Mike Poulton - Adaptation
Mike Poulton began writing for the theatre in 1995. His first two productions - Uncle Vanya and Fortune’s Fool - were staged by the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1996 and subsequently Broadway. Since then his work has included The Canterbury Tales and St Erkenwald for the Royal Shakespeare Company, a new version of Strindberg’s The Father for Chichester’s Minerva Theatre, a new adaptation of Hedda Gabler for West Yorkshire Playhouse, Three Sisters for Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Don Carlos for the Crucible, Sheffield and in the West End. In 2001 his adaptation of the York Mystery Plays was performed in York Minster. He is currently under commission by the RSC, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre.
Anthony Page - Director
Anthony Page was Artistic Director of the Royal Court between 1964 and 1973 where he directed the premieres of five John Osborne plays. For the Almeida he directed Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? in 2004 which later transferred to the West End. His other West End productions include Ibsen's The Master Builder and A Doll's House, Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Three Tall Women and A Delicate Balance. For the National Theatre he has directed The Rules of the Game, Mrs Warren's Profession, Absolute Hell and Marriage Play/Finding the Sun.
He has directed many productions for both British and American television, most recently Middlemarch for the BBC. His films include Inadmissible Evidence, Alpha Beta and Absolution.
Hildegard Bechtler - Designer
Hildegard Bechtler has previously worked with the Almeida on The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia?, The Saxon Shore, The Creditors, Mainly After Dark, and The Tourist Guide, and for Almeida Opera Jacob Lenz, The Undivine Comedy and The Golom. She has designed extensively for a range of other theatre and opera productions, including Harper Regan, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, The Hothouse, Therese Raquin and Iphegenia at Aulis all for the National Theatre, All About My Mother for the Young Vic, The Seagull and Krapp's Last Tape for the Royal Court, My Name is Rachel Corrie for the Royal Court, West End and Broadway, Primo for the National Theatre, on Broadway, and the film version for HBO, The Lady from Dubuque for Theatre Royal Haymarket, and Madame Butterfly for Opera North.
Peter Mumford - Lighting
Peter Mumford has previously worked with the Almeida on Cloud Nine, Hedda Gabler and The Goat or Who is Sylvia?. His other extensive theatre work includes Shadowlands for Wyndhams Theatre, Hothouse, The Rose Tattoo, Exiles, The Talking Cure, Luther and Summerfolk for the National Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof for the Savoy Theatre, Amy’s View for the Garrick Theatre, A Voyage Round My Father for the Donmar Warehouse/West End, The Seagull, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You? and Dying City for the Royal Court, The Entertainer and Richard II for the Old Vic, Summer And Smoke, Waiting for Godot, and You Never Can Tell in the West End, and Brand and Hamlet for the RSC.
His opera work includes Madama Butterfly for English National Opera and The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, Eugene Onegin for the Royal Opera House and Finnish Opera, The Midsummer Marriage for Lyric Opera Chicago, La Cenerentola at Glyndebourne, Katya Kabanova and Madama Butterfly for Opera North, as well as extensive international productions across Europe and America.
Amy Roberts - Costume
Amy Roberts has designed extensively for theatre, television and film, including Oliver Twist, Confessions of a Diary Secretary, Dracula, Perfect Parents, Elizabeth I: Virgin Queen (BAFTA Craft Award 2007 Best Costume Design), The Only Boy For Me, Family Business, Too Good To Be True, Carrie’s War (BAFTA Wales Award for Best Costume Design), Pollyanna, Helen West, Station Jim, Plain Jane, Amongst Women, A Likeness in Stone, Real Women, Brassed Off, Ultraviolet, The Heart Surgeon, Cold Comfort Farm, Summer Day’s Dream, Close My Eyes, Foreign Affairs, A Question of Attribution, Traffik, Madame Sousatzka, The Tale of Beatrix Potter and An Englishman Abroad (both winners of the BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design).
Gareth Fry - Sound
Gareth Fry’s work as a sound designer includes Black Watch for National Theatre of Scotland, The Overwhelming for Laura Pels Theatre, New York, Jump and OK Computer for BBC Radio 4; Noise of Time, Strange Poetry and Mnemonic for Theatre de Complicite; Women of Troy,A Matter Of Life and Death, Attempts on Her Life, Waves,The Overwhelming, Theatre of Blood, Fix Up, Iphigenia at Aulis, The Three Sisters, Ivanov,and The Oresteia all for the National Theatre; Harvest, Forty Winks, Under the Whaleback, Night Songs, Face to the Wall, Redundant, Mountain Language, Ashes to Ashes, and The Country all for the Royal Court; How Much is Your Iron? and The Jewish Wife for the Young Vic; O Go My Man, Talking to Terrorists and Macbeth for Out of Joint; Romans in Britain and Shadowmouth for Sheffield Crucible; Phaedra's Love for Bristol Old Vic and the Barbican; and World Music and The Dark for the Donmar Warehouse.