Lambeth’s New Playwriting Competition
FIRST DRAFT 2015
Performances took place on Friday 5th June and Saturday 6th June 2015 at Brixton Library
Marina has been a theatre director for 30 years – including time as Associate Director of Theatr Clwyd and Artistic Director Queens Theatre Hornchurch. She enjoyed an extensive freelance theatre-directing career in Britain and abroad. She has been a regular lecturer on contemporary theatre since 1998 and continues to work as a guest director in London’s leading Drama schools and has run workshops for professional actors and directors at The Actors Centre since 1986.
She has been a freelance radio drama producer since 1999 working both within the BBC radio drama department, and with Pier Productions and Fiction Factory. She is a regular director for The Archers.
She co-wrote Actions, An Actors’ Thesaurus with Maggie Lloyd Williams – an acting book, which is now set text in most drama schools in Britain and many in the States. And also 3 new radio monologue and duologue publications Radioactive, compiled with Marilyn le Conte and published by Methuen books. She has just completed two editions of The Good Audition Guides published by Nick Hern Books. She runs the Radio Drama provision at Rose Bruford College, and is Drama Director of Crying Out Loud productions.
Denton Chikura was born and raised in Zimbabwe and migrated to the UK in 2002. Since then he has lent his comic charm as an actor to companies such as Told by an Idiot, Complicite, Royal Exchange Manchester, National Theatre and The Tricycle. In 2008 he co-founded Shakespearean troupe Two Gents Productions, whose two-man interpretation of Two Gentlemen of Verona was acclaimed at the Globe in 2012 and has toured the world. Writing credits include Magetsi (Two Gents Productions), The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyika Warrior and His Sexy Wife Chipo (Tiata Fahodzi/Tricycle) and Mighty Oaks Academy (Royal Opera House).
Denton played Badger in Sixteenfeet’s 2011 production of ‘Wind in the Willows’.
Saffron began directing and writing with Moving Parts Theatre Company, while touring to schools, colleges and community venues across the country. She then went on to spend two years at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich on the Thames Television Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme.
She has worked as a Director/Literary Manager with numerous companies including: Hampstead Theatre; Paines Plough; Graeae; Old Red Lion; Soho Poly Theatre; Theatre Royal Stratford East; Red Ladder; No Boundaries; Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; The Drum, Plymouth Theatre Royal; Babel Theatre Company (Pin Money Opera at Battersea Arts Centre – Best New Music Theatre Award).
She has also been a reader for Channel 4 New Plays and the Verity Bargate Award and has worked with a number of high profile writers: April de Angelis, Catherine Johnson, Hattie Naylor, Tunde Ikoli, Dave Cohen, Simon Mendes da Costa and Rona Munro. Saffron Myers is currently literary manager at Omnibus Arts Clapham.
The Body by Olu Alakija
Olu Alakija is a screenwriter, playwright and script reader. He has an MA in Scriptwriting (Fiction) for Film and Television from Leeds Metropolitan University. He has completed the Royal Court Theatre’s Critical Mass Playwriting programme and previously he has been shortlisted for the IRP Young Playwrights Award and the Prix Iris Europe awards. He is also the winner of a CRE Race in the Media award for his short film “Guilty”. His work has appeared on Channel 4, Yorkshire Television, Audiotheque and at The Young Vic with Talawa Theatre Company. He is currently working on a new full length stage play and a screenplay.
Lilies by Riona Millar
Riona Millar is fifteen, and still fairly hesitant to call herself a writer, though she has been crafting novels from the tender age of 5, complete with illustrations. However, after she realised she couldn’t draw, she decided she’d try her hand in other fields. She has been writing poetry for a few years, but this is her first play. She also enjoys music – particularly, at present, 1940s big band jazz – live theatre, and boxsets of 20th century comedy shows. She considers herself to be a classicist and a logophile: sometimes, just for some real excitement, she reads the dictionary.
Fault by Holly Robinson
Holly Robinson is an emerging writer and director. Holly began training at Playbox Theatre in Warwickshire. Now in her final year at King’s College London, she reads English, specialising in Virginia Woolf. At KCL she has directed Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles and Christine Evans’ Trojan Barbie. She worked with Faction on Rep2015 as the Assistant to the Directors. Currently, she is co-writer and director for To She or Not To She (Joue le Genre) which is touring before showing at The Pleasance (This) for the Edinburgh Fringe.
The Malteser Falcon by Chazz Redhead
Chazz Redhead is a writer, actor, improviser and comedian. He first began his comedy career in Birmingham whilst attending the MRES Playwriting course, including support slots for Andrew O’Neil and Jo Brand. Chazz has written several fringe theatre pieces, including The Kidnapper’s Guide (NSDF Commendation for Writing), Ecouter, and Riptide: The Slasher Musical (Commendation from the MTN Awards). He continues to expand his writing through stand-up, sketch comedy (both in personal projects and as a writer for NewsRevue), and theatre. He is currently working on his first full play and a TV pilot.
