Producing outstanding 20th century and contemporary British plays
Silver Thread Productions is a theatre company formed in 2008 with a remit to produce imaginative and challenging revivals of 20th century and contemporary British plays that we think deserve to be seen more widely
At Silver Thread we passionately believe in the power, relevance and artistic merit of British plays from the past hundred years. Few theatre companies are currently producing revivals of contemporary British plays. Playwright David Eldridge commented recently that, "theatre in this country is currently preoccupied with a cult of virginity, with new plays premiered and discarded in rapid succession." And many plays from the previous century are routinely ignored in favour of a narrow repertoire of established shows. This approach has, we believe, prevented a reassessment of much important work.
The best fringe theatre can rival in ambition and creativity the subsidised and West End sectors. Our ambition is to place Silver Thread Productions in the leading ranks of the London fringe, drawing on the talents of the capital's best up and coming practitioners to deliver revivials of the higest quality.
After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Social and Poltical Scienes at Jesus College, Cambridge University, Stephen then trained as an actor at the Arts Educational Schools before turning to directing. Stephen directed 'How's the World Treating You?', 'The Dice House' and 'Progress' for Silver Thread Productions. Other directing credits include 'Lights Out' (Old Red Lion Theatre). He was shortlisted for the 2010 JMK Director Award.
"Director Stephen Glover takes a complex and darkly comic tale on a suitably surreal flight of fancy." What's On Stage ****
"Stephen Glover’s direction keeps the visual gags coming thick and fast...Top fringe theatre." Fringe Review ****
"Ably directed by Stephen Glover." Totally Theatre ****
"Stephen Glover's well-executed production." Time Out ***
"The whirlwind of events that follow are skilfully handled by director Stephen Glover, who keeps the energy levels high." Camden New Journal
Emily’s producing credits include: 'Progress' (Union Theatre for Silver Thread Productions), 'Incisions and Excavations' (Occurrent Glow, The Old Operating Theatre), 'Endgame' (Clifton Rocks Railway), 'Shakespeare in the Park' (Bristol Spotlights) and a 'UK tour of The Taming of the Shrew' (Bristol Spotlights with British Touring Shakespeare). Emily has worked in casting and development for The Donmar Warehouse.
Emma works full-time in the design team at the Royal National Theatre. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Design for Stage at Central School of Speech and Drama. Design credits include: 'The Dice House', 'Progress' and 'How's the World Treating You?' (video and poster design) for Silver Thread Productions, Potentials (Tristan Bates Theatre), 'Flights into Darkness' (Croydon Warehouse), 'Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead' (Limelight Theatre), 'The Grinch' (Bigfoot Arts Tour), 'My Best Friend' (The Courtyard Theatre), 'Macbeth' (Limelight Theatre), 'The Women' (Embassy Studio), 'The Real Inspector Hound', 'Doggs Hamlet' (The Space), 'The Merchant Of Venice' (Limelight Theatre) and 'Grimms Fairytales' (Minack Theatre).
Design Associate and Assistant Design Associate credits: 'The Black Album', 'The Observer' and 'Dido, Queen of Carthage' (all Cottlesloe, RNT). Assistant Design and Construction credits include: 'Market Tales' (Unicorn), 'Word Alive!' (Olivier, RNT), 'Fucked' (Old Red Lion), 'The Juniper Tree' (Goat & Monkey Theatre Company Tour), 'ReAct' (London Bubble), 'Songs of Grace and Redemption' (Theatre 503), 'Richard III' and 'Reverence' (Southwark Playhouse).