Bronzehead Theatre creates site-sensitive performances, focused on the moment where storytelling becomes theatre. We take our name and inspiration from the myth of the Brazen Head, a talking statue that could speak of the past, present or future.
The company was founded in 2013 to create site-sensitive performances in historic venues. Our debut, Old Haunts, was a limited run of three medieval ghost stories in the historic (and haunted) church of Holy Trinity, York, run by the Churches Conservation Trust. Our 2015 tour of Richard II built on this, performing in venues intimately linked to King Richard's reign, with the first ever performance of the play taking place at Pontefract Castle, the site of the king's imprisonment and death. This was later toured to Eschwege in Germany in 2016.
2017 began with an innovative production of Henry IV in pubs throughout Yorkshire, opening the York International Shakespeare Festival. August 2017 saw the first stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' and Wilkie Collins' The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices in parks throughout York. Halloween 2017 saw a sell-out run of Bram Stoker's Dracula, retelling the story through the derelict ruin of Carfax House.
Plans for 2018 include Shakespeare's The Tempest, a revival of Dracula, and a medieval Christmas...