Craig Hepworth

Craig Hepworth is a former musical theatre actor who now owns and is the artistic director of the popular Manchester Fringe Theatre company Vertigo Theatre Productions. The company have scored big hits with original plays written by him and his writing partner as well as producing, Directing and starring in the UK Premiere of Dog Sees God. Theatre is his number one love (as well as his partner of course) and if not working on a new play hes normally reviewing other peoples plays for a UK Theatre site.Aside from his love of theatre he can be found In bars, cinemas or gossiping on Facebook, or he will be found embracing his second love....campy TV shows.
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Vertigo Announce PORNO CHIC And More Dates For WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATEVertigo Announce PORNO CHIC And More Dates For WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE
Posted: Aug. 25, 2014


WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE To Open In Manchester, Aug 2014WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE To Open In Manchester, Aug 2014
Posted: Jul. 11, 2014


Photo Coverage: RAGE In RehearsalsPhoto Coverage: RAGE In Rehearsals
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


Vertigo Announce PORNO CHIC And More Dates For WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATEVertigo Announce PORNO CHIC And More Dates For WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE
August 25, 2014

Vertigo Theatre Productions bring 'Porno Chic' to the stage and add on further venues for the critically acclaimed 'Watching Goldfish Suffocate'.
WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE To Open In Manchester, Aug 2014WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE To Open In Manchester, Aug 2014
July 11, 2014

Award-winning Vertigo Theatre Productions ( Mysterious Skin, M, OUT, Die, Mommie,Die, Rage etc) bring to the stage Watching Goldfish Suffocate, an exciting original new play by first time writer David Degiorgio about his own experiences of mental illness told in a unique and enlightening way.
Photo Coverage: RAGE In RehearsalsPhoto Coverage: RAGE In Rehearsals
April 16, 2014

Opening April 15th for one week only at the Three Minute Theatre in Manchester, award winning Vertigo Theatre Productions (Mysterious Skin, M, OUT, Die, Mommie, Die, EXAM) bring the powerful drama RAGE back to the city in a newly rewritten version after the show's premiere in 2009.
Desperate Measures Opens in Manchester this OctoberDesperate Measures Opens in Manchester this October
September 8, 2013

For their debut production the Manchester Shakespeare Company present a full length adaptation of 'Measure For Measure'. Formed by the Company behind the successful 3MT Venue, TMSC is dedicated to producing modern, relevant adaptations of Shakespeare's works set in the cultural landscape of the North West of England, embracing the talents of local writers, actors and directors.
HOW TO SUCCEED Opens For Business This August At The LowryHOW TO SUCCEED Opens For Business This August At The Lowry
July 30, 2013

MEN Theatre Award-winning youth theatre 'The Company' returns to The Lowry with an iconic Broadway show!
BWW:UK Interviews: Playwright Prince GomolvilasBWW:UK Interviews: Playwright Prince Gomolvilas
March 27, 2013

Prince Gomolvilas is a Thai American playwright. He has written many plays which have been produced around the world and won several distinctive awards.
Award-Nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions Bring MYSTERIOUS SKIN To ManchesterAward-Nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions Bring MYSTERIOUS SKIN To Manchester
March 3, 2013

Following up the critically acclaimed sold out extended run of their original play 'M' the award-nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions switch gear to present the controversial drama 'Mysterious Skin' written by Prince Gomolvilas based on the bestselling novel by Scott Heim.
Photo Coverage: M Opens in ManchesterPhoto Coverage: M Opens in Manchester
January 22, 2013

Award-nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions are bringing their original 2009 play 'M' back to the stage in a brand new production with all new twists and turns in Manchester at the Three Minute Theatre from January 22.
Photo Coverage: In Rehearsals With 'M'Photo Coverage: In Rehearsals With 'M'
December 27, 2012

Having enjoyed another successful year with their world premiere stage adaptation of Exam and presenting the UK Premiere of Peter Michael Marino's 'Desperately Seeking the Exit' (which has opened to rave reviews around the globe) Vertigo Theatre Productions are starting off 2013 with a new production of their 2009 thriller 'M' opening at the Three Minute Theatre on January 22.
ASYLUM OF GRACE Opens in Manchester, Dec 13ASYLUM OF GRACE Opens in Manchester, Dec 13
November 8, 2012

