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‘one of the UK’s most singular theatre companies’ The Guardian



Vanishing Point is Scotland’s foremost artist-led independent theatre company, internationally recognised and acclaimed for its distinctive, ground-breaking and visionary work. Our mission is to create world class, international theatre, led by director Matthew Lenton.

Established in 1999, the Company has developed an international reputation for creating bold and ambitious performances that are visceral, visual and entertaining. We explore our contemporary society through a unique lens of abstraction, imagery and text, creating worlds that resemble our own, but are magical and sometimes surreal. We produce highly visual, multimedia theatre infused with haunting poetic visions.

‘an international force’  The Herald

Our perspective is international and multicultural. We collaborate with artists and producers from other countries and cultures, us travelling to them and them to us, thereby enriching life experiences, artistic experiences, the diversity of our respective cultures and the experience of our audiences. We create work that overcomes language barriers and communicates across cultures.

‘In overcoming differences of language, Lenton has developed a theatre of soundless voyeurism, defying every rule of drama… brave and relentless, terrible and necessary’ The Scotsman on Wonderland

Our work has been created and performed in over 20 countries with leading international festivals and venues including Edinburgh International Festival, Buenos Aires International Festival, Santiago A Mil, BOZAR Arts (Brussels), Theatre de la Ville (Paris), Stanislavsky Season Festival (Moscow), National Theatre of Portugal (Porto) & Brighton Festival.

Our Ethos

There is no formula to the way we work. We think that if our shows start to resemble each other closely, it's because we're not striving hard enough to find a truthful connection between form and content - the content of each new show is different. So too should the form be. Simply, each time we begin working on a show, we create form and content together, so that each influences and unlocks the other. 

If there is something constant in our work, it is an attraction to abstraction, visual and aural poetry and a rejection of naturalism.  There is also the rejection of conventional ‘structure’ and received notions of what ‘drama’ or ‘a play’ should be and there is the appeal of darkness, imaginative and physical.

  • There is the belief that there should be space for an audience to ‘dream on’ to what they see, that not everything should be explained, that not everything is explainable.
  • There is the belief that watching our work should be like watching dance, without the apparent choreography but with the same meticulous significance of action, or like standing in front of a painting, which begins to move when somebody plays some music. But not like a play.
  • There is a belief in hard work and a commitment to supporting artists who do not come from a background of privilege or wealth.
  • There is a belief that ‘doing it your own way’ is better than going through the system.
  • There is the belief that critics should engage with the invitation the artist is making, and not judge things by their own standards.
  • There is a belief in the mystery and privacy of the creative and artistic process. It is not something we want to share with everyone. The rehearsal room is an intimate, private place where, primarily, everyone must feel comfortable – to experiment, to make mistakes, to discover, to improvise, play and finally to make something beautiful, moving and mysterious for audiences.
  • There is a belief that creativity and creative thinking runs through everything and belongs to everyone - not only the artists making the shows, but the producers, operational team and technicians, whose creative thinking and big ideas help propel the company forward.

Our Team

Core Team

Matthew Lenton, Artistic Director
Severine Wyper, Executive Producer
Eleanor Scott, Administrative Producer 
Gillian Garrity, Associate Producer
Brian Daly, Accountant and Finance Manager
Niall Walker, Marketing Manager
Lesley Booth (New Century PR), PR Manager

Creative Associates

Elicia Daly
Kai Fischer
Sandy Grierson
Pauline Goldsmith
Peter Kelly
Damir Todorovic (20.06.1973 - 15.10.2014)


We work with a team of regular collaborators who enable us to realise our artistic vision. 

Fiona Fraser, Production Manager
Lee Davis, Stage Manager
Kara Jackson, Stage Manager
Greenlight Creative, Graphic Design
Mark Melville, Composer & Sound Designer

Board of Directors

Gillian McCormack (Chair); Victoria BeesleyCamille MateosRamesh MeyyappanFrancis McKee; Harriet MouldJudith Patrickson; Caroline Thompson; Mark Thomson


Information For Promoters 

To enable us to better realise our artistic vision and to celebrate diversity and cultural exchange we aim to continually develop new relationships with partners, collaborators, co-producers and audiences across the world.

Led by Artistic Director, Matthew Lenton, we work with a regular team of creative associates and have developed work and toured our productions around the world, including Brazil, Russia, China and across Europe. We work with students, independent artists, small, mid & large scale venues and festivals across the world.

Current productions available for touring include Tabula Rasa, TomorrowInteriors and The Dark Carnival: Unplugged. Whether you are interested in finding out more about developing a partnership, presenting our work or collaborating on something new we are interested to hear from you. In the first instance please contact us on


Where We've Been:

Paris, Reims, Quimper (France); Porto, Lisbon, Guimares (Portugal); Naples, Modena, Bologna, Rome, Udine (Italy); Beijing, Shanghai (China); Seoul (South Korea); Lodz (Poland); Santiago (Chile); Buenos Aries (Argentina); Moscow (Russia); Brussels (Belgium); Sau Paulo, Brasilia (Brazil); Lugano (Switzerland); Prishtina (Kosovo); Tbilisi (Georgia); Colombo (Sri Lanka); Skopje (Macedonia); Ajaccio (Corsica), plus all over Scotland. 


