Cast Bios

  • Thomas Aldridge, Ron

    Thomas Aldridge

    Thomas Aldridge Trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

    Theatre includes: Les Miserables (Queens); Made in Dagenham (Adelphi);  A Midsummer Nights Dream, Taming of the Shrew, Babe (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Secret Garden, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Birmingham Rep); His Dark Materials (UK Tour); Only the Brave (Soho Theatre/Wales Millennium Centre); The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep); High Society (Shaftesbury/UK Tour); Dirty Dancing (UK Tour); The Wizard of Oz (RSC/West Yorkshire Playhouse); Matilda (RSC workshops).

    Television includes: Undercover, Titanic, Call the Midwife, Silent Witness, Doctors, Eastenders, Hope & Glory, Killers, Law & Order: UK, Primeval, and Bwarks online award winning comedy series The Support Group.

    Film includes: Flea, MI9-2-5, Blasted (shortlisted best short Cannes, Toronto & Sundance Film Festivals).

    Thomas has appeared in various commercials, most notably fronting the commercials for Paddy Power.

  • Helen Aluko, Rose

    Helen Aluko

    Training: Manchester School of Theatre

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace); Doctor Faustus (Royal Exchange); One Language, Many Voices (TNT); The Price (Walking Forward); The Wind in the Willows (Sixteen Feet Productions); Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

    Television includes: The Driver.

  • Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

    Rosemary Annabella Nkrumah

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace); Blues Brothers (European tour); Hairspray (Regent’s Theatre, Stoke on Trent); Seussical (international tour); Back to Bacharach (UK tour); Love Beyond (Wembley Arena).

    Film includes: Hummingbird, Cemetery Junction and The Human Centipede.

  • David Annen

    David Annen

    Theatre includes: Richard III, Measure For MeasureJudgment Day (Almeida); For Services Rendered (Chichester Festival Theatre); Macbeth (MIF/Park Avenue Armory);  The Master and Margarita, A Disappearing Number (Complicite); Ah, Wilderness!, FirefaceMy Dad’s A Birdman, Andorra, Demons & Dybbuks (Young Vic); Hearing Things (Albany); The Cement Garden (Vault Festival); Drawing The Line (Hampstead); Henry VIII (RSC Complete Works); Chains of Dew (Orange Tree); Guantanamo (Tricycle Theatre/New Ambassadors); After Mrs. Rochester (Shared Experience/Duke of York’s); The Winter’s Tale (Theatre Royal, Bath); Copenhagen (Watermill); The Good Actor, Here’s What I Did With My Body One Day, London/My LoverUtter (lightwork).

    Film includes:  Murder on the Orient Express; The Foreigner; Entebbe; Mad To Be NormalAbsolutely AnythingBelieveThe West Wittering Affair.

    Television includes: The Crown; Will; Genius; Witless; Maigret Sets a Trap; World War Three: Inside The War RoomCoalition; An Adventure In Space And Time; Shetland; Call The MidwifeThe Taking of Prince HarryPrisoners’ Wives; Midsomer MurdersLennon Naked; The Last Days of Lehman Brothers; EastEndersCriminal JusticeThe Chatterley Affair.

  • Franc Ashman, Hermione

    Franc Ashman

    Training: Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

    Theatre includes: The Twilight Zone (Almeida); Torn (Royal Court); Perserverance Drive and The Royale (Bush); Nine Night and People (NT); Bang Bang Bang and This May Hurt A Bit (Out of Joint); After the Accident (Soho Theatre); In the Blood (Finborough Theatre); Pornography (Traverse Theatre); Cockroach (National Theatre of Scotland); The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Macbeth and Macbett (RSC).

    Film includes: A Streetcat Named Bob and The Ones Below.

    Television includes: Sick Of It, Sick Note, The Child In Time, Liar, Apple Tree Yard, Prime Suspect 1973, Dark Heart, DCI Banks, The Windsors, Peep Show, Mayday, The Reckoning, Dr Who, Law and Order: UK, Missing, Trial & Retribution and Gunrush.

    Radio includes: Behind Closed Doors: Excluded and Robin Soans’ From A Great Height.

  • Jamie Ballard, Harry

    Jamie Ballard

    Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
    Theatre includes: Mother Christmas, In The Vale of Heath (Hampstead); Uncle Vanya (Theatr Clwyd/Sheffield Crucible); The White Devil, Troilus and Cressida (Globe); Ghosts (HOME); King John (Rose Theatre Kingston); Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios); Scenes from an Execution, Antigone, Warhorse, Saint Joan, Emperor and Galilean, Some Trace of Her (NT); The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, Written on the Heart, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, King John, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); The Devil Inside Him (National Theatre of Wales); Thyestes, Light Shining In Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire (Arcola); Hamlet, As You Like It, Troilus and Cressida (Tobacco Factory); Macbeth, The Changeling (Tobacco Factory / Barbican); The Ark and Covenant (Battersea Arts Centre); The Duchess of Malfi (Salisbury Playhouse).
    Television includes: Three Girls, Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, The Hollow Crown II, Sons of Liberty, Father Brown, The Crimson Field and The Great Fire.
    Film includes: Suffragette, X & Y, Kittiwakes, A Poet in New York, The Comedian and Black Death

  • Jordan Bamford

    Jordan Bamford

    Training: Oxford School of Drama. This production marks his professional stage debut.

