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Check out the trailer for the RSC’s The Roaring Girl, directed by Jo Davies and with movement by Georgina Lamb.


Jack Murphy has created the movement for A View From The Bridge at Liverpool Playhouse


Jack Murphy has created the movement for the revival of Home at The Shed, National Theatre.

Aline David has created the movement for A Taste of Honey, at the Lyttelton Theatre.


Steven Hoggett has choreographed Rocky The Musical on Broadway which has opened to great reviews.


The 2014 Olivier Award nominations have been announced:

Steven Hoggett has been nominated Best Choreographer for Once (which was also nominated Best New Musical)

Headlong’s 1984 with Lighting Design by Natasha ChiversBest New Play

Headlong’s Chimerica with Movement by Georgina Lamb –  Best New Play

The Full Monty with choreography by Steven HoggettBest New Comedy

The National Theatre’s Othello composed by Nick PowellBest Revival

ENO’s Wozzeck with costumes co-designed by the late Naomi WilkinsonBest New Opera

Liam Steel directed Paul Bunyan as part of the English Touring Opera’s Spring 2014 season which was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in Opera Award.


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


Christine Walmesley-Cotham has designed the hair and make-up for Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, a new drama for ITV produced by Left Bank Pictures. Watch the trailer here.

It will air 9pm on Monday 21st April on ITV1


The Enchanted Island returns to The Metropolitan Opera, directed by Phelim McDermott, designed by Julian Crouch and with video by 59 Productions


Merle Hensel is designing Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Exchange, Manchester with movement directed by Ayse Tashkiran.


Georgia Lowe has designed The Mystae for Hampstead Theatre.


Natasha Chivers has designed the lighting for Headlong’s production of 1984 at the Almeida Theatre.


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 


Timothy Bird has designed the Set & Projections for Moon Tiger at Theatre Royal Bath


Liam Steel is directing Paul Bunyan for English Touring Opera


Merle Hensel is designing The Mistress Contract at the Royal Court, with lighting by Natasha Chivers

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


Helen Woolfenden has designed the costumes for Uncle, a new comedy for BBC Three, You can catch it Mondays at 10pm.


Nominations for this year’s Manchester Theatre Awards are in:

The Machine, with Video & Projection Design by Andrzej Goulding, has been nominated for Best Design

The Full Monty, choreographed by Steven Hoggett, and War Horse with projections by 59 Productions have been nominated for Best Visiting Production.

Sweeney Todd, designed by Colin Richmond, has been nominated for Best Musical.

Full details can be found on the Manchester Theatre Awards website.


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.


National Theatre of Scotland’s Let The Right One In has transferred to the Royal Court, Steven Hoggett is associate director.

★★★★in Time Out

‘Steven Hoggett’s dynamic movement sequences…pump the show’s veins with a swoonsome romance and panoramic scope…and banishes any worries that a story about vampires might look silly on the stage’


Emil and the Detectives opens at the National Theatre with Movement by Aline David and Projections by 59 Productions.


Gary McCann has designed The Barber of Seville for Nationale Reisopera, Netherlands.

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.

Ben Wright‘s new commission for Skanes Danseater, The Feeling of Going, has premiered at Malmo Opera, Sweden. The piece was built around the album GO by Jonsi.


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.


Congratulations to Signe Beckmann for her Offie nomination for Best Set Designer for Land of Our Fathers at Theatre 503


Jo Davies will be directing The Roaring Girl for the RSC as part of their Roaring Girls season next summer.

Nick Powell has designed the sound for Wolf Hall & Bring Up The Bodies at the Swan Theatre.

Colin Richmond has designed Wendy & Peter Pan in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.


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.


The award winning feature film of Les Misérables is out now on DVD, buy it and enjoy Liam Steel‘s fantastic Musical Staging.


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


Steven Hoggett has choreographed Once The Musical which has transferred to the Phoenix Theatre in the West End after its hit run on Broadway where it won 8 Tony Awards.


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’.