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Movement Direction:

Reviews are in for The Box of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall:

Running December 2017 – 6th Jan 2018

★★★★ ‘Inventive staging… it successfully creates a world that can contain the traditional and the visionary’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘An enterprising Christmas show that makes inventive use of the theatre’s atmospheric space… creative visual flair’ Financial Times

★★★★ ‘the small enchantments keep coming … a DIY aesthetic with inventiveness of detail, as miniature steam trains float through wintry landscapes and stags step out of wardrobes’ Sunday Times

★★★★ ‘Old favorite is packed with festive treats‘ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘beautiful Frantic Assembly-esque movement by Simon Pittman… a truly charming festive treat that will thrill the kids while entrancing the adults’. Whats On Stage

★★★★ ‘Captures the dreamlike strangeness of a much loved Christmas classic’ Radio Times

★★★★★ ‘I sat in a sea of bewitched adults and wide-eyed children. Puppets. Music. Video. Parachute quantities of fabric. Movement and poise. With light and images keeping your eye focused to avoid the slight of hand’. The Spy In The Stalls

★★★★ Every form of stage magic bursts out of this production… it all builds to a roaring climax. This is an epic children’s fantasy realised with ambition, love and care. The Stage

★★★★ The Morning Star

★★★ ‘The animal puppetry is as good as it is in The Lion King’ London Theatre 1

Direction and Choreography

National Youth Theatre present Frantic Assembly’s Othello at The Ambassadors Theatre, West End, 26th September – 8th December 2017

Written by William Shakespeare and adapted by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly

It’s been a privilege to direct this new version of Frantic’s adaptation of Othello with such an exciting young company of actors. Reviews are coming in and audience’s are packing it out. Couldn’t be prouder of this fab young company!

Press

★★★★★  ‘This adaptation brings the text of “Othello” bang up to date. The direction, and particularly the choreography (and I use that word advisedly) was stunning’  London Theatre 1

★★★★★ ‘Simon Pittman’s direction has drawn out fantastic performances …This is a visceral, thought-provoking and accessible retelling of a great Shakespearean tragedy’ Broadway World

★★★★★  ‘vibrant, fast-moving and truly engaging’ Plays To See

★★★★  ‘Slick, visually arresting adaptation showcases a skilled and committed ensemble’  The Stage

★★★★  ‘I challenge anyone who thinks that Shakespeare is boring, irrelevant and incomprehensible to come and see this production, featuring the stars of the future, and then re evaluate’  Upstaged Arts

‘Vibrant and theatrically exciting… the succinct, fast paced two hour (including interval) piece is both riveting and profoundly shocking’  Sardines Magazine

 

Selector for The National Student Drama Festival 2018

I’m working as a selector for the festival for the second year after taking a show there as a student 11 years ago! Feeling older and happy. NSDF is an amazing organisation that has begun the careers of many, many great artists, actors, directors, journalists, critics, and theatre makers. (NDSF.org.uk)

 

 

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