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Resident Organisation

Frantic Assembly

Award winning, leading theatre company Frantic Assembly is led by Artistic Director and co-founder Scott Graham.

New Wing

Frantic Assembly are studied as leading contemporary theatre practitioners on five British and international academic syllabuses. They deliver a Collaborative Theatre-Making MA, with Coventry University. They also deliver Ignition, an innovative free vocational training programme for young men, particularly targeting those with little previous experience of, or access to, the arts. Ignition unlocks creative potential in boys across the UK and aims to make the future of British theatre better, fairer and younger.

Productions include The Unreturning, Fatherland, Things I Know To Be True (UK and Australia), Othello, Beautiful Burnout (UK, Australia, New Zealand and New York), Lovesong, Stockholm (UK and Australia) and The Believers. They have also provided movement direction on the award-winning National Theatre of Great Britain production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (West End, Broadway, UK & Ireland Tour, US tour) as well as movement direction on the BAFTA nominated British/American TV series Humans (AMC, Channel 4 & Kudos).

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National Gallery Residency Performance, Helen Maybanks
National Gallery Residency Performance, Helen Maybanks

They have commissioned and collaborated with writers such as Simon Stephens, Andrew Bovell, Mark Ravenhill, Abi Morgan and Bryony Lavery. Their distinct creative approach has influenced contemporary theatre-making and foregrounded the use of movement directors and choreographers in new dramatic works. It has inspired writers to embrace new creative processes and opened up actors and dancers to new techniques. This is a matter of great pride as they continue to do something different and to do it differently

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V&A Residency Performance, Slav Kirichok
V&A Residency Performance, Slav Kirichok

"Frantic Assembly has always been about more than the work on the stage. It is about the ethos of collaboration, of empowerment, of that constant desire to improve. It is about telling stories in a voice we don't always hear and about finding talent in places we don't always look."

Scott Graham
The Unreturning | Trailer