Artistic Director - Phil Willmott
Associate Producers - Suzanna Rosenthal (The More London Free Theatre Festival)
Claire Evans (Shakespeare at The Union Theatre)
Finborough Theatre Artistic Director - Neil McPherson
The Steam Industry currently produces at its base The Finborough Theatre (Under the Artistic Direction of Neil McPherson) The
Scoop - More London's 1000 seat open air amphitheatre, on the banks of the Thames near Tower Bridge and as a guest company at The Union Theatre in Southwark.
The company are winners of a prestigious Peter Brook Award for their classical work and family shows and past productions have been nominated in the Best Ensemble & Best Director categories in The Off West End Awards and Best Musical and Best Off West End Production categories in the whatsonstage awards.
In 2012 the Steam Industry celebrated its 20th anniversary and ten years of their More London Free Theatre Festival at the Scoop with critically acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s KING JOHN (The Union Theatre) Arthur Miller’s THE AMERICAN CLOCK (The Finborough Theatre) and THE TROJAN WAR AND PEACE (Comedy The Trojan Horse and Dramas Agamemnon & Orestes) - Phil Willmott’s new adaptation of the ancient Greek Orestiea trilogy, especially commissioned for London’s Olympic celebrations – which played to 40,000 people.
The company’s past critical and box office successes include HENRY VIII, THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, VICTOR/VICTORIA (UK premiere) at the Bridewell Theatre, MEASURE FOR MEASUR at the Riverside Studios, OEDIPUS, AGAMEMNON, ANDROCLES AND THE LION, THE LONDON NATIVITY, CHILDREN OF HERCULES, TREASURE ISLAND, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, CYCLOPS!, HELEN OF TROY, DISNEYS JUNGLE BOOK, BLOOD WEDDING, PETITE ROUGE - A CAJUN RED RIDING HOOD, DON JUAN IN LOVE, TOAD HALL, BRECHT’S THE MOTHER, & AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS in the Scoop Amphitheatre at More London.
IMAGES FROM BLOOD WEDDING AT THE SCOOP
Notable past Steam Industry successes have included the modern world premiere of Shakespeare’s DOUBLE FALSEHOOD at the Union Theatre, transferring to The Charring Cross Theatre; award-winning development of new writing at the Finborough, particularly the early work of writers such as Conor McPherson, Naomi Wallace, Chris Lee, David Eldridge and Mark Ravenhill’s SHOPPING AND FUCKING plus popular productions of CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, THE GRAPES OF WRATH, TRELAWNEY OF THE WELLS, LOYALTIES, THE HIRED MAN, THE LOWER DEPTHS and Joe DiPietro’s controversial comedy F**CKING MEN which transferred for a sell out, extended run at the Kings Head, & toured to the Lowery, Salford before playing an extended season at The Arts Theatre in The West End. For BAC box office hits included Germaine Greers LYSISTRATA, TITUS ANDRONICUS, original musicals of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS AND UNCLE EBENEZER (A CHRISTMAS CAROL) plus innovative revivals of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, THE KING AND I, SWEET CHARITY, CALAMITY JANE AND THE SOUND OF MUSIC.