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Playwright

Peter Morgan

Theatre includes The Audience (West End/Broadway); Frost/Nixon (Donmar Warehouse/West End/Broadway). Film includes The Last King of Scotland; The Damned United; Rush. Television includes “The Crown”; “The Deal”; “The Special Relationship”; “Longford”; “The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies.” The award-winning and Tony-nominated play Frost/Nixon received critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic before being adapted into a film of the same name. The film garnered five Academy Award nominations, including Best Screenplay. Peter is the recipient of BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globe Awards and has received multiple Olivier, Tony, and Oscar nominations. In 2017, Morgan was awarded the BFI Fellowship, the institute’s highest honor, and the RTS recognized “The Crown” with a special award in 2018 for its Contribution to British Television. The American Film Institute honored him with a tribute to his career at the AFI FEST 2019. Peter received a CBE in 2016 New Year’s Honors for services to drama.

Director

Rupert Goold

Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre, founding Artistic Director of Headlong (2005 to 2013), Associate Director at the RSC and Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres (2002 to 2005). For the Almeida: Cold War; Women, Beware the Devil; Tammy Faye (transferring to Broadway in 2024); Patriots (also West End); Spring Awakening (screened in cinemas UK-wide); Albion; The Hunt; Shipwreck; Richard III; Medea; The Merchant of Venice; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; American Psycho (also Broadway); Ink; King Charles III (also West End/Broadway). Theatre includes Dear England (National Theatre/West End); The 47th (The Old Vic); The Effect; Earthquakes in London (Headlong/National Theatre); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens); The Merchant of Venice; Romeo and Juliet; Speaking Like Magpies (RSC); Enron (Headlong West End/Broadway); Made in Dagenham; Oliver!; The Glass Menagerie; No Man’s Land (West End); King Lear (Headlong/Liverpool Everyman/Young Vic); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong/West End); Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre/West End/Broadway). Film includes Judy, True Story. Television includes “Macbeth”; “King Charles III”; “Richard II.” Opera includes Turandot (ENO); Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera). Rupert’s production of The Hunt opens at St Ann’s Warehouse next month. Rupert has received Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Best Director twice and won a Peabody Award in 2011 for Macbeth. Rupert received a CBE in 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to drama.

Set Designer, Co-Costume Designer

Miriam Buether

Theatre and Dance as Designer includes Spring Awakening; Hymn; Albion; Shipwreck; Machinal; Boy; Game; When the Rain Stops Falling; Judgement Day (Almeida); The 47th (The Old Vic); King Lear; To Kill a Mockingbird; Three Tall Women; A Doll’s House, Part 2; The Children (Broadway); The Jungle (Young Vic/West End/St. Ann’s Warehouse); The Trial; Public Enemy; Wild Swans; The Government Inspector; In the Red and Brown Water; The Good Soul of Szechuan; Generations, Measure for Measure (Young Vic); Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp.; Sucker Punch; Cock; In the Republic of Happiness; Get Santa! (Royal Court); The Children; Escaped Alone; Love and Information (Royal Court/Minetta Lane Theatre); Wild; Sunny Afternoon; Bend it Like Beckham (West End); Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre/West End); The Father (Theatre Royal Bath); The Effect; Earthquakes in London (National Theatre). Opera as Designer includes: La fanciulla del West (ENO/Santa Fe Opera); Turandot; Wozzeck (ENO); Suor Angelica, Il Trittico – Suor Angelica (Royal Opera House, as Set Designer); Anna Nicole (Royal Opera House/BAM); Boris Godunov (Berlin Opera). Miriam won The Linbury Prize for Stage Design in 1999 and received the Evening Standard Best Design Award in 2010 for Earthquakes in London and Sucker Punch, and in 2018 for The Jungle.

Co-Costume Designer

Deborah Andrews

Deborah Andrews studied Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and then worked in fashion before being lured into the theatre. She has worked as a Costume Designer, Associate Designer and Supervisor in both Opera and Theatre. Theatre includes Spring Awakening; Filomena; Medea; Ink; The Twilight Zone (Almeida); To Kill a Mockingbird; Prima Facie; Company; The Birthday Party; As You Desire Me (West End); Angels in America; Oslo; Peter Gynt; The Welkin; Afterlife (National Theatre); Good People; Wonderland; Hapgood (Hampstead Theatre); Sunny Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre/West End/tour); King Lear; The Winslow Boy (Chichester Festival Theatre); Shakespeare Trilogy; Closer; Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Donmar Warehouse). Opera includes Otello (Grange Park Opera); Maria Luisa; Vanessa; The Rape of Lucretia; La bohème; St. Matthew Passion (Glyndebourne); Agrippina; Orfeo; Salome; Alcina; Child of Our Time; Trojans; Ernani; The Mikado; Don Giovanni (ENO/Basel/Oslo); Cosi fan tutte (ENO/Barbican).

