Vertical Line Theatre
is an award-winning company formed in 2010 with the aim of nurturing and
developing innovative new writing and their writers through our flagship
events: Creating Lines, Old Red Line & LineUp. Our aim is to challenge
audiences through writing about topics concerning the world we live in; past,
present and future.
With a history of touring productions nationally we are
currently supported artists of Greenwich Theatre, which is used as our hub.
Over the years we have received support from Nick Hytner, James Haddrell, The
Royal Court, RSC, Hyde Park, Pleasance Theatre, Theatre 503, Old Red Lion,
COGARTS, Mimetic Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Henley Festival. We have
collected numerous five star reviews along the way and were shortlisted for the
‘NSDF Edinburgh Emerging Artist Award’ for ‘Take Two Every Four Hours’ in 2010.
In 2014 we won ‘The Audience Award for Best Family Show’ for ‘Superhero Snail
Boy’. Then in 2014 selected as 'Highlight's of Camden Fringe' for 'The Five
Stages of Waiting'. This year we co-produced a national tour of ‘Superhero
Snail Boy’ and produced ‘The Five Stages of Waiting’ at Tristan Bates. We have
also produced three LineUp’s, our new writing event, which has an average
audience of 150-350 people a night at Greenwich Theatre. We want to make truthful performances
that continue to provoke and stimulate audiences even after the final bow.
work with emerging artists with the aim of steadily building a company of loyal
theatre makers that share our vision and ambition. These artists come from a
pool of writers, designers, dramaturges, actors and directors with the desire
to develop a creative network of emerging talent to share opportunities, build
careers and make work that challenges and inspires.