Our first 2019 dates are here!

We’re heading in to 2019 with some new dates for The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) AND A Machine they’re Secretly Building. These are the last few outing for Machine… for the time being so if you want to see it now is your chance. Rachel and Gillian will be bringing the shows to some venues […]

New Tour Dates for 2018 (including a double-bill with A Machine!)

We’re really pleased to announce some brand new dates for The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth) AND A Machine they’re Secretly Building! Not only that, the fantastic Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds are hosting the first ever double-bill of these two companion pieces over two nights , and there’s a special offer in place if you purchase […]

New theatre for 2018: The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth)

Happy New Year all! We’re almost ready to premiere our brand new show, The Audit (or Iceland, a modern myth), on Tues 27 February at Lancaster Arts. There’s a shadow coming, across the sea. Long and terrifying. The vultures are circling, the wolves are howling… how can we weather this storm? The show reunites the team […]

Autumn/Winter 2017 News

A few updates and dates for your diary…   A Machine they’re Secretly Building – last dates for 2017 Thank you to all those who came and supported “A Machine…” while we were up at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We had fantastic audiences who stayed to chat more about surveillance and privacy and some excellent reviews… “this […]

A Machine they're Secretly Building long-listed for Amnesty International Award

We are delighted to announce that A Machine they’re Secretly Building has been long-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2017. The Freedom of Expression Award honours an Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre production of excellent artistic merit that builds understanding and raises awareness about human rights in an inspirational way. Around 70 long-listed […]

Opportunity for Midlands-based graduate theatre makers

Proto-type Mentorship Scheme 2017/18 APPLICATIONS OPEN This scheme is designed to support graduate theatre makers and companies seeking a professional career in the arts. It provides support for emerging Midlands-based artists and engages with all aspects of organising and developing your creative practice. The scheme is comprised of tailor-made training sessions, detailed feedback, practical resources, and networking opportunities […]

A Machine they're Secretly Building in London

A Machine they’re Secretly Building is coming to the Southbank Centre this November. We’ll be putting on our balaclavas, and lacing up our brogues extra tight, to bring you our “great antidote to 2017’s tangled political and cultural landscape” (Exeunt). You can book tickets by following the links below and we hope to see as many of […]

Proto-type selected as part of the British Council Showcase 2017

A Machine they’re Secretly Building will be heading up to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the British Council Showcase and we couldn’t be happier! We’ll be performing 15th – 27th August alongside some amazing artists and companies including  Action Hero, Touretteshero, Rachel Mars, Imitating the dog, Forced Entertainment, Kieran Hurley and RashDash More details to […]

Oberon Modern Plays – A Machine they're Secretly Building

Oberon Books have published the full text of A Machine they’re Secretly Building by Andrew Westerside and Proto-type Theater as part of their Modern Plays Series. The script is available via the Oberon Website and includes a critical introduction from Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Lecturer in Applied Theatre and Intervention at University of Leeds. I want you to […]

2017 artsdepot Residency

We are off to a sweet start for 2017 – we’ve been selected to participate in artsdepot’s Artist Residency Programme! We will be based in their Creation Space over 2 weeks in January, and want to thank artsdepot for the opportunity to begin researching and developing a brand new idea… With a working title of […]