Lighting Designer

Jack Knowles

Jack Knowles trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes Spring Awakening; Nine Lessons and Carols: stories for a long winter; The Duchess of Malfi; Three Sisters; Shipwreck; Machinal; They Drink It in The Congo; Boy; Carmen Disruption; Game (Almeida); Caroline, or Change (West End/Broadway); Top Girls; Barber Shop Chronicles (National Theatre/World tour); Beginning (National Theatre/West End); Cleansed (National Theatre); Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp; The End of History; Instructions for Correct Assembly; 2071 (Royal Court); Venice Preserved (RSC); The Windsors: Endgame; The Importance of Being Earnest (West End); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Elliott & Harper); Anna Karenina; Steel (Sheffield Theatres); Light Falls; The Producers; The Greatest Play in the History of the World (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester/Traverse Theatre/West End/UK tour); Death of a Salesman; Happy Days; Parliament Square; Our Town; Twelfth Night; A Streetcar Named Desire; Wit; The Skriker; There Has Possibly Been An Incident (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); Committee (Donmar Warehouse); Piaf; Wonderland (Nottingham Playhouse); Gin Craze! (Royal and Derngate, Northampton); Good Vibrations (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Circle Mirror Transformation (HOME, Manchester); The Beacon (Staatstheater Stuttgart); 4.48 Psychosis; Reisende auf einem Bein; Happy Days (Schauspielhaus, Hamburg); Junkyard; Pygmalion (Headlong); The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg Festival/Schaubühne, Berlin, Barbican); Phaedra (Enniskillen International Beckett Festival); A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (Vienna Burgtheater); Lungs; Yellow Wallpaper (Schaubühne, Berlin); Night Train (Schauspiel, Köln/Avignon Festival/Theatertreffen). Opera includes: La bohéme (Gothenburg Opera). Awards include Knight of Illumination Award for Barber Shop Chronicles.

Sound Designer/Composer

Adam Cork

Adam Cork is composer and co‐lyricist of the documentary musical London Road, which had an extended run at the National Theatre Cottesloe before transferring to the Olivier auditorium. He received a Tony Award in 2010 for his music and sound score for Red (Donmar Warehouse/Broadway) and an Olivier Award in 2011 for King Lear (Donmar Warehouse). Adam received the 2011 Evening Standard Award for Best Design for Anna Christie and King Lear (Donmar Warehouse) and the 2011 Critics’ Circle Best Musical for London Road. He was also nominated in 2010 for the Tony Award for Best Score (Music & Lyrics) for ENRON (Broadway/West End). Theatre includes The Hunt; Ink (Almeida, West End/Broadway); The 47th (The Old Vic); The Shark is Broken; Leopoldstadt; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; No Man’s Land; Photograph 51; Don Carlos; Suddenly Last Summer (West End); Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/West End/Broadway); Les Blancs; Three Days in the Country (National Theatre); Frost/Nixon (Donmar Warehouse/West End/Broadway); Ivanov (Donmar Warehouse/West End); The Chalk Garden; Creditors; The Wild Duck; Caligula (Donmar Warehouse). Film includes Genius; London Road. Television includes “The Hollow Crown”; “Macbeth”; “Frances Tuesday”; “Re-ignited”; “Imprints.”

Projection Design

Ash J Woodward

Ash J Woodward specializes in video and projection design for live performance. Woodward has designed and animated content for large-scale shows in the West End, on Broadway and around the world. Work includes hand drawn, 2D and 3D animation, cinematography, visual effects and design work for other live performance genres such as live music, exhibitions, and art installations. Woodward is an Associate Artist at Squint Theatre Company. Woodward’s work in theatre as video and projection designer includes Hex and Dear England at the National Theatre; Harry Potter and the Cursed Child worldwide; Local Hero at Chichester; Famous Five the Musical at Theatr Clwyd; The 47th at the Old Vic; The Glass Menagerie at Duke of York’s; Can I Live? for Complicité; The Beauty Parade at Wales Millennium Centre; Bletchley Park Hut 11A at Bletchley Park; Armadillo at The Yard; Molly for Squint; and Patriots in the West End.

