All posts by Dan Hutton

Dan is a freelance director, theatre-maker and dramaturg. He is founding member of Barrel Organ, who are currently Associate Artists at Camden People's Theatre.

Director – Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield

written and performed by Lucy Grace

at Pleasance Below, 3rd-29th August

Narnia doesn’t exist. Lucy’s just realised. She’s 26.

She’s still reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. If the adventures of heroine Lucy Pevensie can’t help, then perhaps C. S. Lewis’s dedication to his god-daughter, Lucy Barfield, holds the key to another wardrobe.

Following 2015’s Garden ‘quietly revolutionary’ **** (Scotsman) Lucy Grace searches for the lives of Lucy: past, present and fantasy.

Unpicking a life less documented Lucy, Lucy and Lucy Barfield, is an intimate show about holding on to adventure, falling through the cracks and finding your own way back.

Tickets here.

Director – Garden

written and performed by Lucy Grace

at Pleasance Theatre, London, 5-7 May 2016, then touring

Monday to Friday, Lucy catches the 8am train to London Bridge.

9am, her day begins at Insignia Asset Management, where she is in charge of the photocopier, printer, scanner, shredder and binder. She is the only person in the office who knows how to clear a paper jam.

She’s starting to wonder how this fits into the Grand Scheme of Things.

One day, her life takes an unexpected turn when she rescues the long-suffering office pot plant.

In her flat, 24 floors up, she begins to plant, cultivate and nurture her own personal wilderness.

Garden is a humorous and poetic story about trying to form a meaningful connection to the world, when you feel out of step with everyone else in it.

Tickets here.

Director – The Spanish Tragedy

By Thomas Kyd

At the Old Red Lion Theatre 9th February – 5th March 2016

How far would you go to get revenge?

You’d unfriend them. You’d sell your story to the tabloids. You’d kill a man. Or men.

In The Spanish Tragedy, Thomas Kyd shows us a place where people will use any any  means necessary to get their own back. This bold new production takes the first revenge tragedy and turns it inside ­out, serving it up with a generous dollop of blood and a serving of sweet, sweet justice.

Hieronimo has lost her son, and there’s only one way to settle the score. The world shouldn’t be like this, but that’s the way it is.

Tickets here.

Dramaturg – Some People Talk About Violence

created by Barrel Organ

from text by Lulu Raczka

Cast Joe Boylan, Bryony Davies, Rosie Gray, Euan Kitson, Jack Morning-Newton, Katherine Thorogood

Direction Ali Pidsley

Dramaturgy Dan Hutton & Jack Perkins

Technical Management Kieran Lucas

Developed and supported by Camden People’s Theatre’s Associate Artist Scheme, Warwick Arts Centre and the HUB

“Some People Talk About Violence is a properly brilliant piece of theatre… an   incredibly astute, searching, honest, raw artwork”
Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods