Black Coffee Theatre was created over a cup of coffee in 2010 by Luke Adamson, Jonathan Holby and Maria Crocker.
We work with a small ensemble of actors to create short “shots” of theatre. We feel that art feeds life, and in an age where society seems to have so little time, we want to slow people down, if only for an hour, and inject some fun and meaning into an increasingly hostile world. Our work is accessible and interesting and we want to move away from the outdated notions that still surround a lot of professional theatre.
We are always on the lookout for new scripts and collaborators, if you are an actor, writer, poet or artist and would like to work with Black Coffee Theatre or if you would just like to know more, then please get in touch with us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
See below for more information on our directors.
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Luke’s acting credits include George in Pilot Theatre and Slung Low’s First World War promenade epic Blood and Chocolate, Twelfth Night (Permanently Bard) Rabbitskin by Dominic Grace (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Tour); So You Want To Be A Writer? and My Generation readings (West Yorkshire Playhouse) The Seagull and Brian Looks Like Alan Rickman (Black Coffee Theatre); All My Sons by Arthur Miller, Brassed Off and Enjoy (York Theatre Royal) The Cherry Orchard, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Road, and the UK Premiere of Sandholm by Anna Bro (ALRA). TV credits include Heartbeat, The Royal Today (ITV) The Garden (BBC/Tiger Aspect) and a Pizza Hut commercial.
Luke is also a director and his directing credits include Found, Let’s Have Sex!, and Parallel Lives, Parallel Deaths (Black Coffee Theatre) Foursome (Purple Panda Theatre) Dorothy and the Scarecrow (OneDay Theatre and Lonesome Schoolboy Productions) Under a Starry Sky (How It Ended Productions) Twelfth Night (Assistant Director) (Permanently Bard) Six Degrees (Assistant Director) (Writers Avenue) Jack Jerome’s Journey of Life (EdFringe).
Luke has written two plays: Found and The Last Few Hours. He adapted The Seagull for Black Coffee Theatre and is currently writing a new play supported by the Peggy Ramsey Foundation. For more information please visit www.lukeadamson.co.uk or e-mail email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @actlukeadamson
Jonathan’s work as an actor includes;
Theatre: The Importance Of Being Earnest (Contexture Theatre), Mirrorball (Arcola Theatre), Brian looks like Alan Rickman (BCT), The Renaissance Body (RSC), Fire (Royal Court International Residency), The Woods (Unicorn Theatre-rehearsed reading) Lets Have Sex (BCT) and the Japanese Tour of “C” (Nose2Nose).
Film: Beatgirl (Beactive productions) Nominated for an international Emmy and Splinter (dir. Callum Turner)
Radio: Mr Jones goes driving (BBC Radio 4)
For Black Coffee Theatre Jonathan has directed their UK Tour of The Seagull and The Writer and The O.A.P as part of the new writing festival 4shortened.
Jonathan’s writing credits include Brian looks like Alan Rickman and is currently adapting the companies next production.
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on twitter @jonathanholby
Maria’s acting credits include Hayley in Found (Northern Stage/Alnwick Playhouse/ARC)
The Seagull and Let’s Have Sex (Black Coffee Theatre) Junk (Tara Arts) Hansel and Gretel (Mad Alice Theatre) Merry Wives Of Windsor (Sam Wanamaker Festival) Many Happy Returns, Finding Narnia readings (ARC Stockton). Maria is also a founding member of The Letter Room and performed in The Man Who Thought The Moon Would Fall Out Of The Sky (Northern Stage/Latitude Festival/Bestival/St Stephens)
TV credits include Stanley Kubricks Small Boxes (Channel 4) The Garden (BBC/Tiger Aspect)
As a director her credits include Brian Looks Like Alan Rickman and Found both for Black Coffee Theatre.