Great Expectations

Great Expectations

              Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Adapted by Tom Crowley December 2017 | The Old Red Lion Theatre, London Heritage Arts and Crowley & Co. are proud to present Great Expectations, a funny, fast-paced and moving adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens, catapulting Pip into the 21st century. Tickets Now On Sale: Book Now The script, adapted by Tom Crowley (Shock Treatment, The Quentin Dentin Show) fully reimagines the classic story for the modern day, while capturing Dickens’s humour, his humanity and his sense of adventure. Great Expectations remains a story about the ageless themes of unrequited love, the divide between the rich and the poor, and what it means to be a ‘good person’. Pip is a council estate boy with no money, and no hope for the future. His mother, widow Jo Gargery, is a police officer struggling to provide for herself and her son. Before long, Pip’s life is changed forever after he meets mysterious fugitive Magwycz, the beautiful but troubled Estella and the fearsome, wounded Miss Havisham. Pip’s whirlwind adventure takes him to the heights of big city success – and into more danger than he could have ever imagined. Critically-acclaimed companies Crowley & Co. (Radioman, Greywing House) and The Heritage Arts Company (VAULT Festival, The Cement Garden) join forces to bring this thrilling, romantic romp to The Old Red Lion Theatre for Christmas 2017. Dates & Times Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Saturday 6th January 2018 Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm Matinees: Saturday 16th, 23rd, 30th Dec and 6th Jan; Sunday 17th and 31st Dec; Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd, Thurs 28th Dec at 3pm Previews: Tuesday 12th December at 7:30pm. Book Now...
VAULT Festival

VAULT Festival

VAULT Festival Since 2012 | Waterloo, London Eight weeks. 40 live days. Over 350 different events. Up to 35 shows per night. Audiences of over 70,000. Welcome to VAULT Festival. Main Website: www.vaultfestival.com VAULT is a wide-ranging arts festival produced by the Heritage Arts Company, designed to provide a unique and fair platform for emerging talent in theatre and the arts. Setting brand new work alongside more established companies, VAULT creates its own momentum through lateral involvement, cooperation and equality. VAULT happens every winter, typically from late January until mid March. Since its inception, VAULT has doubled and re-doubled in size, growing from a 12-day event into a six week expo of theatre, art, music and late-night entertainment. In 2014, two groundbreaking Heritage Arts-produced adaptations – Hunter S. Thompson’s gonzo adventure Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas and Ian McEwan’s heartbreaking debut The Cement Garden – played every day, whilst the rest of the festival played host to a new line-up every single week across its 7 separate venues within the labryinthine Vaults beneath Waterloo station. In the six festivals we’ve produced so far, we’ve added new venues, new bars, and even a restaurant, making our most recent festival (2018) the biggest and most diverse to date. “You certainly cannot accuse the VAULT organisers of failing to provide a full and varied programme. And I wouldn’t mind betting that, as well as entertaining, a lot of this will teach, educate and develop people too because there’s nothing mainstream, about any of it.” The Stage So far VAULT’s featured work from Theatre Ad Infinitum, Trygve Wakenshaw, Filter Theatre, James Rowland, SPECIFIQ,...
At Boiling Point

At Boiling Point

At Boiling Point A Four Day Festival of Theatre, Art & Multimedia at the Boiler House Presented By London Metropolitan University & Heritage Arts | Mon 20th- Fri 24th Oct t 2014 A Pop-Up Collaboration London Met and Heritage Arts present a pop up in the atmospheric Boiler House in the heart of Holloway Road. Clamber over the rubble, lean over the bannisters and peer into the dark corners to see the exciting multi-media art work and theatrical performances which will be bubbling out of this atmospheric new venue. Includes work by Superbolt Theatre, Metra Theatre, Move To Stand,  Jane Turner (Turning Worlds), Jacek Scarso (Elastic Theatre), Anne Robinson, Dawn State and more. Bringing together award-winning theatre companies, rich multimedia artwork and a creative student body in a found environment, At Boiling Point showcased four days of effective collaboration between practising professionals and the next generation  of artists and theatremakers in training. Education Through Practice Heritage Arts collaborated with London Metropolitan University for two purposes: to provide a unique learning opportuniy for the student body, and to showcase the incredible found-space of the Boiler House within the heart of the LMU campus. Students formed the backbone of the on-site team for both the build and run through our work-based learning approach. Under the stewardship of Andy George and Natasha Kerswell of Heritage Arts, students from CASS, FSSH and Business School learned skills from the practical – use of tools and workplace safety – to the creative – visual, light and sound design – to the managerial – team hierarchy, audience and customer management – by working shoulder-to-shoulder with industry professionals recruited from the VAULT Festival senior...
The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes

