Translation Kenneth McLeish
Direction Travis Preston
Design Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Paul Pyant
Sound John Leonard
Casting Toby Whale
Assistant Director Zoe Aja Moore
Kenneth was an author, translator and playwright. Kenneth’s translations have been published and widely performed on stage, film, television and radio. In the UK his work has been performed by the National Theatre and RSC amongst other companies.
Translations include: complete Greek drama (47 plays); The Girl From Maxim’s; A Flea In Her Ear; The One That Got Away (Feydeau); An Italian Straw Hat; The Martin Prize (Labiche); A Doll’s House; Peer Gynt; Rosmersholm (Ibsen); The Belle Vue (Horvath); King Ubu (Jarry); The School For Wives; Don Juan (Molière); Miss Julie; The Great Highway (Strindberg).
Original plays include: Omma; Orpheus; Iliad; I Will If You Will; One For The Money; Vice at the Vicarage.
Published works include: The Good Reading Guide; Shakespeare’s People; The Theatre of Aristophanes; Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century; Myth; The Listener’s Guide to Classical Music (both with Valerie McLeish); The Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought (general editor).
Travis Preston is Artistic Director of the Center for New Performance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and Dean of the School of Theater. In 2008 he was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture for “contributions to the arts in France and throughout the world”.
For the Almeida: Stephen Dillane’s Macbeth (also REDCAT, Los Angeles / Sydney and Adelaide Festivals).
Theatre includes: Democracy in America; Terra Nova (Yale Repertory Theater); King Lear; Brewsie and Willie (Center For New Performance, CalArts); Roberto Zucco; Sleep of Reason; Ghosts; A Doll’s House; The Ghost Sonata; Woyzeck; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; The Balcony.
Opera includes: Boris Godounov; Al Gran Sole Carico D’Amore (Hamburg State Opera); Lulu (Danish National Symphony); The Pearl Fishers; Semiramide; Don Pasquale; Falstaff; Don Giovanni.
Works created for the stage: An Unseen Energy Swallows Space; The Last American in Paris; Paradise Bound: Part II.
Forthcoming projects include: The Long Road to Freedom (with Harry Belafonte, based on the history of African-American music). Travis has also been developing theatrical presentations for new music compositions, including Bell Solaris and Ah!, both by David Rosenboom.
For the Almeida: Heartbreak House; 1953.
Theatre includes: Beauty and The Beast; Hamlet; Cat In The Hat; Pains of Youth; Burnt By The Sun; Waves; …some trace of her; Never So Good (National Theatre); One Act Ballet (Royal Opera House); One Evening (Aldeburgh); The Wild Duck (Donmar Warehouse).
Costumes for: Fiddler on the Roof; Nine (Broadway); Jumpers (National Theatre / Piccadilly Theatre / Broadway); Easter; Natt och Drommar (Royal Dramatic Theatre Stockholm); Boy Gets Girl; Mountain Language / Ashes to Ashes; My Zinc Bed; The Country (Royal Court); The Seagull (RSC and tour); The Real Thing (Donmar Warehouse / West End / Broadway).
Opera includes: Al gran sole carico d’amore (Salzberg Festival); Idomeneo; After Dido (ENO); Parthenogenesis (Royal Opera House); Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg; St Matthews Passion; Così fan tutte; The Miserly Knight; Gianni Schicchi (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Jephtha, Jenůfa; Kát’a Kabanová (WNO); The Turn of the Screw (Scottish Opera); Salome (ENO).
She has worked extensively with the RSC and National Theatre. She has also designed for Stuttgart Ballet; Random Dance Co; Royal Ballet; Nederlands Dans Theater; Donmar Warehouse; Sheffield Crucible; Gate Theatre; Shochiku Theatre - Japan; National Theatre - Ireland.
A Graduate and Associate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
For the Almeida: House of Games; There Came a Gypsy Riding.
Long associations with Glyndebourne Opera, English National Opera, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, National Theatre, English National Ballet, Donmar Warehouse and Northern Ballet.
Opera work worldwide includes productions in America (Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, San Francisco) Australia, New Zealand, Monte Carlo, Israel, Austria, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Japan.
Recent productions include: Separate Tables (2009 Chichester Festival); Another Door Closed (Peter Hall Company Bath Season); The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Winters Tale (2009 Bridge Project at the Epidarus Festival in Greece); As You Like It; The Tempest (2010 Bridge Project, New York and London); Waiting for Godot (London and Australia tour); Enjoy (National tour); Measure for Measure (RADA); True West (Sheffield Crucible); Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory).
