Company History

'14 Pocket Dream, a sixty minute version of our A Midsummer Night's Dream, for schools and smaller theatres, UK tour.
'13/14 A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors, in association with The Touring Partnership, national and international tour.
'13 Pocket Merchant, a sixty minute version of our The Merchant of Venice for schools and smaller theatres, UK tour.
'12/13 
Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew, in association with The Touring Partnership, national & international tour and London.
'12 Pocket Henry V, a sixty minute version of our Henry V for schools and the smaller theatres at home and abroad.
'11/12 Henry V and The Winter’s Tale, in association with The Touring Partnership, national & international tour and London.
'11 Pocket Comedy, a sixty minute version of our The Comedy of Errors for schools and the smaller theatres, UK tour & London.
'10/11 Richard III and The Comedy of Errors, in association with The Touring Partnership, national & international tour and London.
'10 Pocket Dream, a sixty minute version of our A Midsummer Night’s Dream for schools and smaller theatres, UK tour & London.
'08/09 The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, London, international & national tour
'06/07 Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew Stratford upon Avon (RSC), London, national & international tour
'05 The Winter’s Tale national & international tour
'03 A Midsummer Night’s Dream London, national & international tour
'02 Rose Rage national tour & London
'01 Rose Rage national tour
'99 Twelfth Night at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury
'98 Henry V and The Comedy of Errors national & international tour
'97 Henry V at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

Propeller has toured internationally to:

Australia, Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and the USA

to the following cities: Beijing, Girona, New York, Ann Arbor (Michigan), Boston, Neuss (Germany), Verona, Galway, Helsingor, Rome, Milan, Tokyo, Gdansk, Limosal &, Larnaca (Malta), Cyprus, Guanajuato (Mexico), Mexico City, Dhaka, Colombo, Kandy, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manilla, Dublin, Bologna, Istanbul, Madrid, Berkeley (USA), Shanghai, Washington, Guangzhou, Perth (Aus.), Hong Kong, Wellington (NZ)

Awards

’11 Theatre Awards UK for Best Touring production with Richard III and The Comedy of Errors

’09 TMA Theatre Award for Best Design, Michael Pavelka for The Merchant of Venice

’07 New York Obie for The Taming of the Shrew

’04 New York Jeff Award Winner for Best Director, Edward Hall for Rose Rage

’03 TMA Theatre Award for Best Touring Production A Midsummer Night’s Dream

'03 Whatsonstage.com award for Best Ensemble A Midsummer Night’s Dream

’02 Barclays Theatre Award for Best Touring Production Rose Rage

’99 Barclays Theatre Award for Best Director, Edward Hall for Twelfth Night

Nominations

'12 Boston's Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor to Richard Clothier as Richard III in Richard III

'12 Boston's Elliot Norton Award for Best Visiting Production with Richard III & The Comedy of Errors

'12  Boston IRNE Award for Richard III & The Comedy of Errors

‘11 London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor: Richard Clothier in Richard III and Best Director: Edward Hall for Richard III and The Comedy of Errors.

’11 Whatsonstage.com award for Best Touring Production with Richard III and The Comedy of Errors. Announcement in 2012

’07 New York Drama Desk for Outstanding Music The Taming of the Shrew

'07 New York Drama Desk for Outstanding Revival of a Play The Taming of the Shrew

'07 The Taming of the Shrew was awarded an OBIE rather than a specific award

’05 TMA Theatres Award for Best Director, Edward Hall for The Winter’s Tale

’04 New York Jeff award for Best Lighting Designer, Ben Ormerod for Rose Rage

 '04 New York Drama Desk Award for Best Production A Midsummer Night’s Dream

’03 Manchester Evening News for Best Touring Production A Midsummer Night’s Dream

’02 Olivier Award for Best Director, Edward Hall for Rose Rage

Propeller has played in London:

2013 Hampstead Theatre Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew

2012 The V&A Museum and various schools with Pocket Henry V

2012 Hampstead Theatre Henry V and The Winter's Tale

2011 Hampstead Theatre Pocket Comedy

2011 Hampstead Theatre Richard III and The Comedy of Errors

2011 Southbank Festival  Pocket Dream

2010 Hampstead Theatre Pocket Dream

2009 The Rose Theatre The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer NIght’s Dream

2007 Old Vic Theatre Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew

2003 Comedy Theatre A Midsummer Night’s Dream

2002 Theatre Royal Haymarket Rose Rage, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy

 

The following actors have performed with Propeller:

David Acton, Ben Allen, Nicholas Asbury, Bob Barrett, Jason Baughan, Jamie Beamish, Tony Bell, David Birrell,  Darrell Brockis, Kelsey Brookfield, Dugald Bruce-Lockhart, Bill Buckhurst, Sam Callis, Wayne Cater, Gunnar Cauthery, Babou Ceesay, Joseph Chance, Richard Clothier, Alasdair Craig, Neal Craig, Alexis Daniels, Karl Davies, Richard Dempsey, Emilio Doorgarsingh, John Dougall, Matt Flynn, Joe Flynn, Richard Frame, Jamie Glover, Robert Hands, Christopher Heyward,  Finn Hanlon, Lewis Hart, Robert Horwell, Vince Leigh, Jonathan Livingstone, Chris MacDonald, Tom McDonald, Jonathan McGuinness, Peter Moreton, Chris Myles, Liam O'Brien, Ben O'Mahony David Newman, Thomas Padden, Richard Pepper, Simon Scardifield, Sam Swainsbury, Gary Shelford, Jack Tarlton, Dominic Thorburn, Dominic Tighe, Tim Treloar, Jon Trenchard, James Tucker, Jules Werner, Dan Wheeler, Guy Williams, Tam Williams, Arthur Wilson