Ebinburgh Fringe 2022, Full-length production 2023
Christopher first worked with the cast of Blódlina, The Viking Musical just before they premiered a proof of concept version of the show for Edinburgh 2022. It was ‘a surprise hit of the festival’ (The Wee Review). Indeed, The Musical Theatre Review said ‘This exciting show is ripe to be taken to the next stage of development.’
Blódlina captivated audiences and critics with its thrilling sword fights and a musical score ranging from haunting folk to heavy metal. It seamlessly blends modern themes into a story inspired by Norse mythology, creating a gripping new family musical experience.
Building on the triumph of its hour-long proof of concept at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022, the show is now being expanded into a full-length production.
Initially brought in as a consultant in the final stages of rehearsal, Christopher will continue to work as director with the emerging creatives to develop Blódlina.
‘This is a show with an edge … This exciting show is ripe to be taken to the next stage of development’
Musical Theatre Review
‘absolutely fantastic songs … total show-stoppers’
‘Feisty sword fights … completely captivated’
‘exciting new heavy rock musical…impressive sword fight sequences
scorching score from soaring ballads to rap’
British Theatre Guide
STATES OF MIND
Bloomsbury Festival, 2021
Christopher wrote and directed States of Mind for Extant (London) working with severely visually impaired performers and exploring ways of making an accessible performance by integrating the audio description into the narrative of the play.
Gillian Dean (Crystal Clear, Old Red Lion; Home Fires, ITV) and Robin Paley Yorke (My Darling Christopher, Hot Coals) were been cast in the premiere of States of Mind, which penetrates the dark heart of Shakespeare’s sensationally successful poem, Venus and Adonis. This new contemporary reimagining by director Christopher Hunter, and produced by Extant, the UK’s leading company of visually impaired artists, will overturn your expectations and challenge your assumptions.
Extant’s cast of visually impaired actors take the words of the world’s most visual dramatist and demonstrate how a vivid physical and emotional landscape can be created through the power of language. By delivering integrated audio description through the theatricality of a medical observation room, this feature of the production – though primarily for a visually impaired audience – is designed to include sighted members to enhance their own enjoyment of the piece.