MABEL AITKEN

London Theatre Program
Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Musica and Drama and then Goldsmiths University. Since then her theatre work has included The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Southwark Playouse), The Slab Boys Trilogy (Young Vic), The Life of Stuff (Donmar), and at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, The Crucible, Uncle Vanya (for which she received an Ian Charleson Award Commendation), Midsummer Night’s Dream (for which she received the Royal Lyceum’s Shakespeare Award), Shining Souls, Mirandolina; while her television work includes Sea of Souls, The Key, Glasgow Kiss, My Family (for BBC), The Book Group and Coming Soon (Channel 4). Mabel has also been involved in the creation of several dance pieces and sound installations. Previous teaching includes Shakespeare Workshops for the Film and Media Centre and tutoring for East 15 Drama College.

GARETH ARMSTRONG

London Theatre Program
A graduate in Drama from Hull University Gareth was a founder Director of the Made in Wales Stage Company and was an Artistic Director of Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre where he directed classics, new plays and the modern repertoire. As a freelance he has directed dozens of productions in theatres all over Britain, as well as in Europe and the US. As an actor he has worked for the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End. Gareth’s award winning one-man play, “Shylock”, toured to more than fifty countries over a decade, has been translated and performed in half a dozen languages and played in Stratford, London and off-Broadway. Gareth now collaborates with other writers and actors in the making of solo performances that have played in the West End, on international tours and annually at the Edinburgh Festival. His book So You Want To Do A Solo Show is published by Nick Hern Books.

MICK BARNFATHER

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program, Midsummer Conservatory Program
Is a key member of Theatre de Complicite. Trained with Desmond Jones, Philippe Gaulier and Monika Pagneux. For Theatre de Complicite he has performed in Light at the Almeida Theatre, Ionesco’s The Chairs at the Royal Court Theatre and on Broadway, The Visit, Food and Stuff, Please Please Please and The Lives of Lucie Cabrol which had two seasons at the Shaftesbury Theatre and went on tour in the UK and Europe, Chicago and at the Lincoln Centre in New York. His other Productions include Master Puntilla at the Almeida Theatre and The Dove at the Croydon Warehouse. He has worked with Toucan Theatre Company, directed plays for the Hot House Theatre and appeared many times on television.

IRINA BROWN

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
Born and educated in St. Petersburg, Irina is a freelance theatre and opera director, teacher, writer and dramaturge. Artistic Director of Tron Theatre, Glasgow (1996-1999) and Natural Perspective Theatre Company (2017-11). Theatre includes award-winning Further Than the Furthest Thing (world premiere, National Theatre, Tron, Tricycle and South Africa); The Importance of Being Earnest (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park, London); Vagina Monologues (West End and national tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Southern Shakespeare Festival, Florida), Racine’s Britannicus (Wilton’s Music Hall); The Sound of Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Opera productions include: Prokofiev’s War and Peace (Scottish Opera/RSAMD); Dominique Le Gendre’s Bird of Night (Royal Opera House, world premiere), Tarkovsky’s Boris Godunov (ROH, Monte Carlo, St Petersburg); and with Philharmonia Orchestra Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges (RFH, 2015); Shostakovich’s Orango (RFH and the Proms, 2015); Stravinsky’s Tales (a triple bill at the Stravinsky Festival, RFH, 2016).

JAMES BUNDY

Midsummer in Oxford Program
Dean of the Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of the Yale Repertory Theatre. Formerly Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company and Managing Director of Cornerstone Theatre Company. He directs at Yale and many of the leading Shakespeare Festivals, recently directing Paul Giamatti in the title role of Hamlet.

CHRISTOPHER COOK

Associate Dean of BADA. On graduating I joined BBC TV as a documentary writer/director/producer before moving to Channel 4. I continue to broadcast on politics, the media and the arts for the BBC on Radios 3, 4 and 5 and the BBC World Service and I am a regular contributor to a number of print publications. I have run a department in one of the London art schools and am now a visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary College within the University of London. I teach on a number of other Study Abroad programs in London, a city where my life is governed by just three passions, classical music, soap operas and food. But not necessarily in that order!

