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NOW PLAYING UNTIL 6 JANUARY 2018
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Running time 2 hours 50 minutes
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Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
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Running time 2 hours 50 minutes
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Oliver Birch’s theatre credits include: Treasure Island; There Is A War (National Theatre); Image of an Unknown Woman (Gate Theatre); The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; Moby Dick; The Four Stages of Cruelty (Arcola); Jack and the Beanstalk (West Yorkshire Playhouse); 66 Books (Bush Theatre); Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre, West End/ Broadway); Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival Theatre).
Television credits include: Doc Martin; In The Flesh. Film includes Macbeth (directed by Rupert Goold).
Rachel Caffrey’s theatre credits include: The Karaoke Theatre Company, Consuming Passions, Time of My Life and Arrivals and Departures (Alan Ayckbourn for Stephen Joseph Theatre); Refugee Boy; Angus, Thongs and Even More Snogging (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Galka Matalka; Doctor Faustus (Manchester Royal Exchange).
Television credits include: DCI Banks; Casualty; Doctors. Film credits include The Rochdale Pioneers.
Bertie Carvel’s theatre credits include: Bakkhai; Rope (for the Almeida), The Hairy Ape (Old Vic); Damned by Despair; The Man of Mode; Life of Galileo; Coram Boy (National Theatre); Doctor Dee (Manchester International Festival); Matilda: The Musical (RSC / West End/Broadway); The Pride (Chichester/ UK tour); Parade (Donmar Warehouse); Faustus (Etcetera Theatre); Professor Bernhardi; Rose Bernd (OSC/Arcola/Dumbfounded Theatre); Macbeth (Union Theatre / En Masse); Revelations (Hampstead Theatre), and as a director, Strife (Chichester).
Television includes: Doctor Foster; Coalition; The Wrong Mans; Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell; Babylon; Restless; Hidden; The Crimson Petal & The White; Just William; Sherlock; Midsomer Murders; Waking The Dead; Primeval; John Adams; Doctor Who; Holby City; The Genius of Beethoven; Bombshell; Hawking.
Film includes: Les Misérables.
Bertie trained at RADA and got his first job in the BBC Radio Drama company, with whom he has performed in over fifty plays.
Pearl Chanda’s theatre credits include: Julie (Northern Stage Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Nuffield Theatre); The Angry Brigade (Bush Theatre); Crave; 4.48 Psychosis (Sheffield Crucible Theatre); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC); Godchild (Hampstead Theatre) and The Seagull (Headlong Theatre).
Television credits include Endeavour; Arthur and George and Holby City. Film credits include: The Final Haunting and Mr Turner.
Jonathan Coy’s theatre credits include: Young Chekhov Season; The Hard Problem; The Magistrate; The Power of Yes; Democracy (National Theatre); Ivanov; Platonov; A Month in the Country; Black Comedy (Chichester); Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester/West-End/Toronto); Privacy (Donmar); Relatively Speaking; Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndhams ); Noises Off (Old Vic/Novello); Donkeys Years (Comedy); Neville’s Island (Apollo); What the Butler Saw ( Criterion); Bear Hug (Royal Court); According to Hoyle; The Philanderer; Hedda Gabler; The Fastest Clock in the Universe (Hampstead); Making Noise Quietly (Bush) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Almeida Theatre).
Television credits include: Collateral; Endeavour; Parade’s End; Downton Abbey; Pillars of the Earth; The old Curiosity Shop; The Last Detective; Doc Martin; Rome; Heartbeat; Foyle’s War; Hornblower; Shipman; Midsomer Murders; Nicholas Nickleby; Falklands Play; Longitude; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Touch of Frost; Annie’s Bar; The Rector’s Wife; Middlemarch; Inspector Morse; Northanger Abbey; Silas Marner; Rumpole of the Bailey and Brideshead Revisited.
Film credits include: Conspiracy; Mashenka; The Lost Prince; The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
Theatre credits include: Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory); Polar Bears; After Miss Julie; Proof (Donmar Warehouse); The Lover / The Collection (West End); Look Back In Anger (Theatre Royal Bath); Don Carlos (Crucible, Sheffield / West End); The York Realist (Royal Court & West End).
Television includes: Hard Sun; Born to Kill; The Fall; The Collection; AD; Crossbones; Life of Crime; Covert Affairs; Going Postal; Whistleblowers; The History of Mr Polly; Cracker; The Best Man; Gunpowder, Treason and Plot; Strange; Coupling.
