Katherine Tozer, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Katherine read English at Oxford University and has subsequently acted for the RSC, the Almeida and the Young Vic, in the West End, nationally and internationally in new work by Harold Pinter, Caryl Churchill, Phyllis Nagy, Howard Brenton and Timberlake Wertenbaker.
She has been directed by Pinter, Nagy and Stephen Daldry, and appeared in roles ranging from Phaedra to Blanche du Bois, for which she was nominated for a TMA award. Film includes Sylvia, Huge and Rankin's short film, Perfect. Katherine has written our new versions of Hedda, The Cherry Orchard and the original texts for The Muse, Playing to the Crowd, If I can and Star.
Gavin Leisfield, FILM DIRECTOR
Gavin studied screenwriting at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and the Binger FilmLab in Amsterdam, settling in London where he became the head of moving image at London agency Dare. He has directed a huge range of live action, animated and interactive experiences for projects including TV campaigns, music videos and brand films for clients such as Vodafone, Sony and ITV. He has won two Cannes Lions for his work on the ITV and CITV rebrands, launched new channels for ITV and is currently the Creative Director of Branding and Design at BBC Worldwide.
David Smith, DIGITAL MARKETING & FILM PRODUCER
David is a co-owner of Independents United, an innovation agency which focuses on creating change for both global organisations and smaller start-ups and entrepreneurs. He has 15 years experience of working in marketing with a focus on media and entertainment brands. As Head of Digital Marketing at the BBC, he led the digital marketing strategy, a large part of which was ensuring that audiences' experiences of drama and entertainment were enhanced by online content. He has produced a wide range of short-form films for the likes of EastEnders, Doctor Who, Johnnie Walker and ASOS, as well as working with Gavin to produce a number of music videos.
Chloe & Oli at Node, WEB DESIGN
Chloe & Oli (Node Design agency, Brighton - www.nodedesign.co.uk) are Palimpsest's online team, developing concepts and realising online experiences that compliment and augment the main event.
Chloe is a uniquely skilled artist and designer of more than 20 years, while Oli has worked extensively in interactive entertainment for leading companies including Sony and EA.
John Chambers, COMPOSER
John studied at Trinity College of Music, where he was awarded the Daryl Runswick Composition Prize, the John Halford Composition Prize, and the Chappell Composition Prize. He works variously as a composer, sound designer, lyricist and musical director. As well as theatre and dance, he writes production music for use in TV and online.
He is one half of synth pop duo 'Heroes of Popular Science'.
Mario Ruiz Sorube, STAGE DESIGNER
Mario comes from a scientific background, but started his adventure in theatre more than a year ago taking courses at Central Saint Martins and the National Theatre. His past collaborations in set design, set dressing and prop-making include Punchdrunk The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable and The Lost Lending Library, Wilderness The Day Shall Declare It and Grimm Productions Grimm Tales for Young and Old: An Immersive Fairytale. Moreover, his skills as front of house in site-specific performances (The Day Shall Declare It, Grimm Tales) give him a very clear view of the audience experience.
Emma Walker, COSTUME DESIGNER
Emma’s love of sewing developed following a chance Christmas gift of a sewing machine 7 years ago. She taught herself the basics using internet tutorials and progressed from children’s clothes to grown up dresses. Emma went on to complete 2 years of sewing and pattern cutting courses at Morley College, London.
Patrick Sandford, THEATRE DIRECTOR
Patrick was Artistic Director of the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton for 25 years. During his tenureship, he won Best Director at the TMA awards both for The Winter Wife and Much Ado About Nothing. Plays directed include Anthony and Cleopatra, The House of Bernada Alba, The Playboy of the Western World, A Streetcar Named Desire, She Stoops to Conquer, Salome, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, The School for Wives, Frankenstein, Mary Stewart, Hamlet and The Three Sisters and a site specific outdoor commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
Alex Blake, ACTOR
Alex read English at Cambridge and then, after a brief flirtation with the Inns of Court, trained as an actor at LAMDA. On stage he has been directed by (among others) Sir Peter Hall, Dame Janet Suzman, Tim Carroll and Daniel Evans. On screen he has appeared in BAFTA and Golden Globe winning television films directed by Tom Hooper, Debbie Tucker Green and Peter Kosminsky. His television credits include: X Company (CBC); The Crimson Field (BBC); New Tricks (BBC); Random (Channel 4); Longford (ITV); Prime Suspect VII (ITV); Pinochet in Suburbia (BBC); Bleak House (BBC) & The Government Inspector (C4). His theatre work includes: A Doll's House (Sherman Cymru); Single Spies (The Rose, Kingston); Henry IV Parts I & II (Theatre Royal Bath); Antony and Cleopatra (Liverpool Playhouse) & An Enemy of The People (Sheffield Crucible).
