Formed in the cafe of London’s Royal Festival Hall, Morphic Graffiti was created in 2012 with the aim of creating work that is recognised for creativity, artistic integrity and quality.
Morphic Graffiti’s inaugral ‘Stunning Revival’ of Wildhorne and Bricusse’s Jekyll and Hyde at the Union Theatre played in May/June 2012 and after receiving rave reviews was listed in The Stage newspapers’s Top 100 Highlights of 2012. The production attracted the attention of its Oscar winning co-author Leslie Bricusse. who approached the company to work on his pre-existing piece based on Sherlock Holmes.
The “absurdly enjoyable” The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes! was presented in April/May 2013 and was nominated for 3 Off West End Awards, including Best Musical Production. This production is currently in pre-production for the next stage in its life.
The summer of 2014 saw Morphic Graffiti present the critically acclaimed , sell out revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at the Arcola Theatre. This production garnered 5 star reviews, 9 Broadwayworld.com nominations and 4 Off West End Awards, with Ben Brantley of the New York Times calling it a “Carousel that really moves”.
2015 saw Morphic Graffiti team up with producer Paul Taylor Mills to deliver the “Time Out Critics Choice” version of the cult classic Bat Boy: The Musical at at the renowned Southwark Playhouse.
William Wycherley’s restoration comedy The Country Wife saw Morphic Graffiti return to Southwark Playhouse in an art deco hedonistic interpretation of the classic text. This sumptuous adaptation of the classic text received a plethora of great reviews and 4 Off West End Award nominations. This production also saw Morphic Graffiti team with with Resident Artist Joanna Strand who documented the process and Bishopsgate Institute where the show was rehearsed and who’s gigantic archive provided huge amounts of reference for the entire company.
Other company credits include Lucky Stiff at Sadlers Wells for London Studio Centre.
The company are proud to be part of the Stage One family, receiving a Stage One Bursary for new producers for both Jekyll and Hyde and The Revenge of Sherlock Holmes!.