  • Emma Bown

    Emma Bown

    Training: University of Bristol and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
    Theatre includes: Labour of Love (Noel Coward); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Harold Pinter); McQueen (Haymarket); Hay Fever (Duke of York’s); Di and Viv and Rose (Vaudeville); Seduced, The Doctors Show, Hitler on Trial, State of Nature (TheatreScience); What Happened After Nora Left Her Husband (Arcola Studio); No One Sees the Video, The Love Child (Red Shift); Les Femmes Savantes, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet (Original Shakespeare Co.); The BFG (Albery).
    Television includes: History’s Ultimate Spies.
    Film includes: Landing Lake, To the Grave, The Red Bull Film, Summer Dark, De Sul, Mindgames and Playgrounds and The Sweet Rain.
    Radio includes: Strangers and Brothers.

  • Jonathan Case, Scorpius

    Jonathan Case

    Training: LAMDA
    Theatre includes: Another Country, Richard III, NSFW, Cyrano de Bergerac (LAMDA)
    Television includes: Holby City and Orton: Laid Bare.
    Film includes: Undergods.

  • Adrian Christopher

    Adrian Christopher

    Training: Guildford School of Acting (Sir Michael Redgrave Scholarship, Sir Anthony Hopkins Bursary).
    Theatre includes: War Horse (New London); The Emperor Jones (NT); Junior’s Story (Nottingham Playhouse); Guess Who’s Coming To Tea (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Whose Lie Is It Anyway? (UK tour); The Dining Room (Cochrane Theatre); 4th Great Year (Jermyn Street).
    Television include: Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Law And Order, Eastenders, Holby City, Torchwood, The Last Detective, Judge John Deed, My Hero, The Bill, Footballer’s Wives and Babyfather.
    Film includes: The Mummy and 28 Days Later.

  • Craig Connolly

    Craig Connolly

    Training: The Lir Academy Of Dramatic Art.
    Theatre includes: Let the Right One In, Jimmy’s Hall (Abbey Theatre, Ireland); These Rooms, On Corporation Street, Sunder (ANU Theatre Company); The Silver Tassie (Druid Theatre Company); Oliver! (Festival Productions); I, Keano (Long Road Productions); The Auld Fella (Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival).
    Television includes: The Cabin, The Hideaways and Roy.

  • Danny Dalton

    Danny Dalton

    Training: LAMDA.

    Theatre includes: Wildfire (Hampstead); Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange); Pigeons (Royal Court); War Horse (NT); Days of Significance, Pericles, The Winter’s Tale (RSC); The List, Purgatory (Arcola); Dust (Theatre 503); 40 Years On (The Churchill Theatre);Nine (Royal Festival Hall); Oliver! (Sadler’s Wells) and Les Misérables (The Palace Theatre).

    Television includes: EastEnders and Hale & Pace.

    Radio includes: Atching Tan: A Gypsy Wife, Siege and Carousel.

  • Leah Haile

    Leah Haile

    Training: National Youth Theatre.

    Theatre includes: Instructions for Correct Assembly (Workshop – Royal Court); The Crucible (Manchester Royal Exchange); Slick (National Youth Theatre).

    Television includes: Doctors, The Musketeers and The Five.

  • James Howard, Draco

    James Howard

    Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace); Brave New World (Northampton Theatre Royal/Touring Consortium); Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Mojo, The Drunks, King Lear, Morte D’Arthur (RSC); Twelfth Night, Ivanov (Donmar Warehouse in the West End); Not About Heroes (Blackeyed Theatre Company); Antony and Cleopatra (Royal Exchange);The Duchess of Malfi (NT).

    Film includes: Survivor, The Theory of Everything, Shoot on Sight, The Oxford Murders and Penelope.

    Television includes: Black Mirror, Dark Matters, Doctors, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, Skins, Midsomer Murders, The Bill, Broken News, Spooks, Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Dream Team.

  • April Hughes

    April Hughes

    Training: East 15 Acting School.

    Theatre includes: The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre); Freak (Theatre 503, Edinburgh Fringe); Freefall (in association with Suffolk Young Carers); Girls Like That (Unicorn Theatre); Dracula (Open Book Theatre) and the New Playwright project (Soho Theatre).

    Television includes: Dixi.

  • Joe Idris-Roberts, Albus

    Joe Idris-Roberts

    Training: RADA.
    Theatre includes: Pinocchio (NT); Eyes Closed Ears Covered (Bunker); Forty Years On (Chichester); The Philanderer (Orange Tree); Andromache, As You Like It, Sweet Charity, The Space, The Castle, The Merry Wives Of Windsor (RADA); The History Boys, Showtune: The Jerry Herman Review (The Forum Theatre, Chester); Jesus Christ Superstar (Clwyd Theatr Cymru).

  • Martin Johnston

    Martin Johnston

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace); The Secret Garden – Concert (UK tour); Shane Meadows’ 24/7 (Embassy Theatre); Passport to Pimlico! – The Musical (South Westminster Festival); It’s a Wonderful Life – The Musical (UK tour); SpongeBob SquarePants – The Musical (UK tour); Reverend Shaw Moore, Footloose (Novello/UK and Ireland tour); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Towngate Theatre Basildon/Millfield Theatre London); Sweethearts (Finborough); The Postman Always Rings Twice (Playhouse); Annie (Aberystwth Arts Centre); On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Bridewell Theatre); Jekyll and Hyde (East Anglia tour); Me and My Girl (UK tour); Jack and the Beanstalk, Red Riding Hood (Greenwich).

    Film includes: Love Tales. Television includes: Cradle to Grave, The Tudors, Criminal Justice, The Queen and Office Monkey.

    Commercials include: Puma, Ford, Living TV – Sky, Halifax, Pimms and Rennie.