Film includes: The Food Guide to Love; Pusher; Grabbers; W.E.; 5 Days of War; Prince of Persia; Franklyn; A Good Year; The Libertine; Happy Now; Young Blades; Topsy-Turvy; Human Traffic; Jane Eyre.
Geoffrey Freshwater’s theatre credits include: Noises Off; Old Money; Filumena (Almeida); The Tempest; The Way of the World; Dracula; Arsenic And Old Lace (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Faery Queen (Aix-en-Provence); The Invisible Man (Theatre Royal Stratford East); The Churchill Play; The Alchemist (National Theatre); Once In A Lifetime (Piccadilly Theatre); Piaf (Wyndhams Theatre); Toad of Toad Hall (Birmingham Rep) and The Real Inspector Hound (Donmar Warehouse), Jew of Malta; The Witch of Edmonton; Arden of Faversham; The Roaring Girl; Love’s Sacrifice; Volpone; As You Like It; King Lear; The Taming of the Shrew; Julius Caesar; The Merchant of Venice; The Changeling; Softcops; Coriolanus; Happy End; The Odyssey; Much Ado About Nothing (RSC USA / European tour); Richard III (RSC Australian tour); Travesties (RSC / Savoy Theatre); The Winter’s Tale; The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe; King John; The Malcontent; Eastwood Ho! (RSC / Gielgud.
Television credits include: Will; Law & Order; Poirot; Peak Practice; The Bill; EastEnders; Trial & Retribution VII; Foyle’s War; The Commander; The Government Inspector and Doctors.
Film includes: The Program; Invisible Woman; Sabotage; The Leading Man and A Bridge Too Far.
Jack Holden’s theatre credits include: What the Butler Saw (Leicester Curve); A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Oppenheimer; The Shoemakers Holiday (RSC); She Stoops to Conquer (Theatre Royal Bath); Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked (Underbelly); Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Johnny Got His Gun (Southwark Playhouse); Minotaur (Bristol Old Vic); Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises; The Aliens (Trafalgar Studios) and War Horse (West End).
Television credits include: Carnage; Outlander and Lewis. Film credits include: Journey’s End and The Levelling.
Justin Salinger’s theatre credits include: Medea; Through a Glass Darkly; Doña Rosita the Spinster (Almeida); Hansel and Gretel; Beauty and the Beast; Our Class; The Seagull; Pillars of the Community; The Cat in the Hat; The UN Inspector; A Dream Play; Iphigenia at Aulis (also Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Peter Pan; Chips with Everything; Dealer’s Choice (National Theatre); Love and Information; Bliss; The Food Chain; Under the Blue Sky (Royal Court); The Physicists; Privates on Parade (Donmar Warehouse); The Homecoming (RSC); Nocturnal; Candide (Gate Theatre); The Birthday Party (Lyric Hammersmith); King of Hearts (Out of Joint); Much Ado About Nothing (Cheek by Jowl).
Television credits include: Doctor Who; The Windsors; Rillington Place; The Mill; Ripper Street; Dracula; The 7:39; Being Human; New Tricks; He Kills Coppers; Doc Martin; Whistleblowers; Empathy; Beau Brummell; Line of Beauty; Hitler: The Rise of Evil.
Film credits include: Brimstone; Crowhurst; Everest; We Are Monster; Creature; Heartless; The Calling; Daylight Robbery; Enduring Love; The Revenger’s Tragedy; Peaches and Velvet Goldmine.
Sophie Stanton’s theatre credits include: The Knot of the Heart; Cloud Nine; Dying for It (Almeida); The Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar Warehouse); Made in Dagenham (West End); Nut; Market Boy; England People Very Nice (National Theatre); Ding Dong the Wicked (Royal Court); Mercury Fur (Paines Plough); Breeze Block Park (Liverpool Playhouse); Bright (Soho Theatre); Beautiful Thing (Donmar Warehouse/ Bush Theatre).
Television credits include: Harry Price: Ghost Hunter; The Job Lot; Walter; My Mad Fat Diary; The Smoke; New Tricks; Mayday; The Silent and the Damned; One Night; Casualty; EastEnders; Lewis; Ashes to Ashes; Fingersmith; Wallander.
