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Gary McCann has designed Maria de Rudenz for the Wexford Festival Opera.


Mark Melville has composed music and sound for the B!RTH Festival at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 19 – 22 October. B!RTH is an international festival aiming to stimulate debate on the vast inequality of healthcare across the world.


59 Productions have designed the video for The Pearl Fishers at the English National Opera.


The Mountaintop has opened at the Young Vic Theatre, with video design by Nina Dunn and lighting designed by Lizzie Powell. It is directed by Roy Alexander Weise, winner of the JMK Award 2016.


The Nest is now playing at the Lyric Theatre Belfast, designed by Alyson Cummins. It features original music by PJ Harvey and will play throughout October at the Lyric before moving to the Young Vic.

Grace Smart

We are delighted to welcome designer Grace Smart to AHA Creatives! Grace won the 2015 Linbury Prize for her design of St. Joan, which is now on at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Her costume designs can soon be seen in Shopping & Fucking at the Lyric Hammersmith, which opens on the 7th October.


Helen Goddard designed the set and costumes for The Alchemist, an RSC production which has recently transferred to the Barbican.


EJ Boyle has provided the movement direction for Trainspotting at the Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow.


Natasha Chivers has designed the lighting for Lady Chatterley’s Lover at the Crucible Theatre, and Ayse Tashkiran has provided movement direction.


Congratulations to our clients involved in some of the outstanding productions nominated in the UK Theatre Awards 2016.

THIS RESTLESS HOUSE (Citizens Theatre) is nominated for Best New Play, alongside CUTTIN’ IT (Royal Court/Young Vic). Colin Richmond designed Set and Costume for THIS RESTLESS HOUSE, with Movement Direction by EJ Boyle, and Jo Scotcher designed Set & Costumes for CUTTIN’ IT.

Congratulations also to Samal Blak, who designed THE DEVIL INSIDE (Scottish Opera). It has been nominated for the Achievement in Opera Award at this year’s awards.

The UK Theatre Awards will be held on 9th October 2016.


Nick Powell has composed the music and sound for The Inn at Lydda, at the Globe’s  Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


Katharine Williams has designed the lighting for Two Man Show, a RashDash Production which recently won a Fringe First Award following its run in Edinburgh. It is now playing at Soho Theatre until 1st October.

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Anything That Gives Off Light is now playing as part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Chahine Yavroyan has designed the lighting for this co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and The TEAM.


Andrzej Goulding has designed the video for Groundhog Day at the Old Vic, written by Danny Rubin and Tim Minchin.

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EXPOSURE The Musical is now on at St. James’ Theatre, with Set and Video design by Timothy Bird.


Ian Scott has designed the lighting for A Fistful of Collars at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre.


Punchdrunk’s SLEEP NO MORE is opening in Shanghai later this year, following productions in London, New York and Boston. Maxine Doyle is Executive Co-Creator, Co-Director and Choreographer. Find out more about Maxine and Punchdrunk’s sensationally unique work here.


Nick Powell was the composer and sound designer on Unreachable at The Royal Court, with Chahine Yavroyan designing the lighting.


59 Productions have designed the projections for Oslo at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York.

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Jo Davies is directing Don Carlo for Grange Park Opera.


Ian Scott has designed the lighting for The Royal, at Liverpool’s Royal Court theatre.


Oliver Fenwick has designed the lighting for Les Miserables for the Wermland Opera.


James Brining is directing Sweeney Todd for La Monnaie in Brussels, with Colin Richmond designing the show.


Joanna Scotcher has designed Cuttin’ It for The Young Vic.


Rhys Jarman has designed The Machine Stops for York Theatre Royal.


Georgia Lowe has designed The Night Watch for the Royal Exchange.


Aline David is designing movement on The Mighty Walzer for the Royal Exchange, and Lizzie Powell is designing the lighting.

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59 Productions have designed the animation and projection for The Shining at the Minnesota Opera.


Mark Melville has composed the music and sound for Human Animals at the Royal Court, and Lizzie Powell has designed the lighting.


Natasha Chivers is designing the lighting for The Taming of the Shrew at The Globe.


Lizzie Clachan has designed The Invisible Hand for Tricycle Theatre, with Oliver Fenwick designing the lighting.



Georgina Lamb has designed the movement for Running Wild at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and Nick Powell has created the sound score.


Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2016


Congratulations to Nick Powell for his CATS award nomination for Best Music and Sound on Lanark: A Life In Three Acts

EJ Boyle was the Movement Director on Lanark, which was also nominated for Best Production and Best Technical Presentation.

EJ was also Movement Director on This Restless House. Designed by Colin Richmond, the play received a total of five nominations, including Best Production and Best New Play.

Further congratulations to Jemima Levick, who is nominated for Best Director for Great Expectations.