  • Gareth Kennerley

    Gareth Kennerley

    Training: Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
    Theatre includes: House & Garden (Watermill Theatre); 5 Guys Chillin’ (King’s Head); Hook Up (Outbox); Sanguine (Scaffold State); Pedal Pusher (Theatre Delicatessen); Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (TNT/ADG Europe); Stand Up Diggers All (Pentabus); Rush, Pavement (Theatre West); The Comedy of Errors, Richard II (Tobacco Factory); Carmen (Stephen Joseph); Sweeney Todd (Dundee Rep); Compression (Write Now); Doctor Faustus, The School for Scandal (Greenwich); War Horse (NT/London New); Saint Joan (NT); Fiddler On The Roof (Crucible/Savoy); Under Milk Wood (Tricycle); The Pendulum (Jermyn Street); Arden Of Faversham (Skin and Bone Theatre); King Lear (Creation Theatre); Henry V (Bright Angel Productions).
    Film includes: Retro.
    Radio includes: Tumanbay (series 1 and 2).

  • Susan Lawson-Reynolds

    Susan Lawson-Reynolds

    Theatre includes: People, Places and Things (UK tour); Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt); To Kill a Mockingbird (Regents Park); No Rhyme (Brockley Jack Studio); The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic); A Clockwork Orange, Hansel and Gretel, The Snow Queen, Da Boyz, Aeroplane Man, Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Novello); The Harder They Come (Playhouse /Barbican/Theatre Royal, Stratford East/US and Canada tour); Anansi & The Magic Mirror, Anansi Trades Places, Ska By Day (Talawa); Grace and the Don (Arts).
    Television includes: Michael Jackson: Man In The Mirror.
    Film includes: Masaryk, London Road and White Liar (Short).
    Associate Director: Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal, Stratford East).
    Associate Choreographer: The Wiz (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse).

  • Barry McCarthy

    Barry McCarthy

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace); The Absence of War (Headlong UK tour); Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas (Lyric Hammersmith); Little Revolution, King Lear (Almeida); Kafka’s Dick (Theatre Royal Bath); Step 9 of 12 (Trafalgar Studios); A Round-Heeled Woman (Aldwych); Realism (Soho Theatre); The White Guard (NT); Kean (Apollo); The Canterbury Tales (RSC/UK and US tours); As You Like It, Back to Methuselah, The Park, Wildest Dreams(RSC); Things We Do For Love (Gielgud); The Scarlet Letter, The Government Inspector, King Lear, The Master and Margarita, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chichester Festival Theatre); House & Garden, Body Language, Henceforward, Woman in Mind (Stephen Joseph Theatre).

    Film includes: London Road, Notes on a Scandal, Kinky Boots, Food of Love, Erik the Viking and Brothers and Sisters.

    Television includes: Hollyoaks, Holby City, Doctors, Missing, Judge John Deed, Topsy & Tim, New Tricks, Peak Practice and House of Cards.

  • Sandy McDade

    Sandy McDade

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace); A Women Killed with Kindness, The Seagull, House of Bernarda Alba, Prayer for Owen Meany, The Skriker, Good Person of Sichuan, Ghetto, Fuente Ovejuna (NT); Iron (Royal Court Evening Standard Award for Best Actress, Stage Award for Best Actress); After Dido, Senora Carrar’s Riffles, Twelfth Night, As I Lay Dying (Young Vic); Period of Adjustment (Almeida); The Life of Stuff (Donmar Warehouse – Olivier nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role); Ingolstadt Plays (Gate).

    Film includes: Jane Eyre, Heading Home, Restoration, One Last Chance and Mrs Henderson Presents.

    Television includes: Agatha Raison, Father Brown, Poirot – The Labours of Hercules, The Lady Vanishes, Misfits, New Tricks, Larkrise to Candleford, Silent Witness, Taggart, The Smallest Game in Town, Down to Earth, Vital Signs, Secret Smile, Quite Ugly One Morning, Teachers, The Office – Christmas Special, Hamish Macbeth and Touch of Frost.

  • James McGregor

    James McGregor

    Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

    Theatre includes: Henry 1st of England (Reading Between the Lines); Merlin (Nuffield, Southampton); Other Desert Cities (English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Final Revelation of Sherlock Holmes (The Pleasance); Robin Hood (Globe/ Borough Market); Profumo: The Musical (Waterloo East); Dinner (Barons Court Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe/Borough Market); The Hairy Ape (Southwark Playhouse); The Alchemist (White Bear); The Merchant of Venice (Rose Theatre); Hamlet Smith (Southwark Nursery Festival); The Eight: Reindeer Monologues (Above The Stag); Palace Balls (Jermyn Street).

    Film includes: Pride, Cerberus, The Cocktail Waitress and Stu (Stuart) & Ollie parts 1, 2 & 3.

    Television includes: Kiss of Death, Emmerdale, Land of the Free, Angel of Decay, Our World War, Foyle’s War, The Great Train Robbery, Obsession: Dark Desire, Miracle Landing on the Hudson and Waking the Dead.

  • Ryan J Mackay

    Ryan J Mackay

    Training: New College Lanarkshire.
    Theatre includes: Lord of the Flies, Inherit the Wind, Balm in Gilead and Medea (New College Lanarkshire); Blackout (NT Connections 500/Royal Lyceum); The Gorbals Vampire (Citizens Theatre).

