"A fierce, chilling production" - Time Out (Critic's Choice)
We performed Titus Andronicus in the Hornsey Road Swimming Baths in the Summer of 1993. The venue, formerly condemned as derelict, was leased to Big Space for a period of four months, in which time we renovated the baths for public performance.
In order to comply with safety regulations, we installed plumbing and electricity supplies, repaired a leaky and falling roof, made good broken floors and damaged tiles, installed new staircases, and created wheelchair access. This was before any consideration could be given to the theatrical element!
This was all achieved through personal funds and contributions from some very kind Patrons such as Sheila Handcock, Robin's Cinema and Islington Borough Council.
The play had an extended run and was awarded Time Out "critics choice".
"A bloody epic of sex and violence" - What's On
"""The strength of this production is its animation of the spectacle of violence" - Times Literary Supplement
The Killing Floor
"Acting of a quality rarely seen at such close quarters" - What's On (Critic's Choice)
After a long period of research and development, Big Space wrote and devised a new work "The Killing Floor", based on the saga of the house of Atreus and originally made famous by the classical playwrights Euripedes, Seneca, and Aeschylus.
In 1998, Big Space were invited by Carol Metcalf, Artistic Director of the Bridewell Theatre (a venue renowned for its musical theatre productions), to head their winter season with "The Killing Floor". In doing so we brought new audiences to the Bridewell and introduced a new theatre genre to The Bridewell's existing audience.
The production was awarded "critics choice" in both "What's On" and "The Independent" and was also nominated for the John Whiting Award for new writing by Dan Hughes, the Artistic Director of the Kings Theatre Islington.
"Chilling...Powerful...Unmissable" - The Stage
visceral and visually arresting synthesis of the story of the house