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Lightning Ensemble was founded by Ferne Arfin, Jonathan Dawes, Emma Lewis & Marie McCarthy in 1995 and operated as an ensemble of actors, writers and directors until 2006. From 2006 – 2013 Sarah Weatherall and Marie McCarthy were co–artistic directors. 

2012   1908: Body & Soul

             1908: The Marathon 

             1908: Lord Desborough

 

2011   1908: The First London Games Scratch performance, Postcards, Jacksons Lane

           

             The Winter Gardens, Blackpool: Shortlist & Treatment for a promenade   

             performance

 

2009    National Poetry Day 

 

2008    National Poetry Day 

           

              SE1: The Play

 

2007    The Mayday

 

2006    National Poetry Day

           

              Shakespeare’s Sonnets at St George’s Hospital

 

2004    The Mayday, site-specific play in a pub. Wandsworth Arts Festival

           

              Losing It, Ensemble production at Soho Theatre Studio. Times Critic’s Choice

 

2003    2-on-2, Soho Theatre Studio. Double Bill written by Charlotte Eaton and Sarah

              Weatherall

 

2001    Struck, Finborough Theatre. Devised piece based on fame and celebrity.

           

              3-some in Soho, Soho Theatre Studio

 

2000    Fourplay in Soho, Soho Studio Theatre. Four short plays by Erin Courtney,  

               Imogen Smith, Glen Supple and Aileen Gonsalves.

 

1999    Lightning Strikes the Old Red LionOld Red Lion Theatre. A double-bill

              presentation, funded by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation.

 

              Hospitality by Suzy Almond and Blue Funk by Glen Supple.

 

1998    Lightning Strikes the OvalOval House Theatre, December 1998.              

              Exploring the essential elements of storytelling and myth. In collaboration

              with 'The Way It Is' youth group.

 

1997    Lightning Strikes Soho, Soho Studio Theatre. Supported by the National Lottery

              through the Arts Council of England. Excerpts from five new pieces of writing

              by Judy Upton, Dave Wareham, Miroslav Beblavy and Sarah Lonton.

 

              Lewisham Studio Theatre and The Brit School. Workshops with youth groups

              based on new writing.

 

1996    Westminster Prize Project at Soho Theatre

RADIO

 

2007    Brentlife, a radio soap-opera for Life FM, Harlesden 2007    

           

              Out Catching Criminals, live drama on Resonance FM

 

 

THEATRE FOR THE CLINICAL ENVIRONMENT

 

2011    Come Back Yesterday (City & Hackney PCT)

 

2010    Love Karaoke (St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust)

 

2009    Superbugs (City & Hackney PCT)

 

2008    Mobsters’ Orchestra (St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust)

 

2007    The Chess Players (St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust)

 

              Shakespeare’s Sonnets at St George’s Hospital 

 

              Shakespeare’s Sonnets at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital & Mental Health   

              Unit