Rupert Hands

As Director: Seeming Trust – rehearsed reading (Trafalgar Studios & St James Theatre), The White Slaves of Barbary (St James Studio), An Unkindness of Ravens – scratch performance (Five Fountayne).

As Associate Director: Hobson’s Choice (Vaudeville Theatre West End & UK Tour), Monsieur Popular (Theatre Royal Bath), Beautiful Thing (UK Tour).

As Assistant Director: Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Theatre), Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse), The Rehearsal (Chichester Festival Theatre), Around The World In 80 Days (St James Theatre), Orson’s Shadow (Southwark Playhouse), Hamlet, The Herbal Bed, Ghosts, Somewhere In England (All Clwyd Theatre Cymru)
Rupert read English Literature at Warwick where he directed Sweeney Todd, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Oleanna, The History Boys and Memory. He graduated in 2014.

 

Jamie NealeJamie Neale was born in Devon – England. At a young age, he discovered his passion for performing and so began training at Liberatus Performing Arts. In his late teens, he continued this by attending Bird College in Kent, moving on to the internationally acclaimed Rambert School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance. Since graduating, Jamie has performed in various successful productions, from this experience as a performer he found another passion, choreography. Jamie was part of the Young Creatives project choreographing at the Royal Opera House. Directed by Wayne McGregor, the piece was created collectively and culminated in a performance at the Anya Linden Studio Theatre as well as Royal Opera House Limbury, The piece was called Social Indulgence.

The previous two years, have seen Jamie not only performing with critically acclaimed choreographers, but also working alongside them, creating and developing new and innovative pieces. His own work includes – It Is This?! at Sadlers Wells, Choreographed for recording artist “R” on their track – Change, created 2 pieces for Design for Dance at the Central St Martin Art & Design, a collaboration with designers Saul Sebastien Aiden, Isakoolkid and Paloma-Jacob Duvernett, choreographed for singer/artist Madara Vilson at the Hippodrome Matcham Theatre, assisted Rachel-Birch Lawson in Dark Tower with director/writer Conor Mitchell for Youth Music Theatre and assisted Sarah Dowling at the U.Dance festival in Nottingham & Plymouth and is associate choreographer on Snow Queen tour with director Sarah Tipple and choreographer Russell Smith, he has choreographed an art instillation for Made.com for their summer collect with London Design Festival 2015 in collaboration with designer Agatha Smith. He has choreographed for known vocational colleges such as London Studio Centre, American School of Musical Theatre, Millennium Performing Arts, Mandy Ellen Performing Arts, Margaret Howard College, MGA College, MTA, Arts Educational and Bodyworks Performing Arts. Jamie directed and choreographed an hour length showcase at MGA college based in Edinburgh called “E-Fuse” & directed/choreographed a Stephen Sondheim showcase for American School of Musical Theatre.

As well as creating his own work, Jamie has been privileged to work as a dancer for many critically acclaimed choreographers such as Renaud Wiser, Jonathon Goddard, Alexander Whitley, Pascal Touzeau, Luca Silvestrini & Lea Anderson. This work includes; Stone Nest for New Movement Collective, Rite of Spring by Mark Baldwin at Sadlers Wells, Sleeping Beauty (research and development team) with Ballet Mainz – Directed by Pascal Touzeau, Zipperline at the Royal Opera House by Stephen Quilian and most recently for Dolce and Gabanna at the Milano Fashion Week.

Dedicated to producing socially creative and innovative work, Jamie also heads up his very own company The Ensembles alongside fellow choreographer Klevis Elmazaj. The beginning of 2015 took the company to Spain Burgos, where they performed devised piece – Defiance. This saw Jamie receive 3rd prize at the Burgos/New York Choreographic Competition and the City prize. Growing from this success, the company has secured a twenty theatre Spanish tour, allowing them the chance to perform their new intercultural work, and creating workshop opportunities to the surrounding communities.

