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Winter 2019

It was a busy lead up to Christmas with several seasonal shows here and abroad.

Still Life (Endstation Leben) –one of 27 entries in a new Science and Theatre Festival at Theater Heilbronn in Germany won a sponsorship award of two thousand euros. Professor Wolfgang Hansch wrote “The Briton Charles Way is of all the authors in the contest the most experienced and well known. Still Life is a tense science fiction thriller with complex ethical and philosophical questions about the opportunities and challenges of genetic research.”

Many thanks to the theatre and congratulations to the other winners.
The play is published by Parthian Press.


Sternenstaub (Stardust in English) – a play about for all over seven years of age about life, death Space and friendship – opened to excellent reviews in Biel/Bienne in Switzerland.

Directed by Charlotte Huldi for Theatre De La Grenouille.

Snow Queen

Cinderella played the Opera House Kassel Germany and looked gorgeous.

Snow Queen

The Snow Queen enjoyed two revivals this year:

The Philadelphia Inquirer writes: Snow Queen has it all, imagination, goosebumps and lots of snow. Written by prolific British Playwright Charles Way, the Scandinavian-set play features powerful female characters, magical royalty, haunting sounds and lots of snow. Other than that it's not at all like the Disney movies.” The show ran through to the end of Jan 2020.

Snow Queen

Next Year 2020 begins with a rerun of Under the Hawthorn Tree at the Mac in Belfast before it goes on an extensive tour of Ireland. Produced by Cahoots NI direction by Paul McEneaney.

Autumn 2019


Secrets of Space, an intimate show about the infinity of space (ages 7+) is at Cahoots NI in The MAC, Belfast until 13 October and then goes out on tour.

Charles Way co-wrote the show with Paul Bosco Mc Eneaney, who also directed.

"Secrets of Space is full of wonder and imagination. It’s intimate yet it presents a universe of infinite possibility."
"This show manages to make space emotional, which is a phenomenal achievement…"
"…Cahoots blend creativity, technology and information together into a seamless package." (more)

Secrets of Space

The Snow Queen will be the 2019 Christmas Show at the Park Theatre, Finsbury Park. London. Dec 4th to Jan 4th 2020.Directed by Abigail Andersen.

Cinderella will be the Christmas show at the Opernhaus des Staatstheater, Kassel Germany. Directed by Martina Van Boxen.

Spring / Summer 2019

Pirates (Piraten) opened at the Junge Landesbuhne, Wilhelmshaven on 28th April 2019.

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The Long Way Home (Weit ist der Weg) opened at Theatre NOI, Germany on May 3rd 2019.

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Winter 2018

Thank you to all the cast and crew of Under the Hawthorn Tree – adapted from The bestselling children's novel of the same name by Marita Conlon-McKenna.

A wonderful production at THE MAC Belfast in November– directed by Paul McEneany with design by Sabine Dargent and Music by Garth McConaghie.

We have high hopes that the show will live and breathe again next year in Dublin and America.

  • Sleeping Beauty is now running at the Krasnoyarsk Musical Theatre in Russia.
  • The Snow Queen is now running at Ion Creanga Theatre Bucharest
  • Family Farce – a new play for Polka Theatre – will be a touring production in 2020 as the theatre in Wimbledon gets a well earned face lift.
  • Stardust will premier in Biel Switzerland next November with Theatre De La Grenouille.
  • The Vanishing Elephant will be a co production between Cahoots NI and Imagination Stage in Washington USA in 2019/20
  • Infinity continues in repertory at Consol Theatre in Gelsenkirchen Germany under the direction of Andrea Kramer.

Summer 2018

Five Charles Way plays in professional production at theatres across Europe and in the United States.

Having completed a short tour in the autumn of 2017 in Northern Ireland, The Assistant’s Revenge will be reworked early in 2018 and performed at the Belfast Children’s Festival opening on 8 March.

The show – created with Paul McEneany (direction) and Ursula Burns (music) – is a bold, and atmospheric thriller containing great songs and spectacular illusions.

  • ”Dark, edgy, the most sublime music all packaged in this perfect drama for young audiences” – Gilly Campbell, Arts Council of Northern Ireland
  • “Don’t miss this spectacular show full of magic (and murder)…a big thumbs up from Ni4kids” – Nadia Duncan, Ni4kids

Missing – Verschwunden

Missing – Verschwunden – has its Premier at the Theater Bonn on 11 January 2018. Direction by Theo Franz.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty opens at the Denver Children’s Theatre (Colorado, USA) on 9 March – playing through to 5 May 2018.


Ragnorok (Youth theatre production) opens at the Norden Arts Centre, Maidenhead in March 2018

One Snowy Night

One Snowy Night – In einer kalten Winternacht – premiers at the Maler Saal Deutsches SchauspielHaus, Hamburg on 28 January 2018. Direction by Taki Papaconstantinous.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Congratulations to the international students of East 15 Acting School for their moving production of The Snow Queen – Nov/Dec 2017. Directed with great skill by and sensitivity by Tony Graham supported by stirring music from Colin Sell.

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