The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes

The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes By Rashid Razaq | Based on a short story by Hassan Blasim 23rd July – 16th August 2014 | Arcola Theatre A black comedy – an Iraqi refugee comes to London in search of his dream… Salim, an Iraqi refugee, takes on a new identity In London after fleeing persecution in Baghdad. He is picked up, and marries a wealthy older woman, who enthusiastically coaches him in the bedroom for his forthcoming citizenship test. But Carlos Fuentes finds that knowing the names of all six of Henry VIII’s wives can neither satisfy his new wife nor turn him into a “Britishman”. The nightmare of the violence of his past catches up with him, and suddenly he is at the airport,accompanied by a G4 security guard, waiting for a plane to take him back to Iraq The World premiere of Rashid Razaq’s new play is based on an award-winning short story by Hassan Blasim. It is directed by Nicolas Kent, who was artistic director of the Tricycle Theatre from 1984-2012, and the cast includes Nabil Elouahabi who was a leading actor in the Olivier nominated trilogy “The Great Game -Afghanistan” and on Channel 4 TV’s Bafta nominated “Top Boy” “A powerful mix of sex games and sectarianism… Expertly directed and rawly topical.” ★★★★ The Independent “The story of a traumatised Iraqi Everyman is a deeply sensitive piece of work” ★★★★ Financial Times “Rashid Razaq offers a nightmarish but gripping glimpse into sectarian war in Iraq after Saddam Husain’s fall” ★★★★ Evening Standard “An enjoyable and thought-provoking piece which, coupled with the delightful surroundings of Dalston’s classy Arcola,...
The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden

The Cement Garden By Ian McEwan   28th January – 8th March 2014 VAULT Festival “I did not kill my father, but sometimes I felt I had helped him on his way. And but for the fact that it coincided with a landmark in my own physical growth, his death seemed insignificant compared with what followed. I am only including the little story of his death to explain how my sisters and I came to have such a large quantity of cement at our disposal.”The Heritage Arts Company and FallOut Theatre present a headline production for VAULT Festival 2014. In the relentless summer heat, four children retreat into an isolated world left to them by their parents, and attempt to create their own version of a family. In Ian McEwan’s first novel, The Cement Garden explores coming of age, burgeoning sexuality and the distortions of a 14-year-old mind. David Aula and Jimmy Osborne’s stage adaptation approaches the horror of the story through the innocent eyes of children, and encourages an audience to remember the games, irreverence, and shadows of their youth: to remember and reinvent their sense of invincibility.  “As sharp as can be… rancid, beguiling and playful.”  ★★★★ The Sunday Times “Leaves you effectively shaken.” ★★★★ Metro “Adventurous and youthfully energetic” ★★★★ The Times “Gloriously inventive, playful and full of heart” ★★★★ Fourthwall Magazine “Experimental and adventurous.” ★★★★ The Public Reviews CastCreative Team David Annen as Tom Ruby Bentall as Julie Georgia Clarke-Day as Sue Victoria Gould as Mother George Mackay as Jack Christopher Webster as Derek   Based on the Novel by Ian McEwan Adapted by Jimmy Osborne and David Aula Directed by David Aula Designed by Georgia De Grey Lighting Design by Stuart Webb Sound Design...