LAS is a word in the Irish language. It means to ignite, turn on or set alight.
LAStheatre creates layered, urgent, heart-driven stories that engage people of all ages. These tales tackle important and complex ideas in surprising, joyous and participatory ways.
Since 2012 over a quarter of a million people have seen our shows. These productions have transported audiences to the court of the Holly King during the winter solstice, filled the streets of Bath with characters from Dickens' various Christmas stories, and enlisted the help of an entire town to launch the moon back up into space.
Our work has been described as ‘spellbinding’ (Manchester Evening News), ‘powerful’ (The Scotsman), ‘atmospheric’ (The Herald), ‘fascinating’ (BBC) and ‘thrillingly immediate’ (FT).
INGENIOUS AWARD – Royal Academy of Engineering
BEST STEM PROJECT – N.C.C.P.E. Engage Awards
BEST EXPERIENTIAL EVENT – Scottish Event Awards
CHAIRMAN’S AWARDS (for innovation) – Scottish Event Awards
"It was an absolute joy to work with LAStheatre on the R&D for Lovewright and, subsequently, A Christmas Carol for our Xmas show 2018. Both projects combined fabulous design with clever use of light, projection, puppetry and physical action to produce compelling storytelling and an immediate rapport with audiences young and old."
Cheryl Pierce, Director of Folkestone Quarterhouse