The Lamellar Project 2016

A multi-award winning, international collaboration with Tiny Dynamite, Philadelphia, in association with South Hill Park, Bracknell


a new play by Grant Watson

It is the near-future and the eco-system is changing, but not for the better. The world is in the aftermath of The Sixth Great Extinction and a couple, both scientists, find themselves living on either side of the Atlantic. They are separated not only by distance but by their differing attitudes to how the world can be saved for future generations, including their own son. Filled with vivid images of locusts dropped from warplanes, strange flowers choking the waterways and wild wolves roaming the English countryside, the play explores the most pressing and crucial issues of contemporary global life – the consequences of climate change and the possible ramifications of genetic modification. 

5 ***** Liverpool Sound and Vision:

“Engaging script, clever set design and two astonishing actors who come together from over three thousand miles…  a unique and entertaining show”

4 ****  Broadway Baby  

“The masterful way in which they integrate digital technology into the production is without a doubt the highlight of this show”

Funded by Arts Council England.  Seeded by greenhouse, a Farnham Maltings initiative. Supported by Calyx Films & The Bay Trust, Kent.

In 2017 The Lamellar Project became Perfect Blue and switched round to being live in the USA with an actor joining via Skype from London.



Michael: Gideon Turner (UK)

Carys:  Emma Gibson (USA)


Writer – Grant Watson

Director/Dramaturg – Helena Bell

Designer – Cecile Tremolieres

Lighting Designer – Alex Marshall

Associate Lighting Designer – Dan Saggars

Sound Designer – Chris Drohan

Film Maker (USA) – Ben Kalina

Director of Photography (USA) – Jen Schneider

Production Manager – Christopher Corner

Technical Consultant – Stephen Harrison

Technical Company Stage Manager – Hass Ahmed

Stage Manager (USA) – Kat Kelly

Pursued by a Bear (UK)

Producer – Helena Bell

Consultant Social Media Manager – Cathy Westbrook

Consultant Administrative Director – Thomas Kell

Tiny Dynamite (USA)

Producer – Emma Gibson

Administrative Producer – Emma Goidel


2016 Summer

Arcola Theatre London (August 9th – 13th: 8pm)

2016 Spring

South Hill Park Bracknell (April 7th – 9th April: 8pm)

Oxford Playhouse – Burton Taylor Studio (April 20th & 21st: 7.30pm)

Unity Theatre, Liverpool (April 22nd & 23rd: 8pm)

Ivy Theatre  Surrey University, Guildford (April 27th & 28th: 7pm )

Marlowe Theatre  Canterbury (May 3rd & 4th: 8pm )

The Old Market Brighton Fringe (May 13th & 14th: 8.45pm )


LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION (April 23rd 2016)

5***** Review :

BROADWAY BABY (Brighton Fringe – May 2016)

4 **** Review:


PBAB Interview in British Theatre Guide (July 2014)

“New digital fund sees innovative technologies brought centre stage”

Interview with Create Hub (November 2014)

Lamellar Project featured in a Philadelphia environmental periodical:


Pew Centre for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia, USA

TechniCulture, Philadelphia

US digital development award of $21,000


Audience  Recognition Award

UPstream  (UK digital development award)

Production Gallery

Angry - scene 10Science

Gideon - Face to face finaljpgGideon

Final scenejpgBinoculars - scene 4 jpg

DNAI Genis

All Photos by Alex Harvey-Brown except bottom two which are by Dan Saggars