Take a look at what some of our associate artists are up to this season...

This season we are very happy to have a number of our associate artists presenting their work in our studio theatre. Our ASSOCIATE ARTIST SCHEME allows us to support and champion a diverse and varied range of new work by emerging and existing artists and companies.

Take a look at what some of our associate companies are up to at Harrogate Theatre this season.

To start off the season Michael Sabbaton and Rachel Halliwell are presenting their own studio shorts. These are opportunities to gain insight into their creative processes.

For the last seven years, Michael Sabbaton (FRI 15 SEP) has established himself as a performer, writer and producer of dark, cult theatre, concentrating on bringing the works of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft to the stage. Audiences are invited to join him for an evening exploring his process and passion and hear of his plans for the future.

Rachael Halliwell (SAT 16 SEP) will be showcasing three new short works inspired by newspaper articles and the alternative facts culture that we are now living in. She is collaborating with local musicians Martin Rose and Rufus Beckett who have created original musical responses to the shorts.

After their successful run of The Worried Walrus back in 2014, Odd Doll are bringing their brand new show Seaside Terror (THU 26 - SAT 28 OCT) – a celebration of the British horror and holidays of the 1970s. They will be using their trademark brew of puppetry, clown and specially composed music to fill the stage with nerve-shattering shocks. 

 After a sell out run last year, Alex Z. Robinson returns not only with the original sell out show, The Book of Darkness & Light (SAT 16 – SUN 17 DEC) but also with Shivers: Stories from The Book of Darkness & Light (SAT 13 - SUN 14 & SAT 20 – SUN 21) – brand new ghost stories.

Finally Townsend Productions are back, this time in February, after their successful tour of Dare Devil Rides to Jarama. Described as creating ‘vivid politically committed theatre’, We are the Lions, Mr Manager (MON 5 – SAT 10 FEB) tells the story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike. She brought the issue of workplace exploitation and racism to the fore, and challenged the perception of Asian women being inherently passive and docile.

 Keep an eye out on our ASSOCIATE ARTIST SCHEME website page to see our full list of associate artists and keep up to date with what they will be doing next.