Ignition is a UK-wide project established by Frantic Assembly to provide new ways for young men to become involved in the arts. We are looking for the next generation of performers. Have you got what it takes?
We recently completed six weeks of taster workshops and trials across the UK working with around 400 young men as part of Ignition, our professional training for young men aged 16-20. The talent has been incredible and our Ignition company of 2013 has just completed their final performance.
12 young men from across the UK arrived in London on 28 October to work for five days to create a performance, led by Frantic Assembly’s Artistic Director, Scott Graham, with Associate Directors Neil Bettles, Eddie Kay and Simon Pittman.
During the week, the company was set the challenge of creating an exhilarating production that harnessed the voices, energy and commitment of these emerging performers, and performed From Me to You for one night only at Stratford Circus in London on Saturday 2 November 2013.
To see this year's photo gallery, please click here.
Film by Dan O'Neill and Valmer Kass. Music by Black Beach Music.
"No holding back. No fear."
"There is something electric about the 12 boys ... there is absolutely nothing like Ignition."
Ignition Audience Member
"I surprised myself in what I dared to do."
Leeds Taster participant, 2012
Ignition Report 2009 - 2011
Click the links below to download the Ignition Report or Executive Summary by Elizabeth Lynch, which evaluates the impact and value of Frantic Assembly's four Ignition projects.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, The Core at Corby Cube, East London Dance, Hull Truck Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Scottish Youth Theatre, Stratford Circus, Theatre Royal Stratford East and West Yorkshire Playhouse.