Broadsword Theatre was founded in 2017 by Alexander Cook (MA Cultural and Creative Enterprise) and Sam Eastop with a view to making new, innovative theatre projects and exploring original and creative storytelling, drawing on their combined experience of writing , directing, production, theatre, movement and dance. Broadsword aims to collaborate and engage with talented, creative artists and theatre-makers in order to bring fresh performances into the Scottish theatre scene - and beyond.  In its 2018 Edinburgh Fringe debut, Broadsword staged two original shows: One Musical To Rule Them All and Hotel, receiving 4- and 5-star reviews.