“If theatre is undergoing a digital revolution, 59 Productions are its rebel leaders. Mark Grimmer and Leo Warner’s video design agency has overhauled what’s possible onstage: expanding the real into the virtual. – What’s On Stage
“”59 Productions create beautiful theatre using video and technology, so we can’t wait to see what they do with Paul Auster’s mysterious novel, City of Glass. The brilliant Duncan Macmillan is on board to write the adaptation…so expect great things – Evening Standard

59 Productions

59 Productions is a world-renowned design team best known for its pioneering video design and site-specific events including Broadway’s WAR HORSE, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and BIG FISH, Edinburgh Festival’s DEEP TIME (2016), the United Nations’ Global Goals (2017) and Vivid Live @ Sydney Opera House (2014). The unparalleled company combines technology and art to tell amazing stories. Whether creating stage productions, museum installations, live music performances, large scale events, or films, 59’s team generates creative and technical ideas to help realise ambitious artistic projects. Under 59’s creative direction, artists from a range of disciplines – animators, filmmakers, writers, musicians, set, sound, video and lighting designers – come together with technical specialists, to expand their practice and create exciting and innovative work for audiences of all kinds.


City of Glass (world premiere March 2017)
Based on the Novel by Paul Auster
Adaptation by Duncan Macmillan
Directed, Designed & Produced By  59 PRODUCTIONS
Directed by Leo Warner

59 Productions’ Founding Creative Directors Leo Warner and Lysander Ashton now bring their remarkable vision to this bold, technically ground-breaking production adapted by [Duncan Macmillan](http://www.duncanmacmillan.co.uk) (Every Brilliant Thing, 1984) using stagecraft, projection, magic and illusion to immerse audiences in the dizzying, disorientating and ultimately transcendental story that helped establish Auster’s reputation as ‘one of America’s greatest living novelists’ (The Guardian). When reclusive crime writer Daniel Quinn receives a mysterious phone call from a man seeking a private detective in the middle of the night, he quickly and unwittingly becomes the protagonist in a real-life thriller of his own. As the familiar territory of the noir detective genre gives way to something altogether more disturbing and unpredictable, Quinn becomes consumed by his mission, and begins to lose his grip on reality. Will he be drawn deeper into the abyss, or could the quest provide the purpose and meaning he needs to rebuild his shattered life?

Stage: Proscenium
Capacity: 350+
Traveling Personnel: 12
Running time: 90 minutes
Language: English


 “City of Glass” Dossier
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City of Glass (premiere 2017)

February 23 – April 9, 2017 | HOME | Manchester, England
April, 20 – May 13, 2017 | Lyric Hammersmith | London, England