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The Gathering Place

Opening in 2014–
This special preview/sampler will be presented for two performances only at the Merchant City Festival, Glasgow, Scotland July 27 & 28 2013.
Drawing on ancient traditions of the South Pacific, THE GATHERING PLACE visits New Zealand, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Polynesia thru dance, music and song.
Hosted by Lasinga Koloamatangi, Tongan singer and all-around entertainer, we invite you to come with us on a short journey to the South Pacific. Songs from the islands are intertwined with and traditional dances. Kumu Hula (Hawaiian Dance specialist and choreographer) Kauila Kewalo Barber leads dancer Julie Kailani Ranoa in Maori and Tahitian dances combined with traditional Polynesian Hula to bring you to this… THE GATHERING PLACE, an afternoon of exotic and richly entertaining fun for all ages.

Eat Me

This 2007 production, created in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, was described as ‘stunningly impressive’ by the Manchester Evening News and nominated for a M.E.N. Theatre Award for Best Studio Production

Days of Light

“a rich and gripping play about love and loneliness, about remorse and reconciliation, and, typically of the movie-obsessed Hamilton, the enduring fascination and unexpected power of the B-movies” – Kevin Bourke, Manchester Theatre Awards

Never-Before-Seen Familiar

‘Observant and gently moving, it draws you intimately into its world. For anyone hungry for good theatre, Starving Artists provide a rich and satisfying feast.’
- Mark Shenton, Attitude

A Dangerous Age (2005)

“A performance both intimate and electric…a play of compassion, connection and transcendence”.
(Time Out, London)

Don’t Forget Me (2000)

Commissioned by Paisley Arts Centre, Scotland
Tron Theatre, Glasgow,
Drill Hall, London, and US tour.

“Honest and unsentimental, faultlessly performed, brilliantly conceived. Utterly sincere and deeply moving, this is a worthy testament to the Dream Machine.”
- Olly Lassman, The List

Earthquake Weather (1997)

“A movieland play which explores exile and identity with seismic, gut-wrenching intensity.”
–Scotland on Sunday

Kissing Marianne

by Godfrey Hamilton

Commissioned by The Drill Hall
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, and US tour.

Directed by David Prescott
Lighting by Douglas Kuhrt

“Warm. Lyrical. Gentle… the great strength of Starving Artists is that in their plays, love between men is a given.” – Nick Curtis, Evening Standard

Viper’s Opium

by Godfrey Hamilton

Performed by Kathryn Howden & Mark Pinkosh

Premiered at Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, August 1996
US & UK Tour
Directed by Lorenzo Mele
Lighting by Douglas Kuhrt

Awarded: Edinburgh Fringe First Award

“A potent combination of poetry that catches the breath and wit that cracks like a whip”
- Catherine Lockerbie, The Scotsman

Road Movie

Original Production Premiered Tron Theatre, Glasgow,
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, for the Fringe Festival.
directed by Lorenzo Mele
lighting by Douglas Kuhrt

Tours include:
Toronto World Stage Festival,
Dublin International Festival
Lyric Hammersmith
Drill Hall, London & UK Tour

Awards:
Fringe First in Edinburgh
The Stage Award for Acting Excellence at Edinburgh Festival
Manchester Evening News Award for Performer of the Year

“Monumental”
- Jeremy Kington, The Times

“This requires second and third viewing. Such is its greatness.”
- Sophie Gorman, Irish Independent

Take Me With You

Directed by Jonathan Best
Designed by Douglas Kuhrt

Cast includes Mark Pinkosh and Ross Bautsch.

“Powerful and poignant, shot through with love and rage, despair and longing, Take Me With You from Starving Artists is a truly remarkable seventy minutes of theatre that’s a worthy successor to earlier triumphs like Road Movie and A Dangerous Age.”
– Manchester Evening News on the 2007 Royal Exchange production.

Sleeping With You (1993)

By Godfrey Hamilton

Directed by David Prescott
Lighting by Douglas Kuhrt
Nominated for The Independent Theatre Award

Premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, during the 1993 Edinburgh Festival.

Subsequently toured to Battersea Arts Centre, London, Hero Festival Auckland, New Zealand, Theatre 1761 Los Angeles and Dole Playhouse, Honolulu.

‘Writing that is passionate, lyrical and compelling: a performance that is utterly engaging and brilliantly skilful” – The Independent