Film includes Blackbird; Me Before You; How I Live Now; Cheerful Weather For the Wedding; Grow Your Own; Hidden City; Closer; Shadowlands and Beautiful Thing.
Tim Steed’s theatre credits include: The Crossing Plays; Hero; Pride (Royal Court); 80 Days Around The World (St James Theatre); The Crucible (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Merchant of Venice (Almeida); Rocket to the Moon (National Theatre); Salome for Headlong; Volpone and The Duchess of Malfi (Greenwich Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); All My Sons (Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool); Silverland (Arcola Theatre); Cigarettes and Chocolate; Hang Up (King’s Head Theatre); Mere Mortals (Old Red Lion); The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Amoeba Project (Out Of Joint); An Inspector Calls (Garrick Theatre); The Cows Are Mad; Election Night (Courtyard for BAC/ The Red Room); Threepenny Opera (City Centre Theatre, New York).
Television credits include: The Crown; Little Boy Blue; Wolf Hall; The Great Fire; Laid; Fresh Meat; London Irish; The Town; Twenty Twelve; A Young Doctor’s Notebook; Garrow’s Law; The Bill; Peep Show; Diary of a Somebody; Rhona; Happy Birthday Shakespeare; Poirot; Blonde Bombshell.
Film credits include: The Current War; Dead in a Week; Death of Stalin; The Imitation Game and Franklyn.
Tony Turner’s theatre credits include: Big White Fog, Measure for Measure and Enemies (Almeida); The Damned United (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time; This House (also West End); Burnt By The Sun; Her Naked Skin; Present Laughter; Playing With Fire; The UN Inspector (National Theatre); The School For Scheming (Orange Tree Theatre); Journey’s End (UK Tour/ West End); Personal Enemy (Brits Off Broadway); The Madness of George III (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Salisbury Playhouse).
Television credits include: includes Delicious; WPC 56; Call the Midwife; Downton Abbey; Loving Miss Hatto; Silk; New Tricks; Party Animals; Gavin & Stacey; Trial and Retribution XIII; Foyle’s War; Derailed; Eyes Down; Red Cap; Heartbeat; Always & Everyone; Coronation Street and The Lakes.
Rene Zagger’s theatre credits include: Made in Dagenham (Adelphi); Hope (Liverpool Royal Court); The Comedy of Errors (National Theatre); Arabian Nights (RSC); Aunt Dan & Lemon (Royal Court). Television credits include Cardinal Burns; Rome and Grange Hill.
Natalie Law’s theatre credits include: Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre); The Wild Wind (St James Theatre/HighTide Festival); Beautiful Thing (UK tour/Leicester Curve); The Spitfire Grill (Union Theatre – Craig Dodd Prize 2015); Earthquakes in London (Catford Broadway Theatre); Leviathan (Arcola Theatre); The Lost Christmas (Waterloo East); Bright Lights Big City (Bridewell).
Natalie recently fronted Sky TV’s ‘Honey I Bought the House’ campaign.
Andrew McDonald’s theatre credits include: James Graham’s The Vote (Donmar Warehouse); Albert’s Boy (London/ Brighton) and This House (National Theatre). Other credits include: Underground (59E59 Theater, NYC); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace); Farinelli and the King (Duke of York’s); The Scottsboro Boys (Garrick); Daytona (Haymarket/Tour); Pygmalion (Tour); The Alchemist, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Pizarro, Tartuffe (National Theatre); The Entertainer (The Old Vic); Don Carlos (Crucible, Sheffield/ West End); The Alchemist, Julius Caesar and Columbus and the Discovery of Japan (RSC).
Television and film work includes: The Vote, Crimewatch, EastEnders, Murder Not Proven, The Bill and many low-budget feature and short films. Radio credits include: Don Carlos, Hobson’s Choice, Spring Awakening, Pilgrim’s Progress and An Eye for an Eye.
Jonny McPherson’s theatre credits include: Just to Get Married (off West End); The End of Longing (West End); The 39 Steps, Abigail’s Party and Fallen Angels (Theatre by the Lake); Hamlet, Blood Wedding, Three Sisters, Twelfth Night and Mary Stuart (off West End); The Robbers (Theatre Royal Bath); Toad (Southwark Playhouse); Eddie and the Goldtops, The James Herriot Story and A Yorkshire Christmas Carol (UK tour); Write Me a Murder (Southwold and Aldeburgh); Hard Times (UK tour).
