At its heart, it celebrates the power of childhood imagination to conjure both redemptive art forms and new and better worlds from the implosion of the old.
Le Guin layers her work with themes of self-discovery, relationships, isolation and connection, love and betrayal, violence and redemption. Earthsea has unique characters, glorious geography and the energy of its own songs, sagas and myths.
Sweet Fanny Adams in Eden
A three-year project, commissioned by Stellar Quines Theatre Company and funded by the Scottish Arts Council for performance in Pitlochry Plant Collectors’ Memorial Garden (2003).
2019 – 2021
Holtby’s landscape is both the homeland of her childhood and imaginary: a fictional Riding of Yorkshire continuously haunted by ghosts of the dead and disenfranchised.
Initial concept and outline narrative scenario for projections on Historic Royal Palaces’ iconic Tower of London.
2015 / 2016
The story, songs and recitative were inspired by the “true tale” of Betty Mouat, a crofter from Shetland, who spent eight days drifting alone in the North Sea in 1886.
The Baroque Story
2013 – 2020
A multi-media re-working of the Hampton Court Palace visitor introduction to the King’s Baroque Apartments in the reign of William lll and Mary ll.
The Left Hand of Darkness
April 12th & 19th 2015
Dramatisation of the award-winning, ground-breaking and deeply influential novel by Ursula K. Le Guin.
Hampton Court Palace 500: Rewind
April 3rd 2015
A unique commission writing for 59 Production’s project celebrating the 500th anniversary of the construction of Hampton Court Palace.
Lord of the Flies
Dramatisation of the novel by William Golding for BBC Radio 4E.
Crossing the Line / The Watershed Project
Available to tour (small venues)
A 35 minute traveling Whitestone Arts multi media performative collaboration with Simon Warner and Stacey Johnstone (voice, Alex Mathie) exploring walking and inspiration.
Broadcast October 2012
Dramatisation of Buddenbrooks, The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann.
Out of Africa
b. April 25th-29th 2011
Dramatisation of the novel by Karen Blixen.
Two-part dramatisation of the novel by L.P.Hartley.
Affiliated Playwright – University of Huddersfield
Affiliated to teach on MA courses Writing for Performance and Ensemble Physical Theatre, Training and Performance within the Department of Theatre, Drama and Performance.
Creative Workshop Space, West Yorkshire
Established in 2003 by playwright Judith Adams, artist / photographer Simon Warner and Leo Warner, creative director of 59 Productions, Whitestone Arts produces and facilitates creative, cross-media projects. At our base in the West Yorkshire Pennines we develop new collaborative work, supporting emerging artists as well as running and hosting workshops on landscape, art, dance and text. We also have residential and training facilities available for hire in our converted farmhouse buildings.