It’s My Party by Poppy Corbett
Poppy Corbett is a Brixton-based playwright and theatre director. She has previously had short plays produced across London, most recently Cyber-Babies (Park Theatre, Little Pieces of Gold), Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (Arcola Theatre, Miniaturists), I’m Terrified/Don’t Cry (Southwark Playhouse, The Story Project 4). In 2013 Poppy won the Masterclass ‘Pitch Your Play’ competition with her play Hatchling, receiving a reading at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Her 2013 pantomime Robin Hood written for BigFoot Arts toured around Lambeth primary schools. She is really excited to be working close to home with Sixteenfeet!
Fluteman by Sandra Wareham
Sandra Wareham has lived in Brixton all her life. Her parents migrated to the UK from Jamaica in the 1960’s and settled in Brixton. She attended Santley Primary School (now flats), Vauxhall Manor Secondary School (now flats), and Kingsdale Comprehensive. She also attended “Ah-fi-we” Saturday School in Brixton. She studied Town Planning as a mature student at Southbank University, and has worked in Lambeth (in a variety of roles), for over twenty years.She enjoys reading, writing and visiting her local library, she has attended a number of creative writing courses in Lambeth. She also enjoys pottery and World Cinema.
Surveillance by David Lydon
David Lydon is a writer, musician and teacher. He began writing for the stage whilst living in Dublin and since arriving in London has been invited on to the Soho and Royal Court Theatre’s Young Writers’ Programmes. His work has been shown at various venues around London and at the Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe Festivals. As well as writing for the stage, David composes music for Goblin Theatre Company and plays guitar and mandolin in various bands. He lives in Lambeth and is delighted to be taking part in the First Draft project.
No More Starmix by Conor Carroll
Conor Carroll is a recent graduate of the RCSSD’s Masters in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media. He tends to write darkly comic pieces which ask uncomfortable questions of its audience with some experience in verbatim theatre. He is the artistic director of REC Theatre, a theatre company that creates work with an interactive element, often offering unprecedented control to the audience. He is also an alumni of the National Theatre Young Studio which involved devising for the Shed on the Southbank. His work has been performed at Theatre503, The LOST Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and the St James Theatre.
Jen graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2013, after reading Drama and Theatre Arts. She has directed plays for a number of new writing festivals including: How It Turned Out (RealDeal Theatre), Cheers (Attic Theatre), Self Reflection (Theatre Exchange) The Pudding Club, Looking Down (Lost Theatre) Community Not For Sale, Mouse and Lion (Sixteenfeet Productions). For the last twelve months she has been on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s artist development programme: Foundry. Whilst being on the programme she has showcased work at their monthly scratch nights and directed Billy for their Home Theatre Project. Recently, she co-founded and produced ‘Shoot Festival’-a new platform for emerging artists making work in Coventry. Jen is also Assistant Producer of First Draft.
Jennifer is a freelance theatre director, working across the UK and Internationally. She has recently returned from Sweden, where she directed the Scandinavian premieres of two Nick Payne plays to critical acclaim. Jennifer specialises in working with new writing and fusing theatre with music. She was resident Assistant Director at The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2013-14 and was named a finalist of the Genesis Future Directors Award in 2015. Jennifer is a Creative Associate at the Gate Theatre in London and is Associate Director of Reduced Circumstances Theatre Company.
Nicholas has been with Sixteenfeet since 2008 and is Associate Director of the company. Previously he has worked internationally as an Events Director, teaches English, Theatre and Classical Civilisation and as a qualified teacher leads Sixteenfeet’s education programme.
The Lilies – Anna Barry, Sophia Carr-Gomm, Peter Bourke
The Body – Dwane Walcott, Marcel Whyte, Derek Elroy
Malteser Falcon – Kate Cook, Matthew Bates
Fluteman – Pyepie, Angela Wynter, Derek Elroy, Marva Alexander and Racheal Ofori
Fault – Racheal Ofori, Elyot Burnett, Kate Cook, Sophia Carr-Gomm
Surveillance – Racheal Ofori, Dwane Walcott, Peter Bourke
No More Starmix – Matthew Bates, Elyot Burnett
It’s My Party – Kate Cook, Racheal Ofori
Marva’s theatre credits include productions at Salisbury, The Library theatre, Manchester the Arcola, the London Bubble, Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic and Richmond Orange Tree.
Television credits include: ‘Silent Witness’, ‘M.I.T’, ‘Stockwell’ and ‘Walking with Cavemen’.
West End acting credits include “Half A Sixpence”, “Our Man Crichton” and “Hamlet”. Television : “Dr Who”,”General Hospital”, “The Strauss Family”, “No Hiding Place”Dates” and “Doctors”. Film : “Your Highness”, “Dig” She has played leading roles in reps throughout the UK and for three years was Associate Director at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. For a decade or so she premiered one-woman plays in Canada, Antwerp, Brussels, the Middle East and India. Audio/visual work includes numerous voice-overs, radio drama and dubbing. For seven years she read the letters on “Points Of View” with Barry Took. Her one-woman play about Mrs Shakespeare, “Mistress Mine”, won Best Actress in Canada and received two Sony nominations after being broadcast on Radio Four and the World Service.
Matthew’s acting career has taken him from fringe theatre to
regional repertory and the West End, as well as on tours stretching from Argentina to Uzbekistan. His credits include leads in Tales of The Country (Pentabus) and Neville’s Island (English Theatre Frankfurt), while his TV work includes roles in DCI Banks, Silent Witness and Eastenders, and on the big screen Bridget Jones’s Diary and V for Vendetta.