  • Annette Mclaughlin

    Annette Mclaughlin

    Training: London Studio Centre and Meisner Technique with Scott Williams at Impulse Theatre Company.
    Theatre includes: Pinocchio, Singin’ in the Rain, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Anything Goes (NT); Billy Elliot (UK tour); Twelfth Night (Globe); Volpone, Measure for Measure, Love’s Sacrifice, The Jew of Malta, Written on The Heart (RSC); Our Town, Lysistrata, The Odyssey (Almeida); Matilda, Chicago (Cambridge); Brief Encounter (Broadway/St Ann’s Warehouse/international tour); Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is Born (Southbank Centre); She Loves Me, 5/11, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (TMA nomination for best actress in a musical, Chichester); Noises Off (Birmingham Rep); Chicago, Damn Yankees (Adelphi); Lenny (Queens Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Dominion); Crazy For You (Prince Edward); High Society, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV Part 1, Romeo and Juliet (Regent’s Park); Into The Woods (Derby Playhouse); The Vagina Monologues (UK tour); Stepping Out, Singin’ in the Rain and Horse and Carriage (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Tomorrow Morning (New End Theatre, Hampstead ); Dreams from a Summer House (Watermill Theatre).
    Television includes: Law and Order UK, The Frank Skinner Show, Lunar IV, Stephen Sondheim 80th Birthday Prom and Legionnaire.

  • David Mara

    David Mara

    Training: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
    Theatre includes: Let The Right One In (National Theatre of Scotland/US tour); Our Country’s Good (NT); Arcadia (ETT); The King’s Kilt (Óran Mòr); The James Plays (National Theatre of Scotland/NT); Pocket Henry V (Propeller Theatre Company/UK and international tours); Oliver! (Crucible); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (NT/Apollo); The Second Mrs Tanqueray, Treasure Island (Rose Theatre); Othello (Donmar Warehouse); Pericles (Cardboard Citizens/RSC), The Tempest (Crucible/Old Vic); King John, Julius Caesar, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, La Lupa (RSC); As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra (English Shakespeare Company).
    Television includes: Doctors, Casualty, Murder in Mind and Taggart.
    Film includes: Memorabilis and Justice League.
    Radio includes: The Stanley Baxter Playhouse – The Flying Scotsman.

  • Dylan Mason

    Dylan Mason

    Training: The Arts Educational School.
    Theatre includes: 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (Finborough); The Wind in the Willows (Theatre Royal Plymouth/Lowry Salford/Mayflower, Southampton); (NT/Chatelet, Paris); Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Regent’s Park); Anything Goes (Crucible/UK Tour).
    Workshops include: Dr Dolittle (Music & Lyrics); The Dog Beneath The Skin (Arcola); Never Let Me Go, Son of Rambow (Nuffield Theatre); Helen, Love, The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre Studio); Flowers for Mrs Harris (Crucible Theatre/Old Vic); Wildwood (Ambassador Theatre Group).

  • Tom Peters

    Tom Peters

    Training: Rose Bruford.
    Theatre includes: Girl from the North Country, The Crucible, Dancing at Lughnasa (Old Vic); Treasure Island (New Vic, Stoke); Ugly Lies the Bone, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Strange Interlude, Scenes from an Execution, Travelling Light, Ivanov, The London Cuckolds (NT); Sheppey (Orange Tree); Macbeth (The Court, NZ); A View from the Bridge (Liverpool Everyman); The Alchemist (Belgrade Theatre); Forever House (The Drum, Plymouth); Tales from King James, Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Saints and Sinners (Creation Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Guildford Shakespeare Company); BFG (Harrogate Theatre); Dark Tales (Bridewell); The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Hard Times (Croydon Warehouse); Gallows Song (Bridewell); The Crampons of Fear (Eastern Angles); The Winters Tale (Riding Lights).

  • James Phoon

    James Phoon

    Training: Guildford School of Acting.

    Theatre includes: Lord of the Flies (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre/ UK & Ireland tour) and Southern Baptist Sissies (Above the Stag Theatre).

  • Eve Ponsonby

    Eve Ponsonby

    Training: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
    Theatre Includes: The Stepmother (Chichester Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Royal, Bath); Little Eyolf (Almeida); Shakespeare in Love (Noel Coward); Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Cheek by Jowl); If Only (Chichester Festival); Longing Natasha (Hampstead); Boys (Headlong); The Children’s Hour (Harold Pinter); Prince of Denmark (NT).
    Film includes: Frankenstein and The Unbeatable.
    TV includes: Grantchester, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The White Queen, Misfits and Above Suspicion: Silent Scream.

  • Kate Russell-Smith

    Kate Russell-Smith

    Training: The Oxford School of Drama.
    Theatre includes: A Curmudgeon’s Guide To Christmas Round Robin Letters (Hope Theatre); Unidentified Item In The Bagging Area (Old Red Lion); Sex Cells (Riverside Studios); Better Together (Brockley Jack); Talking Heads – Bed Among The Lentils, Same Time Next Year, Sleeping Beauty, Jack & The Beanstalk (Theatre Royal, Winchester); Flathampton, The Wizard of Oz, What Makes Us Tick (Royal and Derngate); Children Of A Lesser God (Salisbury Playhouse); Aladdin (Watford Palace); And A Nightingale Sang (Southwold/Aldeburgh Theatres); Whatever Happened To Bette & Joan?, Three Musketeers (Proteus Theatre). Kate has also performed her own work Mat 5 (Arcola).
    Television includes: Coconut, From Darkness, Silent Witness, The Taming of the Shrew, Passer By, The Reckoning, Frances Tuesday, Skins and Second Generation.
    Film includes: Funny Cow, The Perfect Silence and Three Brothers.

  • Sinéad Sharkey

    Sinéad Sharkey

    Training: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
    Theatre includes: Bold Girls, Cinderella, Faithful Ruslan (Citizens Theatre).
    Film includes: Dracula Untold.

  • Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn

    Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn

    Training: National Youth Theatre Rep Company and The BRIT School.
    Theatre includes: Othello, Jekyll and Hyde, Mrs Dalloway (NYT Rep Company/Ambassadors); The Fall (NYT Rep Company/Criterion); The Andrea Project (Royal Court).

