About the TeamCAST | CREATIVE TEAM
Richard Clews - GregoryTheatre: Includes Dr Faustus, The God of Soho, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Timon of Athens (Shakespeasre’s Globe); Julius Caesar (RSC); The Rest Is Silence (dreamthinkspeak); The Spanish Tragedy (The Arcola); Casanova, I can’t Wake Up, I weep at my Piano (Told by an Idiot Comp.); Nakamitsu (The Gate); The Night before Christmas (Coventry Belgrade); Unheimlich Spine (David Glass Ensemble); Great Expectations (Unicorn); The Threepenny Opera (Northern Sinfonia/Northern Stage); Twelfth Night, Blood Wedding, Andorra, The Wasp Factory, A Clockwork Orange (Northern Stage); Hedda Gabler, The Cherry Orchard, Sweeny Todd (Dundee Rep); Waiting for Godot (Salisbury Playhouse); Ghosts (EST – Tour of Canada); Exchange (West End) TV: Includes A touch of Frost, The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart Mysteries), Hornblower.
Catherine Cusack - CarolineTheatre (includes):Bingo (Young Vic) Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible(Lyric, Belfast) ; Judith, A Parting from the Body(Cock Tavern); The Two Character Play (Jermyn St and Provincetown);The Early Bird and The Gigli Concert (Finborough);What Fatima Did (Hampstead); Fragile and Factory Girls(Arcola);Uncle Vanya (Wilton's); Mary Stuart (National Theatre of Scotland);The Venetian Twins (Watermill); Bronte and The Mill on the Floss (Shared Experience);Blood Red Saffron Yellow (Drum Plymouth); Our Lady of Sligo (NT/Out of Joint); Measure for Measure(ETT);Prayers of Sherkin (Old Vic);Mrs Warrens Profession(Lyric Hammersmith); Phaedra's Love(Gate); The Glass Menagerie(Bolton); TV includes: Doctors, Jonathan Creek, Ballykissangel,The Bill, Cadfael, Coronation Street, Dr. Who Film includes: Finding Neverland, Conspiracy of Silence, Boxed,The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Nicholas Karimi - TomTrained-Rose Bruford College Credits include; The Fear of Breathing(Finborough Theatre), Damascus, Aleppo(Traverse/Oran Mor/National Theatre of Scotland), Outward Bound(Finborough), War Horse(West End for The National Theatre), I Was a Beautiful Day(Finborough), Macbeth(National Theatre), Nova Scotia(Traverse), The Dead Fiddler(New End), The Pearlfisher (Traverse), Mountain Language(BAC), The Emperor Jones(Gate Theatre), Mother Courage(Benchtours).
Kate Mayne - IsabelKate has trained with Bristol Old Vic Young Company, and with The Wardrobe Ensemble on the Made In Bristol Graduate Programme. She studied Drama at Kingston University and has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Young Vic, Rose of Kingston, Barbican and National Theatre. Recent acting credits include: Peaseblossom in Tim Crouch’s FairyMonsterGhost directed by John Retallack, Patricia in RIOT at Bristol Old Vic, directed by Tom Brennan, and Daughter in the international tour of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, directed by Sally Cookson.
Stephanie Thomas - ClaireStephanie trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. Theatre includes: The Kitchen, The Cherry Orchard and Her Naked Skin (National Theatre), Frost/Nixon (Donmar West End), Only When I laugh (UK Tour), The Tempest (Ripley Open Air/York Theatre Royal), The Merchant of Venice (Greenwich Playhouse), Much Ado about Nothing (English Theatre Essen), Love on the Rocks (Drayton Studio Theatre), Entries on Love (Richmix), The Man, The Northerners, The Representative, The Beaver Coat and I Wish to Die Singing (Finborough Theatre).
Rose Lewenstein - WriterRose studied Performance Arts at the Central School of Speech & Drama and participated in the Royal Court's Young Writers Programme. Theatre includes: AIN'T NO LAW AGAINST FISH 'N' CHIPS (Royal Court Young Writers Festival reading), ONLY HUMAN (Theatre 503 Labfest, also shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Festival and King's Cross Award) and ENTRIES ON LOVE (Rich Mix Snapshots Festival). Her short plays have been produced at Theatre 503, Hen & Chickens, Soho Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. Film includes: co-writer on the forthcoming independent feature SOLOMON. Rose is currently a member of the Royal Court's Supergroup.
