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Fahrenheit 451

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By Ray Bradbury

Director - Catherine Alexander
Designer - Liz Ascroft
Lighting Designer - Clancy Flynn
Associate Director - Richard Delaney 
Video Designer - Hayley Egan
Sound Designer - Daniel Balfour
Production Supervisor - Adam Burns
Costume Supervisor - Karin Schuck
Assistant Costume Supervisor, Wardrobe Maintenance & Dresser - Jess Redican
BA (Hons) Acting CTD Course Leader - Catherine Alexander

Puppetry - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice
Mechanical Hound
- Josh Macrow

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Assistant Designer
- Yejin Kim
Assistant Lighting Designer - Jack Fenton

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Production Manager
- Aoife Lily Nolan-Bennett
Assistant Production Manager - Lucy Mewis-McKerrow
Stage Manager - Parker Hollants Van Loocke
Deputy Stage Manager - Meredith Lewis
Assistant Stage Manager - Connor Hill
Chief Electrician - Bradley Colerio-Swain
PSE - Jordan Bryan
Programmer - Alex Thomas

Dramaturg - Kelley-Margaret Smith, MA Theatre Criticism and Dramaturgy
Marketing Assistance - Jiaxi Wang, MA Creative Producing

Devised by the Company

Thanks to: Colour Sound Experiment 


Studio Season

A Royal Central School of Speech and Drama production in association with Complicité Creative Learning.

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice. Central’s Acting CDT course presents two new works devised by final year students. Directed by Complicité Associates Joyce Henderson and Catherine Alexander, who have been with the company at pivotal moments in its rich 36-year history. They will be working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice course. This collaboration between Central and Complicité offers students a unique opportunity to work with professionals from one of the world’s leading theatre companies.

(The Studio Season includes Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Fahrenheit 451).



Our civilisation is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge.

Ray Bradbury’s dystopian world is given theatrical life in this stylish and complex devised adaptation. Are we living the future that this iconic 1950s novel imagined? Have we become Bradbury’s anti-social beings who never interact on a meaningful level?

This ensemble show uses immersive sound design and stunning video to bring the tale of Fahrenheit 451 to life. This classic story has never been more important.

Performed with permission of Don Congdon Associates, Inc. on behalf of Ray Bradbury Literary Works LLC ©1953, renewed 1981 by Ray Bradbury.

Approximate running time: 75 minutes without an interval.

Download the programme (pdf)



  • Saturday 22 February, 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 25 February, 1.30pm (post-show Q&A)
  • Wednesday 26 February, 7.30pm
  • Thursday 27 February, 1.30 (post-show Q&A)
  • Friday 28 February, 7.30pm
  • Saturday 29 February, 4.00pm 



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Event price

Tickets: £10/ £8 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

22 Feb 2020 - 7:00pm to 29 Feb 2020 - 4:00pm

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