  • Mark Theodore

    Mark Theodore

    Theatre includes: A Bitter Herb (Bristol Old Vic); Edmond, The Collection, Animal Farm (Northern Stage); Dirty Butterfly, Wrong Place, The Husbands (Soho Theatre); 93.2 (Royal Court); A Raisin In The Sun (Young Vic); Measure For Measure, Les Blancs (National Theatre); Pericles, Winter’s Tale, Days Of Significance, Macbeth, Macbet, God In Ruins, Julius Caesar (RSC).

    Film includes: Jamaica, The Nod, Ali G In Da House, Legend, Grimsby, Unchained.

    Television includes: The Bill, Casualty, Eastenders, Obsession, Friday Night Dinner, The Dumping Ground, Born To Kill.

  • Susie Trayling, Ginny

    Susie Trayling

    Training: Drama Studio London.
    Theatre includes: Iphigenia Quartet, Idomeneus, Vanya (Gate); The Hook (Northampton/Liverpool Everyman); The Crucible, Twelfth Night (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Thomas Tallis (Globe); The Seagull (Manchester Library); Sons Without Fathers (Belgrade/Arcola); King John, Richard III, A Soldier in Every Son (RSC); The Constant Wife, Private Lives (Salisbury); Women of Troy, Dream Play, Iphigenia at Aulis (NT); Anthony and Cleopatra (Nuffield); Mary Goes First, The Mob (Orange Tree); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Rose); A Doll’s House, The Portrait of a Lady, Habeus Corpus (Peter Hall Company); Don’t Look Now (Sheffield Lyceum/Lyric Hammersmith); Skylight (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest, Closer (Northampton); Camera Obscura (Almeida); Edward II (Crucible); Anna Karenina (Bolton).
    Television includes: Killing Eve, Will, The White Princess, Coronation Street, Father Brown, Midsomer Murders, Vera, Emma, Holby City and Casualty.
    Film includes: We’ll Take Manhattan.

  • Joshua Wyatt

    Joshua Wyatt

    Training: London Studio Centre.

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Original Company (Palace); Matilda (Cambridge); Tommy (Blackpool Opera House); Loserville (Union Theatre).

    Television includes: The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Children in Need and Surprise Surprise.

Creative Team Bios

  • J.K. Rowling, Original Story

    J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter novels and three companion books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and been made into eight blockbuster films. Her other books include The Casual Vacancy, a novel for adults, and, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, the Cormoran Strike crime novels, which have been adapted for BBC television.  J.K. Rowling is also a screenwriter, making her debut in 2016 with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The second in this five-film series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, was released in November 2018.

  • Jack Thorne, Original Story and Playwright

    Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Hope and Let the Right One In, both directed by John Tiffany, A Christmas Carol and Woyzeck at the Old Vic, Junkyard, a Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic & Theatr Clwyd co-production, The Solid Life of Sugar Water for the Graeae Theatre Company and the National Theatre, Bunny for Nabokov/UK tour, Stacy for the Tron, Arcola and Trafalgar Studios, and 2nd May 1997 and When You Cure Me for the Bush. His adaptations include The Physicists for the Donmar Warehouse and Stuart: A Life Backwards for HighTide. On film his credits include Wonder, War Book, A Long Way Down and The Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include Kiri, an episode of Electric Dreams, The Last Panthers, Don’t Take My Baby, This Is England, The Fades, Glue, Cast-Offs and National Treasure. In 2017 he won a BAFTA and an RTS Television award for Best Mini-Series (National Treasure). He won BAFTAs in 2016 for Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’90) and Best Single Drama (Don’t Take My Baby), and in 2012 for Best Drama Series (The Fades) and Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’88).

  • John Tiffany, Original Story and Director

    John Tiffany’s recent credits include Pinocchio for the National Theatre and Road for the Royal Court.
    He directed the musical Once for which he was the recipient of multiple awards both in the West End and on Broadway. As Associate Director of the Royal Court, his work also includes The Twits, Hope and The Pass. He was the director of Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, which transferred to the Royal Court, West End and St. Ann’s Warehouse. His other work for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Macbeth (also Broadway), Enquirer, The Missing, Peter Pan, The House
    of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Black Watch, for which he won the Olivier and Critics’ Circle Best Director Awards, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home: Glasgow. Other recent credits include The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T, on Broadway, EIF and in the West End, and The Ambassador at BAM. Tiffany was Associate Director
    of the National Theatre of Scotland from 2005 to 2012, and was a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University in the 2010-2011 academic year. For his work on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, he received the Olivier Award for Best Director, one of a record-breaking nine Olivier’s received by the production.


  • Steven Hoggett, Movement Director

    Steven Hoggett has previously collaborated with John Tiffany on The Twits for the Royal Court, Let The Right One In and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland, The Glass Menagerie at A.R.T. and on Broadway, and Once on Broadway and in the West End. Other recent credits include American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Last Ship, Rocky the Musical and The Crucible on Broadway; St Joan at The Public; Close to You at NYTW and the Criterion; The Light Princess for the National Theatre; Dr. Dee for the Manchester International Festival; and Rigoletto for the Metropolitan Opera. Hoggett was a founding co-artistic director of Frantic Assembly for which his credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TimeLovesongOthello, Little Dogs, Beautiful Burnout, Stockholm, Pool (No Water) and Dirty Wonderland. His film credits include How to Train Your Dragon 2 for Dreamworks and Freak Show for Maven Pictures. With Scott Graham, Steven co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge).

