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red shift theatre company
Drama

SIZE OF COMPANY
6–10

SCALE OF VENUE
Small- to middle-scale
Minimum stage area 6m x 6m with 3.5m clearance

PERMANENT STAFF
Artistic Director
Jonathan Holloway

General Manager
Emma Rees

Marketing & Administration Officer
Leanne Cosby

ARTISTIC POLICY
Red Shift creates theatre that draws on European influences, marrying traditional narrative and character-based drama with art-house performance, employing design, image, music and spectacle. The company is committed to recruiting practitioners of calibre to create genuinely popular, exciting and accessible theatre, and to resisting compromise either in the reach of ideas or quality of production. Red Shift exists to tell important stories from diverse sources with commitment, style and wit.

REVIEW EXTRACTS
'Superb in-yer-face stage adaptation… reeks of sweat and piss, and disappointed dreams… cool as heck.' The Guardian (Get Carter)

'A hard-edged, relentless show… as graphic as a streak of blood on a breezeblock wall.' The Scotsman (Get Carter)

'Powerful and chilling… a gripping, heartstopping and superb piece of theatre.' The Edinburgh Guide.com (Get Carter)

CURRENT PRODUCTIONS
Get Carter by Ted Lewis, adapted by Jonathan Holloway. A superbly written revenge tragedy for the modern age; a shocking, provocative tale of sin and redemption; a dark, twisted take on the ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ era. (95 mins no interval, 6 on stage, 8 on the road, strong language and nudity)

Vertigo By Boileau & Narcejac, adapted by Jonathan Holloway. A searing, claustrophobic tale of obsession, madness and murder. Vertigo is a wonderfully plotted thriller; a chilling exploration of identity, objectification and patriarchy; a compelling production with a shocking twist. (90 mins no interval, 4 on stage, 8 on the road, some nudity)

FUTURE PRODUCTION
Mephisto By Klaus Mann, adapted by Jonathan Holloway. A bitter indictment of the ‘abject, treacherous intellectual’ whose vanity allows them to trade integrity for acclaim, even at the expense of giving credibility to a sickening, brutal regime. (Running time tbc, 6 on stage, 8 on the road)

WRAP-AROUND ACTIVITY
Red Shift offers a range of education activity including participatory workshops, pre- and post-show talks and study packs.

TOURING AVAILABILITY
Get Carter and Vertigo from spring 2007 and Mephisto from autumn 2007.