Research & Development
A page to stage in three months adaptation experiment making classics accessible to a young audience
Produced by Whole Hog Theatre Ltd
Dripping with dry wit and shrewd observations, our unique adaptation of PWK Stone's translation of Choderlos de Laclos' famous novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, brings Laclos himself to life as an arbiter of human pawns playing out mind-games on a giant chess board to a modern soundtrack designed to help young people engage with classic texts. We took our production on tour running workshops and talks for GCSE and A Level students
"BRAVE AND BEAUTIFULLY DIRECTED"
An exploration of identity; the difference between gender and sex through dance theatre
Produced by Whole Hog Theatre as part for assessment for the University of Warwick's Theatre Department.
Following the original 1550s Italian fairytale, we used Pina Bausch's intuitive and self-exploratory approaches to find an 'honest' means of physical expression when dealing with the themes of gender, identity and sexuality. This was our first collaboration with Junior Cunningham whose expertise helped us to produce an unsettlingly claustrophobic, intimate piece of dance theatre.
"BEAUTIFUL... SUBTLY ATMOSPHERIC...VERY IMPRESSIVE.
Dr Nicholas Whybrow
Five Kinds of SILENCE
A new, visceral adaptation of Shelagh Stephenson's radio play about cycles of abuse.
Produced by Whole Hog Theatre
under the auspices of Warwick University Drama Society
We adapted this one act radio play as an exploration of the physical and visceral movement to create a dark family affair in which the dead do tell tales. The show won the the Fest-Goer's Award for Best Production at National Student Drama Festival, 2011
"VIVID... STRIKING MOVEMENT SEQUENCES"
Kevin Berry, The Stage Online