Creating and supporting great performances, arts venues and literature
DRH Arts comprises three business units within a fully integrated arts company. Its production work is delivered through The Company, an evolving ensemble of writers, actors and directors who together bring challenging new work to stage and screen.
Arts consultancy focuses on delivery of capital projects, whether these are new buildings/venues or refurbishment of the existing cultural stock.
The company is currently working with – Project Space Leeds, supporting its relocation of the highly regarded Tetley Gallery; Aspect Music as it seeks to deliver the ambitious redevelopment of the 20th Century Theatre in Notting Hill into a prime chamber music venue; and Sutton Academy Community Theatre in Nottinghamshire.
DRH Arts has an ongoing working relationship with Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead and PRIMARY in Nottingham and was heavily involved in the initial development of both buildings.
Publishing work has recently included ArtReach – 25 Years of Cultural Development and the publication of the script/programme for Draining the Swamp.
Background to DRH Arts
An integrated company dedicated to exciting new art
DRH Arts was established by David Hill in 2019, as a new vehicle for specialist arts consultancy following his decision to leave ArtReach, which he founded in 1996. The new company was formed to focus on support for capital cultural projects, but also to provide a platform for production and publishing work.
Draining the Swamp is a new play intended for small scale production in the first instance. It is produced by The Company. Following a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead in 2023, a regional tour is taking place in spring 2024. Subsequently, the play will be developed for middle-scale touring.
Cast and Creative Team (2024):
Sir Oswald Mosley – Rowland D. Hill
Lady Diana Mosley – Ciara Pouncett
Cimmie and Baba – Claudia Whitby-Tillott
Curzon, Joyce and Frost – David Boyle
Jeffrey, Syers and Tarrant – Chris Keyna
Directed by David Furlong
Lighting and Technical Design – Matthew Biss
Stage Manager – Robert Bullen
Rehearsal photographs – Paddy Gormley
Thanks to Stephen Omer, Fiona Tong, Peter Saracen, Avena Mansergh-Wallace, Anthony Shrubsall and Actors Writers London for the staged reading of the play. Also thanks to Tina Thomas, Georgia Winters, Simon Polo-Clarke, Dawson James and Su Gilroy – cast and creative team for Edinburgh 2023.
DRH Arts also works with partners, including Dixon and Galt and Streetlight Graphics, to identify, publish and promote new literature.