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Gary McCann has designed La Traviata for Bucharest National Opera


Christine Walmesley-Cotham designed the Hair & Make-up for the feature film Testament of Youth produced by Heyday Films and BBC Films. The film recently premiered at the London Film Festival to great reviews and is out on general release next year. See the trailer here.


Chahine Yavroyan is designing the lighting for Hope at the Royal Court.


Ben Wright is choreographing La Bohème for Washington National Opera.


Georgina Lamb has created the movement for East Is East at the Trafalgar Studios for ATG.


Liam Steel has choreographed The Infidel – The Musical at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Georgia Lowe has designed Bluebeard’s Castle for Opera de Oviedo in Spain with Lighting by Katharine Williams


Signe Beckmann has designed The Distance for Orange Tree Theatre

Janet Bird has designed Uncle Vanya at the St James Theatre and Four Minutes Twelve Seconds for Hampstead Downstairs.


Maxine Doyle has choreographed Electra at the Old Vic Theatre, co-produced with Sonia Friedman Productions.


Liam Steel has choreographed the new Lycra: Lycra Moves You commercial.

You can also view the ‘Making of’ video here.


Christine Walmesley-Cotham returns as the Hair & Make-up designer for the fourth series Wallander for Left Bank Pictures


Colin Richmond has designed The Crucible for West Yorkshire Playhouse


Colin Richmond has designed Twelfth Night at the Sheffield Crucible, a co-production with English Touring Theatre.


Philip Glass’ The Perfect American makes its Australian debut at the Brisbane Festival, directed by Phelim McDermott, designed by Dan Potra, choreographed by Ben Wright and with video designed by 59 Productions.


Jack Murphy has created the movement for Philip Ridley’s Ghost From a Perfect Place at the Arcola Theatre


Douglas Kuhrt has designed the lighting for Tales From the MP3 for 20 Stories High at the Unicorn Theatre


Natasha Chivers has designed the lighting for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse and Bristol Old Vic’s production of Juno and the Paycock. Charlotte Broom has choreographed.


Tal Rosner has created a specially commissioned film and animation for the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony, to be projected on the Sage Gateshead. You can view the film here.


59 Productions have led the media design for the Digital Revolution exhibition at the Barbican Centre.

Gary McCann has designed Dangerous Corner for Bill Kenwright Ltd which opens at Theatre Royal Windsor before commencing a UK Tour.


Struan Leslie has created the movement for Regeneration at the Royal and Derngate


Georgina Lamb has choreographed The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare’s Globe


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.


1984 has commenced it’s UK tour following it’s West End run with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers


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


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

See the trailer here


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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 


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’.