Can you be terrified and fearless? That is how we started Frantic Assembly.
From a reckless leap into the unknown 25 years ago, Frantic Assembly has developed into one of the UK's most successful and best loved theatre companies.
Our ambition is that we continue to learn and remain committed to making brave and bold theatre. At times it is physically dynamic and brutal. At others it's proudly tender and fragile.
But Frantic Assembly has always been about more than just the work on stage.
It is about the ethos of collaboration, of empowerment, of that constant desire to improve. It is about telling stories in a voice we don't always hear and about finding talent in places we don't always look.
We began with little more than a fierce work ethic and a desire to do something different and to do it differently.Scott Graham, Artistic Director and Co-Founder
The company is led by Artistic Director and co-founder Scott Graham
We have commissioned and collaborated with writers such as Anna Jordan, Simon Stephens, Andrew Bovell, Mark Ravenhill, Abi Morgan and Bryony Lavery.
Our distinct creative approach has influenced contemporary theatre-making and foregrounded the use of movement directors and choreographers in new dramatic works. It has inspired writers to embrace new creative processes and opened up actors and dancers to new techniques. This is a matter of great pride as we continue to do something different and to do it differently.
We also collaborate on other productions and provide the movement direction on the award-winning National Theatre of Great Britain production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as well as for other projects such as the BAFTA nominated British/American TV series Humans (AMC, Channel 4 & Kudos).
We tour extensively across the UK, and have worked in over 40 countries world-wide collaborating with some of today's most inspiring artists.
We are studied as leading contemporary theatre practitioners on five British and International academic syllabuses and also deliver a Collaborative Theatre-Making MA, with Coventry University.
Our flagship programme Ignition, is an innovative, free vocational training programme for young people, particularly targeting those with little previous experience of, or access to, the arts. Ignition has been unlocking creative potential in young people across the UK for over 10 years and aims to make the future of British theatre better, fairer and younger.