We work with a great many artists over the course of a year, you can get to know them here.
Ella Purnell plays A in ‘Natives’. She is making her professional stage debut. She was one of Screen International Stars of Tomorrow 2010. For film, she will appear in the forthcoming ‘Churchill’, her credits include ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’, ‘Never Let me Go’, ‘Maleficent’, ‘Intruders’ and ‘Kick Ass 2’.
Fionn plays B in ‘Natives’. He is making his professional stage debut. He was one of Screen Internationals Stars of Tomorrow 2016. For television his credits include ‘Him’; and for film, he will appear in the forthcoming Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ and ‘The Children Act’.
Manish plays C in ‘Natives’. He was included in the British Council’s 2016 global list of 33 cultural influencers from around the world promoting freedom and equality. For theatre his credits include ‘Now We Are Here’ (Young Vic), ‘Brown Shakespeare’ (Efua Theodora Sutherland Drama Studio, Legon-Accra), ‘Rizwan’ (FTII, Pune), ‘Limbo’ and ‘Cock’ (National Centre of Performing Arts, Mumbai).
For television, ‘Rides upon the Storm’, ‘Judwa Raja’ and ‘Na Bole Tum’; and for film, ‘That Transient Interval’, ‘Chai Shai Biscuits’ and ‘Rizwaan’.
Glenn Waldron is a London-based playwright and writer. A former magazine editor and journalist, Glenn was Editor of i-D magazine and his feature writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, the Independent, Vogue, W magazine, and other publications. His first play ‘Forever House’ premiered at the Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth and his work has since been performed in Germany, Norway, the Netherlands and the USA. Upcoming productions include ‘The Here And This And Now’ at TRP and ‘End of the Pier’ at Hackney Showroom.
Glenn also lectures in journalism and pop culture at the University of the Arts London.
Upcoming productions include The Here And This And Now at TRP and End of the Pier at Hackney Showroom. Glenn also lectures in journalism and pop culture at the University of the Arts London.
Amelia trained at RADA and the RSC. Upcoming design credits include ‘Good Dog’ (Watford Palace Theatre) and ‘The Same Deep Water As Me’ (Guildhall).
Recent design credits include, ‘Rudolf’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse), ‘The Crucible’ (Guildhall), ‘Torch’ (Edinburgh Festival), ‘We Are You’ (Young Vic), ‘Bricks and Pieces’ (RADA/Latitude), ‘The Neighbourhood Project’ (Bush Theatre), ‘This is Art’ (Shakespeare in Shoreditch), ‘The Tiger’s Bones’ (Polka and West Yorkshire Playhouse), ‘The Little Prince’ (Arcola), ‘Pinter Triple Bill and Dealer’s Choice’ (Guildhall),
‘Night Before Christmas’ (West Yorkshire Playhouse,) ‘She Called Me Mother’ (Tara Arts and National Tour) ‘Fake It ’Til You Make It’ with Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn (National Tour, Traverse Theatre and Soho Theatre) and ‘64 Squares’ with Rhum and Clay (National Tour and Edinburgh Festival).
Amelia’s designs for The Itinerant Music Hall were exhibited at the V&A Museum as part of the MAKE/BELIEVE UK Design for Performance exhibition July – January 2016.
Zoe trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Recent theatre lighting designs include ‘School Play’ (Southwark Playhouse), ‘Good Dog (Watford Palace and UK Tour), ‘The Truth’ (Central Szinhaz, Budapest), ‘Muted’ (Bunker Theatre), ‘Erwartung/Twice Through The Heart’ with Shadwell Opera (Hackney Showroom), ‘The Knife Of Dawn’ (Sackler Studio, Roundhouse), ‘Affection’ and ‘Hookup’ with Outbox Theatre Company (Hackney Showroom/Contact Manchester/Site Specific), ‘Torch’ and ‘This Evil Thing’ (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016),
‘A Serious Case of The F*ckits’ and ‘The Heresy of Love’ (Central), ‘Bitches’ (NYT, Finborough Theatre), and ‘Hookup’ with Outbox Theatre Company (Hackney Showroom/Contact Manchester).
Corporate designs include the Terry Pratchett Final Book Launch at Waterstones Piccadilly Circus, and ‘Grey Goose Fly Beyond’ at the Welsh Presbyterian Chapel, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Cate studied Theatre Practice at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she now works as a visiting lecturer in Video Design for Performance. Cate has previously worked at Apple for five years teaching Mac based programs. As a practitioner, Cate enjoys devising situations and as a designer has worked with ranging companies across the UK.
Favourite shows include: ‘Why The Whales Came’ (UK Tour Wizard Presents), LAMDA rep season Directed by Philip Wilson, ‘Amphibians’ (Offstage Theatre, Offwestend Award) Directed by Cressida Brown, ‘The Magic Flute’ (English Touring Opera UK Tour), ‘The Changeling’ (Southwark Playhouse). Cate is currently working on devised collaboration with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Complicite.
Father is a music composition and sound-design studio which works on the principle that sound and image should work in tandem.
Founded by Joe Farley and Freddie Webb, Father uses a variety of approaches that bridge musicality and sound design for rich, provocative and emotive sonic landscapes.
John trained at London Contemporary Dance School.
As a performer he has collaborated with companies and choreographers including the Royal Opera House, Jorge Cresis, Freddie Opoku-Addiade, Ace Dance & Music, Two Thirds Sky, SmallPetitKlein, C12 Dance Theatre, Opera North, Tom Dale and Jasmin Vardimon.