Jamie has recently been given the opportunity to make his stamp on the world of TV, having secured a choreographer position on world famous show – So you think you can Dance – Portugal and has recently worked with Mika and Will Young on their newest music tracks; Jamie was commissioned for The National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, collaborating with National Youth Jazz Orchestra, the work “Trotters” was a new score by Thomas Haines and lyricist Sam Knight, he has recently finished working with London Children’s Opera Company as Stager for their production of “Noye’s Fludde” with producer Kathleen Shanks and highly acclaimed Conductor Oliver Gooch. He is beginning to prepare for his next commissions with Arts Educational, Newcastle College, 2Faced Dance Company & The Place Cat Scheme as well as his on going work in videos and film.
For videos, images please visit www.jamie-neale.co.uk

Richard BakerRichard has been working as a Musical Director since 2005 and is also a composer, improviser and repetiteur. A LAMDA graduate, he is one of the MDs of Mischief Theatre, composing for the Olivier Award-nominated Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Apollo Theatre and playing for Lights! Camera! Improvise! at the Duchess Theatre. Richard recently worked on Our House and Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show at the Union Theatre and Princess Ida at the Finborough Theatre. He also worked with Act Now! last year, as MD of Loserville at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre.
Other professional MD credits include NewsRevue at Canal Cafe Theatre, Finian’s Rainbow at Charing Cross Theatre, City of Angels at Hammersmith Lyric, Much Ado About Nothing at Riverside Studios, the 7th and 8th annual 50-Hour London Improvathon at the LOST Theatre, Comedians at Chelsea Theatre, Iolanthe at Buxton Opera House, and The Wandering Scholar at the King’s Head Theatre.
Lizzy trained in Theatre Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre school where she was awarded the John Elvery Prize for exceptional design work. Prior to this, she studied English Literature at Warwick University and worked as a technician and scenic artist at Warwick Arts Centre.

Lizzy is currently designing Ugly Lovely at The Old Red Lion and The Secret Garden at The Ambassadors Theatre.

An experienced props buyer and assistant designer, Lizzy is also a Creative Associate of The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. She has most recently propped How The Other Half Loves (Theatre Royal Haymarket), War of the Worlds (Dominion Theatre) and Rehearsal for Murder (UK Tour).

As one who has been an Art Director in several notable advertising agencies, one can easily see how that has influenced Roy’s photographic work. Mainly spending his time as a portrait photographer, but when time allows, his other passion takes him to the musical theatre. It is here, that he captures special moments in time to be immortalized. His photographs capture the essence of the subject, and often, the character of the individuals they are portraying. Roy is the official photographer for Musical Theatre Review in London UK and image provider for Broadway World.

At the moment, Roy is preparing for his book and photo exhibition showcasing people that have contributed to making the theatrical stage a magical place. Easily recognizable artists that have been photographed so far include Bea Arthur, Chaim Topol, Chita Rivera, Elaine Stritch, Julie Walters, to name but a few http://roytan3.wix.com/exhibition

Over the last 15 years, nearly all the West End photo-calls have seen Roy’s presence. He has also been the Official Photographer for a few noted West End / Off West End productions, Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Soho Cinders by Elliot Davis, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe at Soho Theatre, Crazy For You at Novello Theatre ( winner of the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival ), Marry Me A Little at St James Theatre. A new play Savage by Claudio Macor at The Art’s Theatre ,Gertrude at Theatre N 16. And Richard Stirling’s A Princess Undone.

In the current climate of media awareness, Roy is a firm believer that the photographer should be an integral member of any production team. Especially in its early stages, when a production is not yet open to the public, it is down to the photographer to help raise public awareness. He strongly feels that they should be recognized for their work when bringing a show to life. For that reason, it is his mission to make sure that their contribution should be reflected in all official engagements. This should include promotional pamphlets, websites and theatre programs.

For more details go to www.roytan.zenfolio.com

Please contact Kevin on his website for more any inquiries.