,” “Lovesong,” “Stockholm,” “Fatherland,” “The Believers,” “This All Will Be Gone,” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” These productions have traveled all over the world, and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” has been performed on the West End in London, on Broadway, across the UK and Ireland, as well as across America.

Frantic Assembly has commissioned and collaborated with writers including Simon Stephens, Andrew Bovell, Mark Ravenhill, Abi Morgan and Bryony Lavery. Their distinct creative approach has influenced contemporary theatre-making and foregrounded the use of movement directors and choreographers in new dramatic works. They have inspired writers to embrace new creative processes and opened up actors and dancers to their exciting technique of theater-making.

“Fatherland”

According to founders. Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett and Vicki Middleton: “We were three students at Swansea University, inspired and encouraged to form our own theatre company. This reckless and terrifying leap was the best thing we ever did. At the time, we were English Literature and Geography graduates and untrained in any aspect of theatre or dance but willing to learn and devour any opportunity that came our way. As soon as we learned something we tried to teach it and pass it on. This simple starting point of encouragement, learning and training has been at the heart of the company ever since.”

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Frantic Assembly’s many workshops are world-renowned including their “Curious Incident Movement Uncovered Workshop, recreating key moments from their award-winning production, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” with Frantic Assembly, the Movement Directors' of the show. For info: Frantic Assembly 31 Eyre Street Hill, London EC1R 5EW, 020 7841 3115, admin@franticassembly.co.uk, workshops@franticassembly.co.uk

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