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Production Archive

Here you can find out about previous Tobacco Factory Theatres productions and co-productions, including cast lists, production teams, press quotes and audience feedback.

101 Dalmatians

(c) Farrows Creative

26 November 2014 - 11 January 2015: Some dogs look like their owners, or is it that some owners look like their dogs? And who really owns who – do dogs secretly… read more >>


(c) Farrows Creative

03 - 20 September 2014: Following the international success of its previous Shakespeare productions Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tobacco Factory Theatres was delighted to co-produce a brand… read more >>


(c) Chris Pirie

21 November 2014 (Norway): If you’re drunk on power can you ever sober up? Luis and BK are stationed at a border crossing between their two… read more >>

Banksy: The Room in the Elephant

Image: Farrows Creative

8 May - 10 May 2014: Banksy was in LA for the Oscars when he sprayed ‘THIS LOOKS A BIT LIKE AN ELEPHANT’ on an old water tank. The tank was… read more >>


(c) Farrows Creative

23 - 28 April 2014: A reclusive children’s writer becomes wildly successful. Her books are treasured the length and breadth of the country: dog-eared copies are read at bedtimes and… read more >>

Death and the Ploughman

(c) Gerald Tong

20 - 30 March 2014: By The Mechanical Animal Corporation in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres and Arnos Vale Trust. A compelling exploration of love and loss, set amidst the… read more >>

Infinite Lives

Image: Farrows Creative

5 - 15 February 2014: By Chris Goode This February, Tobacco Factory Theatres presented the first full scale production of Chris Goode’s Infinite Lives, directed by Director in Residence at… read more >>

Super Sam and Mega Max Save Christmas

Image: Farrows Creative

11 December 2013 - 5 January 2014: Time is running out for Sam and Max to get ready for Christmas, but one thing after another keeps going wrong! They can’t find the… read more >>

The Last Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor

Image: Farrows Creative

27 November 2013 - 12 January 2014: For centuries, stories have been told of Sinbad the Sailor and his incredible adventures; stories of catastrophic shipwrecks, far-off lands and mythical beasts. Escaping the… read more >>

Blast Off!

(c) Farrows Creative

30 October - 3 November 2013: Kid Carpet in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres The Noisy Animals are THE biggest band in the world.  They are about to blast off into… read more >>


Image: Farrows Creative

25 - 28 September 2013: Directed and Choreographed by Mark Bruce. “Welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave some of the happiness you bring.” Johnathan Goddard plays… read more >>

The Paper Architect

(c) Kristin and Davy McGuire

3 - 21 July 2013: By Kristin and Davy McGuire in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres. The Paper Architect is a bittersweet story of a lonely old man who longs… read more >>

Hansel and Gretel

06 December 2012 - 19 January 2013: In the middle of a cold, dark forest Hansel and Gretel are lost and hungry. But as they sit, shivering, they glimpse a tiny cottage… read more >>

The Lost Present

(c) Farrows Creative

19 December 2012 - 13 January 2013: It’s a busy day in the Number One Lost Present Department. It’s Christmas-time and lots of presents have gone astray. Vic and Ed need to… read more >>

Faith Fall

23 - 27 October 2012: Christina is dying. Adam knew she was dying when he met her at a faith healing where they were paired together to pray for each… read more >>

Made in Heaven

Image: Stephen Berkeley White

18 - 20 May 2012: Following the critically acclaimed Love and War and Sea of Bones, the Mark Bruce Company present its new, savagely beautiful dance theatre production Made in… read more >>

Cinderella: A Fairytale

Cinderella (c) FarrowsCreative

7 December 2011 - 15 January 2012: Joining forces once again with the brilliant Travelling Light, we brought you Cinderella, our most successful show to date. The creative team behind Ali Baba… read more >>

The Adventures of Pinocchio

(c) FarrowsCreative

08 December 2010 - 16 January 2011: Geppetto, the brilliant Italian carpenter, carves a block of wood into a puppet who will be the son he has always wanted and a loving… read more >>

Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves

(c) Farrows Creative

09 December 2009 - 17 January 2010: Once there lived two brothers. For the good-hearted Ali Baba, a poverty stricken wood-cutter, life is all toil and hardship. But for the proud Kasim,… read more >>

A Christmas Carol

(c) Farrows Creative

11 December 2008 – 18 January 2009: Bah! Humbug! Christmas is a fraud! Scrooge has lost his way in life. Once upon a time he was an honest, hard-working man; now… read more >>


(c) Farrows Creative

19 July - 21 September 2008: Performed and underscored on a piano, this one-man tour-de-force is a unique and entertaining vision of what happens to a nation that forgets its heritage.… read more >>

Topless Mum

(c) Farrows Creative

28 May - 12 July 2008: Tobacco Factory Theatres and Imagineer Productions in association with the Tricycle Theatre A powerful new satire on how the media manipulates images of war He… read more >>

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Alice production print image

13 December 2007 - 20 January 2008: If you look in the corners of the mirrors, if you look very hard and quickly…there are people, often very small, so tiny that you… read more >>

The Ugly Duckling

(c) Farrows Creative

6 December 2007 - 20 January 2008: A Travelling Light / Tobacco Factory Theatres co-production Spring is sprung, and Mother Duck is delighted when her eggs begin to hatch. But the last… read more >>