Current projects

The Book of Darkness and Light


Legend has it that many years ago a book of strange and terrifying tales was found …

The Book of Darkness and Light is a new storytelling experience. Combining gothic stories written by Adam Z. Robinson and haunting live music by Ben Styles, the tales are chilling and thrilling.

After performing to over 1,500 people on Light Night Leeds in October 2015, the show received funding from Arts Council England to tour in autumn/winter 2016.

The show visited eighteen venues over more than twenty nights. Many of the shows sold out well in advance. Venues included The Old Fire Station, Oxford; Harrogate Theatre and Square Chapel, Halifax.

The show will once again tour nationally in autumn/winter 2017/18, visiting more than fifteen theatres nationwide. The show is being produced by LittleMighty. Please visit the Facebook page for more information.

The Book of Darkness & Light is a live storytelling experience which can be commissioned for or adapted to any venue or event. For more information, please contact us

Audiences responses: 

“The best piece of theatre I have seen in years.”
“Well-crafted storytelling, timing and execution drew us into the stories. Highly absorbing evening.”
“Absolutely wonderful Disbelief completely suspended” “Intriguing stories by an amazing story teller.”
“What an excellent evening. Superb actor and musician… Super scary” “Spellbinding experience.”
“High class storytelling”
“Atmospheric & creepy”
“Beautifully haunting storytelling”
“Loved it. Can’t wait to see more!”
“What lovely art”
“Loved it. Can’t wait to see more”
“High class storytelling”
“Loved it. Very creepy”
“Great event – powerful reading.”

The Split


Fate? Parallel universes? Quantum mechanics? Mick doesn’t believe in all that. But a foul-weather encounter with an esteemed professor is about to set him on a path which will make him wish he did. As the rain pours down on Mick’s magnificent brolly, he comes across a young woman in the middle of a storm. As he discovers, even actions with the best of intentions have reactions.

Short film The Split had its world premiere at the Manchester International Film Festival 2015. The film will also appear at several other festivals in 2015. Visit the Facebook Page for updates and details.

The film also appeared at several other film festivals in 2015-17, including the Cambridge Film Festival , Berlin’s ‘British Shorts’ festival and the London Short Film Festival. Visit The Split‘s Facebook page here.

The film was directed by Ed Rigg (Passenger, No Smoking) and starts Edward Hogg (Indian Summers, Jonathan Strange and Mr NorrellBunny and the Bull).

You can watch The Split here:

The Split from Ed Rigg on Vimeo.


Bailiffs – Research and Development 


Adam is currently in the research and development phase of his new play Bailiffs. 

He is working with Harrogate Theatre, Leeds Holbeck Underground Ballroom and Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill. The production is being directed by Nick Lane, performed by Amy Marchant, Kathryn Beaumont and Fiona Wass and produced by Little Mighty.

The Bailiffs research and development phase is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Here are some production photos and videos from the project so far:


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header2Conscientious: directed by Alex Chisholm

The Play

You want to ask me, don’t you? Didn’t there come a point when you thought enough was enough?

Yes. There did.

Rebekah has just landed her first job. She’s everything they should want. Young. Keen. Conscientious.

But Michelle, her office ‘buddy,’ is also the office bully and Rebekah’s dream job is turning into a nightmare. Desperate, she turns for help to the ideals of her hero, her great-grandfather, a First World War conscientious objector.

But when pushed right to the edge what wins out? Ideals? Or survival?

Adam Z Robinson’s debut play finds the humour, and the horror, of office politics taken to extremes.

“Through elegant but simple design, an intricate sound scape drawing in the wider world and above all a captivating performance, Conscientious will take the audience through a journey from moral certainty to a place where nothing is certain and we confront, in extremis, who we are.”

Alex Chisholm, Director

Originally developed as a part of West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Furnace Season. Directed by Alex Chisholm. Performed by Rachel Ashwanden.



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