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It has landed! Our brand new film ‘Deep Field’, made by 59 in collaboration with the Space Telescope Science Institute and Grammy-Award winning composer and conductor @EricWhitacre is now live on @YouTube: @virtualchoir @spacetelescope #space #universe
Enjoyed the splendidly intense #Loveliesbleeding @the_printroom last night with gorgeous atmospheric video design from @andrzejgoulding
We love this blog post by @AyseTashkiran about her process as movement director on The Wolves, which finishes this Saturday! "I certainly see this as a celebration in creating movement for young women that emphasises their physical capacity and prowess"
Nothing To Be Written is a VR experience by @AnnaHMeredith x @59productions x #BBCVRHub Available to download on Oculus & free @BarbicanCentre this Armistice weekend as part of @BBCSO, as well as selected UK libraries. @bbcproms @RHChelsea #nothingtobewritten #fivetelegrams
Don’t miss the @BBCClick interview with 59's Director Lysander Ashton on @BBCBreakfast tomorrow morning #NothingToBeWritten #bbcvrhub #virtualreality #ww1 #wwi #remembrance #technews @BBCProms @1418NOW
Anthony Neilson has written a wonderful obituary of Chahine Yavroyan for the @guardian
A great review for Romeo and Juliet that discusses how the excitement is fuelled by the movement direction by @AyseTashkiran. We couldn't agree more!
Very much enjoyed the @TheRSC’s strikingly powerful production of #romeoandjuliet with brilliant movement from @AyseTashkiran
The @MetOpera production of Marnie, designed by @59productions will be broadcast on Saturday 10 November. Find out where you can watch it here:
***** 'Contagion is sharp and precise, but also imaginatively inventive': @SJeyasinghDance @britishlibrary #contagion #SpanishFlu
I finally got my chance to see Contagion by @SJeyasinghDance beautifully designed by Merle Hensel with lots of clever video by Nina Dunn @nina_pixelpixie
Beautiful pared down design by Merle Hensel for the astonishing, powerful Ear for Eye @royalcourt
Bravo BBW for understanding how my movement direction works - more reviewers like this please "In creating this production, the team have combined professional football training with movement direction, thus adding to its original feel”
Critics are loving THE WOLVES, but what are audiences saying? Check it out! #JoinThePack⚽️🐺 Must end Sat 17 Nov Tickets:
We were blown away by the movement direction by @AyseTashkiran in The Wolves at @stratfordeast. The physical language is such an intricate part of the production!
The elephant in the room... Bravo Samal Blak for a cracking design for Figaro at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
“it is staged on a revolving shipping-container set by Andrzej Goulding, so malleable it feels like a character in itself.” A lovely review for The Unreturning, designed by @andrzejgoulding
Catch this at the British Library, London, next week!
Hello. I am bursting with excitement to be designing “The end of history...” in this very very sick season. Good that innit?
Today is the 135th Anniversary of the opening of the @MetOpera - which means it's 10 years since we designed the gala for the 125th Anniversary with @juliancrouch. Here's our animation of Chagall's The Triumph of Music from that event
Thrilled that @Grace_Smart will be designing The End of History by Jack Thorne and and that Cyprus Avenue, designed by Lizzie Clachan, will be returning to the @royalcourt
Congratulations to our clients who have been shortlisted: @andrzejgoulding - set designer of The Unreturning Lizzie Clachan - for her costume designs in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Aline David - choreographer of Dance Nation
Couldn’t ask for a better@nytimes review for ⁦@TheFerrymanBway⁩ composed and sound designed by Nick Powell ⁦@oskaronline
Nick Powell where he should be - on the red carpet - before the triumphant opening of @TheFerrymanBway which he composed and sound designed. @oskaronline
"At L.A. Opera, [Satyagraha] is better still and a landmark for the company." We're still on cloud 9 from opening night of #Satyagraha this past weekend and the @latimes review has us feeling giddy! Read more 👇🏽
Movement by @AyseTashkiran - very excited about this one!
A stunning @LAOpera premiere of #Satyagraha last night, a production that feels more timely than ever. Congratulations to the whole family esp director Phelim McDermott @openspacer, costume design Kevin Pollard, set Julian Crouch, projections @59productions. Just wonderful!
Sad not to be in London for the march today but we will be opening an Opera about how a march can change history in LA tonight! With you all in spirit and that is the essential deep part of #Satyagraha #phlipglass #peoplesvote #finalsay
Fine attention to detail by costume designer Kevin Pollard!
Nico Mulhy’s Marnie opened last night @MetOpera. The set looked glorious thanks to magic created by @59productions and @juliancrouch . Tippi Hedren taking a bow was an extra bonus.

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


Approaching Empty

Pooja Ghai directs Approaching Empty by Ishy Din for Tamasha, The Kiln and Live Theatre. Full details are here.

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!

The Lehman Trilogy

Nick Powell is music and sound designer on The Lehman Trilogy, charting the history and legacy of the family business that collapsed and sparked a worldwide financial crisis. The production plays at the Lyttleton Theatre until 20 October. More details here.

Jimmy’s Hall Revival

Following sell out performances and critical acclaim in the summer of 2017, Jimmy’s Hall, designed by Colin Richmond returns for an Irish Tour. The Abbey Theatre production will play in Limerick, Galway and Cork. Full details can be found here.

Exit the King

Emily-Jane Boyle is movement director on Exit The King at the Olivier, National Theatre. This new adaptation by Patrick Marber of Ionesco’s play runs from 17 July until 6 October, book tickets here!

A Monster Calls

The theatre adaptation of A Monster Calls at the Old Vic Theatre features costume design by Katie Sykes and with puppetry by Laura Cubitt.  The production runs until 25 August, click here for further details.

Home, I’m Darling

Laura Wade’s new play Home, I’m Darling features choreography by Charlotte Broom. The productions runs at Theatre Clwyd until 14 July, it then plays at the Dorfman Theatre, 24 July – 5 September

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