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The Dark Carnival: Unplugged***/our-work/the-dark-carnival-unplugged/***13 May, 2019***

Isle of Eigg Community Hall
Presented by Isle of Eigg Residents Association

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***24 November - 25 November, 2014***

The 3rd International Festival of World Classics: New Classics of Europe

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***17 October - 20 October, 2013***

Teatro Municipal de las Condes, Santiago A Mil

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***11 October - 13 October, 2013***

Teatro Regio, Buenos Aires International Festival

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***26 October - 28 October, 2012***

Stanislavsky Season International Theatre Festival, Moscow, Russia

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***20 April - 21 April, 2012***

BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***18 May - 22 May, 2011***

Teatro Eliseo, Rome, Italy

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***12 May - 13 May, 2011***

Teatro Storchi, Modena, Italy

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***02 November - 06 November, 2010***

Theatre de la Ville, Paris

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***20 October - 21 October, 2010***

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***15 October - 16 October, 2010***

Canolflan Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***08 October - 09 October, 2010***

Eden Court, Inverness

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***29 September - 02 October, 2010***

Tramway, Glasgow

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***22 September, 2010***

PLATFORM at The Bridge, Easterhouse

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***10 June - 14 June, 2009***

Napoli Teatro Festival ltalia, Sannazaro Theatre, Naples

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***12 May - 16 May, 2009***

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***21 April - 09 May, 2009***

Lyric Hammersmith, London

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***17 April, 2009***

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***15 April, 2009***

macrobert, Stirling

Interiors***/our-work/interiors/***03 April - 11 April, 2009***

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Tomorrow***/our-work/tomorrow/***11 November - 12 November, 2016***

Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre

Tomorrow***/our-work/tomorrow/***17 November - 18 November, 2016***

Shanghai Baiyulan Theatre

Tomorrow***/our-work/tomorrow/***10 August - 30 August, 2015***

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Made in Scotland Showcase

Tomorrow***/our-work/tomorrow/***03 October - 11 October, 2014***

Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Tomorrow***/our-work/tomorrow/***06 September - 07 September, 2014***

SESC Santana, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tomorrow***/our-work/tomorrow/***28 August - 30 August, 2014***

Cena Contemporanea, Brasilia, Brazil

Tomorrow***/our-work/tomorrow/***21 May - 25 May, 2014***

Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, Brighton Festival, Brighton, England, UK

The Destroyed Room***/our-work/the-destroyed-room/***19 February - 20 February, 2016***

Eden Court, Inverness
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The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler***/our-work/the-beautiful-cosmos-of-ivor-cutler/***13 May - 17 May, 2015***

Theatre Royal, Brighton, Brighton Festival, England, UK

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler***/our-work/the-beautiful-cosmos-of-ivor-cutler/***29 April - 03 May, 2014***

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler***/our-work/the-beautiful-cosmos-of-ivor-cutler/***25 April, 2014***

Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Scotland, UK

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler***/our-work/the-beautiful-cosmos-of-ivor-cutler/***23 April, 2014***

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock, Scotland, UK

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler***/our-work/the-beautiful-cosmos-of-ivor-cutler/***09 April - 19 April, 2014***

Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

***55.851523*** -4.253619
The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler***/our-work/the-beautiful-cosmos-of-ivor-cutler/***04 April - 05 April, 2014***

Eden Court, Inverness, Scotland, UK

Macbeth (Beijing)***/our-work/macbeth-beijing/***23 March - 03 April, 2015***

National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Beijing

Wonderland***/our-work/wonderland/***22 June - 24 June, 2012***

Napoli Teatro Festival Italia
Naples, ITALY

Wonderland***/our-work/wonderland/***21 August - 22 August, 2012***

Eden Court
Inverness, SCOTLAND, UK

Wonderland***/our-work/wonderland/***26 August - 01 September, 2012***

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
Part of Edinburgh International Festival

Wonderland***/our-work/wonderland/***26 September - 29 September, 2012***

Tramway, Glasgow, SCOTLAND, UK

Entartet created by Kai Fischer***/our-work/entartet-created-by-kai-fischer/***06 November - 10 November, 2013***

Bonhoga, Shetland

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***02 August - 19 August, 2010***

Stage a Udine, Teatro S. Giorgio

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***19 August, 2010***

Udine, Teatro S. Giorgio

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***30 August - 07 September, 2010***

stage a Napoli, Teatro Sannazaro

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***08 September, 2010***

presentazione pubblica a Napoli, Teatro Sannazaro

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***11 September, 2010***

presentazione pubblica a Bruxelles

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***14 September, 2010***

presentazione pubblica a Lisbona, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***07 September - 10 September, 2010***

stage a Reims, La Comédie de Reims

Ecole des Maitres***/our-work/ecole-des-maitres/***11 December, 2010***

presentazione pubblica a Reims, La Comédie de Reims

Saturday Night***/our-work/saturday-night/***15 September - 18 September, 2011***

