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Our main goals in producing theatre are to entertain and to serve the author.

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The text must and will always come first. By staying true to the written word we may unlock the writers imaginative force, thus breathing life into the gods men and monsters that inhabit the play and visceral world that has been crafted for us. We cannot and will not impose themes upon a play. Adaptation and interpretation can only come after long rigorous study into the author and his work. Our starting point must be what
the writer gives us for free.

Our work begins and ends with truth, truth in love, pain, lust, envy, revenge and the surge of human desire that litters every page.

Put simply, all our work is underscored with a human heartbeat.

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"The passion and professionalism which your artistic direction brings to Hollow Crown is most impressive. You show great courage in your vision for the Company … and the ethos by which the Company stands.

I believe utterly in the philosophy and aims of the Company. That philosophy runs in the tradition of Poel, Granville-Barker, Agate and all those who believe that text is where the central truth lies.

My enthusiasm and support for your venture is total. I applaud your vision."

Andrew Jarvis
September 2006

Andrew Jarvis

Winner of the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Actor
in a Touring Production

- Richard III -

(Richard III, English Shakespeare Company 1988)