Movement Director

Polly Bennett

Polly Bennett is a movement director, choreographer and director working across the broadest applications of movement. From professional theatre to Academy Award-winning films, Polly creates physical worlds for theatre, dance, live performance, and film, as well as doing extensive work as a performance coach, workshop facilitator and mentor. She is an Associate Artist of Bush Theatre and National Youth Theatre, and co-founder of The Mono Box. Theatre includes The House of Shades (Almeida); People, Places and Things (National Theatre/West End/St. Ann’s Warehouse); The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre/West End/Broadway); Sweat (Donmar Warehouse/West End); Pomona (National Theatre). Film includes I Wanna Dance with Somebody; Chevalier; Elvis; Bohemian Rhapsody; No Time to Die. Television includes “The Crown”; “The Great.”

Producer

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP)

Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is an international production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions around the world. Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated, and produced over 200 new productions and together the company has won 61 Olivier Awards, 39 Tonys and 3 BAFTAs. In 2019, Sonia Friedman CBE was awarded ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Stage Awards for a record-breaking fourth time. In 2018, Friedman was also featured in TIME 100, a list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2017, she took the number one spot in ‘The Stage 100,’ becoming the first number one in the history of the compilation not to own or operate West End theatres and the first solo woman for almost 20 years.

Current productions include The Book of Mormon (Broadway, West End); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End, Broadway, Hamburg, and Tokyo); Stranger Things: The First Shadow, a co-production with Netflix (West End); Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway); Funny Girl (US tour).

Forthcoming productions include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (North American tour); The Book of Mormon (UK & International tour 2024); Mean Girls (West End); Paddington - The Musical (UK); The Hills of California (West End); Oedipus (West End); Fangirls (Lyric Hammersmith); Stereophonic (Broadway).

Previous theatre productions include Lyonesse (West End); The Shark is Broken (Broadway, Toronto, West End); Dr. Semmelweis (West End, Bristol Old Vic); Funny Girl (Broadway); Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! (West End); Patriots (West End); New York, New York (Broadway); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Melbourne, Toronto, San Francisco); Leopoldstadt (Broadway, West End); Mean Girls (US tour, Broadway); The Secret Life of Bees (Almeida); To Kill a Mockingbird (West End); The Piano Lesson (Broadway); Merrily We Roll Along (New York Theatre Workshop, West End); Dreamgirls (UK tour, West End); The Book of Mormon (UK & Europe tour 2019-2022); Eureka Day (The Old Vic); Jerusalem (West End, Broadway, Royal Court); Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! (Young Vic); The 47th (The Old Vic); The Human Voice (West End); Maria Friedman and Friends: Legacy (West End); Fair Play (Bush Theatre); Anna X (West End),Walden (West End) and J’Ouvert (West End) as part of the Re:Emerge season; The Inheritance (Broadway, West End, Young Vic); The Comeback (West End); Uncle Vanya (West End); Fiddler on the Roof (West End); Rosmersholm (West End); The Ferryman (Broadway, West End, Jerwood Theatre); Ink (Broadway, West End); The Jungle (West End, Young Vic, San Francisco); All About Eve (West End); Summer and Smoke (West End); Consent (West End); The Birthday Party (West End); Farinelli and the King (Broadway, West End); 1984 (Broadway, West End); Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (West End); Hamlet starring Andrew Scott (West End); Funny Girl (West End, UK tour); Don Juan in Soho (West End); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (West End); Travesties (Broadway, West End); The Glass Menagerie (West End); Nice Fish (West End); The Haunting of Hill House (Liverpool Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (West End); Orestia (Almeida); Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Barbican); Sunny Afternoon (UK tour, West End); Bend It Like Beckham (West End); The Nether (West End); The River (Broadway); Electra (The Old Vic); King Charles III (Sydney, UK tour, Broadway, West End); Shakespeare in Love (West End); Ghosts (Brooklyn Academy of Music, West End); Twelfth Night & Richard III (Broadway, West End); Mojo (West End); The Sunshine Boys (L.A, West End); Chimerica (West End); Nice Work If You Can Get It (Broadway); Old Times (West End); A Chorus of Disapproval (West End); La Cage aux Folles (US tour, Broadway, West End); Hay Fever (West End); Master Class (West End); Absent Friends (West End); Legally Blonde (West End); Top Girls (West End); Private Lives (Broadway); Much Ado About Nothing (West End); Betrayal (West End); Arcadia (Broadway, West End); The Children’s Hour (West End); Clybourne Park (West End); A Flea in Her Ear (The Old Vic); A Little Night Music (Broadway, West End); Educating Rita (West End) and Shirley Valentine (West End) as part of The Willy Russell Season; The Prisoner of Second Avenue (West End); All My Sons (West End); La Bête (Broadway, West End); Prick Up Your Ears (West End); Othello (West End); After Miss Julie (Broadway); The Mountaintop (Broadway, West End); The Norman Conquests (Broadway); Boeing-Boeing (UK tour, Broadway, West End); A View from the Bridge (Broadway, West End); Dancing at Lughnasa (The Old Vic); Maria Friedman Re-arranged (West End); No Man’s Land (West End); The Seagull (Broadway); Under the Blue Sky (West End); That Face (West End); Dealer’s Choice (West End); Is He Dead? (Broadway, West End); Rock ’n’ Roll (Broadway, West End); Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin (West End); Donkeys’ Years (UK tour, West End); In Celebration (West End); King of Hearts (Hampstead Theatre); The Dumb Waiter (West End); Love Song (West End); Bent (West End); Faith Healer (Broadway); Eh Joe (West End); The Woman in White (West End, Broadway); Otherwise Engaged (West End); A Celebration for Harold Pinter (West End); Shoot the Crow (West End); As You Like It (West End); The Home Place (West End); Whose Life Is It Anyway? (West End); By the Bog of Cats (West End); Guantanamo: ‘Honour Bound to Defend Freedom’ (West End); Calico (West End); Endgame (West End); Jumpers (West End); See You Next Tuesday (West End); Hitchcock Blonde (West End); Absolutely! {Perhaps} (West End); Sexual Perversity in Chicago (West End); Ragtime (West End); Macbeth (West End); What the Night is For (West End); Marc Salem: Mind Games (West End); Maria Friedman: Live (West End); Gagarin Way (West End); Afterplay (West End); Noises Off (Broadway, West End); Lobby Hero (West End); Up for Grabs (West End); A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (West End); On an Average Day (West End); Benefactors (West End); A Servant to Two Masters (West End); In Flame (West End); The Mystery of Charles Dickens (West End); Port Authority (West End); Speed-the-Plow (West End); Spoonface Steinberg (West End); Last Dance at Dum Dum (West End) and The Late Middle Classes (Watford Palace Theatre).

