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Ayse Tashkiran has directed the movement on The White Devil for the RSC.


Very proud that Mark Murphy was the Creative Lead & Director of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony with Choreography by Emily-Jane Boyle.


Audrey Cooke has directed this week’s episodes of EastEnders airing Monday 28 July, Tuesday 29 July and Thursday 31 July on BBC2.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

Once again we have lots of AHA clients working on shows at the Edinburgh Festival:

Gary McCann has designed Unfaithful for the Traverse Theatre.

Garance Marneur has designed I Promise You Sex and Violence directed by Lorne Campbell at the King’s Hall for Northern Stage.

Janet Bird has designed Outings at the Gilded Balloon for James Seabright Productions

Ian Scott is the Lighting Designer on Dead To Me, a co -production between Greyscale and Gary Kitching at the Summerhall.

Chahine Yavroyan is the Lighting Designer for Juvenalia, starring Simon Callow, at the Assembly Hall

Lizzie Powell is the Lighting Designer for the Lyric Hammermith’s Secret Theatre Show 6, Nick Powell has composed the music. The production is at the Summerhall at the Roundabout.

Katharine Williams is the Lighting Designer on Men in the Cities at the Traverse Theatre

And at the Edinburgh International Festival, Ian Scott has designed the Lighting for Aldeburgh’s transfer of Owen Wingrave, Struan Leslie is the Movement Director & Choreographer

You can book tickets to all the shows through the Fringe website.



Nina Dunn has designed the video and projections for La Traviata at Glyndebourne Opera.


Andrzej Goulding has designed the video and projection for The Impresario and Le Rossignol at Santa Fe Opera.


Helen Woolfenden has designed the costumes for the feature film Blackwood, released 1st August 2014.

See the trailer here


Georgina Lamb is choreographing Holy Warriors for the Shakespeare’s Globe.

Also at the Globe, Colin Richmond has designed Antony & Cleopatra and Aline David has choreographed the movement.


Nick Powell has composed the music for The Nether at the Royal Court


Ravi Deepres designed the film and video projections for Quartett at the Royal Opera House.

National Theatre Wales’ production of Praxis Makes Perfect has been transferred to the Berghain in Berlin as part of the Foreign Affairs Festival with Lighting by Natasha Chivers and Video by Timothy Bird


A Handful of Stars, designed by Signe Beckmann, has transferred to the Trafalgar Studios after it’s success at Theatre 503.

★★★★‘s in the Telegraph

“Together with designer Signe Beckmann, and with fine acting across the board, Robinson gets the mooching atmosphere spot on.”



59 Productions have designed the projections and animation for Great Britain, Richard Bean’s satire on the phone hacking scandal, at the National Theatre.


Georgia Lowe has designed Turfed for LIFT festival at Hackney Downs Studio.

★★★★‘s Guardian


Aldeburgh Music’s production of Owen Wingrave for this year’s Aldeburgh Festival is choreographed by Struan Leslie with Lighting by Ian Scott.

Critics Awards For Theatre in Scotland 2014

Citizens Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh’s production of Crime and Punishment, designed by Colin Richmond, won ‘Best Production’ at this years CATS awards. The production also won ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Ensemble’ and ‘Best Male Performance’.


Maxine Doyle has choreographed Faust for Festpielehaus Baden-Baden


Tony Awards 2014

Congratulations to Hedwig and the Angry Inch for winning ‘Best Revival of a Musical’ at the Tony Awards 2014, the production was designed by Julian Crouch with projections by 59 Productions

59 Productions has undertaken a commission from Vivid LIVE Festival in Sydney to create a new projection artwork for the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Lighting The Sails has run every night from 29 May – 9 June 2014.

See their extraordinary work here.


Chahine Yavroyan has designed the lighting for Khandan (Family) at Birmingham Rep Theatre


Lizzie Clachan has designed All My Sons for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Nick Powell has composed the music.

Also at Regent’s Park this season, Jack Murphy is creating the movement for Hobson’s Choice and Liam Steel is choreographing Porgy and Bess.


Off West End Stage Awards 2014

Signe Beckmann has been nominated for Best Set Designer at this years Offies for A Handful of Stars at Theatre 503.


Nick Powell is the sound designer for the RSC’s productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies which have transferred to the Aldwych Theatre in the West End.


1984 has transferred to the West End with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers


Lizzie Powell has designed the lighting for The Libertine at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow


Samal Blak has designed Khovanshchina for Birmingham Opera Company


Hedwig and The Angry Inch, featuring Set Design by Julian Crouch and Projections by 59 Productions has opened on Broadway.


Struan Leslie directs the Circus Space Launch Event to celebrate its new name, the National Centre for Circus Arts

See the video of the Gala here


After it’s successful run at the Swan Theatre, the RSC’s A Life of Galileo goes on tour in 2014 featuring movement by Struan Leslie music composed by Nick Powell.

Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014

Natasha Chivers has won Best Lighting Design for National Theatre Wales’ production of Praxis Makes Perfect

Jo Davies‘ production of Silly Kings won Best Production for Children and Young People 


Lizzie Clachan will be designing Adler & Gibb, also with lighting by Natasha Chivers.


We are deeply saddened to report the death of our much loved client and friend, Naomi Wilkinson, a designer of immense talent and a wonderful, kind and witty woman to boot.  We will miss her dreadfully.

Naomi’s obituary in Herald Scotland

Naomi’s obituary in the Guardian

Dominic Hill on Naomi.

We are very please to announce that Ben Wright is the new Associate Artistic Director of Skanes Dansteater in Sweden. He will undertake the position from 2014 – 2018 and be responsible for the programming and artistic development of the company alongside the Artistic Director.


Big Fish The Musical, designed by Julian Crouch and with projections by 59 Productions has opened on Broadway.

See what the critics are saying in the show’s TV commercial.

Maxine Doyle has co-directed Punchdrunk’s new show The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. The production has been receiving excellent reviews, you can book tickets through the National Theatre’s website.


Congratulations to Christine Walmesley-Cotham for winning for the BAFTA Craft Award for Hair & Make-Up Design on Call The Midwife.


We are pleased to announce that Lorne Campbell has been appointed Artistic Director of Northern Stage. See the press release here.


Exceptionally proud that the extraordinary Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games featured several AHA clients:

Projection Design was by 59 Productions led by Leo Warner, Lysander Ashton and Mark Grimmer who provided animation, film making, video design services – art directing the video components across all video surfaces in the stadium.

Mark Down and Nick Barnes of Blind Summit were the Puppetry Consultants for those amazing (and enormous) puppets of Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Cruella de Vil and Voldemort.

Laura Cubitt was part of the Movement Team coordinating the thousands of performers who made it such a special show.

Gold Medals all round to Team AHA!


Ian Scott is the lighting designer for The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre.


59 Productions have designed the video for the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables which has played the UK, around the world and is now on Broadway.


The National Theatre’s War Horse, has just opened at the Lincoln Centre, New York and continues it’s record breaking run at the New London Theatre in the West End. The production’s video design is by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer and Lysander Ashton for 59 Productions. See the new making-of video here.

The New York show was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including scenic design.

The entire creative team were awarded a special Drama Desk Award for their ‘thrilling stagecraft’.