Nick Barber, ACTOR and DIRECTOR
Nick trained at RADA. He has appeared at the RSC, the National, the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Wrestling School. He has been directed by Peter Hall, Howard Davies, Rachel Kavanaugh, Stephen Daldry and Felix Barrett and Maxine Doyce for Punchdrunk. Film includes Colour Me Kubrick and Compleat Female Stage Beauty. He is also a regular on BBC Radio 4's The Archers playing Rex Fairbrother.
Mark Elstob, ACTOR
Mark was born in Sunderland and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has worked all over the UK as well as Vienna, Lisbon, Berlin, Athens, Frankfurt and Jerusalem, and been directed by Sir Peter Hall and Steven Berkoff, amongst others. Theatre work includes The Master and Margarita, Venus and Adonis, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV Part One, The Three Musketeers, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet. On TV and film, Mark's appearances include A Hazard of Hearts, The Monk, Lady Jane (directed by Trevor Nunn), Eastenders, Inspector George Gently and Emmerdale, playing the regular role of Andrew Fraser.
Andrew Wincott, ACTOR
Andrew read English at Oxford and subsequently went on to train at Weber Douglas. He has performed nationally and internationally, at the Young Vic and in regional Rep. A member of the BBC Radio Actors company, Andrew is a series regular in The Archers, playing the character of Adam Macy.
Michael Hadley, ACTOR
Michael trained at Bristol Old Vic school. Theatre includes productions at the Donmar Warehouse, in the West End and in New York (including Kent in King Lear and John of Gaunt in Richard II). He has been directed by Michael Grandage, Jamie Lloyd and Marianne Elliot, at the Watermill Theatre by Paul Hart (incl. Prospero in The Tempest). He has worked at the R.S.C. with Greg Doran, Sean Holmes and Jonathan Munby and at the Oxford Shakespeare Co. and Gate Theatre with Mick Gordon (again including Prospero in The Tempest), also at Sheffield Crucible and Almeida theatre. Film includes The Invisible Woman directed by Ralph Fiennes and Unrelated directed by Joanna Hogg.
Tegen Hitchens, ACTOR
Theatre includes: Bitesize Breakfast (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Lunchtime Fourplay (St James), New World Order (Hydrocracker), Accrington Pals (The Old Market); The Positive Hour (Jermyn Street) and A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Drum Theatre Royal Plymouth) and The Musicians (National Theatre). Television and Film includes: Easy Hours (Film 4 Virgin Media Shorts) and Michael (BFI).
Marco Gambino, ACTOR
Marco Gambino read Law at the University of Palermo (Sicily) before moving to London more than twenty years ago. From there, his stage film and television career has spread across Europe.
Marco has been directed by Antonio Raffaele Addamo, Paolo Puppa, Philippe de Groussuvre, Yvonne McDevitt and Manuela Ruggiero, Roberto Cavosi.
Film and television credits include The International, Closure, Capo dei capi, Squadra Antimafia. For the past four years Marco has toured Europe with the Monologue "Words of Honour, the Mafia exposed", which he performs in three different languages.
Rebecca Johnson, ACTOR
Rebecca trained at LAMDA. She has appeared widely at the RSC, National, Sheffield Crucible, Donmar and Manchester Royal Exchange theatres, under the direction of Sam Mendes, Michael Grandage, Ed Hall, Rachel Kavanaugh, Jonathon Munby, Laurence Boswell, Stephen Unwin and Simon Usher. She was nominated for a TMA award for Mrs Warren's Profession and received an Ian Charleson Commendation for Lady Windermere's Fan. Film includes Shackleton and Two seconds to Midnight.
Owen Oakeshott, ACTOR
Owen trained at Webber Douglas. He has acted variously for the RSC, The National and Manchester Royal Exchange, under the directorship of Howard Davies, Stephen Pimlott, Michael Boyd, Stephen Daldry, Trevor Nunn, Stephen Unwin and Rufus Norris.
Film includes Upside of Anger and She's Gone.
Lisa Taylor, ACTOR
Lisa trained at Central. She has appeared at the RSC, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, several times at the Bush, at Hampstead and in the West End. She has been directed by Michael Grandage, Jonathon Munby and Sean Holmes.
She is a resident tutor at Norwich Theatre Royal and an associate of the Stage and Television Workshop Company. Film includes Gangster No. 1.
Chris Polick, ACTOR
Chris trained at LAMDA. He has appeared at London's Finborough, Bush, and Arts theatres, Sheffield Crucible, and Vienna's English Theatre (in their recent Witness for the Prosecution), and on the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Channel 4. Chris has worked extensively with Theatre Delicatessen, and is a core member of physical theatre company Wilderness, with whom he performed at the Radar Festival at REDCAT in Los Angeles. Their well-reviewed immersive Tennessee Williams project The Day Shall Declare transfers from London to New York later this year.