He has narrated over 20 audiobooks and worked for the BBC World Service. His next project is filming on Jericho, a new drama series for ITV.
Peter Bourke was in the NYT before training at RADA rep at Leeds RSC and NT Chichester and Scarborough
West End Endgame Exclusive When We are Married and Dial M forMurder most recently seen in Clarion at the Arcola .
On television: Nicholas Nickleby David Copperfield The Mayor of Casterbridge Hazel East Enders Corination Street Doctor Who The Bill Bugs Birds of a Feather
Films: The Stud Stand up Virgin Soldiers The Mission The Jazz Detective
Elyot trained at Drama Centre London, graduating in 2014. Whilst training Elyot won the Sir John Gielgud Award 2014 and the Lilian Bayliss Award 2013.
Theatre includes: Casca in Julius Caesar, Iachomo in Cymbeline, Benvolio in Romeo And Juliet, Sparkish in The Country Wife, Nikolai in The White Guard, Chris in All My Sons and Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters (all for Drama Centre London).
Sophia graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2013. Since then, she has played a guest lead part in ‘Shetland’ (BBC One) and guest parts in ‘Doctors’ (BBC One), ‘Mr Selfridge’ (ITV) and ‘The Inbetweeners Movie 2’. She has recently finished filming ‘World’s End’ as Lexy Winters for CBBC for a thirty-six episodes run. She took part in the Playwriting festival last year for Sixteenfeet Productions and is delighted to have been asked back.
Theatre Credits include: Weird Weather (Vault Festival), The Forum (Underbelly), Quality Street (Finborough Theatre), A Man For all Seasons (York Theatre Royal), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), 1936 (Arcola Theatre), Chekov at the Chapel (Union Chapel Theatre).
Films include: You’re the Stranger Here (Film 4) Songs for my Mother (Film 4), Tender (Pedro Rilho), The Ripperologist (Meniscus Sunrise). Kate is currently preparing her solo show Invisible Woman which she will perform at this years Edinburgh Festival.
Derek’s most recent theatre role was that of Lloyd Boateng in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ for the National Theatre. Other stage credits include ‘Kingston 13’ at Stratford East, ‘The Harder They Come’, ‘Blue Brothers’ and productions for Northampton Theatre Royal, Coventry Belgrade and Theatre De Complicite. For Sixteenfeet productions Derek played the Caterpillar and March Hare in ‘Alice in the Walled Garden’.
Television credits include: ‘Rev’, ‘Casualty’ and ‘Hope and Glory’.
His pantomime appearances include Ma Twanky in ‘Aladdin’ and Grannie in ‘Red Riding Hood’, both for Stratford East.
Racheal Ofori graduated from Italia Conti Academy in 2013 and has since worked in both theatre and television.
She played Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Tooting Arts Club Theatre Company and later Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeares Globe Theatre. Her work on television includes BBC’s Wizards v Aliens.
She is currently working on her first solo show; Portrait, which will play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.
Pyepi hasbeen a flute performer since 1982.
Performing with various bands, and genres of music, mostly a fusion of cultural sounds.
He was was part of the vibrant Ladbroke Grove musical scene.
Since moving to Wandsworth in 1983, he has been a regular busker at Vauxhall & Brixton stations. Performing solo or as a duo – guitar and flute.
He is presently working at The Omnibus Theatre Clapham Northside as a Maintenance man and is in a few projects Pyepi & Friends-ESS-U-MUMA and RebelTone.
Dwane’s appeared most recently in ‘The Twits’ at the Royal Court Theatre. His other theatre credits include productions at the Donmar Warehouse, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and the Bush. He also played Romeo in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Stafford festival Theatre.
His television credits include Jamie Burchette in ‘Doctors’.
Marcel J Whyte
Marcel graduated in 2012 from the London College of Music with a Ba Honours in Musical Theatre. Since leaving his roles include Simba in The Lion King and Seaweed in Hairspray. As a teenager he featured in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and with various other experience on screen he hopes to further his career on and off the stage.
Angela is best known to television audiences through her portrayal of Yolande Trueman in Eastenders. Other television credits include the part of Edi Effanga in Holby City, and appearances in Doctors, Cutting It and Casualty.
Her theatre credits include Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Arcie in Simply Heavenly at the Young Vic, and appearances at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Bristol Old Vic, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, Talawa, The Royal Court and Tiata Fahodzi.
Alongside First Draft we also offered writers a trio of free workshops. From Page to Stage followed the different phases of a playwright’s creative life, from the first word to the first rehearsal.
Talking Stories- A script writing workshop for beginner and intermediate level writers
Friday 1st May | 7:30-9pm | Brixton Library
Ever wondered what it takes to write a script? Why do some stories work as books, but not films or plays?
Bang, wallop, yak-yak. Be it radio, television, theatre, film or videogame, scripts are all about conflict, character and action. Working with award-winning scriptwriter Andrew S. Walsh (Byker Grove, Emmerdale, Prince of Persia, Fable:Legends and Brockwell Park’s Wind in the Willows and Goldilocks and the three Endings) this 90 minute workshop gave participants the chance to learn the essentials of scriptwriting and the opportunity to create some script samples that bring a story and character to life.
