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About us

We are an Edinburgh-based production company and recipients of Herald Angel and Herald Archangel Awards, the highest honour presented to producers and presenters across the Edinburgh Festivals.

We ran our own Fringe venues for many years and continue to showcase Scottish and international work, placing it in the most appropriate venues and promoting it to visiting international theatre and festival programmers at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the biggest and most important performing arts trade fair in the world.

In addition to our work in Edinburgh, we create and co-produce medium to large-scale shows and cultural events. Our clients range from large-scale opera to small-scale drama companies.

We have successfully arranged tours for clients throughout the UK, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. We also have excellent relations with festivals in these countries as well as in Ireland, Italy and Austria.  We have also produced work in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and the USA and are beginning to develop circuits in China. By adopting a long-term view in our relationship with potential buyers worldwide, we aim to give a competitive advantage to our clients.

Chief Executive and Artistic Director
Tomek Borkowy is an actor, director, producer, theatre manager, agent and drama teacher. Since his first professional appearance in films in 1972 he has worked on hundreds of theatre and film projects. He is a household name in his native Poland thanks to the leading role in Dom (Home) the country’s most popular TV series to date and he is still recognised in there and in the UK, having appeared in a series of Dr Who in the 1990s.
Chair of the Board of Universal Arts
Laura McKenzie Stuart is currently Portfolio Manager at Creative Scotland, responsible for Quality Arts Production, Professional Development, Festivals & Touring and Funded Organisations. She was Deputy Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a member of the Society’s Management Committee for eight years. Previously, as Managing Director at Universal Arts she has been the year-round representative of professional touring companies in the UK and abroad.
Communications Director Chris Lord has worked as a producer, researcher, consultant and journalist for more than twenty-five years. He manages communications for arts projects and artists. He has been communications consultant to the Singapore Arts Council at the Edinburgh Festivals and for the New Moves, New Territories and National Review of Live Art festivals. He ran marketing at Glasgow’s CCA throughout the 1990s and Greenspace Scotland, a Government-funded environmental charity.

 

 

 

 

 

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