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Hire Our Van

We have a 7 seater touring crew van that we are happy to hire out to other theatre companies. She is an LDV Maxus (LWB) van with room for 7 people and a load space of 7 feet x 6 feet x 5 feet. Plenty of room for your set, costumes and people.

She is London Emission Zone Compliant and comes with full AA cover.

£250 + Vat per week

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The Dumb Waiter

The Dumb Waiter & The Lover

March To June 2012

DATES:

March to June 2017

CAST:

Nicholas Gasson
Rebecca Robson
John O’Connor

CREATIVE TEAM:

WRITER: HAROLD PINTER
DIRECTOR: JONATHAN KEMP
LIGHTING: DUNCAN HANDS

VENUES:

TOURING TO 50 VENUES INCLUDING YORK THEATRE ROYAL, HARROGATE THEATRE, GEORGIAN THEATRE ROYAL, GULBENKIAN THEATRE, DERBY GUILDHALL, THEATRE SEVERN.

The Show

A highly entertaining double-bill of classic, sinister black comedies by the Nobel prize-winning playwright.

In 'The Dumb Waiter', two hit-men are waiting in a basement room to do a job. Strange messages keep appearing via a serving hatch. Who are they from? And why are they waiting? Comedy and menace collide seamlessly in this classic Pinter one-act play from 1960.

In 'The Lover', Richard and Sarah have been married for 10 years. Every morning he commutes into the City to pour over balance sheets and graphs while she shows her lover the hollyhocks. Everything is not quite as it seems as fantasy and reality converge to dizzying effect.

REVIEWS:

‘'European Arts Company provides sheer entertainment but also an excellent opportunity for seeing high-quality live theatre'  
- International Herald Tribune

‘European Arts Company really takes the audience by storm…a surreal performance, witty and hilarious, full of energy talent and creativity.’ - Culture Guide

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Nov - Dec 2017

Directed by Peter Craze. Performed by John O'Connor. In support of the children’s charity Barnardo’s.

"I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A Happy New Year to all the world!"

A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol was the first public reading Charles Dickens gave of his own work. He enacted it over 150 times and the effect on the public was phenomenal. ‘The success was most wonderful and prodigious – perfectly overwhelming and astounding altogether!’ he said after the first night. 

This Christmas, you can experience what it must have been like to be in the audience as we faithfully recreate the author’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story.

Following on from last year’s sell-out tour, this is a wonderfully evocative evening and an acting tour de force. Come and enjoy a seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future…

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Tour Dates 2017

November

December

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Rondo Theatre, Bath

Stamford Arts Centre

The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University

Swindon Arts Centre

Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham

Bridport Arts Centre

The Music Room, Brighton Royal Pavilion

The Music Room, Brighton Royal Pavilion

Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford Civic

Loughborough Town Hall

Astor Theatre, Deal

The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

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International

International

SELECTED OVERSEAS TOURING PRODUCTIONS

By: George Bernard Shaw
Director: John O’Connor
Cast: Sadie Tonks, Lloyd Ryan-Thomas, Ellis J Wells, David Lenik, Grace Dunne

A co-production with Il Palchetto Stage. It toured to 75 towns and cities throughout Italy, performing to over 100,000 people.

By: Oscar Wilde
Director: John O’Connor
Cast: Pip Brignall, Haroon Jafarey-Hall, Eva Savage, Ben Darlington, Nick Maxwell

A co-production with Il Palchetto Stage. It toured to 75 towns and cities throughout Italy, performing to over 100,000 people.

By: Samuel Beckett
Director: John O’Connor
Cast: Ben Darlington, Maxwell Tyler, Eva Savage, Ben Higgins

By: Oscar Wilde
Director: John O’Connor
Cast: Edward Elgood, Heather Mason, Ben Bellamy, Charlotte Carter

By: Jane Austen
Director: John O’Connor
Cast: Ben Bellamy, Viola Newbury, Chris Waplington, Heather Mason, Christopher Tester, Rachel Nottingham

Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: Charlotte Carter, David Alderman, Alice Brickwood,
William Vasey, Harry Lobek

By: George Orwell
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: Robert Stocks, Rayyah McCaul, Rob Harding, Suzie Edwards, Ryan Jones, Jonathan Sanger

By: John Osborne
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: Matthew Pattimore, Jaymie Addicott, David Alderman, Natasha White

By: Oscar Wilde
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: William Vasey, Holly Walters, Nigel Laird, William Hartley, Nicholas Waters

By: John Buchan
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: Polly Maberly, John O’Connor, Jonathan Waite, Jonny Kemp

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Publications

Publications

Order Our Published Plays

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

Author: Merlin Holland and John O'Connor
Published by: Samuel French

14th February 1895 was the opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest at the St James Theatre in London and the zenith of Oscar Wilde’s career. Yet within 100 days, Wilde had been through three trials and was sentenced to two year’s hard labour. Where outside of Shakespeare and Sophocles has there been a more shocking fall from grace? Using the actual transcripts of 'the trial of the century’ we can feel what it was like to be in court during the electric exchanges between Wilde and the prosecution.

"A lofty and beguiling Wilde in a smart play that reveals the establishment at its worst"

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

Author: Merlin Holland and John O'Connor
Published by: Samuel French

Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old.

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UK Productions

UK Productions

View our list of past productions. Click the image for more info on each production.

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UK Productions

By: Anton Chekhov
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: Richard Latham, Vivienne Rowdon, John O’Connor

By: Robert Louis Stevenson
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: William Hartley, Jennifer Bryden, Richard Latham, Arthur Pugh

By: Charles Dickens
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: Nigel Nevinson, Richard Latham, Vanessa Morley, Richard Mansfield, Paul Lincoln, Nicholas Waters.

By: Oscar Wilde
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: William Vasey, Mario Vernazza, Jennifer Bryden, Richard Latham, William Hartley.

By: ANTON CHEKHOV
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: Daniel Harcourt, Jennifer Bryden, Richard Latham

By: Harold Pinter
Director: Jonathan Kemp
Cast: John O’Connor, Miriam Dooley, Richard Latham

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