Reviews and Awards

AWARDS

FIRST CLASS
WINNER – Best New Writing, Buxton Fringe Festival 2014
Nominated – 
Best Production, Buxton Fringe Festival 2014

A WINTER’S ORESTEIA
WINNER – Best Acting EnsembleDionysia Festival 2015

WOMEN OF THE MOURNING FIELDS
Nominated
– Best Production, Buxton Fringe Festival 2015

LEST WE FORGET
NominatedBest Production, Buxton Fringe Festival 2016
Nominated
Best New Writing, Buxton Fringe Festival 2016

GOBLAND FOR THE GOBLINS!
WINNER – Best Children’s Show
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017 – (The Derek Awards)

REVIEWS

Gobland for the Goblins! (2017)

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“An enchanting fantasy tale.” “A hugely enjoyable show.”
★★★★★ , Families Edinburgh


Lest We Forget (2016)

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Well-scripted by writer/director James Beagon, this is a sensitive and thought-provoking play.”
★★★★ – Broadway Baby


Julius Caesar (2016)

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★★★★ – The Student
Definitely worth watching to see just how successfully Aulos Productions managed this unique and risky concept.


Women of the Mourning Fields (2015)

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★★★★ – Fringe Guru
Playwright James Beagon’s work is breathtakingly ambitious.
A sterling example of high-concept theatre done right.

★★★★ – Broadway Baby
Intellectual, challenging and very satisfying.

★★★★ – All Edinburgh Theatre
Women of the Mourning
Fields is a compelling, always entertaining piece of theatre that puts a new spin on history. Don’t miss it.

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Buxton Fringe Review

“A play about telling the right story, this is a superb story itself”
“The youthful cast give an air of professional calmness in their performances.”

Feminist Festival
“All of the performances are brilliant…”
“The writing is sharp”
“This was a performance which will stay with you.”


A Winter’s Oresteia (2015)

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All Edinburgh Theatre
“In terms of adaptation, Beagon has scored a pretty direct hit.”

“A pair of superb performances from Sally Pitts as Iphigenia and Danielle Farrow as Clytemnestra.”
“An entertaining piece of grassroots, student theatre.”

Mumble Theatre
“The script eloquently transported this ancient tale into the modern day and raced forward at a good pace that held the audience in the tangled web it so masterfully weaved. A great effort from a young cast full of talent and enthusiasm.”


First Class (2014)
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Buxton Fringe Review
“James Beagon’s script is a masterpiece of understatement”
“First Class encapsulates what fringe theatre does best and is highly recommended

★★★★ – Edinburgh Reporter,
This production recently won Best New Writing at the Buxton Fringe 2014, and it’s clear to see why.”
“This is a unique, meaningful piece of drama


BEAGON’S PREVIOUS WORK WITH EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY THEATRE COMPANY

Sword at Sunset (2014)
Edinburgh49
“Beagon’s careful and respectful adaptation of Sword at Sunset far excels the 2011 movie version of The Eagle of the Ninth”

Four Walls (2013)
ThreeWeeks, ★★★★
Sweetly quirky and thoroughly imaginative

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