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About Us


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About Us


 

About Us

 

Thunder Road are a theatre company established from an aspiration to produce new independent work. We focus on developing work inspired by novels and return them to the stage with a contemporary edge, maintaining the essence and themes of the original story.

We have produced and created several sell out shows in partnership with Harrogate Theatre, and have been supported using public funding by Arts Council England. Our next adaptation will be Stevenson’s The Body Snatcher, touring in Autumn 2019.

You can contact us (below), view our current/previous projects (left), or find out more about our creative team here.

"A GREAT ASSET TO THE THEATRE INDUSTRY"

PORL COOPER, THEATRES PROGRAMMER on thunder road

 

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The BODY SNATCHER


The BODY SNATCHER


 

THE BODY SNATCHER

 

Something is rotten in the town of Inglenook.

Sour milk, unread post, dogs howling day and night, the locals are vanishing...seemingly into thin air.

As fear haunts the remaining few, a young scientist is disturbed by a noise underground.

It’s the sound of terror, and it’s getting louder.

The Body Snatcher is an unnerving experience inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s hair-raising horror: live action, music and storytelling combine in a tale of mystery, morality, and science unhinged.

No body is safe...

"What this company CAN achieve in a theatre space is astonishing"

Manchester evening news on thunder road



Image Credits: LooseNutStudio, ROBLING PHOTOGRAPHY

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20,000 Leagues


 

 

20,000 Leagues


 

 

 

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

 

SHOW DATES

May 2018, Harrogate Theatre

 

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY

Jules Verne 



adapted by

Rob Johnston

 

CAST

Christopher Ward
Alex Moran
Martin Teall

 

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

Porl Cooper

 

Design

LooseNutStudio

 

MUSIC

Bob Fox

 

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL IMAGES

Robling Photography

The world quakes in fear...

A sea-monster is sinking warships in the mid-Atlantic. Their vessel capsized, Professor Aronnax (the most famous oceanographer in Europe) and Ned Land (King of Harpooners) find themselves adrift and lost on a storm-swept ocean. Rescued by the mysterious Captain Nemo and held captive aboard his fantastic ship the Nautilus, their perilous voyage begins...

Jules Verne’s prophetic novel of sub-sea adventure foreshadows our own atomic-age as the unrivalled technology of the Nautilus is put to ever-more destructive use by the dark genius of Captain Nemo. His quest? ‘To rid the world of all mankind.’ Caught in a race against time, Aronnax and Land must destroy the Nautilus before Nemo’s appalling vision comes true...

Following a sell-out production of The Invisible Man in 2017 Thunder Road once again brings daring and delight to another timeless cult classic, a cautionary tale of science, exploration, madness, and courage. This voyage is not to be missed ...

"A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH"

LEEDS LIST ON THUNDER ROAD

 

 

Image Credits: LooseNutStudio, ROBLING PHOTOGRAPHY, 4amIllustration

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Invisible Man


 

 

Invisible Man


 

 

 

The Invisible Man

 

SHOW DATES

May 2017, Harrogate Theatre

 

based on the original by

H.G Wells 



adapted by

Rob Johnston

 

CAST

Christopher Ward
Alex Moran
Rob Maloney

 

writer

Rob Johnston

 

Design

LooseNutStudio

 

MUSIC

Bob Fox

 

PRODUCTION/REHEARSAL IMAGES

Robling Photography

Winter 1897. A stranger comes to the quiet English village of Iping, emerging from a snow-storm like some ghostly apparition. Nameless and faceless, this 'devil without eyes' shuts himself away from curious locals to carry out his mysterious experiments. Before long, the villager's curiosity has given way to a deadly, unseen terror...

Wells prophetic tale of a scientist destroyed by his astonishing discovery has captivated imaginations for a 120 years. Thunder Road and Harrogate Theatre invite you to take a 'first look' at The Invisible Man in this gripping new production, exploring Wells' themes of identity, self-esteem, betrayal and madness..

Find out more about the show’s run and our experience here.

"ACTING OF EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY"

THE ARTS DESK

"bold and innovative writing"

British Theatre Guide

 

 

Image Credits: LooseNutStudio, ROBLING PHOTOGRAPHY