Brass Works Theatre shortlisted in The Stage Awards
6 January 2014
Brass Works Theatre, South Gloucestershire's first professional theatre venue, has been shortlisted for The Stage Awards Fringe Theatre of the Year 2014.
The Stage writes:
Located just outside Bristol, Brass Works Theatre only opened in 2012, but in a short space of time it has become a mainstay for local fringe artists and audiences.
Run by playwright and actor Adrian Harris - described in one nomination as "utterly committed" to the project, with a passion that is evident through the work staged there - the venue claims to be south Gloucestershire's first professional theatre venue and producer. It has also worked hard to secure financial assistance from the local council and Arts Council England. An impressive achievement in an underserved area.
The other theatres shortlisted for the Fringe Theatre prize are the New Diorama Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. More details on the Stage Awards’ shortlist can be found at: http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2014/01/stage-awards-2014-shortlist-revealed/
Brass Works Theatre is housed in the famous Champion Brass Works above Kingswood Heritage Museum in Warmley.
Productions so far have included Harris' own new play Engineers' Blue, and an adaptation of The Mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles by local playwright, Bruce Fellows.
Fellow’s latest work, an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘Kidnapped’, is currently playing at the theatre until January 11th.
The Bristol and West General branch of Equity would like to extend its congratulations for this amazing achievement to Adrian Harris, who is also a member of the branch, and to everyone else who works with the theatre.