Night Train Productions

 Visceral, stripped-back storytelling theatre

Company Overview

Night Train is a chamber theatre company devoted to the art of theatrical storytelling. The company is led by actor, writer and director Humphrey Bower and based in Perth WA. Productions are based on novels, stories, poems, myths, legends, folktales and other materials, found or original, old or new, from far away or close to home. Performances take place in intimate venues and use simple and imaginative staging to make work on a human scale with a visceral connection between the performers and with the audience. Underlying everything is the power of the story to transform the space, the performer and the audience. 

Humphrey Bower

Humphrey is an actor, director and writer based in Perth WA. He has worked with mainstage and independent companies and artists around the country and across disciplines including theatre, dance, puppetry and contemporary performance, and has been a key figure in several landmark productions and ensembles. He was a founding member of Melbourne collective Whistling in the Theatre from 1985 to 1990 and Perth independent company Last Seen Imagining from 2001 to 2007. He is currently artistic director of Night Train Productions. He writes a blog on theatre and the arts at www.humphreybower.blogspot.com.au and his reviews are also published at www.dailyreview.crikey.com.au


Awards: 2013 Equity Guild Award for Best New Play (Skin); 2012 Blue Room Award for Best Production (Skin); 2011 Blue Room Members’ Choice Award and Best Performance Award (Wish); 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor (Richard III); 2005 Victorian Green Room Award (Fringe/Independent) for Best Actor (Savage Grace); 2003 Blue Room Members’ Choice Award (The Reader); 2000 Victorian Green Room Award (Fringe/Independent) for Best Production (The Terms and Grammar of Creation).


Associate Artists

Danielle Micich, Ashley de Prazer, Andrew Lake, Joe Lui, Leon Ewing, Lisa McCready, Zoe Atkinson, Cherish Marrington, Sue Peacock, Jess Ipkendanz, Gwendolyna Holmburg Gilchrist.