ATC Theatre

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Actors Touring Company (ATC)[1] is a touring theatre company based in London, founded in 1978 by Artistic Director John Retallack. Previous Artistic Directors have included Mark Brickman, 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.

Ramin Gray's tenure (2011 - present)[edit]

Bijan Sheibani's tenure (2007 - 2011)[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 Apples and Snakes

Gordon Anderson's tenure (2001 - 2007)[edit]

Nick Philippou's tenure (1992 - 2000)[edit]

Ceri Sherlock's tenure (1989 - 1992)[edit]

Mark Brickman's tenure (1986 - 1988)[edit]

John Retallack's tenure (1980 - 1985)[edit]


  1. ^ Hanks, Robert (12 November 1997). "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 8 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Alistair Smith, "ATC appoints Ramin Gray as artistic director", The Stage, 14 October 2010.
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (14 November 2007). "The Brothers Size". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Bassett, Kate (30 December 2007). "Theatre Review of the year: Stallions take the laurels from Shakespeare". The Independent. London. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′38″N 0°04′33″W / 51.5273°N 0.0759°W / 51.5273; -0.0759