The Nuts and Bolts of getting started in the Theatre
Friday 22nd May | 7-8:30pm | Brixton Library
Local resident, Brian Walters, ran a workshop on the practicalities of being a playwright. Currently, Brian is the Deputy Literary Manager at the National Theatre, which involves research and reading revival plays for possible production, dramaturge on specific plays for writers to development, and arranging attachments for writers at the National Theatre Studio. He has also worked in the literary departments at Hampstead Theatre, the Bush Theatre and Paines Plough.
Rehearsal Room Experience
Tues 26th May | 7.00 – 8.30pm | Omnibus 1 Clapham Common Northside SW4 0QW
This workshop explored what a writer might experience once a theatre company has commissioned their play and what the first day of rehearsals as a writer in a rehearsal room might be like. Omnibus Artistic Director, Marie McCarthy, and two actors took writers through an example of a rehearsal process: questions actors might ask, how actors approach new writing and rewrites in the rehearsal room.
For information on schools workshops visit our Creative Learning page
Goldilocks and the Three Endings, an interactive fairy tale for all ages.
A new play by Andrew S.Walsh with original music by Guy Holden.
Directed by Vik Sivalingam
The villain is missing, the Midnight Clock is ticking and everyone and everything could disappear in a heartbeat. Everwasland is in danger. Goldilocks needs you and the Prince to help her save it! Are you the person to set the story straight?
LAUREN CHIA – Sleeping Beauty
Trained: Guilford School of Acting
Theatre credits whilst training include: Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (Theatre Royal Windsor); Ensemble & u/s Ariel in Footloose (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Soloist in And The World Goes Around (G Live); Jerry Springer the Opera; Louise in Carousel; Barbara in Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be; Sweet Charity; The Mystery Of Edwin Drood.
Various workshops include: Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Cassandra in Oresteia; Elizabeth in Robert and Elizabeth.
SHELDON GREEN – BB Wolf
Trained: Rose Bruford College
Sheldon was raised in the Pentecostal church. Sheldon learned to play piano, bass and drums at an early age. He has been lucky enough to arrange and play music for the country’s biggest venues such as the National Theatre and The O2 lndigo. Credits whilst training include: Shamrayev The Seagull; Osip The Government Inspector; Fabritio Women Beware Women; various Roles in Machinal and Charley Johnson Lady in the Dark.
Previous professional roles include: Title Role in Hutch (Riverside Studios); playing famous Jazz singer and pianist Leslie Hutchinson; and Jonny in Bill Kenwright’s Save the Last Dance For Me. After Goldilocks and the Three Endings Sheldon will be working at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on Three Minute Heroes.
PETER LANDI – Daddy Bear
Theatre credits include: Wanted! Robin Hood, The Library Theatre at the Lowry; To Kill a Mockingbird, Royal Exchange Manchester; King Lear, John Lydon Hall, Holborn; When the Chickens Came Home to Roost, Brixton Empire; Egusi Soup,Menagerie Theatre Cambs;Painting a Wall, Finborough Theatre; I.D, Almeida; Rat Pack Confidential, Nottingham Playhouse; Piaf, Theatre Royal York; Of Mice and Men, Bolton Octagon/Theatre Royal York; Death of a Salesman, Leicester Haymarket; Kensuke’s Kingdom, Polka Children’s Theatre; Hi I’m Vince-Jacksons Lane, Hampstead; Romeo & Juliet, Theatre Set-Up International Tour; The Magic Storybook, Solent People’s Theatre; Tribute to the Blues Brothers, U.K. and Eur Tour, David Pugh Productions; Oscar, Tricycle Theatre, Damned for Despair – Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. TV credits: Law and Order UK (ITV) , Whose Baby (ITV), Eastenders (BBC), The C Word (BBC). Film credit: Captain Phillips. Radio/voice over credits: King Street Junior Revisited, Monsignor Quixote, An Attractive Young Rabbi for BBC Radio 4 and documentaries for BBC Correspondent, and Tonight with Trevor MacDonald.
LOUISE SHUTTLEWORTH – Fairy Godmother
Trained: Webber Douglas Academy
Theatre credits include: Maddy in Dot.Com (Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells); Ona in Safer (Allardyce Theatre); Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre (UK Tour); Jane in Absurd Person Singular (Southwold Summer Theatre); Juliette in Thieves Carnival (Watermill Theatre); Judith in Henna Nights (Trinity Theatre); Maggie in Outside Edge and Kitty in Charley’s Aunt (both Southwold Summer Theatre), Herod’s PA in The London Nativity (The Scoop); Natasha in The Lower Depths (Finborough Theatre); Luciana in Comedy of Errors (Ludlow Festival); Viola in Twelfth Night (Hever Lakeside Theatre); Godmother/Cookie in Sleeping Beauty (Margate Theatre Royal); Aunt Sponge/Ladybird in James and The Giant Peach (Northampton Theatre Royal) Florence in The Haunted Commode (Eastern Angles); Mary the Maid/Meatdripper in The BFG (UK Tour); Robber Girl/Princess in The Snow Queen (Theatre Royal, Margate); Poppy in Noises Off (Birmingham Rep); Sally in Dangerous Obsession; Beverly in Abigail’s Party (Southwold Summer Theatre); Mrs Beaver in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Royal & Derngate Theatre); Mrs Moore in Backbeat (Duke of York’s and Royal Alex Toronto); Washerwoman in Wind in The Willows (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and most recently Queen Elizabeth in Richard III (Changeling Theatre Company). Television credits include: The Bill (Talkback Thames); Fortysomething (Carlton) and Grass, 15 Storeys High Series 1 & 2; Silent Witness and Holby City (all BBC).
