Richard Clews - 'Gregory'
Theatre: 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
Nicholas Karimi - 'Tom'
Trained-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).
Catherine Cusack - 'Caroline'
Theatre (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
Kate Mayne - 'Isabel'
Kate 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 - 'Claire'
Stephanie 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).
Russell Bender - Director
Russell trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq and on the 2010 Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab. He was a runner up of the 2009 JMK award for young directors.
His work as a director includes: The Shroud by Siddartha Bose (Rich Mix/Norfolk and Norwich Festival), The Rite of Spring/Romeo and Juliet (UK tour), Game of Life by Rose Lewenstein (The Yard), The Infernal Machine by Jean Cocteau (for East 15 at the Cockpit Theatre), Kalagora by Siddartha Bose (Edinburgh Fringe 2011 and UK studio tour), Emo by Tom Wainwright (ATC/Bristol Old Vic, Young Vic), Entries on Love by Rose Lewenstein (Rich Mix Snapshots Festival). In addition he has had work in development at Battersea Arts Centre, Cambridge Junction and the National Theatre Studio. He is Creative Associate at Penned in the Margins. In 2011 he was a staff director at the National Theatre. He has assisted directors including Simon McBurney, Bijan Sheibani and Tom Morris.
Rose Lewenstein - Writer
Rose trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama and has participated in various Royal Court writers programmes, including their 2012 ‘Supergroup’.
Her plays include: ‘Ain’t No Law Against Fish ‘n’ Chips’ (Royal Court Young Writers Festival reading), ‘Entries on Love’ (Rich Mix Snapshots Festival), ‘Only Human’ (Theatre 503 Labfest; also shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Festival and King’s Cross Award) and ‘Game of Life’(Yard Theatre). Her latest play ‘Now This is Not the End’ received a grant from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation and was longlisted for the Verity Bargate Award. Rose’s short plays have been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Hen & Chickens, Soho Theatre and Southwark Playhouse. She is currently on attachment at the Royal Court Theatre.
Mila Sanders - Designer
Mila 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 Designer
Michael’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 Designer
Edward 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 Producer
Clare 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.