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Blown away by the ingenuity of @andrzejgoulding set and video design for #TheUnreturning from @franticassembly @stratfordeast last night. What a tremendous show!
Toi toi toi Kevin Pollard for the premiere of King Arthur at @TheaterWien tonight!
★★★★ Review: Approaching Empty – Ishy Din’s engaging and strongly performed new play set at a Middlesbrough cab company @KilnTheatre
Congratulations to director Pooja Ghai @poojghai on a tremendous opening night of Approaching Empty @KilnTheatre @tamashatheatre A story of loyalty and thatcherism told with skill and laughter
Happy New Year! Struan Leslie directs the extraordinary street party for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations. @StruanLeslie @edhogmanay
@edhogmanay⁩ ⁦@AllorNothingADT⁩ ⁦@DanceBase⁩ Hogmanay rehearsals in full swing - geddit?
So proud that @ravison1 is going to be the first artist to design ITV’s brilliant new idents – look out for it during the first week of January!
Loved Hansel and Gretel at the Place, designed by @lucyhsierra - a joyful and playful show for all the family!
Toi toi toi @GaryMcCann opening La Clemenza di Tito tonight in Oviedeo.
SO enjoyed the strangely festive comedy horror #thetelltaleheart @NationalTheatre last night with stunning video design from @andrzejgoulding and fantastic composition and sound by @oskaronline.
This incredible design by @RhysJarman for the CBBC panto looks STUNNING! And in cinemas too this year...
And in other festive news #AChristmasCarol @northernstage is now open with @TheStage saying ‘gorgeous design choices’ for set and costume from our fabulous @RhysJarman.
Lovely reviews coming in for @DundeeRep #TheSnowQueen with choreography from @missejboyle. ‘Pitch perfect’ says @TheScotsman, ‘a seasonal show of impressive breadth’ says @TheStage.
Congratulations to our clients who have been nominated in the 2019 WhatsonStage Awards!
We couldn't agree more with this review of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Liam Steel with set design by Angela Davies... The Wizard of Oz review at Birmingham Repertory Theatre – ‘breezily paced and visually inspired’ via @TheStage
I like this one. I've gone all passionate and that. GIMME YOUR KEYS.
Congrats @missejboyle and team on these fab reviews!
It’s been a week since we shared our @candocodance @bbcstrictly collaboration with the world. In creating the piece I wanted to show we are all one. The hope is that it’s been a graceful leap & beautiful glide towards more visibility, diversity, inclusion💓
Returning from a very special evening celebrating the life of Chahine Yavroyan - feeling very blessed to have known and worked with this gentle, brilliant and oh so cool polymath
Sending our best wishes to movement director @missejboyle and all in Neverland (@lyceumtheatre) for the opening night of Wendy and Peter
I followed the yellow brick road to @BirminghamRep for its outstanding Wizard of Oz - fresh and exciting. Congratulations to all involved - especially Liam Steel for second-to-none direction and Angela Davies for magnificent set design. I’ll be back with the kids!
Delighted these ladies get a well deserved encore in summer 2019 @AbbeyTheatre
Exciting times for us at #NSDF as we welcome a few new additions to our Selection Team! The brilliant designer, Linbury Prize Winner and @TheStage columnist @Grace_Smart has officially joined the family - read her bio here! #NSDF19
So immeasurably proud of our company @candocodance with @arlenephillips @trentwhiddon @jasongilkison strictlycomedancing2018
Lying in bed fully appreciating the rush of impact that Candoco’s Strictly performance is affording when the sun came out on our glitter balls! :-) this is…

Mother Courage and Her Children

Joanna Scotcher is set and costume designer and Lizzie Powell lighting designer on the Royal Exchange and Headlong co-production of Mother Courage and Her Children.

2019 WhatsonStage Awards

Congratulations to our clients who have been nominated in the 2019 WhatsonStage Awards!
Liam Steel has been nominated for Best Choreographer for Company – which has also been nominated for Best Musical Revival
Nina Dunn has received a Best Video Design nomination for The Assassination of Katie Hopkins
Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual, designed by Grace Smart, has been nominated for Best Regional Production
Click here to vote and see the full list of nominees!


The Snow Queen

Emily-Jane Boyle is the movement director of The Snow Queen at Dundee Rep this Christmas!


The Wizard of Oz

Liam Steel has directed and Angela Davies has designed the Birmingham Rep production of  The Wizard of Oz! More details here!

Wendy and Peter

Emily-Jane Boyle is movement director of Wendy and Peter  at the Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh. Book tickets here, it runs 26 November to 05 January!

Laura Hopkins nominated for Golden Mask Award

Congratulations to Laura Hopkins who has received a Russian Theatre Golden Mask Award for Best Costume in an Opera for Alcina at the Bolshoi Theatre

Top Girls

Merle Hensel is the costume designer of Top Girls by Caryl Churchill at the Lyttleton Theatre from 26 March! Click here for tickets and information!