ELEANOR SUTTON – Goldilocks
Trained: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Roles whilst training include: Anna in Anna Karenina; Avril Raines and Mallory Kingsley in City of Angels; Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Lucy Lockett in The Beggar’s Opera.
GUY WARREN-THOMAS – Dashingly Charming
Productions at drama school include: Alan in Time and the Conways; Suslov in Summerfolk; Keith in The Cosmonaut’s Last Message…
Theatre credits include: Is It Getting Cold In Here… (Theatre 503); Grapes and Rain (Waterloo East); Little Pieces of Gold (Park Theatre).
(Pre-LAMDA): Edward II(Rose Theatre, Bankside); The Art of Concealment; The Life of Terence Rattigan'(Iambic Arts Theatre, Brighton); World Premiere of Mervyn Peake’s The Cave (Blue Elephant Theatre); Spare (New Diorama); Wind in the Willows (Actor’s Church, Covent Garden).
Film credits include: Spooks; The Greater Good; Two Down and Miss in Her Teens.
VIK SIVALINGAM – Director
Currently in negotiations for the role of Resident Associate Director on the forthcoming MADE IN DAGENHAM- the Musical. Selected other credits include: PERICLES (Rose Theatre), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (RWCMD) THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Old Joint Stock Theatre) THE BULLET (RSC), OR NEAREST OFFER (Almeida) JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (City Varieties Music Hall) and BLUE/ORANGE (New Wolsey Theatre).
As Assistant /Associate Director Vic has worked at the RSC, Royal Court, The Almeida, Headlong, The Young Vic, The New Wolsey Theatre.
Vik holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, University of London and a PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare from Warwick University.
ANDREW S. WALSH – Writer
Andrew S. Walsh is an award-winning writer/director with credits across film, television, theatre, radio, animation and videogames. A man of many job titles he has appeared as writer, director, speech designer, narrative designer, narrative producer, story consultant, script editor, motion capture director, camera director, voice director, story producer, storyliner, story editor and once mysteriously as ‘t – by’, something which he attributes to being a tea drinking Englishman. To date he has worked on videogames such as Prince of Persia, Lego City:Undercover, Risen, Harry Potter, and the upcoming Fable Legends. His film work includes the English version of Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, while his time in television has embraced a wide-range of accents from Yorkshire men in woolly hats (Emmerdale), Geordie school kids (Byker Grove), a bunch of Canadians (Risk) and some proper Londoners (Family Affairs). His theatre work includes Wind in the Willows for Sixteenfeet as well as Five Bites Over Lunch for the Ben Kingsley Theatre, Summoning Cananaza (Chaincourt), Loom! The Musical (Styal Mill) and Faerie, Luv Story, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Party Politics and The Morning After for Hell or High Water. He hopes to continue doing things like this because it means that every morning his office is wherever he dreams it to be.
NIK CORRALL – Designer
Nik studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts and later courses of set design at Central Saint Martins. He’s currently working on Stadium, a new play with writer Jon Barton in collaboration with ideasTap and Old Vic New Voices.
Credits include: Mucky Kid (Theatre 503), Animal Farm/Love and Information (Royal & Derngate), The Mercy Seat (Pleasance London), Dirty Great Love Story (Edinburgh Fringe), Once on this Island (Cockpit), The Death of Tintagel (People Show), The Fever (People Show), Bluey (Battersea Art Centre), Respect, Buy Nothing Day, Oliver Twist / Women of Troy / Under the concrete waiting / Caucasian Chalk Circle, David Copperfield / The Tell Tale Heart (All at ALRA)Film and TV includes: 10 O’Clock Live (Channel 4/Zeppetron) plus various Short films and Music Promos.
JEN DAVIS – Associate Director
Jen graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2013, after reading Drama and Theatre Arts. During her undergrad she directed a number of student plays and since then has directed four short plays: How It Turned Out (RealDeal Theatre), Cheers (Attic Theatre), Self Reflection (Theatre Exchange) and The Pudding Club (Lost Theatre). She is also part of the Birmingham REP’s artist development programme: Foundry, where she showcases work monthly. Her most recent work includes assisting Marina Caldarone on City of Angels at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and directing her first full length play Sweet Rockall- a new political satire by David Gray. Jen was Assistant Producer on First Draft for Sixteenfeet directin two of the winning short plays.
