The Metamorphosis

I have just finished work on Vanishing Point‘s new version of The Metamorphosis, an international co-production with Tron Theatre and Emilia Romagna Teatro, Italy. A great team to work with and thrilled to see the show getting such positive reviews.

★★★★★The Stage “The design is perfect, from Mark Melville’s cold but searingly emotive electronic score…”

★★★★★The Scotsman “…lighting and sound complete the impact of this consummate piece of theatrical poetry”

★★★★★The Herald “A searing and devastatingly realised meditation on what it means to be a foreign body in an increasingly terrified world”

★★★★The Guardian “… uncanny reading of the temperature of the times, from the fragility of the gig economy to the migrant crisis, it is an unsettling play for today”

Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic

Theatre by the Lake Summer Season

I am working on two shows for the current season at Theatre by the Lake: The Children and Guards at the Taj.

The Children, directed by Stefan Escreet is open and getting great reviews ★★★★ – The Stage ‘…driven by Mark Melville’s eerily powerful sound design’

Guards at the Taj, directed by Kash Arshad opens August 8th.

Where Do We Belong? Northern Stage

Incredibly proud of the show and process of making Where Do We Belong, directed by Louie Ingham at Northern Stage. One of the most vital and powerful pieces of theatre i’ve worked on. Review here‘this vibrant pulsating ninety minutes production which is simply the best young people’s theatre I have seen in decades of sitting in darkened rooms with a twitching pen’


2018 was a busy one and I was fortunate enough to work with some incredible artists and companies on some fantastic projects. Here is a full list of the year that was:

  • Flight – transfer to New York (3 month residency at the McKittrick), Vox Motus – Directed by Jamie Harrison & Candice Edmunds. New York Times review here
  • Keeping the Lights On – Ragged Edge Productions. Directed by Stefan Escreet
  • Frankenstein – Royal Exchange. Directed by Matthew Xia
  • 1984 – Emilia Romagna Teatro (Modena, Italy) – Directed by Matthew Lenton
  • Where Do We Stand? – Northern Stage. Directed by Louie Ingham
  • The Manchester Project – Monkeywood Theatre/HOME. Directed by Martin Gibbons
  • Flight – transfer to Galway International Arts Festival, Vox Motus – Directed by Jamie Harrison & Candice Edmunds
  • Out There – Mortal Fools. Directed by Helen Ferguson
  • Where Do We Stand? Chosen to open Birmingham Rep’s European Festival of Youth Theatre – Northern Stage. Directed by Louie Ingham
  • The Greatest Play in the History of the World (with Julie Hesmondhalgh)- Shown as part of the Traverse’s festival programme – Tara Finney Productions/Royal Exchange. Directed by Raz Shaw
  • Great Exhibition of the North – Northern Stage. Directed by Louie Ingham
  • Road – Leeds Playhouse. Directed by Amy Leach
  • Flight – transfer to Melbourne International Arts Festival, Vox Motus – Directed by Jamie Harrison & Candice Edmunds
  • B!rth – Wellcome Trust. Directed by Emma Callander
  • 1984 – remount for tour across Italy. Emilia Romagna Teatro (Modena, Italy) – Directed by Matthew Lenton
  • Little Gift – Andy Manley/M6 Theatre/The Lowry. Directed by Andy Manley & Gilly Baskeyfield

Greatest Play at The Traverse

The Greatest Play In The History Of The World will be shown as part of the Traverse Theatre’s festival programme. So pleased more people will get to see this beautiful show.

Written by Ian Kershaw, directed by Raz Shaw and performed by Julie Hesmondhalgh.