In July, LAStheatre created an adaptation of There Is A Monster In My Home by 王蕾 at the Art+ 798 International Art Education Center in the heart of Beijing’s art district. Barra Collins (Writer/Director) and Sean Turner (Designer) lead a team of 4 – 12 year olds in a creative process which saw them design and build the set, costumes, puppets and rehearse […]
Our Artistic Director, Barra Collins, (amongst others) talks to The Stage about how working with brands doesn’t have to mean selling out and also discusses potential pitfalls of these type of collaborations. https://www.thestage.co.uk/features/2016/why-working-with-a-big-brand-doesnt-have-to-mean-selling-out/ “Barra Collins (LAStheatre) is a theatremaker and actor. He has worked with a number of brands. Like others, he welcomes the exposure it brings, and the chance […]
Today LAStheatre were interviewed by the radio station RBC. The Interview was part of the program Story Time. LAStheatre’s Barra Collins and Sean Turner discussed the importance of reading and theatre for young audiences.
Story Storage opened on the 8th of July at BJ Expo. The immersive installation takes families on an adventure through four brand new Chinese children’s books. This LAStheatre production formed the center piece of the China Children’s Book Expo at the largest exhibition center in China’s capital, Beijing. Story Storage runs until the 17th of July 2016.
This year, at Barnaby Festival, LAStheatre transformed Christ Church into the secret laboratory of eccentric astronomer, John Merschel, and invited families of Macclesfield to join in his greatest ever venture! Following their many failed experiments, Mershel & Co. had finally succeeded in bringing the moon and stars down to earth. But John hadn’t been quite as clever as he thought and […]
A curious event, inspired by We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. Performers from LAStheatre will lead children, big and small, on a hunt through Pylewell Park. Will the troop climb festival mountain, tiptoe through the literature tent or canoe past the bespectacled crocodiles? Who knows – this is an improvised adventure and you are it’s author! […]
LAStheatre will be taking their new project Story Storage to the China Children’s Book Expo 2016, in Beijing, to launch four new children’s books. More details to follow… At Story Storage, we do what it says on the box, we store stories. With purpose built archives across the planet, we have the space you need. From characters and […]
In the heart of Macclesfield a strange and remarkable tale unfolds. Step into this theatrical adventure and the incredible story of the astronomer who has brought the moon and stars down to earth. But all is not well. Find out why the town is filled with stars, what has happened to put Macclesfield in such peril, and how you can […]
Welcome to the Battle of the Carnivals! The Bird Carnival have challenged the Ingénue’s to a battle royal, a carnival-off, if you will. Sergei Bird, the head of the Bird Carnival, felt ill-treated by reports last year claiming he stole Popou Ingénue’s phoenix. He said, and I quote: “things are not always as they seem, nothing is ever black and […]
Artistic Director, Barra Collins, speaks to Big Issue North about immersive theatre, The Lost Carnival and duelling Vikings from an early age. Blog: Barra Collins Full text below: Last year, three companies, LAStheatre, Wild Rumpus and So It Is, set out to create a narrative-led, immersive family arts event for the north of England. The Lost Carnival took families on […]
In the heart of Macclesfield a strange and remarkable tale unfolds. Step into this theatrical adventure and the incredible story of the astronomer who has brought the moon and stars down to earth. But all is not well. Find out why the town is filled with stars, what has happened to put Macclesfield in such peril, and how you […]
Whispers are reaching our ears about the Lost Carnival’s 2016 incarnation. But where will it appear? And what is this ‘battle of the carnivals’? Perhaps Claire V’oyant’s tea leaves can reveal more. Click below to find out more and book Early Bird Tickets!
Proud to announce that the Lost Carnival, our co-prouction with Wild Rumpus and So It Is, will be returning in 2016! More news to follow soon.