MATTHEW LLEWELLYN SMITH – Stage Manager
Matt is from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. He studied Theatre Design and Production at Trinity College, Carmarthen. This is Matt’s fifth summer in Brockwell Park having previously stage managed both Sixteenfeet’s productions of Wind in the Willows and the 2010 and 2013 productions of Alice in the Walled Garden. In the past year Matt’s stage managed Wash and Blown Away (both Alkmaar, Holland) Winston on the Run (UK Tour), and The Ballad of Martha Brown (UK Tour). Other Stage Management highlights include Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen, and Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West (both at the Tabard Theatre, London), 1936: The Berlin Olympics (Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells), When the Fallen Sang (St Giles-in-the-Fields), seven pantomimes at the Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City and UK tours of The Black Curtain, Moonfleet and The Secret Garden (all with Angel Exit Theatre).
CHLOE TURNER- Assistant Stage Manager
Chloe has recently graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA), with a foundation degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre. This is her first time working with Sixteenfeet Productions. Whilst at ALRA, Chloe completed a work placement at Battersea Arts Centre on their Christmas production of The Good Neighbour as an ASM. After this Chloe worked as stage manager on the book for Islington Community Theatre, and has also worked in events as production manager for Wandsworth Arts Festival launch.
SAM DAWOOD – Production Assistant
Sam recently completed her Foundation Diploma in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins. She will commence her degree in Technical Arts and Special Effects at Wimbledon College of Arts in September.
Sam hopes to work as a freelance artist/designer within the theatre and film industries.
LAUREN ELLA-JACKSON – Production Assistant
Lauren has just finished her Art Foundation at Central Saint Martins and is continuing on to a BA at St Martins in September specialising in Performance Design and Practice.
Lauren has recently worked with The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Grimm Productions, Punchdrunk and The National Youth Theatre and is interested in working in design within Theatre, Television and Film.
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Brockwell Park ‘Midsummer Cabaret’ 21st & 22nd June
The Streatham Rookery – 12th July at 6.30pm
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Four West End singers presented a programme which, in line with the Festival theme, travelled from ‘the street where you live’ via ‘pure imagination ‘ to ‘Avenue Q’.
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Originally from Sheffield, Paul trained at the renowned Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts before embarking on a successful West End career.
West End credits include: Desperately Seeking Susan, Avenue Q, Dancing In The Streets, Grand Hotel, The Rat Pack Ain’t Misbehavin, Starlight Express, Five Guys Named Moe, The Lion King and YouCcan do it
Other stage performances in the UK internationally include, Carnaby Street the Musical ,Annie, Christmas Crooners, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, Blues in the Night, Legends Of Swing, Mas Caribe, and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream as well as Sandi Toksvigs Christmas Cracker at the Royal Festival Hall
TV appearances include: The Bill” (BBC), “The Richard Whiteley Show, Richard and Judy, and Blue Peter, radio credits include The Secret Tapes Of Murdoch Road and Which Way, Nowhere for BBC Radio).
Paul’s album The Unexpected Paul Hazelis available on Amazon and Itunes and is a collection of 12 original jazz songs. Cabaret performances include Ronnie Scott’s, The Pheasantry, Pizza on the park, Battersea Barge, The Dorchester and Grosvenor Hotel and the Cellar door.
Prior to training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Jennifer studied Drama at Royal Holloway College, London and Université François Rabelais, Tours.
For Sixteenfeet Productions: Twelfth Night and Alice in the Walled Garden
Additional Credits: Masterclass (English Theatre Frankfurt); Marguerite (Tabard Theatre); Dandy Dick (Theatre Royal Brighton/ATG No.1 Tour); The Yalta Game, Elegy for a Lady, Carmen (Stephen Joseph Theatre); An Ideal Husband, Bus Stop, Nana, Kiss Me Kate (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Honk! (Royal and Derngate, Northampton); A Christmas Carol (Theatre-by-the-Lake); Don Giovanni; Oliver! (New Vic Theatre), The Sundowe (Eden Court/Tour) Faust Parts One and Two; Man of La Mancha (Royal Lyceum Theatre), A Walk in the Park; Tir Na Nog (Assembly Rooms/OM Productions), Whisky Galore! (Cutting Edge Productions); Kabaret (Stellar Quines).
Recordings: This is It (AEG Live/Metro Voices)
Jennifer is about to join the English National Opera’s professional development scheme for young artists-Opera Works 2014-2015.
Recordings: This is It (AEG Live/Metro Voices)
Hamilton began his professional musical theatre training at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts, where he studied for four years appearing in musicals such as ‘The Mikado’, ‘A Chorus Line’ and ‘A Little Night Music’.
International credits include: Beast/Prince in Beauty & The Beast – The Musical and Muddles in Snow White in Kuala Lumpar. In the UK Barnaby Tucker in ‘Hello Dolly!’ (alongside Anita Dobson and Darren Day) Dick Wilkins in ‘Scrooge’ starring Tommy Steele.
He recently played the title of roles in ‘Peter Pan’ (Theatre Royal, Lincoln) and ‘Aladdin’ (Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford), and created the role of Man 2 in the new Rodgers and Hart review – ‘With A Song In My Hart’ (Mill Studio Theatre, Guildford).
Hamilton is currently developing his second full length musical – ‘Devil’s Triangle’ as lyricist and writing his first novel – ‘Blackout’.
Amanda trained at Mountview Theatre School.
