OVNV Start Up Winners

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the first ever OVNV Start Ups designed to kick start creativity. Recipients include a varied mix of Stanley Kubrick impersonators, Emmental cheese and Shakespeare on bikes

The first recipients are For Short Theatre who will use their Start Up to create an investors pack for their production of Anatomy of a Murder by Elihu Winer. This intense trial-based play drama will be performed in a court-room in Blackfriars highlighting the companys up-close style of performance.

fanSHEN will use their Start Up to cover the premises licence for Cheese their absurdist adult fairy-tale set inside a giant Emmental powered by electricity generated in local gyms. This new play by Nikki Schreiber is a smart analysis of the banking crisis and will be mounted in the City.

Peculius the travelling players will use their Start Up for parts and a mechanical engineer to ensure their bikes carry them and their on a 926-mile journey around 31 heritage venues and museums as they perform The Handlebards: Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet.

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenus Start-Up for SKEEN! will fund a marketing campaign for their comedy drama about a warped, stereotypical, urban school production. Directed by Che Walker the production includes a youth festival, workshops, open mic nights, showcases and panel discussions.

Having only started in 2012 Folie a Deux Production have already received great critical acclaim for their first two productions. The company will use their Start Up for production costs on a double bill of Noel Coward plays Red Peppers and Still Life at the Old Red Lion.

Finally three Start Ups will support Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows beginning with Dirty Laundry, by Joe Brown, Rachel Hirons and Kat Hoult set in a local laundrette scene for some of the towns darkest, juiciest scandals. Happy Never After produced by the award winning James Quaife Productions will have a prime spot at The Pleasance Theatre having enjoyed a successful run in London having been developed over a number of years by OVNV alumni. Finally PIT will take Kubrick3, the true story of Alan Conway, a life-long conman who pretended to be the Director Stanley Kubrick fooling actors, journalists and MPs. The play recently beat off stiff competition to win the Enfant Terribles Prize 2013 and will be written by David Byrne.