Recent work as Movement Director includes: ‘Treasure Island’ (Birmingham Rep); ‘Deny, Deny, Deny’ (Park Theatre); ‘Labyrinth, Deposit’ (Hampstead Theatre); ‘Henry V’ (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); ‘Talent, Diana of Dobson’s’ (New Vic Theatre); ‘Jumpy’ (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); ‘Treasure’ (Finborough);
‘One Arm’ (Southwark Playhouse). Choreography for John Ross Dance includes: ‘Faust’ (Vilnius City Opera); ‘Blink’, ‘Wolfpack’ (Tour/V&A’s Theatre and Performance Archive), ‘Man Down’ (UK Tour/International Tour), ‘Little Sheep’, alongside commissions for Dance United, Shoreditch Youth Dance, DanceEast, Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and Old Vic New Voices.
Awards include: Donald Dewar Award (2010), New Adventures Choreographer Award (2013) and MOKO Children’s Choreography Award (2014). In 2015 he was named as one of the BBC Performing Arts Fund’s 32 Ones to Watch.
Janice is an award winning playwright. This year, her play THE REAL HOUSE (THREE BIRDS) won the Bruntwood Prize and was short-listed for the Verity Bargate Award and the Alfred Fagon Award. Her recent theatre productions include: TOP BRASS (Theatre 503, 2010), a short play written in response to ‘The Charming Man’ by Gabriel Bissett-Smith.
Her recent radio plays include: REUNION (BBC Radio 4 Extra, 2011); CARNIVAL, a short play for the From Fact to Fiction series (BBC Radio 4, 2010) and SE8 (BBC Radio 4, 2010). A co-production between Menagerie Theatre Company and SOHO Theatre of Janice’s stage play EGUSI SOUP is planned for 2012 as well as an adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s novel ‘Noughts and Crosses’ for the Saturday Play (BBC Radio 4).
Charlotte Josephine is an actress represented by Hatton McEwan Penford, and playwright represented by The Agency. She’s co-artistic director of Snuff Box Theatre. Graduate of the Contemporary Theatre Course, East 15 Acting School, Charlotte’s first play ‘Perffection’ won a NSDF Commendation For Writing. ‘Bitch Boxer’ won the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award 2012, the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012 and the Holden Street Theatres Award 2013. ‘Bitch Boxer’ is published by Oberon Books and is performed internationally.
Charlotte’s latest play ‘Blush’ enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, winning a Stage Edinburgh Award. ‘Blush’ is touring nationally in 2017, starting at London’s Soho Theatre in May. Charlotte’s new monologue ‘Blue’ has been awarded the National Octagon Prize by the Bolton Octagon, where it’ll be performed in June. Charlotte has also recently won the BBC Screenplay First Award.
Camilla’s plays include WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? (“A writer of huge promise… a low key triumph” The Times) and MR INCREDIBLE, which she is currently adapting for television. In 2016 she was selected for the channel 4 screenwriters scheme, and as one of the Bush Theatre’s emerging writers.
Naomi Cortes is a theatremaker with a degree in Drama from the University of Bristol.
As a drama practitioner, Naomi specialises in devising and physical theatre, creative writing and placing authentic voices onstage. She has wide experience creating new work with companies including the Donmar Warehouse, the Tricycle and Almeida theatres. Her inclusive approach engages young people from various backgrounds; Special Educational Needs and ESOL, EAL and EEM.
In her work as an actor Naomi has performed in Shakespeare comedies, supported new writing and become a favourite choice of children’s theatre directors. She has climbed up wardrobes, crawled through trapdoors and bounced on trampolines. She has fed the goats, sung a Zulu lullaby, leapt out of a giant hat and even hung upsidedown whilst puppeteering a mugglewump!
In the last few years Naomi has added writing for theatre to her portfolio career. Her first play, ‘The Littlest Quirky’, a story of magic and self-discovery for young children, was shortlisted for the Brian Way Award for Best New Play in 2013. She is currently developing her next play, ‘Not Bound Within’ a battle cry response to the exploitation of women.
Laura Kavanagh has been working in participatory arts for the last ten years. Her background is in both the management and creative development of arts projects with a wide range of schools and community groups. She has written, produced and directed numerous theatre and combined arts performances in schools and community settings, from large scale outdoor spectacle to intimate performances in small spaces.
She is also a film-making and multi-media practitioner, working with community groups to support the creative development and production of short films, radio plays, podcasts and more.
Seiriol Davies is a writer, performer and songwriter from North Wales. He trained at the London International School of Performing Arts, and has created shows with Punchdrunk, You Need Me, Giant Bird, Conker Group, One Tenth Human and Kristin Fredricksson among many others. He has worked twice with Caroline Horton & Co, creating ‘Islands’ (Bush Theatre) and ‘Mess’, which premiered at the Traverse Theatre at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe and toured nationally and internationally since, winning several awards including an Argus Angel and The Stage Award for Acting Excellence.
His first musical, ‘How to Win Against History’ a tragi-gorgeous extravaganza about a cross-dressing Marquis, premiered at Assembly at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, where it was a critically-lauded sellout hit, winning The Stage Edinburgh Award and a Broadway Baby Bobby. It will be touring the UK in 2017, and transferring to the Young Vic in London for Christmas.
He is currently working with Boundless and Ice & Fire on ‘Scroungers’, a ballsy, gobby, pop musical based on true-life accounts, about a group of unemployed people being put through the strange labyrinthy world of the government’s compulsory ‘Positivity Training’ programme.
He is also developing another musical with the same team as ‘How to Win…’, ‘Milky Peaks’: a murder mystery that’s part ‘Under Milk Wood’ and part ‘Twin Peaks’, about community: what we’ll do to ourselves to fit into it, and what we’ll do to someone else to protect it.
Seiriol is represented by Lily Williams at Curtis Brown.