SOME PAST PRODUCTIONS

THE CONJURER OF CWRTYCADNO

A LAStheatre, Taking Flight & Awen co-pro
Supported by Bridgend County Council’s Social Recovery Fund
A young woman researching her family discovers a mysterious book of incantations and a hidden ancestry of real Welsh Wizards! A celebration of folklore, magic and the changing of the seasons.

Touring Summer 2023.

Tour inc: Taliesin Arts Centre, Pontio Arts, The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Awen

THE STORY DISPENSERS

Part of Coney's The Golden Key
The Story Dispensers is a new production with co-creation at its heart. A rattlebag of shocking, hilarious, and wondrous tales collected from communities across the UK.

A timely reminder that no matter who we are, or where we are from, we share the same hopes, fears, and fantasies.

Venue: St. Dunstan In The East, London

FUTURE CITIES

Commissioned by artsdepot
Supported by John Lyon's Charity and Ove Arup Foundation
In Autumn 2022, we worked with 4 Barnet schools (Brampton College, Childs Hill Primary, Claremont Primary and Hendon School) to build a Future City. An inclusive and sustainable metropolis created with two core tenets - that it be good for people and good for the planet.

Inspired by the Social Model of Disability, the idea explores how society and the way we organise our built environment creates barriers to living a sustainable, environmentally friendly life.

Venue: artsdepot, London

THE RASCALLY DINER

Commissioned by Without Walls & Just So Festival. Supported by ACE, 101 Outdoor Arts & artsdepot 
Cook up a stink as part of Rufus Skumskins O’Parsleys’ kitchen crew or bring a pot to bang and ward off evil cakes in this fun-filled, messy performance about food. A silly, song-filled, riotous performance for humans aged 5+.

Tour Inc: GDIF, Brighton Festival, Just So, Norfolk & Norwich, Point Eastleigh, Chichester Festival Theatre
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CURIOUS CASE OF ABERLLIW

LAStheatre & Taking Flight co-production in association with Awen Cultural Trust & Theatrau Sir Gar
As a new recruit, you are thrown in the deep end with the troubling news that a small Welsh town has suffered a catastrophic loss of colour! A hybrid production featuring an app and live performers. Performed in Welsh, BSL and English.

Tour Inc: Unity Festival, Memo Arts Centre, The Big Splash (Newport), Span Arts, Treboth Botanical Gardens
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THE LION INSIDE 

Supported by house, ACE, 101 Outdoor Arts & Harrow Arts Centre
A young woman researching her family discovers a mysterious book of incantations and a hidden ancestry of (real) Welsh Wizards! A celebration of Welsh folklore, magic and the changing of the seasons.

Tour Including: Theatr Clwyd, Watford Palace, New Wolsey, Corn Exchange Newbury, North Wall
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HOME

Supported by The Ragdoll Foundation
Our homes, and where we come from, shape the way we view the world: the things that comfort us, the things that make us feel out of shape.

As the pandemic forces us to spent more time than ever in our households, 5 young artist reflect on what home means to them.
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ZOI

Supported by ACE and My Green Pod
ZOI puts storytelling at the heart of communicating the climate and ecological emergency. Material from interviews with real activists, scenarios from UN reports and game mechanics combine to create a dynamic space for audiences to discuss the future of our planet.

Venue: Studio 338, London
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THE GIRL OF INK AND STARS

Supported by Bath Spa Productions and the egg, Theatre Royal Bath
A sell-out production of the award-winning YA novel by Kiran Millwood Hardgrave.

Isabella was raised on her father’s tales of the faraway lands he once mapped, Joya’s mythical past as a floating island and the warrior-girl Arinta. But when her best friend disappears, her hero tale begins.

Venue: the egg, Bath Theatre Royal
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Commissioned by Folkestone Quarterhouse. Supported by ACE.
Hard-hearted Scrooge hates Christmas and all it stands for. Join him, as the bell tolls, for visitations by three (very silly) ghosts determined to show him the error of his ways.

A music adaptation of the classic tale suitable for brave souls aged 5+.