West End credits include: Avenue Q (Wyndhams) Denny Blood in Bad Girls The Musical (Garrick Theatre & West Yorkshire Playhouse), Dancing In The Streets (Playhouse Theatre), Caroline, Or Change (Royal National Theatre), Joanne and ‘Seasons’ soloist in Rent (Original London Cast, Shaftesbury Theatre), and The Camerawoman in 125th Street (Shaftesbury Theatre)
Other theatre includes: Barbara Ann in Leader Of The Pack (Tour), Shenzi/Ensemble in The Lion King (Original Cast Germany, The Sidesaddle in Soho, Cinders (Soho Theatre) , Leonardo’s Wife in Blood Wedding (Southwark Playhouse), Latrice in Rue Magique (Kings Head), and Nell in Ain’t Misbehavin Harrogate. Amanda also appears in the Bad Girls The Musical DVD and on the original cast recording.
On the centenary of the start of the First World War Brockwell Park Community Partners hosted a World War 1 recital. Sixteenfeet actors together with Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Jewel in the Crown) and Jason Flemyng (Great Expectations; Dr Finlay presented a programme of poetry, prose and music remembering the famous and forgotten voices of 1914-18.
Performers: Nicholas Anthony, Lila Clements, Anthony Glennon, Adrian Irvine, Peter Landi, Caroline Lena Olsson, Louise Shuttleworth, Eleanor Sutton and Guy Warren-Thomas.
Compiled and Directed by Caroline Funnell and Jen Davis.
Sunday 27th July at 7.30 pm at the performance space at Brockwell Hall.
A co-production with Attic Theatre Company directed by Jenny Lee.
Shakespeare’s bittersweet comedy transports the audience to a small Mediterranean island, where the lovesick Duke Orsino pines for the beautiful Countess Olivia. A young woman named Viola is shipwrecked on the island – in desperate circumstances she disguises herself as a boy, and a complex love-triangle emerges. Add a raucous trio, led by the mischievous Sir Toby Belch, and you have an explosive mix of mistaken identity, riotous disorder and cross-dressing!
Morden Hall Park 27-30 June 2013
Brockwell Park 3-14 July 2013
Performance Area by Brockwell Hall
Trained: Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art
Theatre includes: The Creditors (The Cockpit Theatre), Macbeth (The Broadway Theatre), SALOME (The Roundhouse), INVISIBLE MOUNTAINS (The National Theatre), TALL PHOENIX, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), and EQUAL WRITES (Tristan Bates Theatre.)
TV and Film includes: Coronation Street (Granada), Doctors (BBC) and Blacklands (Foughtnight Productions).
Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Theatre includes: People (National Theatre); Keeler (Dir: Paul Nicholas); Guilty Secret (The Mill at Sonning); The Habit of Art (National Theatre); Neville’s Island (Torch Theatre); On Your Honour (Jermyn Street Theatre), Art (Shh Productions), Oh! What a Night (Dir: Kim Gavin), Noises Off (Torch Theatre), Don’t Dress For Dinner (Northampton Royal Theatre), Tweflth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Dir: Leo Dolan), The hired Man (West End),
Television and Film includes: Vera Drake (Dir: Mike Leigh) In Love with Barbara (BBC), Clapham Junction (BBC), Doctors (BBC), Murder City (Granada Television), Mile High (Hewland Int.), Dream Team (Hewland Int.), Bernard’s Watch (Carlton Television) Eastenders (BBC).
Trained: Welsh College of Music and Drama
Theatre includes: Sybil in Daisy Pulls it Off (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), Julie in Out of Love (the White Bear).
Television includes: Francesca in Doctors (BBC) and Isobel in Pentalar (The Fiction Factory).
She most recently starred in a series regular role as Jen inE4’s Hollyoaks. She is very much looking forward to being back on stage and tackling her first professional Shakespeare.
Trained:Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Theatre includes: Toad in ‘The Wind in the Willows’ Sixteen Feet‘Macbeth’ (Vienna’s English Theatre), ‘Hamlet’, ‘Summer Lightning’, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ (Pitlochry Festival Theatre) and ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Exeter Northcott).
Anthony is a former member of the BBC Radio Drama Company and has featured in over 100 Radio productions for the BBC including: Dr Zhivago, Shylock, The Sea, The Irish RM and The Regent’s Tale. His Radio credits also include work for Pier Productions, First Writes, Unique and Big Finish.
Anthony has recorded voice overs and audiobooks for the BBC, Listening Books, Flame Visuals and Fresh One Productions.
He recently featured in a TV Commercial racing Usain Bolt across London.
Theare includes: open-air tours of Sense and Sensibility playing Edward Ferris and A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Lysander for Chapterhouse Theatre Company, Coming in From the Cold Sideways Theatre Company and The Ones Who Kill Shooting Stars Three Streets Productions.
