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Alan Ayckbourn 
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Background: Alan Ayckburn is the long-standing Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, and the author of 50 plays, of which more than half have been produced in the West End. The plays have won numerous awards – including seven London Evening Standard Awards. They have been translated into over 30 languages and are performed on stage and television throughout the world. He was the 1992 Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. The holder of several honorary degrees, other accolades include a Montblanc de la Culture Award for Europe, a Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Lifetime Achievement Award and, in 1987, a CBE.

Theatre: plays include Relatively Speaking, Absurd Person Singular, The Norman Conquests, Bedroom Farce, Just Between Ourselves, A Chorus of Disapproval, Woman in Mind, A Small Family Business, Man of the Moment, Communicating Doors, Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays, Invisible Friends.

Nichola Treherne 
Assistant Director
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Background: Associate Director/ Choreographer on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Carmen Jones, Souls in Motion, Shall We Dance, Hair. Artistic Supervisor on Starlight Express. Director on the Ricky Nelson Story, Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Choreography for Her Benny, Yusupov.

Theatre: Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, Opera North, Peter Pan The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance, Wayne Sleep’s Dash, Annie Get Your Gun, Hot Shoe Show.

Television and Galas: Royal Variety Show 1986,1988 and 2989, Laurence Olivier Awards, Carrott Confidential, Hot Shoe Show, Two Ronnies, SWET Awards.

Roger Glossop 
Set Design
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Background: Roger started his design career at the Crucible, Sheffield, where he designed over 60 productions. He is also a Director of the new theatre in the round, The Old Laundry, Bowness on Windermere, which although presenting a wide spectrum of work, was primarily built for the transfer of Alan Ayckburn’s Scarborough productions.

Theatre for Alan Ayckburn: Henceforward……, The Revenger’s Comedies, Abiding Passions, Calisto 5, Wildest Dreams, One Over The Eight, The Norman Conquests, Time of my Life, Communicating Doors, Two Weeks with the Queen, A Word From Our Sponsor (Scarborough); Woman in Mind, Henceforward…., The Revenger’s Comedies, Man of the Moment, Time of my Life (West End); ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Invisible Friends, Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays, Two Weeks With the Queen (Royal National Theatre). Also: Mandragola, The Pied Piper, Rosmerholme, The Magical Olympical Games (RNT); Indigo, Old Year’s Eve (RSC); Wildest Dreams (RSC Pit and transferred to the Swan at Stratford); Chicago, Good Fun, Fatal Attraction, The Nerd, Annie Get Your Gun, Arturo Ui (West End); The Caretaker (Berlin); Rosmerholme (New York); La Ronde, Sweeney Todd (Tel Aviv); Glengarry Glenross (Brussels); Communicating Doors (Chicago); designs for the Hampstead Theatre Club, the Bush, The Royal Court, the Lyric, Hammersmith, Chichester Festival Theatre.

Mick Hughes 
Lighting Design
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Background: Mick began his career in 1961 as an electrician and then went on to direct 10 plays for the Worcester Rep from 1967-1972.

Theatre: Body Language, Othello, Taking Steps, One Over The Eight, The Revengers’ Comedies, Wildest Dreams (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Time of My Life (SJT and West End); Communicating Doors (SJT, Chicago); Mrs Warren’s Profession, Death of a Salesman, The Caretaker, The Trojan Ware Will Not Take Place, A Little Hotel On The Side, A Chorus of Disapproval, Tons of Money, A View From A Bridge, A Small Family Business, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Fuente Ovejuna, The March on Russian, Man, Beast and Virtue, Invisible Friends, Angels in America, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Square Rounds, Stages, Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays, Sweeney Todd, The Devil’s Disciple, Dealer’s Choice (National Theatre); Passion Play, The Danton Affair and Wildest Dreams (RSC); The Fighting Cock, Steaming, Crystal Clear, Messiah, Circe and Bravo, Other Places, Sweet Bird of Youth, Breaking the Code, The Best of Friends, You Can Never Tell, Steel Magnolias, Veteran’s Day, The Cherry Orchard, Vanilla, Never The Sinner, Bookends, Man of the Moment, The Caretaker, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Cellmates and Morning and Evening (West End); Wonderful Tennessee (New York); The Pinter Festival and Molly Sweeney (Dublin).

Opera: The Wexford Festival from 1982-85 and Don Pasquale (ENO) He lit all the plays at the Chichester Festival Theatre from 1966-1969 and from 1974-1979. From 1978-1982, he was Lighting Consultant for the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

In 1986, he won the Harvey Award in Dublin for Frank McGuinness’s Innocence (The Gate).

Louise Belson 
Costume Design
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Theatre: (sets and costumes); Final Wave, Psy-Warriors, Joking Apart, One Reputedly Glamorous Woman (Sheffield Crucible); Tales from the Souk (National Theatre of Lebanon); Lunatic and Lover (Bristol Express); Kemp’s Jig (National Theatre and tour); Blithe Spirit, Plaza Suite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, She Stoops To Conquer (Bristol Old Vic); Keeping Tom Nice, Hello and Goodbye, Oedipus (Almeida), A Dream Play (costumes), Three Sisters (costumes), The Rover, Peer Gynt and Cain (Royal Shakespeare Company).

Opera and dance (sets and costumes): La Balthasara (Tramway, Glasgow); Boy (Dance for the Camera), Heart Home (Rosemary Lee) and Green Man (dance for TV – MJW Productions).

Richard Ryan 
Sound Design
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Theatre: The Phantom of the Opera, Nite Club Confidential, The Fifteen Streets, The King and I, Matador, Evita, Showboat, The Baker’s Wife, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Valentine’s Day and Sunset Boulevard

Radio and Television: Royal Variety shows and the recent concerts of Jesus Christ Superstar. 

Other: Arundel Arts Festival, Brighton Festival, hedge-laying and coppicing

Sheila Carter 
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Theatre: Tomfoolery, Love Off The Shelf (Stephen Joseph Theatre); A Word From Our Sponsor (Stephen Joseph Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre), The Rocky Horror Show, Girlfriends, Bouncers, Clowns on a School Outing, numerous pantomimes (Oldham Coliseum); One Night Stand (Oldham Coliseum and The Apollo, London); Bouncers, numerous pantomimes (Nottingham Playhouse); Salad Days (Nottingham Playhouse and The Churchill, Bromley); The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, She Stoops To Conquer (The Royal Exchange, Manchester); It’s A Girl (Library, Manchester); Rough Crossing (Chester Gateway); Choo Choo Ch’Boogie (Bolton Octagon); Three Pantomimes (Derby Playhouse); Sweet Charity (Handstand Productions National Tour).

Television:The Oldest Goose in the Business.

Films: Franco Zeffirelli’s Jane Eyre.

Sheila is also a Fellow and Examiner for The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Modern Theatre Facility.

Kate Young 
Musical Director
David Cullen 
Musical Arrangements
Music/Musical Arrangement
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