  • Christine Jones, Set Designer

    Christine Jones is a Tony award-winning scenographer and the Artistic Director of the critically-acclaimed Theatre for One in New York. Her West End scenography credits include Close to You, Let The Right One In and Spring Awakening. On Broadway her credits include American Idiot, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical in 2009, Old Times, Hands on a Hardbody, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Every Day Rapture, Spring Awakening, for which she was Tony-nominated, and The Green Bird directed by Julie Taymor. Jones made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera in 2012 with her designs for Rigoletto. Some of her other designs include The Book of Longing, based on the poems of Leonard Cohen, with music by Philip Glass for the Lincoln Center Festival, Much Ado About Nothing for Shakespeare in the Park, and Burn This for Signature Theatre. She directed Queen of the Night, at the Paramount Hotel, which won a Drama Desk Award for Best Unique Experience of 2015, and has an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Set Design.

  • Katrina Lindsay, Costume Designer

    Katrina Lindsay’s recent costume design credits include Bend It Like Beckham at the Phoenix Theatre (Olivier nomination for Best Costume Design), for MIF and the National Theatre and American Psycho for the Almeida Theatre and Broadway (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for Best Costume Design). She designed costumes for Lyndsey Turner’s production of Hamlet at the Barbican with Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role. She has also designed costumes for many operas including Terry Gilliam’s productions of Damnation of Faust and Benvenuto Cellini for the ENO, which have been performed around the world. As a set and costume designer, she has designed many shows at the National Theatre (most recently Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Dara and London Road), Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre and the Young Vic amongst others. She was also production designer on the film of London Road. Lindsay won the 2008 Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Costume Design for Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway and is a recipient of an Arts Foundation Fellowship in Costume Design. Lindsay is an associate of the National Theatre.

  • Imogen Heap, Composer & Arranger

    Self-produced British recording artist for 20 years, Imogen Heap has released four solo albums, another as one half of Frou Frou and collaborated with countless and varied artists including Taylor Swift, Deadmau5, Jeff Beck and Jon Hopkins. Her compositions and songs pop up in blockbuster and indie films as well as countless TV shows, are sampled to the hilt with underground rap and dance music and feature in one of the first ever internet memes, ‘Dear Sister’. Heap has won two Grammys, an Ivor Novello and is recognised as a major pioneer in music and technology for her gestural music ware, the MiMu gloves system. She is also recognised for ways in which she interacts and works with her audience. Heap’s latest and widely quoted about initiative, Mycelia, focuses on connecting the dots for a fair and sustainable music industry ecosystem.

  • Neil Austin, Lighting Designer

    Neil Austin’s most recent West End theatre credits include The Goat, Travesties, The Entertainer, The Winter’s Tale, Photograph 51Bend It Like Beckham, Shakespeare in Love, Great Britain, Henry V and The Children’s Hour. Austin has also worked extensively for the National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse and Almeida Theatre.   On Broadway his credits include Hughie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red, Hamlet, The Seafarer andFrost/Nixon. He was the recipient of the 2017 Olivier Award for Harry potter and the Cursed Child, the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red on Broadway, and the 2011 Olivier Award for The White Guard at the National Theatre.

  • Gareth Fry, Sound Designer

    Olivier Award-winning Gareth Fry’s recent theatre credits include The Encounter for Complicite, City of Glass for 59 Productions, Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland, Woyzeck at The Old Vic, Peter and the Starcatcher at the Royal, Northampton, Boy for the Almeida. Other productions include John for DV8, Waves at the National Theatre, David Bowie Is for the V&A and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland. Gareth designed the sound effects for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Jamie Harrison, Illusions & Magic

    Jamie Harrison’s recent credits include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Tomorrow for Brighton Festival, The Wheel and Peter Pan for the National Theatre of Scotland, Dragon for the Edinburgh International Festival, A Christmas Carol and The Cherry Orchard for the Dundee Rep Theatre, A Conversation with Carmel for the Barrowland Ballet and Pinocchio for the Royal Lyceum. Harrison is the co-artistic director of the award-winning theatre company Vox Motus.

  • Martin Lowe, Music Supervisor & Arranger

    Martin Lowe’s theatre credits include Once, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, The Twits, The Light Princess, War Horse, Caroline or Change, Jerry Springer the Opera, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Mamma Mia!, The Full Monty, Once on this Island, Cats, Les Misérables, Jedermann and The Threepenny Opera (both Salzburg Festival). He won a Tony, a Grammy and an Olivier award for his work on Once, and won a Golden Reel award for his work on Mamma Mia! The Movie.

  • Julia Horan CDG, Casting Director

    Theatre includes: Obsession (Barbican); City of Glass (59 Prods);The Treatment, Hamlet, Mary Stuart, Oil, Uncle Vanya, Medea, Oresteia (also Trafalgar Studios), Game, Mr Burns, Chimerica (Almeida); Wings,  Life of Galileo, Why It’s Kicking off Everywhere, Once in a Lifetime, Yerma, Blue/Orange, A View from the Bridge (Young Vic/Wyndham’s/Broadway); Happy Days, Public Enemy, Wild Swans, Lost Highway, In The Red and Brown Water, Annie Get Your Gun (Young Vic); A Doll’s House (Young Vic/Duke of York’s/BAM); Adler & Gibb, Birdland, The Pass, The Nether, Clybourne Park, Kin, Tribes (Royal Court); The Events, The Golden Dragon (ATC); Six Characters in Search of an Author (CFT/West End/Sydney); Gaddafi, A Living Myth (ENO); Othello (Cheek by Jowl); The Girl on the Sofa (EIF/Schaubuhne).

    Television and film include: The Exception; Departure; The Trial, Adha Cup, Parliamo Glasgow, Harvest (C4); Astoria (Young Vic)Julia is an Associate Artist at the Young Vic.

