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PIT is a collective group of theatre makers dedicated to creating original, fun, accessible total-theatre that crosses the rickety bridge between the everyday and the theatrically dazzling.

In 2004/5 PIT won the Writers' Guild and List Magazine Awards for Drama and since they've won prizes and shortlist mentions from Greenwich Theatre, The Sunday Times, National Student Drama Festival and many others.

Their last production, The Dark Room, was presented at New Diorama Theatre and recieved four and five stars reveiws as well as being nominated for Best Direction at the OffWestEnd Awards.

Before that, A Stroke of Genius, was part of Art Council England's Escalator East to Edinburgh and was awarded and supported by the Pleasance Theatre's Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund for emerging theatre.

PIT currently is made up :

David Byrne
Aritistic Director

Ed Cobbold
Deviser/Designer/Performer

Phil McDonnell
Deviser/Musican/Performer

Madeleine MacMahon
Deviser/Performer

& Leah Milner
Co-produer/Deviser/Performer

 

 

 

 

Things people have said about PIT:


"It's taken me a while to find a show worthy of my top accolade, but my first five stars of this year's Fringe go to... drumroll, please... A Stroke of Genius. Innovative, thought-provoking and full of low-key humour, A Stroke Of Genius is what the Fringe is all about."
Fringe Guru ✭✭✭✭✭

"A masterstroke of a production! Intelligent, articulate & humorous in all the right places. If you enjoy a show which stimulates the mind while deeply entertaining you, this is a must-see!"
ScotsGay Magazine ✭✭✭✭✭


"I can guarantee you've never seen anything quite like this play. 'A Stroke of Genius' is a deliciously sadistic show with slick production and a strong cast. Leah Milner is pitch-perfect in the lead role. An original and imaginative treat."
Three Weeks ✭✭✭✭


"This is a joy to watch due to some beautifully crafted characters who are perfectly written, and even better performed…. A Stroke Of Genius' is one of those rare gems that creep on to the Fringe every year. Missing it would be very, very foolish."
Hairline Fringe ✭✭✭✭


" A Stroke of Genius is the milk-out-your-nose funny. Author/director David Byrne and his company have created an eccentric and witty world… A Stroke of Genius should be a definite on the Fringe theatregoer's schedule."
Whatsonstage ✭✭✭✭