Fuel Nominated for Producer of the Year

Posted on: 13th December 2018

Capping off an industrious year, Fuel has been nominated for Producer of The Year as part of The Stage’s 2019 Stage Awards alongside Sonia Friedman Productions and Fiery Angel.

The Stage wrote:

If you’re going to open a new theatre following a major £26 million redevelopment, you want to kick things off with a bang. Enter, then, theatre company Fuel, which worked with Bristol Old Vic on the stage production of Touching the Void, a gripping and imaginative adaptation of Joe Simpson’s book.

Meanwhile, following a successful run at the National Theatre, Fuel’s joyous co-production of Barber Shop Chronicles returned to the NT, concluding its second run in early 2018. The show, which The Stage described as “an absolute pleasure to experience”, then toured the US. In addition, Fuel produced Andy Smith’s Summit, which made use of British Sign Language and featured three performers telling a story from different perspectives. Then there was Charlie Ward, an interactive sound installation allowing audience members to experience the production as if they were a wounded soldier in the First World War.

Fuel has long been one of UK theatre’s most exciting not-for-profit producing companies, questioning the notion of what theatre can be and leading the way in exploring the theatrical possibilities of poetry and spoken word. But its recent work has seen its productions step up a level in terms of ambition, scale and reach.

For more information visit The Stage.