The Fisherman’s Daughter – 2016 – 17
tinderbox – autumn 2015
‘A captivating twist on an original tale’
Play by Jacqueline Avery
Music by Joe Butcher
A war-torn soldier and an obstinate princess – aided by three unearthly dogs, a strange and wizened woman with a magic tinderbox – discover the unbreakable bonds of true love.
This new play gives a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale an illuminating Jurassic Coast twist, and AsOne AsCend ensemble add heart and soul dusted with humour.
‘tinderbox’ is an audio-visual treat to thrill all the family. Powerful physical storytelling; puppetry; shadow play and animated imagery – accompanied by live, original music and song – combine to create a spell-binding experience whatever your age.
AsOne AsCend ensemble is putting the magic back into family theatre.
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‘tinderbox’ tour 2015
|Friday 16 October||7.00pm||The Corn Exchange, Dorchester, Dorset||01305 266926||www.dorchestercornexchange.com|
|Wednesday 21 October||–||Burton Bradstock C of E Primary School||Students only|
|Thursday 22 October||–||St Michaels Primary School, Lyme Regis||Students only|
|Friday 23 October||–||Symondsbury C of E Primary School||Students only|
|Saturday 24 October||2.30pm||The Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth, Hants||023 9273 7370||www.groundlings.co.uk|
|Wednesday 28 October||2.30pm||The Regal Theatre, Minehead, Somerset||01643 706430||www.regaltheatre.co.uk|
|Thursday 29 October||7.30pm||The Princess Theatre, Burnham on Sea, Somerset||01278 793099||www.princesstheatreandartscentre.co.uk|
|Friday 30 October||7.30 pm||The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, Dorset||01929 422239||www.mowlemtheatre.com|
|Wednesday 04 November||7.00pm||The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, Somerset||01823 274 608||www.tauntontheatre.org.uk|
|Friday 06 November||7.30pm||Manor Pavilion, Sidmouth, Devon||01395 576798||www.manorpavilion.com|
|Saturday 07 November||7.30pm||Athenaeum Centre, Warminster, Wilts||01985 213891||www.theath.org.uk|
|Thursday 12 November||7.30pm||Greenford Primary School, Maiden Newton, Dorset||Students only|
|Friday 13 November||7.30pm||Pavilion Theatre, Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset||01305 783225||www.weymouthpavilion.com|
|Saturday 14 November||2.30/7.30pm||The Rondo Theatre, Bath||01225 444003||www.rondotheatre.co.uk|
|Friday 20 November||tbc||Hanger Farm, Totton, Southampton||023 8066 7274||www.totton.ac.uk/hanger-farm|
|Friday 4 December||7.30pm||Shelley Theatre, Boscombe, Dorset||01202 413 600||www.shelleytheatre.co.uk|
|Saturday 5 December||2.30/7.30pm||Shelley Theatre, Boscombe, Dorset||01202 413 600||www.shelleytheatre.co.|
Passion – autumn 2014
‘Wonderful play, amazing stories, incredible cast ‘ Pat Leech – audience member, The Omnibus Theatre, Clapham.
100 – autumn 2013
Award winning AsOneTheatre Company proudly presented it newest venture 2013: AsCend Physical Theatre chosing Diene Petterle, Neil Monaghan, and Christopher Heimann’s thought provoking ‘100’ as its first touring production.
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 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 presented 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. Written by Diene Petterle, Neil Monaghan and Christopher Heimann ‘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
Animation by Thomas Hughes
AsCend is touring late September through to late November 2013, and would love to come to your theatre. We also offer an optional audience Q & A post-performance; this comes at no extra-cost.
Our Final Performance of the tour is now upon us!
21st November 013 – Weymouth Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth, Dorset Box Office: 01305 783225 www.weymouthpavilion.com
There is a planned National Tour in Spring 2015
If we have already performed at your theatre we are always keen to return; if you have yet to see us in action we would be very excited to share ‘100’ with your audiences.
Programmers – Tel: 01305 835541 for more information
‘100’ – Fringe First Winner 2002
‘… this breathtaking piece of theatre. I do believe I will remember it, in both my head and my heart, all of my life. It is a tiny, huge, simple, complex play that touched me in places I didn’t even know I had. (…) This play moved me more profoundly than anything I can remember seeing in theatre..’ The Scotsman, Edinburgh
Photographs from the technical rehearsal – click on a thumbnail to launch a slideshow.
All photos of the technical rehearsal © Andy Sherlock
The Cabinet Makers Daughter – 2012
“compelling and powerful – brilliant acting”
This new play by Peter J Cooper portayed the life and final moments of the renowned 19th Century fossil hunter from Dorset – Mary Anning. It completed its 21 date tour on 16 November at the Bridport Arts Centre. The final three theatres played to capacity houses and overall represented one of the best audience take ups and responses to any of our productions to date.
She Opened The Door – 2010-2011
It successfully toured 15 theatres, starting at the 2010 International Thomas Hardy Festival in the Corn Exchange Dorchester and culminating in a rerprise performance in the garden of Hardy’s Home Max Gate – where the play was set.
“Sure to become a theatrical treasure of the future” – Dorset Echo.
A book of the play is now available on Amazon by Roving Press.
Hey Baby – 2009
Lets Do It -2007-2008
Evergreen Noel Coward and Cole Porter remain two of the wittiest and intelligent of 20th century composers and lyricists of revue/musical theatre. Their stories and music is inter-linked by photographs and film evoking contrasting times of gaiety and depression.
A String of Pearls – 2005
A String of Pearls toured from the end of April until late June 2005 in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire. It is an original project, the culmination of 18 month’s research and collation by As One Productions using more than 200 original WWII memories – sent from all over the UK – the stimulus for a story of three sisters with very different lives and goals. The sisters go on a journey of discovery whilst packing up their deceased Grandma’s possessions. What they learn about themselves is more than matched by what they learn about Grandma.
A thrilling string of stories about all kinds of women; the trailblazers, the homemakers, the brave, the frightened, the young innocents and the worldly-wise with one common denominator; an indomitable spirit… and Grandma certainly has the last word. This production sees the very experienced, singer/actress Giselle Summers joining as performer/joint musical director/vocal arranger.