Since the company's inception, in 2014, Juan Echenique and Fumi Gomez have created under the name of Horatio Productions the shows H7, Red Button and ReGen. In May 2018 they created the biggest science fiction theatre festival in the UK with over 80 theatremakers at The Space Theatre in London. Every year the festival is headlined by their full length show written and directed by Juan Echenique and Fumi Gomez, followed by short plays selected and curated by Juan and Fumi showcasing new, mind-blowing science fiction theatre from around the globe.
Red Button has been performed both in Camden Fringe Festival 2016, and in Edinburgh Festival 2017.
ReGen was performed at Pleasance Theatre 2019 headlining the festival. It was developed with the collaboration of scientists from the Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine of King’s College London, who provided vital advice on the science behind the story.
Antarctica will be performed in May 2020 headlining the festival. It will be a comedy about climate change and artificial intelligence. It is currently in R&D supported by ACE funding. Horatio Productions are members of the UK Science Festivals Network and count with the collaboration of King's College London and the charity Collage Works.
They are specialised in new writing for science fiction theatre, with a strong focus on science. Their goals as a company are:
- To be a bridge between the worlds of science and arts.
- To divulge the work of scientists and collaborate with their outreach programmes.
- To create an accessible theatre, where all types of audience can be represented.
- To create working opportunities for BAME, female, non-binary, trans and working class artists, building the necessary platforms to put their work in front of an audience.
The core members of Horatio have been working together since 2008, both in Spain and in the UK. Horatio Productions is formed by Director Fumi Gomez, and Actor/Writer Juan Echenique.