• Theatre

    Original writing.

    Chagos 1971

    Welcome to the dog days of empire.

    A comedic dark comedy about a very real event.

     

    Take a darkly funny trip into the dog days of Empire. In a Parliament building in April 1971, five government reps were tasked with a surreal mission: find a way to clear 2,000 indigenous people off an archipelago in the far corner of the Indian Ocean. What they decided is so grotesque you may not believe it, but this here is a true story. Written and directed by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller.

     

    Performed as part of Bedlam Festival 2019, to a sold-out audience.

     

    ****

    "★★★★★"

    "A show of unprecedented professionalism, delivered with clarity and sensitivity. Absolutely one to watch."

    "Theatrical wonderstuff."

    "A perfect mix of wit, politics, and satire."

    - Young Perspective

     

    "★★★★"

    - The Student

    Technicolor

    The summer of love. With visitors.

    1967, New Mexico. In a tiny town during the Summer of Love, three FBI agents investigate uncanny local reports of strange, possibly extraterrestrial activity. Have they discovered something truly surreal? Black Bat Productions returns after the acclaimed ‘Mack The Knife’ with a brand new story full of psychedelic music, humour, twists, and style.

     

    ****

    "A freewheeling exercise in both nostalgia and modernity that is highly recommended."

    "Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller’s script and direction crackle with fun and an apparently effortless cool."

    "An object lesson in how a drama – even one with a science fiction theme – can take place in one room without losing anything in imagination or verve."

    "A remarkably enjoyable piece of theatre."

    - AllEdinburgh Theatre

    Mack The Knife

    "Oh the shark has, pretty teeth dear, and he shows them, pearly white"

    A pitch-black noir comedy. Premiered during Bedlam Festival, at Bedlam Theatre; January 25th-27th 2017.

     

    ****

    "Proves just how comprehensive the talent is under Bedlam’s roof”

    “It is fair to say that, had it not been revealed, the audience would have assumed that it were written by an individual much further into their career”

    “For a debut performance, Mack the Knife offered a great deal and shone a spotlight on the exciting future of Bedlam’s original writing”

    - The Student

     

    ***

    “a clever and applaudable conceit”

    - Edinburgh49 

    Mack The Knife - Fringe

    "What kind of a name is Lady?"

    The full-house Fringe run of Mack The Knife.

     

    ****

    "Brimmer-Beller’s direction is imaginative and expansive."

    "An accomplished piece of theatre."

    - AllEdinburgh Theatre 

    Arthur Savile's Crime

    Who would you kill if you knew you had to?

    Based on Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, a new, Edinburgh-set update on the soothsayer intrigue, with plenty more comedy.

     

    Premiered at Bedlam Theatre; November 25th, 2015.

     

    ****

    “Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller’s play was a joyous romp through the world of dark comedy.”

    “Comic relief from the somewhat more intense scenes are a hallmark of the play and it is credit to Brimmer-Beller that he has managed within the tight constraints of a half an hour play to strike the balance brilliantly between high drama and raucous comedy.”

    “the script both pithy and the lines delivered well.”

    “Without reserve, Arthur Saville’s Crime was a thoroughly enjoyable play.”

    - The Student

  • Posters

    Made special.

    Mack The Knife

    Original design.

    Some Gilda, some Touch of Evil, some influence from jazz records of yesteryear. Available in monochrome, sepia (above), and hazy blue.

    Lady & The Blue Notes

    A take on Lee Morgan's "Lee-Way."

    A little promotional material, for setting the scene.

    Technicolor - Character Posters

    One for everyone.

    To evoke the feel of a real roll-out.

  • TECHNICOLOR
    Edinburgh Fringe 2018
    "★★★★"
     
    MACK THE KNIFE
    Edinburgh Fringe 2017
    "★★★★" "★★★★"

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  • Trailers

    Always coming soon.

    Closer

    January 2017.

    Play by Tidal Waif Productions.

    Trailer by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller.

    Frost/Nixon

    November 2016.

    Play by Peter Morgan.

    Trailer by Nathaniel Brimmer-Beller.

  • Film

    Sometimes lights. Always camera. Usually action.

    Completed

    Finished & out there.

    • Ah, Hi There (2016)
    • Four Jews (2015)
    • Uniform (2014)
    • Happy Birthday (2014)
    • 'I Love You' (2014)
    • Everyday Afternoon Coffee (2013)

     

    In Production

    Coming one day, or another. Scenes filmed.

    • The Gips Incident
    • New At This 
    • Last Wish 
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