PHILIP D’ORLEANS

London Theatre Program, Midsummer Conservatory Program
Has spent the past five years teaching stage combat at RADA and the Drama Studio in London. He has conducted stage combat workshops in locations as diverse as Germany, Spain, Finland, and the United States. He has worked as the fight director for dozens of professional productions, including Julius Caesar and I’ll Be the Devil with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Piano/Forte at the Royal Court Theatre, Breakfast With Mugabe at the Theatre Royal Bath, and Macbeth with the Oxford Shakespeare Company. Philip is a fight examiner for the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, Stage Combat Deutschland, and the Irish Dramatic Combat Academy.

MARCELLE DAVIES

London Theatre Program, Midsummer Conservatory Program
She has been head of  movement at The Poor School for 20 years and has taught at BADA since 1995. She has previously taught at RADA, Rose Bruford and Syracuse in London as well as working as a movement director for theatre companies and colleges. She also teaches at Florida State University in London on their Theatre Academy Course.

ANDREW DICKSON

London Theatre Program
Andrew Dickson is an author, journalist and critic. A former arts editor at the Guardian, he writes regularly for the paper, and his essays and reviews have also appeared in The New Yorker and the New Statesman. His new book about Shakespeare's global influence, Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe, is out now in paperback, and he is also the author of The Globe Guide to Shakespeare, which came out in a revised edition in 2016. He appears regularly as a broadcaster for the BBC, and blogs at worldselsewhere.com.

PAOLA DIONISOTTI

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
Born in Italy before moving to England where she was educated and trained. She has worked extensively in repertory, West End, classical and alternative theatre, most recently for the RSC in their Nations at War season in the Swan Theatre. Other theatre work includes If Destroyed True (Chocolate Factory in London and tour). Paola won Actress of the Year Award 2000 for her lead role in Further than the Furthest Thing by Zinnie Harris directed by Irina Brown, (Tricycle Theatre, RNT and tour of South Africa). She has starred in many productions for the National Theatre and RSC. These include Ninagawa’s Peer Gynt, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew, Moscow Gold (RSC) and The Goldoni Triology and Richard II (National). She has also starred in The Relapse (The Chichester Festival), King Lear (Old Vic), Camino Real (Young Vic) and The Entertainer with Corin Redgrave (Liverpool Playhouse). She directed Two Sisters and a Piano for the Riverside Studios. Movies include The Sailor’s Return, Sakharov,Les Miserables, The Tichbourne Claimant, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding and TV includes Forever Green, Harbour Lights, and Midsummer Murders.

MICHAEL DOBSON

London Theatre Program
Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London and has taught at Surrey, Oxford, Peking, Harvard, UCLA, Indiana, Northwestern and Illinois Universities. He comments regularly on Shakespeare and performance for BBC radio, The London Review of Books, and Around the Globe. Acting/directing credits include The Winter's Tale (with Sam West and Patrick Marber) and Henry VIII (Steppenwolf).

WILLIAM DONALDSON

London Theatre Program

William Donaldson trained at LAMDA. As a theatre practitioner and director he has worked with The Royal National Theatre, The Young Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Schools Festival and The Arcola Theatre. He is an artistic associate of Tucked In Productions (specialists in theatre and puppetry), and Beautiful Creatures Theatre Co. (a site specific theatre company). Career credits include: RuPaul Charles in the Edinburgh Award winning production of Prom Kween (Rebecca Humphries), Boris in Boris Got Bu**ered (Theatre Delicatessen, dir. Scott Le Crass), Friar Lawrence in Romeo & Juliet (Actors from the London Stage, US Tour), Prospero in The Tempest (YSC, dir. Chris Geelan), Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet (YSC, dir. Chris Geelan), Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard (Brockley Jack, dir. Matthew Parker), The Wicked Queen in Snow White (Old Vic, dir. Kirsty Patrick Ward). Film credits include Captain Webb (Marathon Films, dir. Justin Hardy).

In 2018 William will reprise his role as RuPaul Charles in Prom Kween, and work with groundbreaking physical theatre company Rhum & Clay on Testosterone.

LYNN FARLEIGH

London Theatre Program
Lynn has appeared in numerous productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Tricycle Theatre and Southampton Rep and starred on Broadway in The Homecoming. Film and TV work includes Pride and Prejudice, two series of Wycliffe and A Fairytale: A True Story.