For the Almeida: Measure For Measure; Rope; Duet for One; Waste; The Homecoming; Big White Fog; Dying For It; Hedda Gabler; Macbeth; Brighton Rock; Whistling Psyche; Five Gold Rings; The Mercy Seat; I.D.
Recent theatre includes: The Power of Yes; England People Very Nice; Much Ado About Nothing; The Enchantment (National Theatre); Calendar Girls; Carrie’s War; In Celebration; Kean; Donkey’s Years; Summer & Smoke; Glengarry Glen Ross (West End); The Cripple Of Inishmaan (Druid Theatre, Galway / New York / tour); Small Craft Warning; Crazy Paola (Arcola Theatre); A Month In The Country (Salisbury Playhouse); Calendar Girls (Chichester / national tour); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Druid Theatre, Galway / Dublin); Pure Gold (Soho Theatre); Translations (Princeton / Broadway); Leaves; Empress of India; The Druid Synge (Druid Theatre, Galway / Dublin/ Edinburgh / Minneapolis / New York).
Other theatre includes: 2000 Years; Paul; The UN Inspector; Jumpers (National Theatre); Antony and Cleopatra; Much Ado About Nothing; The Prisoner’s Dilemma; Romeo and Juliet (RSC); The Old Masters; The Birthday Party (Birmingham Rep / West End); The Odd Couple; The Entertainer; Still Life / The Astonished Heart; Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; The Anniversary and The Flint Street Nativity (Liverpool Playhouse); Cinderella; The Dumb Waiter (Oxford Playhouse); The Merry Wives of Windsor; The Merchant Of Venice; Cymbeline; Twelfth Night (Ludlow Festival); Becket; Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Sweet Panic; Absolutely! Perhaps; The Anniversary; Losing Louis; The Master Builder (also tour); Private Lives (also Broadway); Embers; Smaller (West End); How to Act Around Cops; Flush; Mercy; Colder Than Here (Soho Theatre); Sunday Father; Born Bad; In Arabia We’d All Be Kings; The Best Of Friends (Hampstead Theatre).
For the Almeida: The Lightening Play; Rosmersholm; Certain Young Men.
Theatre includes: Mojo; Shopping and Fucking; The Changing Room; Rat in the Skull; Not a Game For Boys; The York Realist (Royal Court); Some Explicit Polaroids (New Ambassadors Theatre); Rita Sue and Bob Too (Soho Theatre); Dancing at Lughnasa; Six Degrees of Separation; The Real Thing (Old Vic); Twelfth Night; As You Like It; The Country Wife; Edward II; Don Juan; Richard III; The Arbor; Teeth ‘n Smiles; Iphigenia (Sheffield Crucible).
For the National Theatre: Head of Casting for Nicholas Hytner, 2003 – 2006; The History Boys (also Broadway); On The Shore of the Wide World; Exiles; The Seafarer; Pillars of the Community; Two Thousand Years; The Alchemist; Burn Chatroom Citizenship; The Life of Galileo; Southwark Fair; The Overwhelming; The Royal Hunt of the Sun; The Voysey Inheritance; Playing With Fire; The Three Sisters; Iphigenia; A Dream Play; Paul; The False Servant; Henry IV; The Pillowman; Sing Yer Heart Out For The Lads; The Mandate; Stuff Happens; The Permanent Way; Mourning Becomes Electra; His Dark Materials.
Film includes: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll; Pope Joan; Poppy Shakespeare; Mr Nobody; French Film; The History Boys; Ashes & Sand; Wondrous Oblivion; Before You Go; Three Blind Mice; East Is East.
Television includes:Silk; Outcasts; Ashes To Ashes; Mutual Friends; True Dare Kiss; George Gently; Gavin & Stacey; Indian Dream; Reversals; Trust; Paradise Heights; Wire in the Blood; Table Twelve; NCS: Manhunt; Men Only; Black Cab; Hearts and Bones; Touching Evil; Tales From Pleasure Beach; Hereafter; A Wing and a Prayer; Spoonface Steinberg; The Student Prince; My Summer With Des; The Bill.
Zoe Aja Moore
As Director: At Sundown (Edinburgh Fringe); The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Centre For New Performance, CalArts); Wingstroke (CalArts New Works Festival); Juicy and Delicious (The Tank, New York); Chew You Like Ice (The Ohio Theatre); Sketch Comedian; Mental Illness (Theater Row, New York); Mommy Says I’m Pretty on the Insides; Homebaking Made Easy; A Burlesque Fairytale (Williamstown Theater Festival); Loose Girls and Screwdrivers (MTS); Offences of Cacti (The Drlling Co.).
As Assistant Director: the break/s (Actors Theater of Louisville); War (Rattlestick Theater).