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Pitcairn (2014)

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Playwright: Richard Bean
Directed by: Max Stafford-Clark

Richard Bean’s brutal telling of the colonisation of the remote island of Pitcairn by Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers.

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Doctor Scroggy's War (2014)

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Playwright: Howard Brenton
Directed by: John Dove

Hilarious and moving, Doctor Scroggy’s War gives a sideways look at the First World War a hundred years after its onset.

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Punishment Without Revenge (2014)

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Playwright: Lope de Vega
Directed by: Ernesto Arias

On its cleverly mapped journey towards a violent climax equal to that of any Jacobean playwright, El castigo sin venganza explores the tragic role of honour in seventeenth century life – cruel, necessary, ineluctable.

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The Comedy of Errors (2014)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Blanche McIntyre

Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

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King Lear (2014)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Bill Buckhurst

Its tempestuous poetry shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, King Lear is one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.

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Holy Warriors (2014)

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Playwright: David Eldridge
Directed by: James Dacre

From the crusades of Richard the Lionheart to the bloody conflicts of our own century, Holy Warriors is a sweeping fantasia of holy war, fraught diplomacy and revenge in the struggle for Jerusalem and the Holy Lands.

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Julius Caesar (2014)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power.

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The Last Days of Troy (2014)

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Playwright: Simon Armitage
Directed by: Nick Bagnall

The Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. Desperate and exhausted, both Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory.

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