"A force to reckon with..." - ReviewerNumber9

Elysium TC is a new, independent, professional theatre company based in Durham. Our goal is to bring the best of world theatre to the North of England, with particular focus on the North East.

We launched in 2017. Since then it has been a whirlwind, with four critically-acclaimed productions coming one after another.

Our first, the Durham & Manchester premiere of J P Miller’s 'Days Of Wine And Roses' adapted by Owen McCafferty, played at the Assembly Rooms, Durham and 53two, Manchester, in October 2017. Its lead actor, co-founder Danny Solomon, was nominated for Best Fringe Performance in the Manchester Theatre Awards 2018.

Our second, the northern premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 'Jesus Hopped The A Train', played at the Assembly Rooms and HOME, Manchester, in May 2018.

Our third, the Durham premiere of 'Footfalls' and 'Krapp’s Last Tape' by Samuel Beckett, played at the Assembly Rooms on 23rd & 24th June as part of the Durham Festival Of Arts 2018

Our fourth, the regional premiere of 'The River' by Jez Butterworth, played at the City Theatre, Durham, and the Green Room at Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, at the end of November and early December 2018...

Our fifth, a version of Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' set in the North East saw us break out into small scale touring. Starting with our co-producers, Queen's Hall Arts Centre in Hexham, we toured to the Gala in Durham, the Exchange in North Shields and the Majestic in Darlington in March/ April 2019, then transferred to Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester in June, where it received almost unanimous praise.

We have big plans for the rest of 2019 and onwards into 2020 and 2021... Come and take a look...



by Athol Fugard


South Africa, New Year’s Eve 1989: a new country is about to born. Nelson Mandela is about to be released and Apartheid is about to come to an end. On a run down funfair somewhere in the wilderness known as the Karoo, two men confront each other, both fleeing from the demons of their past: a white soldier fresh from the brutalities of the Border War and a black nightwatchman with murder on his hands. As night draws in, neither can escape from what they have done, and struggle against the limitations of forgiveness.

Athol Fugard is South Africa’s greatest living dramatist (‘The voice of his nation’s conscience’ - The Spectator) whose plays have been performed and filmed all over the world. 'Playland' was the last play he wrote under Apartheid.

A magnificent duel for two actors, this production reunites Elysium actors Danny Solomon (‘Miss Julie’, ‘The River’) and Faz Singhateh, who last performed together in ‘Jesus Hopped The A Train’ in Durham and Manchester.


What's new in 2019
by Jake Murray

2019 looks like an exciting time or Elysium TC…