Television and film credits includes: Emmerdale, Countdown to Revolution, Til Death, Night Owls, Inhabit.
Owen Oldroyd’s theatre credits include: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (Haymarket); Blood Brothers (Phoenix /UK tour); The Shawshank Redemption and 12 Angry Men (UK tour); How the Other Half Loves (Haymarket/Duke of York’s); The Two Worlds of Charlie F (Canada/UK tour); Mamma Mia! (International tour); The Sound of Music (QNCC Theatre, Doha); Don’t Dress for Dinner (Jumeirah Theatre, Dubai); Fab Four and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Italian tour). Repertory seasons at: Wolverhampton Grand, Taunton Brewhouse, Durham Gala Theatre, Middlesbrough Theatre, Crewe Lyceum, and Stoke Queen’s Theatre.
Television credits include: Western Lights; Dive; Who Wants to Live Forever and The Friday Night Project.
Radio credits include: the voice of Chief Inspector Fang in the BBC series The Scarifyers.
Joel Samuels’ theatre credits include: The Crystal Maze Live (Little Lion Entertainment); Divas and The Common Land (Rose Theatre, Kingston); God’s Own Country (Brewery Arts Centre); Boxer Beetle (RichMix); Happy New (Trafalgar Studios); My Daughter’s Trial and Awakening by Sharon Raizada (Soho Theatre) and Irons (Tristan Bates Theatre).
Television credits include: Doctors, Holby City and The Bill.
Film credits include: Shooters.
Radio credits include: The Alien Sister.
Theatre includes: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time; People, Places and Things (National Theatre/West End); The Red Barn; The White Guard; A Streetcar Named Desire; Baby Doll (National Theatre); Husbands and Sons (National Theatre/Royal Exchange Manchester); Julius Caesar; Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse/St Ann’s Warehouse New York); Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre); Ink (Almeida)
Opera includes: Medea (English National Opera); Tosca; Brief Encounter (Houston Grand Opera).
Film includes: Swansong.
Bunny won an Olivier and Tony Award for Best Set Design for her work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. She has also won an Olivier Award for her work on The White Guard and A Streetcar Named Desire, and an Evening Standard Award for Baby Doll.
For the Almeida: Ink; The Treatment; Medea; Children’s Children; Mrs Klein; Judgement Day; The Homecoming; Marianne Dreams; As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams; The Silent Twins; Dying for It; Tom and Viv; Love Counts; Romance; The Cricket Recovers; Macbeth; Man & Boy: Dada; The Embalmer.
Theatre includes: Woyzeck (The Old Vic); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre); Travesties; A Life in the Theatre(Apollo Theatre); The Goat; Great Britain; Japes (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Three Days in the Country; Evening at the Talkhouse; Our Country’s Good; Rules for Living; Dara; The Silver Tassie; Liolà; Children of the Sun; Port; The Doctor’s Dilemma; She Stoops to Conquer; The Veil; The Cherry Orchard; Women Beware Women; London Assurance; The White Guard; Oedipus; Philistines; The Man of Mode; Thérèse Raquin (National Theatre); Electra (Old Vic); Henry IV; Julius Caesar; The Night Alive; Spelling Bee; King Lear; Passion; The Wild Duck; After Miss Julie; Caligula (Donmar Warehouse); Birdland; The Faith Machine; Tusk Tusk (Royal Court); Travesties; Assassins; Dealer’s Choice(Chocolate Factory); Buried Child; The Hothouse; Dealer’s Choice (Trafalgar Studios); The Dazzle (Found 111); Photograph 51; Shakespeare in Love; Henry V (Coward); The Weir; Hamlet; Madame de Sade; Twelfth Night (Wyndham’s Theatre);The Sunshine Boys (Savoy Theatre ); South Downs; The Browning Version; Death and the Maiden; The Children’s Hour (Harold Pinter Theatre); Piaf; The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Vaudeville); No Man’s Land (Duke of York’s); Frost/Nixon (Gielgud); King Lear; The Seagull (RSC/New London); Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix); Betty Blue Eyes; Much Ado About Nothing (Novello); Hughie; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Evita; Red; Hamlet; The Seafarer; Frost/Nixon (Broadway).