PETER FRANCIS JAMES

Midsummer in Oxford Program
Graduate and associate of RADA and teacher at Yale School of Drama. Theatre productions include The Lady from Dubuque which opened the Signature Theatre on Broadway, having previously been in the same play with Dame Maggie Smith in London; The Merchant of Venice on Broadway; Colin Powell in David Hare’s Stuff Happens (Public Theater - OBIE, Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk Awards). Other theatre credits include: On Golden Pond, Drowning Crow, Judgment at Nuremberg (Broadway), August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean (Mark Taper, L.A), House of Flowers (Encores!), the Baron in Suzan-Lori Park’s Venus (Public), Claire in The Maids (CSC - OBIE Award), Jupiter in Amphityron (CSC), Scent of the Roses with Julie Harris, Jean in Miss Julie (McCarter), and A.R. Gurney’s Buffalo Gal (Williamstown). His many roles in Shakespeare include: Othello in Othello, (Baltimore Center Stage), Oberon in Sir Peter Hall’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ahmanson), Coriolanus in Coriolanus (McCarter) Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing (Central Park), Pisanio in Cymbeline (RSC/TFANA). Film and television credits include: The Losers, The Rebound, The Messenger, Joe Gould’s Secret, The Rosa Parks Story with Angela Bassett, Oz, Gossip Girl, Kings, Simple Justice, The Ruby Bridges Story, The Wedding, Third Watch, Guiding Light, and all three Law & Order series.

LYN GARDNER

London Theatre Program
Is a British theatre critic, writer and journalist, who works for The Guardian. A graduate in Drama and English at Kent University, she was a founding member of the City Limits cooperative. Before joining The Guardian she reviewed theatre for a London listings magazine. Gardner is a writer of children's novels, the earliest being Into the Woods (2006) and Out of the Woods (2010), both illustrated by Mini Grey and published by David Fickling Books. ISFDB catalogues it as the Storm Eden series. She has written 6 further children's novels for Nosy Crow, known as the Stage School Series, based around a young girl named Olivia attending Stage School.

NIGEL GEARING

London Theatre Program
Educated at Cambridge University Nigel gained a BA and MA in English. He won the Power scholarship to the university of Michigan where he gained an MA in English and American studies. Nigel is an award-winning playwright – writing for stage, film and television – his awards include Winner of Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival. Nigel also translates French plays into English. He teaches Playwriting and English to the Drama MA students at Royal Holloway College, Marymount and Kings College London.

JOHN GORRIE

Midsummer in Oxford Program
John has written and directed extensively for the BBC and PBS, including Edward VII, Lillie, Rumpole of the Bailey, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, Coronation Street, Eastenders, three Shakespeare plays for BBC TV and, recently, Cause Celebre with Helen Mirren.

SARAH HEMMING

London Theatre Program
Sarah Hemming writes and broadcasts about theatre. She has written features, columns and reviews for nearly all the major national newspapers in the UK and is currently theatre critic for the Financial Times. She was a founding editor of Scottish entertainment magazine The List.

JESSICA HIGGS

London Theatre Program
Trained in voice studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has worked for many years in theatre as an actor, musician and voice/singing coach in the West End, regional and fringe theatre, including Oliver and Toad of Toad Hall at the Old Vic. As a composer, she has devised music for plays, cabaret and theatre-in-education programmes. Jessica’s recent credits as a director include Mountain Language & Landscape in British Sign Language at the Oval House Theatre and Four Portraits – of Mothers at the Bridewell Theatre.

DAVID KENWORTHY

Midsummer Conservatory Program
Currently director of drama for Marlborough College and artistic director of Neutral Space Theatre Company which specialises in multi-lingual performance.  As a freelance director credits include The Country (Library Theatre Company);  The Possibilities (LTC) Macbeth (KESS company) and Damages (National Theatre Studio).  For Neutral Space The Piano Man; Romeo and Juliet; Folkestone and To See a Lamb.

