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Loves Sacrifice

by John Ford



'The first striking thing about this production is Anna Fleischle’s design. In place of the usual Swan severity, she gives us a set dominated by receding skeletal arches, sulphurously lit from within, that lead the eye towards shifting, painterly images of religious martyrdom and ecstasy...'

★★★★ The Guardian


'a densely plotted carnal tragedy of lust, misapprehension and revenge... Dunster and his designer Anna Fleischle  bathe these antics in some striking visual imagery'

★★★★ Whats On Stage


Dunster has made a very beautiful production of this play of ugliness. Designer Anna Fleischle has churched the Swan stage. The floor is carpeted in black velvet and a series of metal arches frame the play space, glowing ominously during scenes of high tension. Videos are projected on the windows at the back of the set and the beautiful, ornate costumes pop against the black backdrop.

★★★★ The Stage

Loves Sacrifice

by John Ford



Royal Shakespeare Company

Struck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. But he's not the only one who loves her. Unknown to him, his best friend Fernando has also fallen for Bianca, and with each day that passes he finds it harder to conceal his true feelings.

While the Duke is unaware of his friend's dilemma, his sister soon realises what is happening. Racked with jealousy by her own desire for Fernando, she begins to manipulate her brother, encouraging him to act against his friend. With echoes of Shakespeare's Othello, John Ford's rarely performed play is a thrilling revenge tragedy powered by the destructive force of unrequited love.


11 April - 24 June 2015


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Director by Matthew Dunster

Designer Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer Lee Curren

Sound Designer  Ian Dickinson

Vido Designer  Dick Straker

Fight Director Kate Waters


Liberian Girl

by Diana Nneka Atuona
Royal Court Theatre

Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into ‘Small Boys Units’.
First-time writer Diana Nneka Atuona‘s Alfred Fagon award-winning play tells one teenage girl’s story of survival in this intimate and immersive production.


This is an immersive , standing production. The performance includes replica fire-arms, loud gun shots and scenes of strong sexual violence. It is an intimate space & you will be directed around by the actors during the performance.


7 - 31 of January 2015 : Jerwood Theate Upstairs


3 - 7 of February 2015: CLF Theatre, Peckham


10 - 14 of February: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham



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Diana Nneka Atuona is nominated for


Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2015


Juma Sharkah was nominated for the

Olivier Award 2015

'Outstanding Achievement

in an Affiliate Theatre'

for her performance in Liberian Girl

Director by Matthew Dunster

Designer Anna Fleischle

Lighting Designer Phillip Gladwell

Sound Designer  George Dennis

Fight Director Kate Waters


'...taken far out of the ordinary by an extraordinary, immersive staging directed with great imagination by Matthew Dunster, who capitalises on Anna Fleishchle's scenic design, which goes way beyond what we would normally describe as a set.' British Theatre Guide


★★★★ What’s On Stage, Matt Trueman

'Matthew Dunster's quickfire, brutal staging is totally transporting. Anna Feischle's design combines real materials - metal, sticks and concrete - with smart signs of its own theatricality, and the ensemble acting is absolutely first-rate.’


★★★★ Independent, Paul Taylor
‘Powerfully disturbing and immersive. Devastating.’


★★★★ Telegraph, Ben Lawrence
‘Reminds us of the human capacity for hope. Assured, provocative debut. Brutally immersive. Timeless.’


★★★★ Guardian, Michael Billington
‘Impressive play that opens our eyes to Liberia’s past. Strikingly immediate.’


★★★★ The Daily Mail, Patrick Marmion
‘One of the most astonishing shows I’ve seen at the Royal Court’



by Simon Stephens

World Premiere


Royal Exchange Theatre


directed by Sarah Frankcom

designed by Anna Fleischle

lighting by Lee Curren

sound by Peter Rice

'Simon Stephens latest play – strange, haunting, hyperreal – is set in Stockport too, a place that in Anna Fleischle's design appears to have been entirely concreted over, as if someone wants to hide a terrible secret....'

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