Current Productions
Under The Apple Tree

Have you ever wondered why a windfall apple always falls down from the tree? Never up?

Why, as the Earth spins, we do not fly off into space?

Why light looks white but, in fact, is made up of many colours?

These and other deep questions fascinated the young Isaac Newton, a seventeenth century English eccentric, who went on to make amazing discoveries and became the greatest scientist the World has ever known. His curious childhood, his experiments at Cambridge (assisted by Diamond, his beloved but mischievous dog) and his battles with the Royal Society, form a tale told by the two ladies in his life - both called Catherine!

This light-hearted look at Isaac’s life and work is a sequel to last year’s Seeing Stars and features a dazzling blend of table-top and shadow puppetry, special effects and projection art.

Under The Apple Tree was part of the 2017 Brighton Science Festival. For more information about the festival and other events, click here


Ed Grimoldby - Digital and projection artist

Ed is a projection, lighting and sound designer with a BA from the University of Hull. He is especially interested in the fusion of live performance and integrated multimedia technology. He works predominantly with dancers and live camera work, interplaying digital and physical silhouette as well as abstract live lighting systems to create work to bombard the senses, acoustically and visually. Ed has designed projections for a number of productions for the Donald Roy Theatre at Hull University, including A Wedding Story, The Yellow Wallpaper, Oedipus, Vicarious and Ventris. Ed previously worked with Rust & Stardust to design and create projection art for Seeing Stars.

Anthony Hope - Writer

Anthony is a playwright, poet and writer who lives and works in Sussex. He has a particular interest in the art, literature and music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and in the crossover between science, religion and occultism in that period. His first play Seeing Stars premiered at Brighton Science Festival 2016, and Under The Apple Tree is the sequel.