ATC Theatre

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ATC (Actors' Touring Company[1]) is a touring theatre company based in London, founded in 1980 by Artistic Director John Retallack. Previous ATC Artistic Directors include Ceri Sherlock, Nick Philippou, Gordon Anderson and Bijan Sheibani. The current Artistic Director is Ramin Gray.[2]

Since 2007 the company has toured internationally and throughout the UK receiving Olivier Award nominations for the productions of The Brothers Size with the Young Vic and Ivan and the Dogs with Soho Theatre. ATC won an Olivier Award for the production of Gone Too Far! with the Royal Court Theatre. The company pursues a policy of internationalism - focusing on bringing international work to the UK and making theatre collaboratively with artists from abroad. Recent visits include Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Thrissur (all India) and Sulaymaniyah and Erbil in Kurdistan, Northern Iraq

Artistic Policy[edit]

ATC tours contemporary theatre with a strong international focus. They hire emerging and established artists from many spheres and backgrounds. Based in London but working closely with regional, national and international partners, ATC takes theatre to many different locales.


2012 - Illusions by Ivan Viripaev, translated by Cazimir Liske, directed by Ramin Gray

2012 - Crave by Sarah Kane, directed by Ramin Gray

2012- Wild Swans, adapted by Alex Woods from the memoire by Jung Chang, directed by Sasha Wares

2011- The Golden Dragon by Roland Schimmelpfennig, directed by Ramin Gray

2011- Fatherland by Tom Holloway, directed by Caroline Steinbeis

2010- Ivan and the Dogs by Hattie Naylor, directed by Ellen Mcdougall

2010- Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Bihan Sheibani

2009- Ghosts or Those Who Return, by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Rebecca Lenkiewciz, directed by Bijan Sheibani

2008- The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Bijan Sheibani[3]

2008- Gone Too Far!, by Bola Agbaje directed by Bijan Sheibani

2007- The Brothers Size, by Tarell Alvin Mc Craney, directed by Bijan Sheibani[4]

2006- Bad Jazz, by Robert Farquhar directed by Gordon Anderson

2006- Gizmo Love, by John Kolvenbach directed by Matt Wilde

2005- A Brief History of Helen of Troy, by Mark Schultz, directed by Gordon Anderson

2004- Jeff Koons, by Rainald Goetz, directed by Gordon Anderson

2004- Country Music, by Simon Stephens directed by Gordon Anderson

2003- Excuses!, by Joel Joan and Jordi Sanchez, directed by David Grindley

2003- One Minute, by Simon Stephens, directed by Gordon Anderson

Spin Off[edit]

2009- Young Blood, play readings in co-production with The Writers Company

2009- Lorca: A Dark River, as part of the Spanish Film Festival

2008- Directing Workshops

2008- Play Size, collaborative pieces with The Young Vic

2008- Going Far!

2008- Have We Gone Too Far?

2008- A Slam Too Far

2007- Panel Size

2007- Play Size, collaborative pieces with The Young Vic

2007- Poets Size, co-produced with Apple and Snakes


  1. ^ Hanks, Robert (1997-11-12). "Theatre: The road to hell is paved with good intentions, all the way from Thessaloniki Climbing back down into Orpheus's Underworld and finding light". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
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  3. ^ Billington, Michael (2007-11-14). "The Brothers Size". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2009-05-08. 
  4. ^ Bassett, Kate (2007-12-30). "Theatre Review of the year: Stallions take the laurels from Shakespeare". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2009-05-08. 

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