Award winning AsOne Theatre Company presents: AsCend – An exciting extension to our work AsCend is a collaborative, contemporary arm to the company 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 touring. 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: www.as-onetheatre.co.uk/present-production/
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!
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AsCend’s first touring production 2013 was Diene Petterle, Neil Monaghan, and Christopher Heinmann’s thought provoking ‘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