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Listed as: Producer/Agency, Theatre Company, Theatre Organisation

adrian [at] brassworkstheatre.com

www.brassworkstheatre.com

Tower Lane, Warmley
Bristol
BS30 8XT
Bristol
South West
Keywords:
actor, drama, bristol, new writing

About us

Brass Works Theatre Company was formed and lead by artistic director Adrian Harris, and was South Gloucestershire’s first professional producing theatre venue. The company has a four person committee that manages various projects. The largely self-funded company is run as a not-for-profit organisation paying professional artists and technicians with remaining funds going forward to pay running costs and fund further projects.

After 5 years as a fixed venue in Warmley we are now engaged in new exciting projects that reach out to the larger community involving touring, workshops and a large scale World War One project with South Glos Schools.


Adrian and Brass Works Theatre champion new writing, and when possible seek out and work with local writers in addition to the artistic direction. This has involved providing opportunities for scripts to be developed and even brought to full production.
Brass Works Theatre also engages with emerging directors and technicians including offering paid positions on theatre productions.
We are unable to read unsolicited scripts or job applications, instead keep an eye on www.theatrebristol.net where we advertise any upcoming opportunities or paid work. 

As a theatre company we are dedicated to bringing high quality theatre arts to South Gloucestershire and its surrounding communities. We are passionate about creating theatre and telling stories from new writing, classical texts or stories with a local heritage flavour.

We cannot accept unsolicited scripts. We advise that you checkout www.southwest-scriptwriters.co.uk

 

 

About the Artistic Director - Adrian Harris

Adrian is a British actor who graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London. He has recently appeared on Coronation Street as Knicker Manufacturer Jay Isaacs and has just finished shooting an episode of BBC’s Casualty where he’ll be appearing as nerdy paramedic Norman. He has also featured in Waking The Dead (Series 5) and Five Daughters for BBC1, the sitcom Clone for BBC3, and Teachers for Channel 4.

In the theatre roles include Cliff in Engineers’ Blue for Brass Works Theatre, Chan Tun in Salween for Bath Theatre Royal’s One Act Festival, Jimmy in Digits for The Tobacco Factory Theatre, Ryan in Drunks and Warriors at the Ustinov Theatre, Bath, Malvolio in RoughHouse’s Twelfth Night, Dr Rank in A Doll's House for SWAN and Laertes/Guildernstern/1st Player in Hamlet for Festival Players Theatre Company’s national tour.

As a writer Adrian is an active member of Southwest Scriptwriters and The Writers’ Forum @ The Tobacco Factory Theatre. His first theatre play Shoes was staged as part of Start Nights at Hampstead Theatre in 2005. In 2007 the double-bill of Call Me and Post Box were premiered at the Alma Theatre, Bristol, followed by Tommy’s Wait at Plays for the Pro Cathedral in Bristol. In that same year Adrian’s feature-length screenplay was runner up in the South West Screen Screenwriter Competition. In 2011 Adrian was commissioned by the Writers’ Forum at the Ustinov Theatre to write The Fairer Race for Game:play in conjunction with Bath Spa University, which was performed as February’s Script Factory. This was closely followed by Exit Only, which was Adrian’s play written for the 24 Hour Plays at the Theatre Royal Bath – Ustinov Studio. Most recently, with the support of The Peggy Ramsay Foundation and Arts Council England, Adrian was commissioned to write Engineers’ Blue for the premiere production at Brass Works Theatre.

As a producer his company Papercut Productions produced plays Call Me and Post Box at the Alma Tavern Theatre, co-produced Tommy’s Wait for Plays at the Pro Cathedral, and produced the 5 part radio comedy for BCFM. He has enjoyed several co-productions with Southwest Scriptwriters including Living Local an evening of bespoke pieces for the Kingswood Heritage Museum. Adrian’s latest hat to wear is the Artistic Director of South Gloucestershire’s first professional theatre. Creating the venue Brass Works Theatre from scratch has been his biggest challenge but one he feels worthwhile – creating theatre in Kingswood, about Kingswood, for Kingswood.

Adrian’s Spotlight CV can be viewed at:

http://www.spotlight.com/interactive/cv/5714-0168-8563

His agent is Michelle Holmes at Williamson and Holmes

51 St. Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4EA

Phone: 020-7240 0407

Fax: 020-7240 0408

E-mail: michelle@williamsonandholmes.co.uk

 

Key Projects

Engineers' Blue

Its 1941, and the Government has just introduced female conscription to enable the country to meet the relentless demand for machinery to support the war effort. While Britain’s engineering output is breaking records, the housewives, mothers and daughters drafted to work in a former motorcycle factory on the outskirts of Bristol are being made to feel far from welcome. Ivy Drake, a young volunteer at the renowned Douglas Engineering Company, Kingswood, realises she has a fight of her own against Cliff, a wounded Dunkirk veteran, and Pete, a young entrepreneur hoping to make a fast buck on the black market economy that has sprung up during the city’s blackouts. Set during one of the most tense summers of the Second World War; when Britain and its colonies stood alone against Nazi Germany, Engineers’ Blue, is written by Kingswood-born actor Adrian Harris and is informed by local events; exploring the city’s finest – and also literally darkest – hours as its citizens search for hope and humanity among the blackouts and the bombings. Brass Works Theatre’s premiere production of Engineers’ Blue is supported by using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, also by South Gloucestershire Council and the Peggy Ramsey Foundation. The play has also received support from Southwest Scriptwriters and Bath Ales. The theatre has a licensed bar and disabled access. Engineers’ Blue runs from 10th-28th July. Tickets can be reserved by calling 0117 967 7817 or via www.brassworkstheatre.com, a new arts space in South Gloucestershire.

Key Personnel

Adrian Harris
Artistic Director
Michelle Harris
Secretary
Sarah Cunliffe
Associate Producer/Chair