For Sixteenfeet: Badger in Wind in the Willows
Theatre credits include: Romeo & Juliet (Benvolio), King Lear (France), Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards (Yoshitsugu) – all for National Theatre, Henry V (Orleans), Coriolanus, The Wives Excuse (Captain Springame) all for Royal Shakespeare Company, Strange Kind of Hero – Brighton Festival, Hamlet (Horatio) – Bristol Old Vic, Three Sisters (Andre/Peter) – Birmingham Rep, Macbeth (Macduff) Leicester Haymarket, The Tempest (Ferdinand)- Salisbury Playhouse, The Hostage (Rio Rita) Harrogate Theatre, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Adam) English Theatre Frankfurt
Television includes: Coronation Street (Giles), The Golden Hour (Paediatrician), Eastenders (Ben Ashford), Murder in Mind (Anaesthetist), Casualty (Russell), Dalziel and Pascoe (Dr Marwood), CI5 New Professionals (Agent Spencer), King Lear (France), Neverwhere (Clarence), Soldier Soldier (Sgt Thomas), Doctors (Michael).
Radio includes: The Roads to Freedom – Radio 4, The Nations Favourite 100 Poems, Father Gilbert Mysteries with Adrian Plass.
Trained: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
For Sixteenfeet Productions: Alice in the Walled Garden and Wind in the Willows.
Other Theatre: Larissa and the Merchants (Arcola Theatre);Arabian Nights, Treasure Island, Gulliver’s Travels, The Snow Queen (Watermill Theatre);Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merry Wives of Windsor (Guildford Shakespeare Company); The Sound of Music (Kilworth House); Dick Turpin’s Last Ride (Bury St. Edmunds Theatre Royal); Don Quixote (Croydon Warehouse); UK tour of Larkrise to Candleford (New Perspectives Theatre Company); Twelfth Night and George’s Marvellous Medicine (Birmingham Stage Company); James and the Giant Peach (Northampton Theatre Royal); Pinnochio (Polka Theatre); Romeo and Juliet and Under Milk Wood (QM2); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Sir Jonathan Miller’s production of Hamlet (Shakespeare at The Tobacco Factory).
Film and Television: THEN, VOYAGER (Filmro Productions), THE STORY OF GEORGE MULLER (CTA), BEAU BRUMMEL (BBC4).
Theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Tempest (Creation Theatre Company, Oxford), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), Lethe (Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond), the Scarecrow in Philip Pullman’s The Scarecrow and his Servant (Southwark Playhouse), The Full Monty (English Theatre, Frankfurt), By Jeeves (Landor Theatre), Alice in Wonderland (Brewhouse, Taunton), White Suit (Helen Chadwick Group) and Rapunzel (Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds).
Television credits include : Spook Squad (BBC).
Andrew has also performed in numerous London and European cabaret venues, including one man shows at Pizza on the Park, the Leicester Square Theatre and the English Theatre Frankfurt.
Trained: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland; Royal Holloway College, London; Université François Rabelais (Tours, France).
Theatre credits include: Sophie de Palma in Masterclass (English Theatre Frankfurt); Madeleine in Marguerite (Tabard Theatre); Sheba in Dandy Dick (ATG/Theatre Royal Brighton and UK Tour); Anna in The Yalta Game; Proprietress in Elegy for a Lady; Michaela in Carmen (all in rep at Stephen Joseph Theatre); Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband; Elma in Bus Stop; Satin in Nana; Kiss Me Kate (all in rep at Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Penny in Honk! (Royal and Derngate, Northampton); Belle in A Christmas Carol (Theatre-by-the-Lake); Zerlina in Don Giovanni; Bet/Charlotte in Oliver! (New Vic Theatre), Journalist in The Sundowe (Eden Court/Tour); Sorge in Goethe’s Faust Parts One and Two; Antonia in Man of La Mancha (Royal Lyceum Theatre), A Walk in the Park; Tir Na Nog (Assembly Rooms/OM Productions), Catriona in Whisky Galore! (Cutting Edge Productions); Kabaret (Stellar Quines). For Sixteenfeet Alice in the Walled Garden.
Recordings: This is It (AEG Live/Metro Voices)
Interviews with our Director and Cast
Watch our interviews with the Director, Jenny Lee, and the cast as they discuss the themes of the play.
These are either 50 or 90 minutes in length. They are designed to be delivered in-house in school or college, or on performance days at Brockwell Hall.
Contact: Caroline Funnell 07958 448 690
Shakespeare Workshop (Option 1)
The Globe (Shakespeare’s time and now) / different acting styles and verse
Shakespeare’s Verse (Option 2)
This is looking at verse in Shakespeare, principally iambic pentameter. Students will require a 10 line speech (Prologue of Romeo & Juliet etc), wear comfortable clothes and have a bean bag or tennis ball each that they can use.
Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Option 3)
Themes of the play, relationships and original practices, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601.
Colin Hurley (Workshop Leader)
Colin has previously played Sir Toby Belch in the much acclaimed Globe production of Twelfth Night with Mark Rylance (Olivia) and Stephen Fry (Malvolio) in 2012/13.
Colin has worked regularly at Shakespeare’s Globe, since 2001, performing in Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Golden Ass, Measure For Measure, The Winter’s Tale, Troilus and Cressida, In Extremis, Henry VIII, All’s Well That Ends Well, Anne Boleyn, and toured America with The Globe’s remounted, all-male production of Measure For Measure. He has also played leading roles at the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company
For the last 9 years he has been leading workshops with The Globe’s Education Department, and working longer term with acting students from Minneapolis and Rose Bruford College.
For school groups & workshop enquiries contact: Caroline Funnell 07958 448 690 or click here to send us an email.