JOE MYDELL

Midsummer in Oxford
Trained at the New York University of the Arts and BADA (1984). His theatre experience includes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Last Confession, and The Boys Next Door, (London's West End), The Tempest (Regent's Park), Medea(Broadway), and A Season in the Congo(The Young Vic).   Joe has starred in many productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar, As You Like It, Pericles, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Breakfast with Mugabe, Worlds Apart and Macbeth and the National Theatre: The Comedy of Errors, Edmond, Alice’s Adventures Underground, Angels in America, Perestroika (Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role) and Lyrics of the Hearthside (Edinburgh Fringe First). Most recent TV work includes Homeland, Midsummer Murders and The Missing. Radio credits include Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Falco, Great Escape, Henry VIII and The Lost Boys. IMDb

ELLEN NEWMAN

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
Formerly Head of Voice at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she was a Senior Voice teacher from 1995. She has been a Voice Coach with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, and in London's West End.   Ellen has also acted on Broadway, off-Broadway and in US regional theatres, at the Kennedy Center and the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, and in London's West End. She holds an MA in Theatre Theory and Criticism, has been a tenured Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, and has been on the theatre faculties of Cornell University and Ithaca College.

PIPPA NIXON

London Theatre Program
Pippa Nixon trained at Manchester School of Theatre. She has had numerous roles in film and television as well as recording drama for BBC Radio, but she is best known for her critically acclaimed theatre work. During her early successful stage career, Nixon took on a mixture of roles in both contemporary and classical writing. In 2011, after stints at Shakespeare’s Globe where she was commended in the Ian Charleson Awards for her portrayal of Jessica in The Merchant of Venice, Nixon moved to the Royal Shakespeare Company to take on a number of lead roles. Other theatre roles include Ophelia in Hamlet; Rosalind in As You Like It, and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the RSC. Also for the RSC: Days of Significance, King John and Cardenio. Other theatre work includes Bea, Joe Guy, The Zoo Reading (Soho Theatre); Timon of Athens, Holding Fire! (Globe); The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek (Belfast/Tour); The Method (Oval House); Balm in Gilead Masterpieces (50th Anniversary Season) (Young Vic); and Reading (Royal Court).

PAUL O’MAHONY

London Theatre Program
Paul is an actor, writer, director and producer. He is the artistic director of Out of Chaos with whom he has devised, written, and performed Out of Chaos, UNMYTHABLE, and Norsesome. Out of Chaos have toured throughout the world, winning awards in Bilbao, Berlin, and Edinburgh. Their recently premiered two-man production of Macbeth will be touring again in 2017. Theatre credits include several seasons at The Orange Tree; Othello (RSC); The Taming of the Shrew (Plymouth Theatre Royal); Suppliants (BAC); Ice (ETO); Next Door (Out of Balanz); and Under the Hammerbeam Roof (ETO). He has toured the US with Actors From the London Stage, appearing in A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010), Much Ado About Nothing (2014) and Richard III (2016). In 2015, Paul was Eminent Artist in residence at the University of Wyoming, in which capacity he directed Much Ado About Nothing. With Richard Twyman, he translated and adapted three Greek tragedies to create The House of Atreus (Barbican). Paul is associate producer at Jermyn Street Theatre where credits include All That Fall, St John's Night, and Mother Adam. He studied Classics at Oxford, where he was awarded an Ancient History Scholarship, a Cawkwell Scholarship and two Cawkwell Prizes.

MADELEINE POTTER

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
Madeleine Potter is an actress and director residing in London. She has dual Irish and American citizenship, and most recently appeared in The Glass Menagerie (Fords Theatre, 2016). Her London credits include Electra and The Internationalist (Gate Theatre), 4:48 Psychosis (Royal Court), After Mrs Rochester, Madame Melville, An Ideal Husband (West End), All My Sons, Southwark Fair (National Theatre), Broken Glass (Tricycle), The Waters Edge (Arcola). Her Broadway credits include Plenty, Slab Boys, Metamorphoses, Coastal Disturbances, The Master Builder, The Crucible, A Little Hotel On the Side. Other NY credits include Pygmalion (Roundabout), Richard III (NYSF), Playboy of the Western World and many more. Madeleine’s film credits include The Bostonians, Slaves of New York, The Golden Bowl and The White Countess, all for Merchant Ivory; recent television includes Foyles War, Houdini and Mr Selfridge (2016) in which she played Elizabeth Arden. She has taught for BADA (since 2002), and FSU, and she has directed for MMU, Rose Bruford and Synergy Theatre Project. Madeleine is a member of the Actors Studio.