Written by Neil Ely and directed by Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, and set in the early 1980s, the play focuses on free-spirited Amber, from Manchester living in Eastbourne, working as a waitress for the summer season. On a night out she stumbles back to local lad Sean's house; that night they sleep together and their lives change forever.
9 TO 5 - UK Premiere Review, Manchester Opera House9 TO 5 - UK Premiere Review, Manchester Opera House
October 20, 2012

With this new UK production (which is not so much new as a slightly altered version of the US tour with the same set) they had the chance to sort out the problems that plagued a show that is dying to break out, sadly the problems are more noticeable than ever.
Vertigo Bring The Original Hit Thriller 'M' Back To The Stage in ManchesterVertigo Bring The Original Hit Thriller 'M' Back To The Stage in Manchester
October 8, 2012

After scoring rave reviews in September with their world premiere stage adaptation of EXAM (which has had interest from major New York producers) the team are bringing back one of their biggest original hits 'M', a trashy thriller that pays homage to films such as Cruel Intentions and Wild Things as well as tipping its hat to stage thrillers of the 1940s and 50s. T
EXAM - New Stage Adaptation of Cult Psychological Brit Thriller - Opens in Manchester, Sept 5EXAM - New Stage Adaptation of Cult Psychological Brit Thriller - Opens in Manchester, Sept 5
September 5, 2012

Now Vertigo have opened a new off shoot company called Gen-X Theatre productions that is dedicated to bringing edgier and more diverse work to the stage. The off shoot company is owned by Vertigo but run by 2 of the Vertigo founders Craig Hepworth and Karl Burge as well as Richard Allen and Stuart Reeve and will premiere their debut play this coming September at the Three Minute Theatre. The first play is the UK Premiere stage version of 'EXAM' a psychological thriller based on the British film by Stuart Hazeldine.
Photo Flash: Stage Adaptation of EXAM in Rehearsals at Gen-XPhoto Flash: Stage Adaptation of EXAM in Rehearsals at Gen-X
August 13, 2012

Vertigo Theatre Productions' Gen-X brings the BAFTA-nominated cult film to the stage in Manchester.
Vertigo Theatre's DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT Hits Manchester Tonight, July 30Vertigo Theatre's DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT Hits Manchester Tonight, July 30
July 30, 2012

Award-nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions are bringing a new show and its star from New York to Manchester for its UK Premiere prior to a 4 week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
EXAM - A New Stage Adaptation of the Cult Psychological Brit Thriller Opens in Manchester, Sep 2012EXAM - A New Stage Adaptation of the Cult Psychological Brit Thriller Opens in Manchester, Sep 2012
June 5, 2012

Now Vertigo have opened a new off shoot company called Gen-X Theatre productions that is dedicated to bringing edgier and more diverse work to the stage. The off shoot company is owned by Vertigo but run by 2 of the Vertigo founders Craig Hepworth and Karl Burge as well as Richard Allen and Stuart Reeve and will premiere their debut play this coming September at the Three Minute Theatre. The first play is the UK Premiere stage version of 'EXAM' a psychological thriller based on the British film by Stuart Hazeldine.
BWW:UK Interviews: Writer/Performer Peter Michael Marino Of DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXITBWW:UK Interviews: Writer/Performer Peter Michael Marino Of DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT
April 19, 2012

The writer of the musical Desperately Seeking Susan opens up about creating a flop in his new one man show Desperately Seeking the Exit.
BWW Reviews: MONKEE BUSINESS, Manchester Opera House, April 4 2012BWW Reviews: MONKEE BUSINESS, Manchester Opera House, April 4 2012
April 5, 2012

Craig Hepworth is not impressed with this new jukebox show
DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT Hits Manchester Direct From New York Courtesy Of VertigoDESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT Hits Manchester Direct From New York Courtesy Of Vertigo
March 9, 2012

Award-nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions are bringing a new show and its star from New York to Manchester for its UK Premiere prior to a 4 week run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Queer As Fringe Launches In ManchesterQueer As Fringe Launches In Manchester
February 20, 2012

A brand new show dedicated to gay theatre opens in Manchester this March.


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