OnComm Award

We are thrilled to announce that About 500 has won the first ever OnComm award! This is the OffWestEnd awards new award for online shows.

The online production of About 500 can be viewed on Scenesavers here.

Simona Hughes is interviewed at length on the Tower Theatre Podcast about the show and her approach to directing. Have a listen here.

The company includes:

As a director Simona’s credits include A Passage To India (Tower Theatre) ActDrop ★★★★ “Ms Hughes’s fluid and considered production never loses momentum”, Sardines “Confident and Pacy Production”, London Theatre Review ★★★★ “Should this production ever make it to the West End it would be delightfully received…” Table (Tower Theatre) Remote Goat ★★★★ “Directed with a steady hand and some exquisite theatrical touches”, Spy In Stalls ★★★★ & Love, Love, Love (Theatro Technis), “Directed with precision, utterly convincing and compelling to watch” (Tamara Von Werthern, Performing Rights Manager, Nick Hern Books). Short play directing credits include Infomania (Miniaturists @ VAULT), Caveman Principle (Bread and Roses), Found Wanting (Theatre 503).

The company also includes Melissa Dunne as Dramaturg (Susannah Clapp’s Best Theatre of 2017, Artistic Director Paper Cut Theatre & Lecturer at RCSSD, Voice Magazine ★★★★★ “Direction from Melissa Dunne remains sleek and minimal, as the whole piece is a powerful work of art that I could easily watch again.”), Mandy Gordon on Movement  (recently directed movement for Janet Suzman’s The Cherry Orchard ), Jack Baxter on Sound Design (Albion in Flames, Union theatre, In Sancho, Orange Tree theatre) and Douglas Baker on Projection Design (Offie nominated director and video designer, artistic director of Pendly Shakespeare Festival. Actors Stephanie Fuller (Co-founder of theatre company “Hot Cousin”, also featuring at VAULT festival 2020), Joanna Nevin (TIME OUT “Joanna Nevin is Flawless”) and Dickon Farmar (Londontheatre1: “Dickon Farmar is superb”)