Welcome to Primavera
Littler and his ambitious production company Primavera confirm that they are names to follow - Evening Standard on Anyone Can Whistle
OffWestEnd Awards 2014
In 2014, Primavera was nominated for NINE OffWestEnd Awards.
These included a record SEVEN OffWestEnd Awards for Martine - the most nominations ever received for a production of a play.
These were: Best Production (Martine), Best Director - Tom Littler (Martine), Best Actress - Hannah Murray (Martine), Best Supporting Actress - Susan Penhaligon (Martine), Best Supporting Actress - Leila Crerar (Martine), Best Sound Design - Max Pappenheim (Martine), Best Costume Design - Emily Stuart (Martine), Best Actress - Caroline Langrishe (First Episode), Best Set Design - Neil Irish (First Episode).
We are delighted that Neil Irish is a finalist in the Best Set Design category and Leila Crerar is a finalist in the Best Supporting Actress category.
Primavera is an award-winning theatre company which focuses on revivals and rediscoveries. Recent productions include the first ever revival of Terence Rattigan's debut play, First Episode, the first ever revival of AW Pinero's The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith, and the first major revival of The Living Room, by Graham Greene, at Jermyn Street Theatre in spring 2013. Our 2014 revival of Martine received a record 7 OffWestEnd Awards.
Before that, recent productions were Shiverman, a new play by James Sheldon at Theatre503, and a revival of Bloody Poetry, by Howard Brenton, at Jermyn Street Theatre. These received outstanding national reviews and a number of Off-West End Award nominations.
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Tom Littler's website:www.tomlittler.co.uk
Thirty-something directors Rupert Goold and Josie Rourke are big names now, but those keen to talent-spot the next generation should take a look at Tom Littler. Increasingly impressive over a number of fringe productions ... how stimulating it is to see such a surfeit of directorial invention. - Evening Standard on Antigone
Exuberant... Tom Littler's production runs like an all-singing, all-dancing train. Five Stars, Time Out Critics' Choice, Show of the Week.
Primavera was founded by Artistic Director Tom Littler in 2003. Recent productions include Antigone, translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker; UK premiere of Madagascar, by JT Rogers, with Sorcha Cusack; the first revival of Charles Wood's Jingo: A Farce of War, starring Susannah Harker and Anthony Howell; The Rivals, with Celia Imrie, Ella Smith, and Charity Wakefield; and Bryony Lavery's Origin of the Species, with Marjorie Yates and Clare-Hope Ashitey. We recently produced the West End premiere of the first musical by Stephen Sondheim, Saturday Night which transferred to the Arts Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor after a critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Jermyn Street Theatre, and a highly-praised reinterpration of Anyone Can Whistle.
Tom Littler's production, beautifully designed and lit by Will Reynolds, contains perfectly pitched performances - Michael Billington, The Guardian on Jingo: A Farce of War
Look through our past productions page to see photographs and press reviews.
Patrons: Anonymous, Anonymous, Martin Bishop, Richard Buxton, Margaret Crowther, Rickie Dammann, Tom Erhardt, Richard & Daisy Littler, Tom Littler, English Touring Theatre. Angels: Lord Archer, Lord Cobbold, Ian Cormack, Lord Parkinson, Anthony Salz, Douglas Shaw. Honorary Patrons: Peter Gill, Penelope Keith, Felicity Kendal, Peter Nichols, Diana Quick. Registered Charity No. 1124618