Russell Bender - DirectorRussell trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and on the Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab 2010. He was a runner up of the 2009 JMK award for young directors. His work as a director includes Entries on Love by Rose Lewenstein (Rich Mix Snapshots Festival), Kalagora by Siddartha Bose (Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and 12 venue UK studio tour), Emo by Tom Wainwright (ATC/Bristol Old Vic, Clare Studio Young Vic), 5pm no particular afternoon (The Space). He has also done numerous readings and workshop periods on new writing and devised pieces. He was a Staff Director at the National Theatre where he worked on The Kitchen by Arnold Wesker and The King James Bible. Other work as assistant director include The Master and Margarita (Complicite) The Beethoven Project (Tom Morris, Aldeburgh Music), Tombstone Tales (Carl Heap, Arcola Theatre) and The Desire Tree (Andrea Brooks, Oxford Playhouse and touring). Russell has a physics degree and has 5 years experience in software development.
Mila Sanders - DesignerMila trained at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Wimbledon School of Art. Her designs include: Parallax, The Door Never Closes, All the Little Things We Crushed (Almeida), Pub Quiz (New Writing North) Jelly Bean Jack (Little Angel Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NT Education), The Juniper Tree (Goat and Monkey), King Macbeth (Reveal), Gills Around the Green (Eastern Angles), Ghost Town (Limbik), The Winter’s Tale (Stamford Shakespeare Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Marlowe Society Cambridge). As Costume Designer: Macbeth, Twelfth Night (NT Discover), Tombstone Tales and Boothill Ballads (Arcola), Jason and the Argonauts (BAC and tour), St George and the Dragon (touring) Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Kazzum).
Michael Nabarro - Lighting DesignerMichael’s recent lighting designs include The 14th Tale & Black T-Shirt Collection (Cottesloe Theatre & touring); Boys (Headlong, HighTide & Nuffield Southampton); Untitled (Bristol Old Vic, Soho Theatre & touring); Shalom Baby (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The World’s Wife (Trafalgar Studios & touring); Ghosts in the Gallery (Polka Theatre); Coming Home, The Ballad of Crazy Paola, The Lady from the Sea, An Enemy of the People & The Blind (Arcola Theatre); Our Share of Tomorrow, Lough/Rain, Limbo & 1984 (York Theatre Royal); Slaves, Beasts & Cocoa (Theatre 503). Michael is a graduate of the RADA Lighting Design course. He previously graduated from Cambridge University and spent three years managing the ADC Theatre in Cambridge. Michael is also the Managing Director of Spektrix, a provider of cloud-based ticketing systems to the Arts industry.
Edward Lewis - Sound DesignerEdward studied Music at Oxford University and subsequently trained as a composer and sound designer at the Bournemouth Media School. He works in theatre, film, television and radio. He has recently been nominated for several Off West End Theatre Awards, and films he has recently worked on have won several awards at the LA International Film Festival and Filmstock International Film Festival. Recent theatre includes: Gravity (Birmingham Rep Theatre), On The Rocks, Amongst Friends and Darker Shores (Hampstead Theatre), Slowly, Hurts Given and Received and Apple Pie (Riverside Studios), Measure For Measure (Cardiff Sherman), Emo (Bristol Old Vic and Young Vic), Once Upon A Time in Wigan and 65 Miles (Paines Plough / Hull Truck Theatre)
Clare Shucksmith - Associate ProducerClare studied Contemporary Theatre BA(hons) at East 15 Acting School, and Creative Producing MA(distinction) at Birkbeck College, University of London. Having founded 2headedpigeon Theatre Company in 2003, she now acts as Creative Producer for the company, which is resident at the Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture. The company's award-winning show THE INCONSIDERATE ABBERATIONS OF BILLY THE KID received 5 star reviews at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and was featured in the Guardian. She is also the Managing Director and Creative Producer of Golden Egg Children's Theatre, which toured productions to 70 schools and youth groups in its 2011-12 season. She has worked extensively with young people, most notably in informal education settings as a playwright, drama tutor or youth theatre director. She has also worked as a freelance writer and higher education teaching assistant and guest lecturer. In 2011, she was interviewed for Rob Swain's book 'Directing: A Handbook for Emerging Theatre Directors', providing advice to emerging theatre directors on producing work at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.