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Grid Iron are an Edinburgh-based theatre company who, following their incorporation in 1995 and their first show Clearance at the Traverse, Edinburgh, swiftly gained a reputation for creating high-quality, high profile shows. The Company went on to specialise in presenting shows in unusual locations. They are a new writing company who work in challenging sites that lend themselves especially well to Grid Iron’s taut production style. Occasionally they create work for the stage or use theatre buildings in a site-specific, promenade manner.
In 1997 Grid Iron produced their first full-scale site-specific production, The Bloody Chamber, their adaptation of Angela Carter’s Bluebeard fairytale, which they presented in famously haunted underground vaults beneath Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile. It was the company’s first appearance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and, by the opening night, the show had sold out for its entire three-week run. Awards: Herald Angel for Outstanding Contribution and Achievement in Theatre and Total Theatre Nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Design.
Grid Iron is committed to producing exciting new ensemble work across Scotland in a variety of spaces and locations, with a special commitment to accessibility, entertainment and innovation.
We operate a cross-disciplinary, collaborative structure that allows the involvement of artists and production crew from various media at all stages of the creative process.
Grid Iron recognises the need for professionalism in business practice, an attitude embodied in the practical and artistic collaboration of producer and director.
Grid Iron is committed to new writing in Scotland
Grid Iron produces cross-disciplinary work which is exciting, innovative and accessible