Emmerson & Ward

Emmerson & Ward

England, North West



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Max Emmerson & Rob Ward


Emmerson & Ward formed in 2018 by Producer Max Emmerson & Writer Rob Ward.

We are a new writing company with a focus on producing new LGBTQ+ work for the UK and international touring.

Since 2018, we have produced Sappho by Daneka Etchells (in development, supported by Theatre by the Lake), Love it if we Beat Them by Rob Ward (in development, supported by Live Theatre, Newcastle), The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me by Rob Word (in association with Curve, Leicester), Gypsy Queen by Rob Ward at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, multiple UK tours and international tour, Riot Act by Alexis Gregory, UK Tour and Sex/Crime by Alexis Gregory at the Soho Theatre.

At Emmerson & Ward we strive to achieve the following:

  • To share LGBTQ stories nationwide, not just within the capital and other national metropolises.

  • To engage with non-typical theatregoers by removing the pretence of theatre as an upper-middle class pursuit, theatre is for everybody.

  • To give a voice to the disenfranchised and disillusioned within our society and put their stories on stage, with a focus on LGBTQ+ stories.

We are supported by our partner venues and Arts Council England and in 2021 we joined Curve, Leicester as a Resident Creative.

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