Neil was the Recipient of the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for The White Guard, the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red and the 2017 WhatsOnStage Best Lighting Design Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
For the Almeida: Ink; Richard III; Medea; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; The Late Henry Moss.
Theatre includes: London Road; Salome; Les Blancs; Three Days In The Country; Danton’s Death; All’s Well that Ends Well; Phaedra; Time and the Conways (National Theatre); Red; Hamlet; Richard II; Anna Christie; Luise Miller; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Chalk Garden; Othello; Creditors; The Wild Duck; John Gabriel Borkman; Caligula (Donmar Warehouse/Broadway); Ivanov (Donmar Warehouse/West End); King Lear; Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse); ENRON(Broadway/West End); Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Harold Pinter Theatre); Don Juan In Soho (Wyndhams Theatre); Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory); No Man’s Land (Sheffield Crucible/West End; Hughie (Broadway); Henry V (Michael Grandage Company/West End); No Man’s Land; A View From the Bridge (Duke of York’s); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Gielgud Theatre); Don Carlos; Photograph 51 (West End); Romeo & Juliet; The Tempest (RSC); The Glass Menagerie(Apollo Theatre); Faustus (Hampstead Theatre); Paradise Lost (Headlong); The Cherry Orchard (Crucible Theatre).
Television includes: London Road; The Hollow Crown: Richard II; Macbeth; Frances Tuesday; Re-ignited; Imprints.
Film includes: Genius; Bust; The Three Rules of Infidelity; Tripletake.
Radio includes: Losing Rosalind; The Luneberg Variation; The Colonel-Bird; Don Carlos; Othello; On the Ceiling; The Chalk Garden.
Adam’s musical London Road won the 2011 Critic’s Circle Award ‘Best Musical’ and in 2012 received an Olivier nomination for ‘Best New Musical’. In 2010 he received a Tony Award for the music and sound score for Red, and an Olivier Award in 2011 for King Lear, also receiving the Evening Standard ‘Best Design’ award 2011 for Anna Christie and King Lear. In 2010 he was nominated for the Tony Award ‘Best Score’ (Music & Lyrics) for ENRON.
Adam sits on the board of Mercury Musical Developments, and is an Associate Artist of the RSC.
For the Almeida: Ink, The Lightning Play; Whistling Psyche.
Theatre includes: Madame Sousaska(Elgin Theatre, Toronto); Mack & Mabel(Chichester Festival Theatre); Frost/Nixon(Donmar Warehouse/Broadway); Enron(Headlong/Broadway); 3 Winters; King Lear; The Effect; People (National Theatre); Midnight’s Children (RSC); Richard III (Old Vic); Brief Encounter(Kneehigh/International tour); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; From Here to Eternity; Ghost the Musical; The King’s Speech; The Wizard of Oz; Love Never Dies; Dirty Dancing (West End); Chaplin the Musical; Finding Neverland (Broadway).
Opera and ballet includes: Alice The Adventures in Wonderland (Royal Ballet); A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Royal Opera House); Genoveva (Opera North); Carmen(Santa Fe Opera); Arthur (Birmingham Royal Ballet).
Other credits include: The Phantom of the Opera (Royal Albert Hall); Kate Bush: Before the Dawn (Hammersmith Apollo).
Jon’s awards include the 2014 Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Paul Pyant. He studied theatre design at the Croydon College of Art and went on to work as a lighting technician for the National Theatre, before studying cinematography at the National Film and Television School. He is the director of post-production company Cinelumina and a technical associate of the National Theatre.
For the Almeida: Ink, American Psycho (also Broadway); There Came A Gypsy Riding; The Late Henry Moss.
Theatre includes: Funny Girl; Little Shop of Horrors (Menier Chocolate Factory/UK Tour/West End); My Fair Lady (Lyric Opera Of Chicago); Volpone; The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (RSC); The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice; Bat Boy – The Musical; Tell Me On A Sunday (West End); Company; Assassins(Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); The Cherry Orchard; Never So Good; The Merchant Of Venice (National Theatre); La Cage Aux Folles; A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory/West End/Broadway); Aspects Of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory).
Opera includes: Les Troyens (La Scala/Milan/San Francisco Opera); Medea(English National Opera); Andrea Chénier(Bregenzer Festspiele); Carmen (Opera Holland Park).
Television includes: The Crown.
