Juncture Theatre

Hot-stuff new Bristol outfit Juncture Theatre’ – Venue

Juncture are a Bristol based theatre production company that create innovative and unexpected performances.

We are drawn to bold, new writing which lends itself to unorthodox spaces and immersive experiences.

Juncture are Director Anna Girvan and Producer Holly McGrane and was founded in 2009.

“Hot-stuff new Bristol theatre outfit Juncture Theatre” – Venue

Juncture Theatre was established in 2009 by Director/Producer partnership Anna Girvan and Holly McGrane. In 2013 the company got co-producer Matthew Whittle onboard and he has since taken over as company producer.   

Past shows include A Little Nonsense (tour), Remarkable Trees (Wardrobe Theatre), Bash (Lansdown), Topdog/Underdog (Counter Culture) and co-produced Debris (Alma). 

This year we are concentrating on developing a new piece, by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduate Oliver Hoare, A Little Nonsense.

Director Anna Girvan trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  She is a member Young Vic’s Genesis Directors Project.  Her recent directorial work includes A Little Nonsense (Exeter Ignite/Brighton Fringe/Brewery/BikeShed/Wardrobe), Dirty Stop Outs (Bierkeller) Engineers’ Blue (Brassworks Theatre) and Moby Dick (Bierkeller). She also has experience assistant directing for show such as The Lion King UK Tour. Full CV www.annagirvandirector.co.uk

Matthew Whittle is an experienced producer with an excellent track record of delivery high quality theatre projects. He has worked on numerous recent successful productions and tours whilst working as co-artistic director of The Wardrobe Theatre and The Smoking Puppet Cabaret. 


Press Quotes for A Little Nonsense:

‘Genuinely faultless… An outstanding piece of theatre.’ Broadway Baby

‘It’s rare to discover a show which succeeds in balancing genuine hilarity and powerful drama, but Juncture Theatre certainly managed it… A real gem of a show.’ Latest 7

‘The double act of Adam Blake and Harry Humberstone was undeniably energetic and their ability to create physical comedy along with more disturbing hilarity was impressive’ Expose

‘This production is exciting and engaging and very funny.’ The Post

‘Blake is incredibly funny, and has the ability to make the audience laugh with a single look or twitch of the eyebrows’ The Public Review


Press Quotes for Remarkable Trees:

‘In accordance with the play’s intricate and interweaving structure, the language had a poetical and almost lyrical element that worked excellently throughout. Juncture Theatre’s successful balance of humour and pathos was intriguing and helped maintain the audience’s attention’ Inter:mission


Press Quotes for Bash:

‘one of my highlights of the theatrical year’ The Post


Press Quotes for Debris:

‘Passionate and compelling performance… 

‘High-energy approach, in which items such as lamps, an ironing board and a basketball are used as props – and even characters… A strong and vivid showcase for some excellent emerging talent’  The Post

‘This difficult text has inspired a highly imaginative production and two great performances… Director Anna Girvan provides only the simplest of props (a paper hat, a toy umbrella, a flashing table lamp) yet ensures they are used to stunning effect’ Venue


BASH by Neil Labute

Portfolio image: Juncture Theatre - BASH by Neil Labute
Behind its respectable and proper veneer, the dark secrets of white, middle-class America are stripped bare in this provocative and harrowing production. BASH, through its extraordinary storytelling that is at once achingly beautiful and brutally savage, delves into these hidden lives and exposes the unearthed secrets that fester behind polite society.rnrnJuncture Theatre, in this new production of BASH, seeks to submerge the audience in the stark and unrelenting world of the play. The semi-promenade production, set in the quirky Lansdowne pub in Clifton, thrusts the viewer into Labute’s seedy and fragmented underworld, and challenges the audience to piece together their own judgements on these tales of violence, desire, ambition and greed.rnrnrn’one of my highlights of the theatrical year’ – Steve Lambert, Crackerjack, 8/10