Luke Fredericks and Stewart Charlesworth formed Morphic Graffiti in 2012. Both had worked separately as performers and met while wearing stilettos and doing the Time Warp in the European Tour of The Rocky Horror Show. The pair have had extensive careers as performers, working in the West end, nationally and across the world.
With Luke also working as a theatre director and Stewart as a theatre designer, the two combined their passions to create Morphic Graffiti, with the aim of creating work that is recognised for its creativity, artistic integrity and quality.
Their inaugural ‘stunning revival’ of Jekyll and Hyde at the Union Theatre played in May/June 2012 and received rave reviews and was listed in The Stage newspaper’s Top 100 Highlights of 2012. The production attracted the attention of its Oscar winning co-author Leslie Bricusse, who approached the company to work on his pre-existing piece based on Sherlock Holmes. The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes! was presented in April/May 2013 and was nominated for three Off West End Awards, including Best Musical Production.
The company presented the critically acclaimed, sell out revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CAROUSEL at the Arcola Theatre. The production garnered 5 star reviews, 9 Broadwayworld.com nominations and 4 Off West End Awards. In January 2015, Morphic Graffiti were the creative team behind the ‘Time Out Critics Choice’ revival of cult classic Bat Boy: The Musical (Off West End Award nomination) at the renowned Southwark Playhouse. Other company credits include Lucky Stiff at Sadlers Wells for London Studio Centre.
The company were proud to be awarded a Stage One Bursary for new producers in 2012 for Jekyll and Hyde and to receive the top-up bursary in 2013 for The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes! The company also run Morphic Education, their learning and participation wing, that runs workshops and masterclasses that compliment all of Morphic Graffiti’s productions.
"Pulsates with intelligence and focus...an emotional wringer of a revival. Spirited, funny and achingly sad, it finds every nuance of tenderness and danger in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic, and expresses them as though for the very first time."
"Ingenious... a rhapsody"
"This superlative reboot of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic... Never has Carousel (1945) seemed so fresh and poignant and vital, but on a scale that is profoundly human"
"Revelatory .... A stunning evening"
"A stunning production by Morphic Graffiti"
"Terrifically well staged by Morphic Graffiti… a raucously enjoyable evening of dark comic fun "
"Luke Fredericks's peppy, beguiling production pays homage to its venue's history by incorporating elements of music-hall into the show, and this stylistic choice works brilliantly"
"...a stunner! It is sad to think that there may be some unfortunate people who will not get a chance to see this show before it closes."
"A tear jerking masterstroke…..unmissable."
Coming in April 2018 (Previews from March 28th), Morphic Graffiti presents a unique take on William Wycherley's classic The Country WifeView More
Morphic Education has been created to provide workshops and educational tools to compliment our theatrical productions.
Our aim is to provide outreach projects to schools and colleges to support the curriculum and bring theatre and drama to those who may not have direct access to it.
Workshops, masterclasses, pre and post show discussions and education packs will bring our work in rehearsals and on stage to a wider audience. For more information, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Morphic Graffiti has support in many different guises, not least with our amazing audiences who attend our work and our supporters and backers whose faith in us has helped us to grow.
Our remit is to create theatre that is recognised for its creativity, quality and integrity and we want to expand the company to deliver this work across the UK and beyond.
Any donations of support to aid us in this quest, large or small, will be gratefully received and help us to expand the company and create more outstanding work.
If you would like more information or to support us on this journey, please do not hesitate to drop us a line email@example.com