Aulos Productions is an Edinburgh-based production company, dedicated to bringing new writing and ancient classics to the stage and screen. Through our work, we tend to explore the forgotten aspects of histories, both personal and political, cutting through myths to find the real people at their heart. Ancient tales are transported to modern settings and vice versa. Be it classical, the 20th century or the modern day, we aim to have all our work resonate with contemporary audiences.
Aulos Productions was formed in 2014 by James Beagon, an Edinburgh University graduate and prolific figure in the university theatre scene. His writing and directing credits during that time included adaptations of Rosemary Sutcliff’s Sword at Sunset’ and J.K Rowling’s Beedle the Bard. In collaboration with Relief Theatre, an Edinburgh University society, Aulos Productions went on to present First Class at the 2014 Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. First Class was a roaring success, picking up the award for ‘Best New Writing’ and a nomination for Best Production at the Buxton Fringe Festival.
After presenting a successful run of A Winter’s Oresteia in early 2015, our next Fringe show Women of the Mourning Fields was greeted with critical acclaim in Edinburgh, garnering many 4 star reviews and earning another nomination for Best Production at the Buxton Fringe Festival 2015.
2016 saw our first foray into the world of Shakespeare with a daring and ambitious production of Julius Caesar set in the world of football. This was followed with a piece of new writing called Lest We Forget, set in the aftermath of the First World War and nominated for both Best Production & Best New Writing at the Buxton Fringe Festival 2016, as well as garnering 4 star reviews in Edinburgh.
Our 2017 Fringe production is a new piece of Children’s Theatre titled Gobland for the Goblins! – a choose-your-own-adventure fantasy piece where every decision really matters.
We perform shows both during and outside of festival time, holding regular open auditions in Edinburgh. Read more about our past and present productions on this site.