Newcastle-under-Lyme company plays crucial role as Coventry gears up for City of Culture celebrations

A North Staffordshire production company is playing its part as Coventry builds up to its status as UK City of Culture 2021.

PH Productions has been commissioned to work with producer Phil Hargreaves to stage HOME, a new high-flying production showcasing Coventry’s architecture.

HOME will feature Coventry’s own award-winning street theatre company Highly Sprung, Upswing, an aerial-acrobatic arts company which will be familiar to many in Stoke-on-Trent for spectacular performances as part of the Appetite Arts programme, and projection specialists Illuminos, who worked on the recent Light Night project in Burslem, staged with the support of PH Productions.

Peter Herbert, MD of PH Productions based at King Street Studios, Newcastle-under-Lyme, said: “We have previously worked with all parties involved in this project and it is fantastic to be teaming up with them again.

“HOME utilises the wonderfully diverse architecture of Coventry toll look at how the city has changed over the years and the impact this has had on its culture and society.

“Our challenge involves behind the scenes planning to ensure the public get an unforgettable evening of high-flying aerial work, physically charged choreography, stunning visuals and an electric sound score.”

PH Productions was founded in 2000 by Peter Herbert who has over 30-years of experience delivering arts experiences across the UK, including many events for the Arts Council, the 2018 Chester Mystery Plays and local spectaculars such as the Big Feast, in Stoke-on-Trent city centre and the 2018 Astley Fest, celebrating Newcastle-under-Lyme born circus pioneer Philip Astley.

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