Angus MacRae
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SUMMER & SMOKE
Almeida Theatre & Duke of York’s Theatre

DIRECTED BY Rebecca Frecknall
PRODUCED BY Almeida Theatre & Sonia Friedman Productions (West End)
STARRING Patsy Ferran, Matthew Needham
ACTOR/MUSICIANS Seb Carrington, Forbes Masson, Anjana Vasan, Tok Stephen, Eric MacLennan, Nancy Crane

The Olivier Award winning Summer & Smoke, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, enjoyed a sell-out run at London's Almeida Theatre and transferred to The Duke Of York's Theatre in the West End, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. Scored for nine upright pianos surrounding the stage, the score was performed live and from memory by a cast of actor musicians. Starring Patsy Ferran and Matthew Needham.

"Angus MacRae's score shimmers like the sultry summer wind, twangs with Alma’s anxiety and clamours with her barely repressed tumult."
The Sunday Times
"The ensemble are often required to hunch down and tickle the ivories – sometimes the odd note, insistently and sadly hammered, at other points a collective onrush of undulating sounds. It’s as if everything musical about the writing, and everything that’s wordless, ineffable, too... has found its ideal companion"
The Telegraph
"Music is key in [Rebecca Frecknall’s] pleasingly abstract revival…The cast play Angus MacRae’s score like a subtext, amplifying unspoken desires and fears"
The Independent
"The actors provide a thrumming live soundtrack that sometimes works up into rippling melodies. The eloquent use of sound and light sculpts the space, drawing us into Alma's inner world: an arena of would-be harmony and jangling discord"

Financial Times

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

★★★★★ The Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Financial Times, The Observer, Time Out, The Stage, Metro

Olivier Award Winner 2019 - Best Revival


THREE SISTERS
Almeida Theatre

DIRECTED BY Rebecca Frecknall
ADAPTED BY Cordelia Lynn
PRODUCED BY Almeida Theatre

Directed by Rebecca Frecknall in a new version by Cordelia Lynn, Three Sisters was performed at the Almeida Theatre in Spring 2019.

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공·空·ZERO: RESTRICTION, BODY & TIME
Arko Arts Centre, Seoul

CHOREOGRAPHED BY Marc Brew & Bora Kim
PRODUCED BY Susan Hay & Mijin Lee for Mark Brew Company & BORART

Commissioned by the British Council, South Korea, and supported by Creative Scotland, 공·空·ZERO is a new work from choreographers Marc Brew and Bora Kim, which was premiered at the ARKO Arts Theatre in Seoul as part of the closing programme of the year long UK/Korea Creative Future, Festival of Arts and Disability.

For five weeks, the two artists shared a rehearsal space to discover new body languages, visual elements, and music. They attempt to empty the space, time, and their bodies to the state of zero, starting from their most natural condition. Through such an attempt, the artists show that we are neither the same nor different: being the same and different do not always exist in a pair.

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FROM ABOVE
International Tour

CHOREOGRAPHED BY Tamsin Fitzgerald for 2Faced Dance

Choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald, From Above forms part of a triple bill from the all male 2Faced Dance company, which has toured nationally and internationally.

"From Above sees Tamsin Fitzgerald filling the stage space with big, breezy moves, as 2Faced’s five excellent male dancers negotiate the conflicting tides of Angus MacRae’s composition for cello and piano. It’s confident, sinewy stuff."
The Observer

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MEETING
UK Tour

CHOREOGRAPHED BY Wayne Parsons for Wayne Parsons Dance

Have you ever told an old story to someone new, and noticed that it had changed since you last told it? Or that someone else has remembered it differently?

Meeting explores the retelling of a shared memory, investigating what it means to remember. It premiered at The Place, London, and was a finalist in the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

★★★★ The Guardian

Finalist, Copenhagen International Choreography Competition

 

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Dreaming in Code
International Tour

CHOREOGRAPHED BY Tamsin Fitzgerald for 2Faced Dance

Choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald for the all male 2Faced Dance company, Lucid Grounds forms part of Dreaming in Code, an explosive double bill that fuses kinetically charged rhythms and visceral storytelling to create and explore a powerful vision of the future.

Co-composed alongside Alex Baranowski, the music for Lucid Grounds is an atmospheric combination of piano, strings and electric guitars set against a backdrop of breakbeat inspired rhythms and electronic basslines.

Dreaming in Code toured the UK and internationally.