ROBERT PRICE

Midsummer in Oxford Program
A former Senior Voice and Classical Text Tutor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.  He has also taught and directed at RCSSD, The Lir, BADA, Arts Ed and East 15. Prior to becoming a teacher Robert had a worked as an actor in Ireland performing regularly at the Abbey and Gate Theatres and for many of Dublin's independent Theatre companies. He is the artistic director of Lubkinfinds Theatre Company for whom he directed Elizabeth Kuti’s plays Fishskin Trousers and The Broken Token. He currently works as a voice and text teacher at Lamda.

BRIAN RIDGERS

London Theatre Program
Brian Ridgers has been teaching theatre and literature to American study abroad students as well as English Undergraduates for the last sixteen years. He specialises in Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature, Modern Theatre as well as Victorian Literature.

EUNICE ROBERTS

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program, Midsummer Conservatory Program
Dean of BADA. After leaving Bristol Old Vic Theatre School one of my first jobs was the Old Vic World Tour of Hamlet with Sir Derek Jacobi – who has since become our Patron at BADA.  For most of my professional life I have combined acting with teaching and have had the good fortune to tour American universities many times with Actors From The London Stage and have returned to work at various campuses, including being the Visiting Director of Theatre at Vassar College. I am continually curious about all aspects of food and while hoping to be swept off to Michelin starred restaurants, I am just as content with cheese on toast … with Marmite!

JACKIE SNOW

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
Jackie has been training actors in movement for over 30 years. After training as a dancer and teacher at the London College of Dance and Drama, she joined the Gymnastic Dance Theatre Company. She began teaching at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she met Trish Arnold and Sue Lefton. It was with was with these women , that she trained to be a movement for actors teacher. She continued teaching at Guildhall for the next 20 years, before moving on to be Head of Movement at RADA . She was a visiting tutor at LAMDA, Drama Centre, Rose Bruford and Mountview, London and at Regents University, Virginia, USA . She was Master of Movement at the Globe Theatre under Mark Rylance for 3 seasons, as well as movement directing at West End theatres including the Regents Park Open Air Theatre, Wyndhams, the Old Vic, the RSC, and the National as well as the Nottingham Playhouse, and the Nothcott Theatre, Devon She shared her practice in China, with the teachers of the Central Academy of Drama and the Military academy of Drama in Beijing. Film and TV include The Lost Prince (Stephen Poliakov), The New World (Terence Malik), Quills, Marie Antoinette, and All Forgotten. She is presently training new teachers in London and is Senior Lecturer in Movement at Manchester School of Theatre (MMU). Her book Movement Training for Actors, Methuen Drama, was published in 2012.

ADRIENNE THOMAS

London Theatre Program
Educated at Oxford and Central School of Speech and Drama Adrienne teaches Voice at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Philips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire USA), The Arts Educational School, Mountview Theatre School, Drama Centre, London Centre for Theatre Studies and Central School of Speech and Drama. She has also trained as an actress and has worked with directors such as Michael Bogdanov and Stephen Daldry for the English Shakespeare Company and at the Royal Court.

JOHN TUCKER

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
John’s voice work is at the forefront of contemporary theatre, TV, and film in Britain today (www.john-tucker.com). Clients include Cressida Bonas, Kathryn Drysdale, Edward Holcroft, William Houston, Katherine Kingsley, Elliot Levey, Sophie Okonedo, Diana Quick, Orlando Seale, Andrew Simpson, Toby Stephens, Indira Varma, and Daisy Waterstone. Client theatre credits include: Electra (Old Vic), Man and Superman (National Theatre), Les Liasons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia (Theatre Royal Haymarket), The Tempest (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Treatment (Almeida Theatre), Three Sisters (Young Vic), Titus Andronicus (Globe), The Crucible (Old Vic) and The Crucible (Broadway). In 2017 client TV appearances include Alias Grace (Netflix), The Durrells (ITV) and in 2016 Dr. Thorne (ITV), London Spies (BBC2), The Hollow Crown (BBC2) and Undercover (BBC1). Theatre credits as voice coach include A Midsummer Night's Dream (Headlong Theatre), Bloody Poetry (RADA), and Stovepipe (National Theatre - ‘top ten theatre productions of the decade’ Sunday Times). In May 2016, John directed the first ever Shakespeare Festival in Uzbekistan for the British Council. In November 2016, John directed Hamlet in a series of workshops at The Actors Center in New York. John Tucker is a faculty member teaching voice at the British American Dramatic Academy (BADA). John also teaches voice at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