Chahine Yavroyan Obituary

Click the link below to read an obituary of Chahine Yavroyan by Anthony Neilson


The Cane

Natasha Chivers is lighting designer for The Cane by Mark Ravenhill which runs at the Royal Court 6 December to 26 January, full details here!

The Tell-Tale Heart

Nick Powell is the composer and sound designer and Andrzej Goulding is video designer on the National Theatre adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s classic dark tale. It runs 5 December to 9 January at the Dorfman Theatre, full details here!

ear for eye

Merle Hensel designs ear for eye by debbie tucker green at the Royal Court 25 October – 24 November. Full details here.

Le nozze di Figaro

Samal Blak designs The Marriage of Figaro for Teatro dell Roma, running 30 October – 11 November!

The Wolves

Ayse Tashkiran is movement director on the European premiere of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play about an all female soccer team. The production is at Theatre Royal Stratford East from 24 October until 17 November, full details here!

Satyagraha at LA Opera

Satyagraha by Philip Glass is directed by Phelim McDermott, costume design by Kevin Pollard and projection design by 59 Productions. This stunning opera inspired Gandhi’s early years in South Africa is at LA Opera 27 October – 11 November. Full details here.

Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera

Following it’s premiere at English National Opera, Marnie – a new opera by Nico Muhly has been co-designed by 59 Productions and will play at The Metropolitan Opera until 10 November 2018. Full details here!

Macbeth at the Barbican

The RSC production of Macbeth with lighting design by Lizzie Powell will be at the Barbican 15 Oct 2018—18 Jan 2019. Full details here.

The Midnight Gang

Georgina Lamb is the movement director on this new stage adaptation of David Walliam’s best-selling children’s book, The Midnight Gang. The production runs at Chichester Festival Theatre 13 October – 3 November. More details here!

Chahine Yavroyan

We are heartbroken to report the death of our friend and client, Chahine Yavroyan.  As well as an incredibly talented lighting designer and collaborator, Chahine was the finest of human beings, gentle and wise.  We will miss him enormously.  Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

UK Theatre Award 2018 Nominations

Congratulations to the AHA Creative family for the UK Theatre nominations!
Kimberley Sykes has been nominated for Best Director for Dido Queen of Carthage at the RSC, Ayse Tashkiran was movement director on the production.
59 Productions have been nominated for Best Design for The Shadow Factory.


The Feeling of Going Trailer

See the trailer for the cinematic version of The Feeling of Going below, choreographed by Ben Wright for Skånes Dansteater with Malmö Opera! DVD to be released soon!



Following rave reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, Canoe, directed by Struan Leslie runs at the Kings Head Theatre 22-26 October.

Dance Nation

Aline David is the choreographer and Samal Blak is the Set Designer of Dance Nation which runs at the Almeida Theatre until 6 October, full details here!



Maxine Doyle has choreographed ‘Mari’ which will be screened at the BFI during the London Film Festival 18-21 October! Click here for more details and to book tickets.

Hogarth’s Progress

Douglas O’Connell is video and projection designer of the world premiere of Hogarth’s Progress by Nick Dear.  The double bill of The Art of Success and The Taste of the Town runs at the Rose Theatre, Kingston until 21 October – book here!


Gary McCann has designed Foxfinder by Dawn King. The play is on at the Ambassadors Theatre, full details and tickets available here!

Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual

Grace Smart designs Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual at Leicester Curve. Adapted by Dougal Irvine and directed by Nikolai Foster the production runs 26 September – 6 October, full details here.

As You Like It

The RSC have announced their 2019 Summer Season which features As You Like It – directed by Kimberley Sykes and with movement direction by Ayse Tashkiran.
Full details here!


The Lovely Bones


The Lovely Bones – with sound design by Helen Skiera has opened to fantastic reviews. It runs at the Royal and Derngate until 22 September before a UK tour! Click here for more details.

The Mountaintop

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Young Vic, the Oliver award winning play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall is touring the UK.  The play features lighting design by Lizzie Powell, video design by Nina Dunn and movement direction by Jennifer Jackson.


Gecko’s ‘Missing’, designed by Rhys Jarman will play in the newly reopened Grand Hall at the Battersea Arts Centre.

The Village

Joanna Scotcher is designer of The Village at Theatre Royal Stratford East. It runs until 6 October, full details here.
★★★★★ ‘Outstanding, an enthralling production.’ Morning Star
★★★★ ‘An impressive, blood-stirring evening.’ The Guardian
★★★★ ‘A great piece of storytelling… flat-out wonderful.’ The Times
★★★★ ‘Relentlessly gripping… elemental and overwhelming.’ Time Out
★★★★ ‘Anya Chalotra gives a cracking performance.’ The Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Striking use of movement and music.’ Financial Times


Come on Home

Colin Richmond returns to the Abbey Theatre, Dublin to design Come On Home, a new play by Phillip McMahon. It runs until 4 August and full details are here!

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