  • Des Kennedy, Associate Director

    Des’ theatre credits as Director include: Gulliver’s Travels, White Star of the North (Lyric, Belfast); Teenage Kicks: A Punk Musical (Derry City of Culture); How the World Began (Out of Joint); Vernon God Little, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brian Friel Theatre, Belfast); God’s Country (Belfast Festival); Paradise Regained (Belfast-Sarajevo Project); Prophet of Monto (Flea Theatre, New York); Johnny Meister and The Stitch (Mead Theatre Lab, Washington DC); The Great Ramshackle Heart (Public Theater, New York); Dying City (Project Arts Centre, Dublin); The Laramie Project (NSDF, Bush Directing Award); Scenes from the Big Picture (Callan Theatre, Washington) which was named one of the Best 10 Productions of the Decade by the Washington Post, 2010. Associate Director: Once (Phoenix/Dublin/Seoul Arts Center); The Nether (Duke of York’s); Top Girls, Our Country’s Good, A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson, Bang Bang Bang (Out of Joint). Assistant Director: Now or Later (Royal Court); Crooked (Bush); The Elixir of Love (WNO). Television: 6 Degrees (BBC Northern Ireland).

  • Neil Bettles, International Associate Movement Director

    Neil is Associate Director for Frantic Assembly, most recently co-directing No Way Back for the company. Credits include, as Movement Director: The James Plays (Edinburgh International Festival/NT); Blood Wedding, The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate); Much Ado About Wenlock (Vamos); Platform (Old Vic Tunnels); Henry IV: Part One (Drum, Plymouth); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Secret Cinema) and Stanley Pickle – an animated short film for the NFTS. As Associate Movement Director: The Light Princess (NT); The Full Monty (Sheffield Theatres/Coward). As Director: Chalk Farm, The Static, Blackout, Boy Magnet and White Noise (ThickSkin); Playlist (Belgrade, Coventry); Brave (Battersea Arts Centre). As Associate Director: tours of Beautiful Burnout and Lovesong (Frantic Assembly). As Assistant Director: Dirty Wonderland (Frantic Assembly).

  • Brett J. Banakis, International Scenic Supervisor

    Brett is a set designer for theatre and opera based in Brooklyn, NY. Brett is excited to continue with his longterm professional collaboration with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Set Designer Christine Jones. Collaborations with Christine include international productions of Let the Right One In (NTS), Close To You (Criterion) and Whorl Inside a Loop (Second Stage). Brett’s recent NY credits include Big Love (Signature Theater; Lortel and Hewes Nominations), Coriolanus (Red Bull Theater) and Ghost Light (LCT3). As Associate Set Designer: The Glass Menagerie, Old Times, Doctor Zhivago, The Last Ship, If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Broadway), as well as Rigoletto and La Traviata (Metropolitan Opera).

  • Pete Malkin, International Associate Sound Designer

    Recent credits include: The Tempest for the Donmar Warehouse; The Kid Stays in the Picture for Complicite at The Royal Court; The Encounter (co-designed with Gareth Fry) for Complicite; Beware of Pity for Complicite and the Schaubühne Theatre Berlin; Twelfth Night for the Royal Exchange, Manchester; Am I Dead Yet? and The Noise (the latter co-designed with Gareth Fry) for Unlimited Theatre; Andrea Chenier for Opera North at the Leeds Grand Theatre; SUN for the National Art Service; Space Junk for Gameshow at the Lyric, Hammersmith; Farragut North at the Southwark Playhouse. Credits as Associate Sound Designer include Oresteia at the Trafalgar Studios, 1984 for Headlong at the Almeida and Playhouse Theatre, Complicite’s productions of The Magic Flute with ENO and Lionboy, and Hamlet for the RSC. Other credits include: Katie Mitchell’s productions of The Forbidden Zone at the Salzburg Festival and Night Train in Cologne (as Assistant), and the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony (as Assistant Soundscape Designer).

  • Chris Fisher, International Illusions & Magic Associate

    Chris Fisher has worked as a magician and illusionist in a variety of different circles as a close-up and stage magician and is a member of The Magic Circle. Theatre credits as Illusion Consultant include Angels in America (NT) The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre/RSC, Swan Theatre); Big The Musical (Plymouth Theatre Royal/ Dublin Bord Gáis Theatre); No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s); The Alchemist (RSC, Swan Theatre); Into the Woods (Royal Exchange); Here We Go, Treasure Island (NT); Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse); The Skriker (Royal Exchange); Frøken Julie (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark). Chris was also the Illusions Associate on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

  • Lotte Hines, Casting Associate

    Theatre includes: The Weir (Lyceum Edinburgh); Junkyard (Headlong); The Island, Dirty Butterfly (Young Vic); Pests (Clean Break/Royal Court). Lotte worked in the Casting Department at the Royal Court from 2007-14.

  • Gary Beestone, International Technical Director

    Director of Gary Beestone Events & Theatre, which provides production and project management for theatre internationally, and for a wide range of outdoor spectacles and events. Beestone developed the original production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, with the creative team. Current events include: the opening event for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Walthamstow Borough of Culture. Current Projects include overseeing the renovation of the Curran in San Francisco and the Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt in Hamburg, Germany.

  • Sam Hunter, International Production Stage Manager

    Live events: Production Stage Manager for the Sochi 2014 Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies, Olympic Ceremonies at Vancouver 2010, Torino 2006 and Athens 2004, and Olympic Handover Ceremony in Beijing 2008. Other events include: the Rugby World Cup Ceremony at Twickenham 2015, the Great North Run Opening Ceremony in Newcastle 2014, 90th Birthday Celebrations for Nelson Mandela in Hyde Park 2008, the Royal Gala Launch St Pancras International 2007, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games in Manchester 2002 and the Opening Ceremony of the Millennium Dome in London. Theatre credits include: The Lord of the Rings, Sister Act, My Fair Lady, Hey! Mr Producer, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Chess, 42nd Street, Cats and Little Shop of Horrors.