Geoffrey Newland, ACTOR
Geoffrey trained at Bristol Old Vic and Lee Strasberg. He has appeared widely for the RSC, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Tobacco Factory and Soho Theatre. He has been directed by Michael Boyd, Roxanna Silbert, Neil Bartlett, Sue Wilson, Jenny Stephens and Natalie Abrahami. Film and television credits include Spooks, Da Vinci's Demons, Emmerdale and The Wedding Video.
Kali Peacock, ACTOR
Kali trained at Drama Studio. She has appeared widely at the Globe, The York Theatre Royal and Chichester Festival Theatre. She has been directed by Sean Holmes, Simon Godwin and Sonia Ritter. She co devised and co wrote Lillies on the Land, for Fresh Glory Productions, which transferred to The Arts Theatre in the West End after a national tour in 2012. Film includes Finding Neverland and Sightseers.
Nina Richardson, ACTOR & SINGER
Nina trained at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama, where she gained a Bachelor of Music. She is a solo singer in the indie/folk band Thornies and a solo singer in the jazz big band City Jazz.
She has performed the alto solo in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, in Paris, London and Geneva. Nina has sung with the London Philharmonic and at the Barbican.
Phoebe Ladenburg, ACTOR
Phoebe trained at Central where she was nominated as their candidate for the Spotlight Graduate Prize 2015. Theatre at Central includes Miss Johnson and In Extremis. She has a degree in History of Art from Edinburgh University.
Jack Ladenburg COMPANY PHOTOGRAPHER
Our projects require the digital layering of information, captured and enhanced by Jack Ladenburg. Jack is a portrait, still life and event photographer. His work spans actors' headshots through to production stills for the current tour of Birdsong. www.jackladenburg.co.uk
Anna Hewson, ACTOR
Anna trained at LAMDA. She has appeared at the RSC, Young Vic, Hampstead, the Royal Exchange Manchester, The Print Room and the Orange Tree, under the directorship of Jonathan Munby, Sam Walters and Natalie Abrahami.
Piers Wehner, ACTOR
Piers trained at Bristol Old Vic. He was the winner of the BBC Carlton Hobbs Award 2009 and has subsequently voiced many roles for BBC Radio 4, both as lead and regular, notably Jude in The Archers. He has appeared at The Globe, The Bristol Old Vic, The Tobacco Factory and at the Nuffield, Southampton; as characters ranging from Octavius Caesar to Jimmy Porter.
Christian Coulson, ACTOR
Christian read English at Cambridge. He has appeared in the West End, the Gate theatre and at Liverpool Playhouse. He has been directed by Stephen Daldry, Anna Mackmin and Josie Rourke. He has played Oswald in Ghosts, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Christian in a number one tour of Festen. Film includes The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, I am Nasrine, The Hours, Four Feathers and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Guy Remy, ACTOR
Guy is bilingual and trained at LAMDA and Les Cours Florent in Paris. He has been directed by Rupert Goold, Janet Suzman and Edward Hall in roles ranging from Lysander to Robin Starveling. He has appeared in numerous short films in both French and English, a Burberry campaign and is the voice of Oman Air.
Emily Hibbert, ACTOR
Emily is a recent graduate from LAMDA. Whilst studying she appeared in numerous productions, undertaking a variety of roles including The Duchess in The Duchess of Malfi, Masha in Three Sisters, Prosepero in The Tempest and Meredith in Five Women Wearing The Same Dress. She also studied English at the University of Exeter.
Oliver Bardell, ACTOR
Oliver recently graduated from LAMDA, working with directors such as Polly Findlay and Derek Bond. Oliver's work there included playwrights ranging from Henrik Ibsen to Mike Bartlett. He also holds a degree in Drama and Spanish from the University of Bristol.
Evie Tyler, ACTOR
Evie trained at Rose Bruford College. Theatre credits include: Romeo & Juliet directed by Iqbal Khan, The Importance of Being Earnest, Sirenia directed by Jethro Compton, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe Sonnet Walks and What You Will: Pop Up Shakespeare, directed by Mark Rylance and Jonathan Moore, The Revenger's Tragedy and Campagnia Pippo Delbono's Henry V for the RSC's Complete Works festival.
Bessie Hitchin, STAGE MANAGER
Bessie trained as a Technical Theatre Apprentice at Park Theatre in 2014. Since leaving she has been working professionally as a Stage Manager. Her shows include: Rapunzel (Park Theatre Productions), The Local Stigmatic (Melies Productions), Odd Shaped Balls (Plane Paper Theatre), Carmen (Blackheath Halls Productions), LUV (Buckland Theatre Company) The Albatross 3rd & Main (Shiny Pin Productions).