TV and digital productions include, as Co-Producer: “Wolf Hall” (BBC), “Uncle Vanya” (BBC), “J’Ouvert” (BBC), “Walden” (Sky Arts) and “Anna X” (Sky Arts); as Exec Producer: “The Dresser” (BBC), “King Lear” (BBC); as Producer: Dennis Kelly’s BAFTA-winning “Together” (BBC). Cinema productions include Uncle Vanya and Walden. SFP’s productions of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, All About Eve and Leopoldstadt have all been filmed for cinema release by NT Live. All About Eve, Hamlet and Leopoldstadt featured on NT at Home, and Hamlet on Amazon’s Great British Theatre series.

Originating Producer

The Almeida

Since 2013, the Almeida has been led by Artistic Director Rupert Goold and Executive Director Denise Wood. During their tenure, notable productions have included American Psycho: a new musical thriller (transferred to Broadway); Chimerica (transferred to the West End and won five Olivier Awards); 1984 (transferred to the West End, Broadway and Australia); King Charles III (transferred to the West End, won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, transferred to Broadway, toured the UK and Sydney, and was adapted for BBC television); Oresteia and Hamlet (both recently transferred to Park Avenue Armory, New York after successful West End runs); Mary Stuart (transferred to the West End and toured the UK); Summer and Smoke (transferred to the West End and won two Olivier Awards including Best Revival) and The Hunt (transferring to St. Ann’s Warehouse, New York in February 2024). Recent highlights include A Mirror (transferred to the West End); A Streetcar Named Desire (transferred to the West End and won three Olivier Awards including Best Revival); Patriots (transferred to the West End) and The Doctor (transferred to the West End and Park Avenue Armory, New York), as well as critically acclaimed productions of Spring Awakening (screened in cinemas UK wide), The Tragedy of Macbeth (screened on BBC Four and available on BBC iPlayer) and Tammy Faye (transferring to Broadway in 2024-2025). The Almeida Theatre is a registered charity and is dependent on the support of individuals, companies and trusts and foundations to realize our artistic ambitions, nurture emerging talent and connect with over 4,000 young people and community each year through Almeida Participation. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our supporters. The Almeida is grateful for the support of Arts Council England.