Venue: Folkestone Quarterhouse
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THE ASTRONOMERS STORY

Supported by ACE, Wild Rumpus & Barnaby Festival
In the heart of Macclesfield a strange and remarkable tale unfolds. But all is not well.

Find out why the town is filled with stars, why the moon sits on the roof tops, and how you can help!

A bizarre, fast-paced, actor-muso show about fake news and lunar beavers.

Venue: Christchurch, Macclesfield
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LOVEWRIGHT

Supported by ACE & Folkestone Quarterhouse
A non-verbal, circus-infused production inspired by The Story of Mrs. Lovewright And Purrless Her Cat by Lore Segal. 

A tale of a woman who wants a cat to cuddle and stroke. A kitten that will purr and sit on her knee. BUT when the cat arrives, it doesn’t behave as expected.

Together they find a love that's right for both.

Venue: Folkestone Quarterhouse
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THE LOST CARNIVAL

Supported by ACE, Wild Rumpus , So It Is & Cheshire East Council
Over a century ago an incredible carnival, the most enchanting in all the world, suddenly stopped touring at the peak of its popularity. Mysteriously, they have resurfaced for one last spellbinding spectacle!

An immersive family festival filled with musicians, jugglers and warring acrobats.

Venue: Burrs Country Park, Bury & Queens Park, Crewe
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NEW ATLANTIS

Supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, ACE, STFC and UCL
Set in a future where clean, accessible water is scarce, and climate change’s devastating effects have taken root. This immersive production gave the audience just 90 minutes to meet the representatives of Industry, Reform and Defence, and decide who should lead New Atlantis (humanity) through the troubling times ahead.

Venue: The Crystal, London
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HWEOL

Supported by Kew Gardens, Culture Creative & Raymond Gubbay
In the court of the Holly King, four hooded figures shelter from the storm, encircled by fire. Towering above them, the Holly King, 20 feet tall, waits for his ancient adversary - the Oak King.

Seen by audience of over 100,000, Hweol was a celebration of British folklore and the power of nature.

Venue: Kew Gardens
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IMMERSIVE CHRISTMAS CAROL

Supported by Bath Spa Productions and Visit Bath
Following a spectacular first act at Bath Abbey (featuring a cast of 25), spectres led the audience through the streets in this unique promenade production to save Scrooge.

On their journey to past, present and future they also encountered curious characters from Dickens’ other Christmas classics.

Venue: Bath Abbey and across the city
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THE INSTITURE OF IMPOSSIBILITY

Supported by ACE, Coventry Mysteries Festival & the Big Bang Fair
In the heart of Coventry lies a mysterious and intriguing building - The Institute of Impossibility.

An immersive adventure, for families, exploring the evolution of all things from crops to legends, and satellites to stories! All in a rambunctious romp to save creativity from destruction.

Venue: Drapers Hall, Coventry

STORY STORAGE

Commissioned by the China Children's Book Expo
A holding company with a difference. Instead of storing personal belongings, Story Storage store STORIES! 

Story Storage are trusted by authors everywhere to keep their ideas safe so that they can move on to the next big thing. Open a container and step into the world of your favourite novel or picture book.

An immersive experience for families.

Venue: Beijing Exhibition Centre

DEADINBURGH

Supported by Arts & Business Scotland, BBSRC, Royal Society of Edinburgh & The Gate 
Deadinburgh places the audience at the centre of an epidemic. In doing so, it introduces them to the surveillance, epidemiology and expertise used in outbreak management. At the heart of this immersive production is the ethical and moral quandary: where do human rights begin and end in a crisis?

Venue: Summerhall
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THE ENLIGHTENMENT CAFÉ

Supported by the Old Vic Tunnels 
An immersive production for aesthetes, geeks, bon-viveurs and enquiring minds. Attend ward rounds at the Royal Bethlem Hospital, experiment with the inebriating alchemy of gin distillation, dabble in revivification and purchase poison that could help "elevate" your situation.

Venue: Old Vic Tunnels
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Contact

Get in touch with Liz Bate (producer) & Barra Collins (director) using enquiries@LAStheatre.com.
+44 (0)7894908740
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