Back from Just So Festival. For the last few years we have run the Tribal Tournament – the beating heart of the festival. Families of foxes, stags, fish, frogs, owls and lions battled it out – proudly displaying their skill in feats of strength, aeronautical design, Play Your Cards Right and pillow fights. Congratulations to the Owl Tribe this years […]
LAStheatre will be artists in residence at the Southbank Centre for the Festival of Love. During this time we will producing a interactive project called The Big Wedding Makeathon. Join Bernard and Beatrice at Royal Festival Hall for the Big Wedding Makeathon. This sociable duo has a family album containing photographs of all the happy couples about to be married […]
A marvellous time was had on our first excursion to the Curious Arts Festival. Festival goers joined us for an Alice In Wonderland adventure featuring caucus races, Mad Hatters tea parties, tales from the Dormouse and butter DIY with the handy March Hare.
Picture by Brett Harkness.
Proud to announce our latest production: The Lost Carnival. Families of the North, prepare yourselves. Over a century after the mysterious Lost Carnival was last heard of, news has reached our ears that in May 2015, the carnival will reappear for a few short nights in the North of England. An ambitious, large-scale, outdoor experience from Wild Rumpus, producers of […]
We are thrilled to announce our latest theatre production – New Atlantis. New Atlantis is a unique theatre experience. Set in 2050, the audience become ‘agents’ of an intergovernmental organisation. Their job? To guide Humanity through the most pressing issues of the 21st century, from Climate Change to protection of water resources. Agents of New Atlantis, your time is now. […]
Proud to report that our production Hweol is up and running to much applause at Kew Gardens. The interactive family show brings to life the tale of Winter Solstice in a celebration of British folklore and the power of nature. Hweol is part of ‘Christmas at Kew’, a unique night-time experience that runs from November to January. Guided by snowflakes, […]
We are bringing zombies back to the streets of Edinburgh on the 28th of August. Edinburgh is on lockdown following the outbreak of an infectious disease. We are calling for brave survivors to join a citizen force to help us in our mission. An evil genius has hatched a plan to turn the population of Scotland into zombies. During routine renovations […]
Fresh back from Just So Festival 2014 where we our Tribal Tournament went down a storm. A fantastic weekend was had compèring, performing and dancing in the Cheshire sun.
Yesterday the LAStheatre team went to the NCCPE’s Engage Awards 2014 at the Natural History Museum, London. We were blown away to win the award for BEST STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) PROJECT for Deadinburgh! The awards were for a whole range of activities including comics, archaeological digs, comedy nights, dance projects and theatre productions that engaged the public […]
A massive thank you to everyone who came to ‘The Institute of Impossibility’ at The Coventry Mysteries Festival. And a huge high five to the scientists, cast, creatives and crew that made the show “unimpossible” – we couldn’t have done it without you!
We are proud to announce the next adventure – The Institute Of Impossibility! Join us in Coventry for this immersive adventure. Fall in love with peculiar characters, encounter real scientists and meet their mysterious machine – all on a theatrical journey to save creativity from destruction. The Institute of Impossibility is a co-production between LAStheatre andThe Coventry Mysteries Festival, created […]
LAStheatre created an interactive evening of theatrical antics for the Google and the Museum of London. The evening consisted of a treasure hunt through the museum, characters bringing the exhibits to life and a host of challenges along the way.
A brand new LAStheatre show is coming your way… introducing Freshly Pressed, our current affairs improvised comedy show bringing to life the Sunday papers while you enjoy your morning cup of java. We’re running a test show today and officially start next Sunday! Our awesome performers include Andrew Murray (Austentatious), Anna Leong Brophy (BattleActs!), Brendan Murphy (The One Hour Plays), […]
Congratulations to everyone who toiled to save Edinburgh during our “zombie extravaganza” Deadinburgh at Summerhall earlier this year! Last night LAStheatre won BEST EXPERIENTIAL EVENT 2013 at The Scottish Event Awards for our sell-out show, which the Herald dubbed “part science lesson, part theme park horror-show”! Our “big, loud, challenging live zombie movie” (Scotsman) was also Highly Commended in the Best […]
They call us theatre, LAStheatre! Last night’s Spy themed event for Google at The Morpeth Arms, opposite MI6, went down in stealthy style. We drank Jason Bourne, Jack Bauer and Bond cocktails, ate edible maps of our location and each agent was given a personalized briefing of missions to complete over the course of the evening e.g. observe another agent […]