ANDREW WADE

Midsummer in Oxford Program
Head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990 – 2003 and Assistant Head of Voice from 1987-90. He directed and devised a number of poetry programs and conferences with the legendary Cecily Berry. Since leaving the RSC in 2003, Andrew works predominately in the US leading Master Classes and Workshops, as well as coaching with theatre companies and actors. He has particular links with the Stella Adler Studio in NYC, Delaware University, the National Theater School in Montreal, The Juilliard School and with the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where he has coached Antony and Cleopatra, Comedy of Errors, Othello, As You Like It, Hamlet and Merchant of Venice. Other work includes Verse Consultant on the film Shakespeare in Love and voice coach on A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Taming of the Shrew (TFANA); Matilda (Broadway); Lord of the Rings (Montreal and London); La Traviata (ENO), A Misummer Night’s Dream and Clay Cart (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) Henry V (Guthrie Theatre) Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet (co-production with The Acting Company). Publications include “Working Shakespeare”, a series on voice and text work with Helen Hunt, Samuel L Jackson, Toby Stevens, Clare Danes, Blythe Danner, Emily Watson and introduced by Jeremy Irons. He is currently working on “Shakespeare Experience”, editions of Shakespearean recordings, plus audio excerpts with contemporary actors.

ZOË WAITES

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
Trained at RADA and has many years of experience working in theatre and television. Recent theatre roles include Goneril to Jonathan Pryce’s Lear in King Lear; Mrs Klein and The Play About The Baby (Almeida Theatre); Jeanne in Trevor Nunn’s production of Bird Song, Mrs Elvsted in Hedda Gabler (Theatre Royal Bath); Fanny, Snevellicci and Madeline in Nicholas Nickleby, which toured the UK and London’s West End. Other theatre productions including King Lear, The Scarlet Letter and Pravda (Chichester Festival Theatre); White Devil (The Lyric Theatre) and Antigone (Royal Albert Hall). Her productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company include Twelfth Night; Othello and Night of the Soul. For TV, her BBC productions include The Other Boleyn Girl and Love in a Cold Climate.

LEO WRINGER

London Theatre Program, Midsummer in Oxford Program
Leo went to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he was awarded the Shakespeare Prize. His classical work includes: Michael Grandage’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre; Blackta for Young Vic; Fool in King Lear with the late Corin Redgrave as Lear, Prince of Verona in Romeo and Juliet directed by Peter Gill, and Duke of Ephesus doubled with Doctor Pinch in Tim Supple’s production of Comedy of Errors – all for the RSC. For Shakespeare At The Tobacco Factory, Bristol, he played Brutus in Julius Caesar, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, Aaron the Moor in Titus Andronicus and the title role in Othello – director Andrew Hilton; Camillo in The Winters Tale for Complicité; Cinna The Poet in Julius Caesar at the Barbican, then King Of Athens in Fiona Shaw’s Medea in Dublin and West End, both productions directed by Deborah Warner. Among the modern work he’s played in: Perseverance Drive, Sixty-Six Books & Two Horsemen – all at the Bush Theatre, the latter achieving a Time Out Award; Zinnie Harris’s The Wheel for National Theatre of Scotland, directed by Vicky Featherstone; and Search and Destroy at the Royal Court directed by Stephen Daldry. Film and TV credits include: Nighthawks, Death in Paradise, The Kitchen Toto, Silent Witness, Judge John Deed, Canterbury Tales, Casualty, Law and Order, Rebus, and the role of Thomas Peters in Simon Schama’s Rough Crossing.