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Award winning AsOne Theatre Company presents: AsCend – An exciting extension to our work AsCend is a collaborative, contemporary arm to the company giving first jobs to the cream of Arts University Bournemouth Graduate Acting Stuents. We are proud to present: Phoebe Sharman, and Sorcha Martin in Escaping the Storm  touring England’s theatres, arts centres, and schools in Autumn (October) 2018 and Winter Acting (January/February) 2019.Phoebe Sharman graduated with a First Class Honours degree; and Sorcha Martin a 2.1 Acting Honours

Arts University Graduate 2018

Sorcha Martin

Arts University Graduate 2018

Phoebe Sharman









Combining crafted storytelling with simple, inventive design, AsCend’s emphasis is quality, multi-media performance, and a strong connection to our audiences.

AsCend is planned as an adjunct to AsOne Theatre Company, to provide a stimulating work experience for recent theatre practitioner graduates; facilitating a worthwhile launch pad into our industry, whilst gaining new skills and working along-side experienced professional practitioners on all aspects of production, rehearsal and tourinweb page or email TBg. AsCend aim to create fresh, inventive pieces of theatre using either existing text and/or new writing; seeking excellence in all aspects of production, design, devising, writing, composing, and performance. We are keen to equip each AsCend apprentice with an excellent reference, launching them into a fruitful performing arts career; whilst informing, engaging and entertaining a wide audience. Please follow this link for information re our present project:

WDDC logo B&W This year 2015 we are touring ‘tinderbox’  a re-imagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinderbox   written  by AsOne Theatre’s Assistant  Artistic Director, Jacqueline Avery. Putting the magic back into  family theatre! 

See our Home page  for details.


AsCend’s first touring  production 2013 was Diene Petterle, Neil Monaghan, and Christopher Heinmann’s thought provoking ‘100’

AsCend Physical Theatre Present '100'

AsCend Physical Theatre Present ‘100’

Imagine you had to choose just one memory to take into eternity, and that you would re-live that treasured memory afresh, experiencing it as for the first time over and over. That is what four characters are urged to do by a mysterious other – to a count of ‘100’! This singular decision turns out to be far more difficult than any can imagine. It challenges the way each have lived, loved, observed, and even valued life itself; there are implications none would have guessed. What memory would you choose? Award winning AsOne Theatre Presents its new sister company AsCend Physical Theatre with an imaginative, energetic approach to story-telling and a huge heart that will leave the audience buzzing with images, thoughts and questions. ‘100’ is an Edinburgh First winning production – realised anew by AsCend in collaboration with acclaimed director Peter John Cooper. Directed by Jacqueline Avery and Peter John Cooper Music by Simon Swarbrick

 ‘ Beautifully executed … its sheer unaffected simplicity is an integral part of its power… … this is a show that you will carry around with you long after you have left the theatre’

The Guardian, London

 Photos by Andy Sherlock  100_Rehearsal_11Sept_2013_HiRes-3 We are offering Transformation/Physical Theatre workshops for schools or students of drama.

Programmers – Tel: 01305 835541 for more information

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