SIZE OF COMPANY
9 on the road
SCALE OF VENUE
Middle- to large-scale
Pilot creates inspiring and challenging work for young people with an emphasis on contemporary work and the utilisation of new technologies to encourage creative opportunities for collaboration and participation. The company produces visually engaging, relevant work which reflects the cultural diversity and experience of our society.
‘The production seems to have everything: pace, precision, power. The result is sensational.’ The Guardian (Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads)
‘This production is a masterclass in demonstrating how innovative direction can polish a beautifully written work to perfection.’ The Stage (Beautiful Thing)
‘William Golding meets Quentin Tarantino.’ Financial Times
Looking for JJ Six years ago, three children went to play near a lake on the edge of town. Later that day only two of them came back. Based on the multi-award winning novel for teenagers, Looking for JJ is a gripping story of suspense and intrigue. Written by Anne Cassidy. (90 mins, no interval, 6 on stage, 9 on the road.)
Fungus the Bogeyman Written by Raymond Briggs, Fungus the Bogeyman’s job is to venture “up top” above Bogeydom to scare drycleaners, but when one adventure backfires, the Bogeypeople’s worst nightmare becomes a reality, a drycleaner has discovered their existence! Evergreen tale of slime, bogeys, magic and mayhem for all the family. (60 mins, 6 on stage, 9 on the road.)
Lord of the Flies By William Golding. 10th Anniversary production. An inspirational piece of theatre, faithful to William Golding’s vision, this production allows the true dark nature of the story to be peeled back to reveal the inevitable disintegration of a precarious civilisation under the harsh glare of the elements. (120 mins including interval, 8 on stage, 11 on the road.)
Pilot Theatre provides a wide range of education activities, including practical workshops for all ages, extensive downloadable resources (education pack, video, music, on line discussion) and training events for professionals in the use of new technologies in production and audience development. Lord of the Flies and Looking for JJ are both currently included in the UK’s English Literature schools curriculum. Further information available on the company’s website.
Looking for JJ from March 2008
Fungus the Bogeyman from September 2008
Lord of the Flies from spring 2009.