Past Productions

The 4 Clowns Of The Apocalypse

Produced in collaboration with TEATRO REGIONAL DA SERRA DO MONTEMURO, Portugal. Premiered Auditório Municipal de Cinfães, Portugal 17 February 2018; UK premiere The Performance Hub Walsall 16 March 2018 ‘The end of the world is nigh! Well maybe! The Horsemen of the Apocalypse assemble to fulfil their prophesied function. With epic scale incompetence they grapple with ...
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The Body

Designed and directed by Andrew Harries, music and sound design by Simon Fraser, lighting design by Henrik Dahle. Henley Fringe Festival, July 2012. A NORTHFIELD END PRODUCTION. Premiere of Caroline Bowder's moving, challenging and often very funny play about confronting bowel cancer. by Caroline Bowder. Henley Fringe Festival
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Spiel Im Berg

(Play in the Mountain) by Felix Mitterer. Translated by Penny Black, directed by Andrew Harries, music & sound by Simon Fraser, designed by Francisco Rodriguez-Weil. UK premiere October 2005 ABSOLUTE THEATRE/YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE CO-PRODUCTION with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Snipe Charitable Trust Mitterer's tale of two miners trapped in a salt ...
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Jericho Stone

Performed March 2004 at the Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica, by 120 students of the Edna Manley College, Mona High and Mona Heights Schools, with an additional recorded performance by children from Godwin Junior School, Forest Gate, London. Written by Peter Cann, directed by Andrew Harries, music by Ibo Cooper and Simon Fraser. Designed by ...
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The Crow Gate

by Peter Cann and Simon Fraser A specially commissioned "hip-hopera" involving 600 participants produced in conjunction with eight East End schools at the Forest Gate Community School, July 2002 Photos by Sophio Medoidze
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Twelfth Night

An Absolute Theatre creative team production for the Theatre Royal Bath A glittering production Bath Chronicle by Shakespeare Ustinov Studio Bath & tour September - October 2001
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The Rainforest Show

An educational project with Godwin Junior School, Forest Gate, in conjunction with the Rainforest Foundation
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Spring Awakening

By Frank Wedekind An Absolute Theatre creative team production for the Theatre Royal Bath Director Andrew Harries uses his large cast with enormous verve.... high energy, tightly disciplined ensemble work like this is a rare treat, to which Jessica Worrall's set of revolving blackboards forms the perfect backdrop. THEATRE HIGHLIGHT OF THE YEAR VENUE MAGAZINEThe ...
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Opera Soap

The lyricism and scoring of the work is emotive and at times genuinely tear-jerking – the impact heightened by the music… it’s a soap. It’s also an opera. And it all makes perfect sense. THE INDEPENDENT By Simon Fraser and Andrew Harries BAC September 2000
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Quarters Kids/Portland Stories

As a development of 'Portland Stories' which collected anecdotes and oral histories from people who live and/or work on Portland, the QUARTERS KIDS project gathered stories from the families of prison officers, past and present, who had lived in accommodation at the Verne or Borstal prisons on Portland. Absolute again collaborated with the Portland academy school, recording interviews which were ...
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