We celebrated the launch of our 25th Anniversary year in party style last weekend (26th - 28th July) when we took over the National Theatre's River Stage.
Frantic Assembly presented a packed programme of performances, music, workshops and games across the weekend including our new short play Sometimes Thinking by Phil Porter, the Frantic Megamix (a celebration of all shows Frantic), The Map Women by our Ignition for Women cast, Princess by Luke Brown Dance Company and poetry from Ignition graduate Ben Norris. Music across the weekend was provided by the fabulous Honey Moon, Declan Bennett, DJs (and Ignition graduates) Lewis Griffith and Stefan Janik and a rousing finale from a specially formed Chorus of Others.
Audiences on the Southbank were also treated to Frantic warm-ups and games for all ages, a demonstration of Astroboy 'flying' from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and an informative and entertaining live podcast from Artistic Director Scott Graham.
Over the weekend we were joined by over 180 artists all who had some past or current connection with the company, thereby celebrating our rich and diverse collaborations.
The British weather couldn't damped the vibe and despite some overcast skies and a few expected showers, fortune smiled on us and so did the sun!
A big thank you to everyone who came down to see us and take part and to all of the extended Frantic Family for their time, effort and support in making it happen and to the National Theatre for hosting us.
It was the best start to our anniversary year and we look forward to sharing more great moments with you over the next 12 months.
Always forward. Never backwards.