The 2003 Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award

Promoting innovation in theatre

The Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award 2003

The winners of the 2003 award were Dan Hine and Kirsty Housley for Cue Deadly: A Live Film Project.

Kirsty Housley was the artistic director of the Etcetera Theatre, Camden, London, for three years and Dan Hine is a writer and director.

Their award-winning proposal was for a production that explored the differences between two different media, theatre and film, and combined them to make a "live film" which challenged established ideas of theatrical presentation and carved out a new visual vocabulary for the stage.

The Evening Standard
"there are many elements in this accomplished production worthy of admiration. There's the choreography ... the staging ... is enormously audacious ... and the audience is gripped until the final seconds. Beckett himself would have admired their innovation"

Time Out
"it's innovative, preposterous, brave, beautiful and baffling. The staging is compelling: the four strong cast excellent, it's also got some intriguing ideas about how theatre can keep evolving"

The runners-up for the award were Filter with Corpus, Flaming Theatre with The Jarman Garden, Jessica Hartley with Equus, Dominic Leclerc with The Boy Blue, Lusty Juventus with Superflux, Mapping 4D with Slender and Pigeon Theatre with The Housekeeper.

Cue Deadly by Nicholas Blincoe
Directed by Dan Hine and Kirsty Housley
Studio 3, Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith W6
November 17th - December 6th, 2003