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Combining live performance with full-dome planetarium film, YOU ARE HERE! is a unique, exciting new show. Brilliant storytelling for children aged 5 to 8 and their families; a show that puts everything in its place in the Universe!

Written by acclaimed childrens’ theatre playwright, Andy Cannon, YOU ARE HERE! is a new production being developed by The Occasion, in collaboration with Winchester Science Centre.

Designed to increase interest in science with a theatre-minded audience and interest in theatre with a science-minded one!

Opening at Winchester Science Centre in October 2018 YOU ARE HERE! will then go on to tour to other Planetaria within the UK.

For full information on You Are Here please click here.

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Photographs by Harvey Mills.

The Monster and Mary Shelley

An outlandish trip through the mind of one of literature’s most influential imaginations.

On the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Frankenstein, The Occasion was excited to tour this new work, with support from Creative Scotland and The Golsoncott Foundation, in the Spring of 2018.

The Monster and Mary Shelley opened at The Tron Theatre, Glasgow on April 20th before going on to tour for three weeks, throughout Scotland.

Stewart Ennis’ captivating script sparkles, weaving the contemporary with the classical… Catherine Gillard delivers a tour de force performance as Mary. Highly recommended.

The Reviews Hub ****

A vivid cut-up of psychological light and shade that gets to the dark heart of the creative urge within.

The Herald ****

Fascinating and hilarious… a wonderfully engaging show.

The Wee Review ****

Electrifying theatre… a simple yet illuminating and brilliant piece of theatre.

Skye – Theatre for All

The Occasion are now taking bookings for further touring of The Monster and Mary Shelley within the UK and Ireland for May & June 2019.

For more information on The Monster and Mary Shelley please click here.

Written by Stewart Ennis, Directed by Peter Clerke, Performed by Catherine Gillard,
Design by Ali McLaurin, Lighting by Paul Froy, Music by Richard Williams.

For more information on The Monster and Mary Shelley please click here.

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Logos              Tron Glasgow logo              Golsoncott Foundation

Video by Rare Bird Media. Photograph by Neil Buchan-Grant.