Film includes: Fred Claus; Hippie Hippie Shake; White Lightnin’; So You Think You Can Dance.
Music & Commercials include: Pet Shop Boys: Inner Sanctum (Royal Opera House); Burberry: Shanghai Launch & Festive Film(2014 & 2015); Kanye West (2009 Festival Tour); Muse Resistance Tour (2009); Music Videos for Ellie Goulding, Imogen Heap, Duffy.
Lynne’s collaboration with GoGo Penguin, Veils, was originally performed at the EFG London Jazz Festival, 2015, and presented on the Sadlers Wells’ stage at Latitude Festival, 2016.
For her work on La Cage Aux Folles Lynne won a 2009 What’s On Stage Award, and was nominated for an Olivier Award, Drama Desk Award and Tony Award.
For the Almeida: Ink, Bakkhai; Carmen Disruption.
Theatre includes: The Country Girls; Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Chichester Festival Theatre/Minerva Theatre); No Man’s Land (Noël Coward Theatre) Photograph 51; The Cripple of Inishmaan; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Henry V (Michael Grandage Company);Outside Mullingar (Ustinov Studio Bath); Betrayal (Ethel Barrymore Theatre NY); Macbeth (MIF 2015/New York Armory); Tartuffe; Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep); Venice Preserved (Spectator’s Guild);Good People (Hampstead Theatre/Noël Coward Theatre); Afterplay; Translations;Wonderful Tennessee (Sheffield Crucible).
Anne was Casting Director at the Donmar Warehouse 1991-2012 and Casting Associate for Manchester International Festival 2017.
Theatre includes: This House (National Theatre/West End); Privacy; The Vote (Donmar Warehouse); Finding Neverland (Broadway); Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal Plymouth/Soho Theatre); The Angry Brigade (Paines Plough); Whisky Taster (Bush Theatre); Tory Boyz (National Youth Theatre).
Television includes: Coalition.
Film includes: X+Y.
James is writer in residence at the Finborough Theatre. He has been commissioned to write a TV drama set around the events of the 2016 Referendum, and a film adaptation of 1984.
Rupert is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, and was Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre Company from 2005 to 2013, Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres from 2002 to 2005.
For the Almeida: Richard III; Medea, The Merchant of Venice; King Charles III (also West End and Broadway); American Psycho: A new musical thriller; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
Theatre includes: Made in Dagenham (West End); The Effect; Earthquakes in London (Headlong / National Theatre); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Three Sixty / Kensington Gardens); The Merchant of Venice; Romeo and Juliet; The Tempest; Speaking Like Magpies (RSC); ENRON (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Royal Court / West End / Broadway); Oliver!; The Glass Menagerie; Art; Speed-the-Plow (West End); King Lear (Headlong / Liverpool Everyman / Young Vic); No Man’s Land (Gate Theatre, Dublin / West End); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Bristol Old Vic / West End); Macbeth (Brooklyn Academy of Music / Lyceum Theater / Broadway); Faustus; Restoration; Paradise Lost (Headlong); Hamlet; Summer Lightning; Insignificance; Paradise Lost; Waiting for Godot; The Weir; Betrayal (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Othello (Theatre Royal, Northampton / Greenwich Theatre); Scaramouche (Salisbury Playhouse / Australia, New Zealand, Canada tour); The Wind in the Willows; Privates on Parade (New Vic Theatre); Gone to LA (Hampstead Theatre); Broken Glass (Watford Palace Theatre); Habeus Corpus; Summer Lighting; Dancing at Lughnasa (Salisbury Playhouse); The Colonel Bird (Gate Theatre); Brand (NT Studio); Romeo and Juliet (Greenwich Theatre); The End of the Affair (Bridewell Theatre).
Opera includes: Turandot; On Thee We Feed (English National Opera); Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera); Gli Equivoci; Il Pomo D’Oro (Batignano Opera Festival).
Television includes: Macbeth (BBC), 2011 Peabody Award, King Charles III (BBC2); BAFTA-winning Richard II (BBC).
Rupert’s first feature film, True Story, was released in 2015, which he wrote and directed, starring James Franco and Jonah Hill for Plan B and Fox Searchlight in New York.
Rupert has twice been the recipient of the Laurence Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best Director. He won a Peabody Award in 2011 for Macbeth and a BAFTA for Richard II.
Rupert was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Years Honours for services to drama.