With lighting by Lizzie Powell, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour gathers an array of nominations, including Best Production.

Congratulations to all our clients nominated. See the full list here.




Natasha Chivers is designing the lighting for King Lear at the Royal and Derngate and on tour.


Chahine Yavroyan is designing the lighting for The Government Inspector at Birmingham Rep. Timothy Bird is designing the video and Ayse Tashkiran is creating the movement.


Colin Richmond will be designing Pinnochio for The National Ballet of Canada.


Ben Wright is choreographing Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera House


Lizzie Clachan is designing The Truth for the Menier Chocolate Factory.


Olivier Awards 2016

Congratulations to Natasha Chivers on her Olivier Award nomination for Best Lighting Design on Oresteia

Also nominated is Phelim McDermott‘s A Christmas Carol, for Best New Comedy. Also in this category is Nell Gwynn, with movement by Charlotte Broom.

59 Productions designed the Projections for Morgen und Abend which is nominated for Best New Opera

Andrzej Goulding designed the video for People, Places and Things which is nominated for Best New Play

Ravi Deepres designed the video for Woolf Works which is nominated for Best New Dance Production

Both Barbarians (with movement by Ayse Tashkiran) and Violence and Son (with lighting by Lizzie Powell) are nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre.

Alice’s Adventures Underground, with video by Nina Dunn, and Peter Pan co-directed by Liam Steel and with music composed by Nick Powell are both nominated for Best Entertainment and Family Show.

See the full list here


Mark Melville has composed the music and sound for The Destroyed Room by Vanishing Point, the show is directed and conceived by Matthew Lenton.


Signe Beckmann is designing set and costumes for The Damned United at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nina Dunn is designing the video.

Also at WYP, Lizzie Powell is designing the lighting for Fruit Trilogy and Colin Richmond is designing Into The Woods


Oliver Fenwick is designing the lighting for Reasons To Be Happy for Hampstead Theatre.


Phil Eddolls has designed The Odyssey for the Mark Bruce Company at Wilton’s Music Hall.


Chahine Yavroyan is designing the lighting for The Government Inspector at the Birmingham Rep, Timothy Bird is designing video and Ayse Tashkiran is creating the movement.


Christine Walmesley-Cotham has designed the Hair and Make-up for BBC3′s 5 part drama Thirteen  which is the first programme to air since the channel moved online. It can also be viewed on BBC2 Sundays at 10pm.


Chahine Yavroyan has designed the lighting for Monster Raving Loony at Theatre Royal Plymouth


Ayse Tashkiran has created the movement for Doctor Faustus at the RSC, starring Sandy Grierson and Will Bliss.

★★★★ in What’s On Stage “Ayse Tashkiran’s choreography, juddering and stomping, sends shudders through the space”

Helen Goddard is designing the forthcoming production of The Alchemist

Laura Cubitt is Puppetry Co-Director on Don Quixote


The Shakespeare’s Globe production of Nell Gwynn transfers to the Apollo Theatre in the West End, with movement by Charlotte Broom

★★★in The Telegraph 
★★★ in The Stage 
★★★in The Guardian




The Royal Ballet are staging three one act ballets by choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Natasha Chivers is designing the lighting for the world premiere of Strapless, and 59 Productions are designing the lighting and video for Within the Golden Hour and the lighting for After The Rain.


Lizzie Powell is designing the lighting for Endgame at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow and HOME, Manchester


Oliver Fenwick has designed the lighting for Red Velvet in the West End starring Adrian Lester.


Lizzie Clachan is designing Cyprus Avenue for the Royal Court.

Merle Hensel is designing X, with music and sound by Nick Powell.


Manchester Theatre Awards

The Rolling Stone, designed by Joanna Scotcher has won the award for Best New Play.


The 39 Steps is touring the UK after it’s successful 9 year run at the Criterion Theatre, lighting is designed by Ian Scott.


Chtty Chitty Bang Bang has opened at West Yorkshire Playhouse, directed by James Brining

59 Productions have designed the Video and Projections for Damon Albarn, Rufus Norris and Moira Buffini’s new musical, a co-production between Manchester International Festival and the National Theatre.


Maxine Doyle is creating the movement for Evening at the Talk House which opens in the Dorfman Theatre in November.

Pomona, designed by Georgia Lowe, has transferred to the Temporary Theatre at the National with rave reviews. The production moves to the Royal Exchange in October.

Lizzie Clachan has designed As You Like It for the Olivier Theatre.

Andrzej Goulding has designed the video for People, Places and Things in the Dorfman Theatre which has received 5 star reviews from the Evening Standard and The Stage.



Andrzej Goulding has designed the video for 1984 for Northern Ballet


59 Productions have designed the Projections for An American in Paris on Broadway


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’.