Teatro Nacional Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal

Saturday Night***/our-work/saturday-night/***22 September - 25 September, 2011***

Teatro Sao Luiz, Lisbon, Portugal

Saturday Night***/our-work/saturday-night/***30 September, 2011***

Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimaraes, Portugal

Saturday Night***/our-work/saturday-night/***12 October - 15 October, 2011***

Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Saturday Night***/our-work/saturday-night/***19 October, 2011***

Macrobert, Stirling, UK

Saturday Night***/our-work/saturday-night/***26 October - 27 October, 2011***

Eden Court, Inverness, UK

Saturday Night***/our-work/saturday-night/***29 October - 30 October, 2011***

Traverse, Edinburgh, UK

Odisseia : Teatro Du Mundo***/our-work/odisseia-teatro-du-mundo/***20 May, 2011***

Mosteiro de Sao Bento, Porto

Rustaveli Theatre Project***/our-work/rustaveli-theatre-project/***14 March - 19 March, 2010***

Rustaveli Theatre, Tbilisi

The Beggars Opera***/our-work/the-beggars-opera/***12 September - 03 October, 2009***

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

The Beggars Opera***/our-work/the-beggars-opera/***09 October - 24 October, 2009***

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

The Beggars Opera***/our-work/the-beggars-opera/***28 October - 28 October, 2009***

Tramway, Glasgow

Little Otik***/our-work/little-otik/***18 June - 21 June, 2008***

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Little Otik***/our-work/little-otik/***05 June - 07 June, 2008***

Perth Theatre, Perth

Little Otik***/our-work/little-otik/***03 June - 03 June, 2008***

Eden Court, Inverness

Little Otik***/our-work/little-otik/***21 May - 31 May, 2008***

Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow

Subway***/our-work/subway/***14 August - 26 August, 2007***

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (Fringe Festival)

Subway***/our-work/subway/***03 September, 2007***

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Subway***/our-work/subway/***04 September - 08 September, 2007***

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Subway***/our-work/subway/***13 September - 27 September, 2007***

Lyric Hammersmith, London

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***25 October, 2006***

Sanquhar Town Hall, Dumfries & Galloway

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***20 October, 2006***

Middlebie Village Hall, Dumfries & Galloway

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***14 October, 2006***

Fisherman’s Hall, Buckie

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***10 October, 2006***

Tullynessle & Forbes Village Hall

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***06 October, 2006***

New Deer Public Hall, Aberdeenshire

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***04 October, 2006***

Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill, Aberdeenshire

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***27 September, 2006***

Thurso High School

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***22 September, 2006***

Victoria Hall, Cromarty

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***20 September, 2006***

Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***13 September, 2006***

Ballachulliish Village Hall

***56.6788500*** -5.1297250
Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***07 September, 2006***

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***24 August - 04 September, 2006***

Platform at the Bridge, Easterhouse

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***31 May - 18 June, 2005***

Soho Theatre, London

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***25 May - 28 May, 2005***

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***19 May, 2005***

Melton Theatre, Leicester

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***17 May, 2005***

macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***13 May, 2005***

The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***10 May, 2005***

Eden Court, Inverness

Mancub by Douglas Maxwell***/our-work/mancub-by-douglas-maxwell/***05 May - 07 May, 2005***

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***05 April - 08 April, 2006***

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***17 March - 18 March, 2006***

Skopje, Macedonia

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***13 March - 14 March, 2006***

Prishtina, Kosovo

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***19 October - 20 October, 2005***

Battersea Arts Centre, London

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***14 October, 2005***

Gilmorehill G12, Glasgow

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***11 October - 12 October, 2005***

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***01 October, 2005***

Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***27 September, 2005***

Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***23 September, 2005***

Cumbernauld Theatre

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***21 September, 2005***

Gaeity Theatre, Ayr

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***17 September, 2005***

The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***06 September - 07 September, 2005***

Dundee Rep, Dundee

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***08 August - 28 August, 2005***

Pleasance Grand
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***06 November, 2004***

The Hat Factory, Luton

Lost Ones***/our-work/lost-ones/***29 October, 2004***

Eastgate Theatre, Peebles

Stars Beneath the Sea***/our-work/stars-beneath-the-sea/***20 May - 21 May, 2003***

Leeds Metropolitan University, Studio Theatre

Stars Beneath the Sea***/our-work/stars-beneath-the-sea/***15 May - 15 May, 2003***

Junction, Cambridge Drama Centre

Invisible Man***/our-work/invisible-man/***18 April, 2003***

Festival OuestNordOuest
Scene nationale de Quimper

Invisible Man***/our-work/invisible-man/***23 January - 24 January, 2003***

L’agha Theatre
Ajaccio, Corsica

Blackout***/our-work/blackout/***18 March, 2003***

Aros Centre, Portree, Skye

Blackout***/our-work/blackout/***22 March, 2000***

Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas

Blackout***/our-work/blackout/***24 March - 25 March, 2000***

Wynd Theatre, Melrose