  • Finn Ross, Video Designer

    Finn designs video and projection for live performance. He’s won two Olivier Awards, a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award. Recent work includes: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End); American Psycho (Broadway/Almedia); Betrayal (Broadway); The Tempest (RSC); The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Frankenstein (Royal Ballet); Le Petit Prince (Canadian National Ballet); In the Body of the World, The Crossing (A.R.T. Boston); Chimerica (Almeida/Pinter); The Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice, Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, Damnation of Faust, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute (ENO); The Master and Margarita, All My Sons, Shunkin (Complicite); Hänsel und Gretel, A Dog’s Heart, Die Zauberflöte (Netherlands Opera); Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Béatrice et Bénédict, The Turn of the Screw (Theatre an der Wien); Rinaldo, Knight Crew (Glyndebourne).

  • Ash Woodward, Video Designer

    Ash specialises in Video and Projection Design for live performance. Ash works extensively with FRAY Studio as a Video Designer and regularly works on a wide range of large scale video design projects. Recent theatre credits as Video and Projection Designer include: The Divide (Old Vic), Molly (Squint). Associate Designer credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT), The Tempest (RSC), Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum), Dog’s Heart (De Nationale Opera). Other credits include: You Say You Want A Revolution (V&A); Rolling Stones: Exhibitionism (Saatchi Gallery).

  • Sabine Lemaître, Costume Design Supervisor

    Theatre includes: Hamlet (Barbican); Dara, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, The Magistrate, Earthquakes in London, Death and The King’s Horseman, Rafta Rafta (NT); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/ Coward); Onassis (Chichester Festival Theatre/Novello); Medea (Queen’s); Love for Love, Loves Sacrifice, Wendy & Peter Pan, All’s Well That Ends Well, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, Morte D’Arthur, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Heresy of Love, House of Desires, A Comedy of Errors (RSC); Blood Wedding (Almeida); (NT/ Manchester International Festival); Cabaret (Savoy); Porgy & Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air). Dance includes: The Most Incredible Thing, Eternal Damnation of Sancho & Sanchez (Sadler’s Wells); Chroma, Infra, Dances are a Gathering, Castle Nowhere (Royal Ballet); Beyond the Tempest, Faeries and Thief of Bagdad (Linbury, ROH). Opera includes: Eugene Onegin, Così fan tutte,La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Semele, Jenufa (Royal Opera House); The Damnation of Faust, Turandot, Pirates of Penzance(ENO); Dr Dee (MIF/ENO).

  • Carole Hancock, Hair, Wigs & Make-up

    Theatre includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Melbourne and Broadway, for which she was nominated for the 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Wig and Hair); Measure for Measure (Donmar Warehouse); Dusty – directed by Maria Friedman (Theatre Royal Bath); Country Girls (Chichester Theatre); On The Town (Regent’s Park Theatre); One Love (Birmingham Rep); Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?The Children (Royal Court); Hamlet (Barbican); A Christmas Carol, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sunny Afternoon, Mojo (West End); (NT/Manchester International Festival); Anything Goes (Sheffield Theatre); Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); Handbagged (Tricycle/ Vaudeville); Pygmalion (UK tour); Much Ado About Nothing, Six Degrees of Separation, A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic); The Low Road, Love, Love, Love, In Basildon, Chicken Soup and Barley (Royal Court); Paperdolls (Tricycle); The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells). Associate Hair and Make-up Designer for The Lion King London and international productions from 1999 – 2016. Opera: Mike Leigh’s Pirates of Penzance, Turandot, Pearl Fishers, Lucia de Lammamor (ENO); Cellini, Wozzeck, Damnation of Faust, The Ring Cycle, Madame Butterfly, Cavelleria & Pagliacci, Candide (UK and Japan). Ballet: Swan Lake (San Francsico Ballet). Fashion: Jasper Conran, Autumn 2008. Film and television: War HorseBatmanThe Dark Knight Rises, Snow White and the Huntsman, Thor, Captain America and Game of Thrones.

  • Sonia Friedman Productions, Producer and UK General Managers

    SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in London and New York.

    Since 1990, SFP has developed, initiated and produced over 160 new productions and together they have won a staggering 48 Olivier Awards including a record-breaking 14 at the 2014 Awards. In 2017, SFP won 9 Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awards ever received by a single production in Oliviers’ history. The company has also won 24 Tonys and 2 BAFTAs.

    In 2019, Sonia Friedman OBE was awarded ‘Producer of the Year’ at the Stage Awards for the fourth time. In 2018, Friedman was also featured in TIME100, 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.

    West End and Broadway productions include: the UK premiere of The Book of MormonHarry Potter and the Cursed Child, the UK premiere of Dreamgirls, Hamlet starring Andrew Scott, 1984 at the Hudson Theatre, New York, Our Ladies of Perpetual SuccourThe Ferryman Royal Court and Gielgud, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?TravestiesThe Glass MenagerieNice FishA Christmas CarolFunny Girl West End and UK tour, Farinelli and The KingHamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch, 1984Sunny Afternoon West End and UK tour, Bend It Like BeckhamThe NetherThe RiverElectraKing Charles IIIShakespeare in LoveGhostsMojoChimericaMerrily We Roll AlongOld TimesTwelfth Night and Richard IIIA Chorus of DisapprovalThe Sunshine BoysHay FeverAbsent FriendsTop GirlsBetrayalMuch Ado About NothingClybourne ParkThe Children’s HourA Flea in Her EarLa BêteAll My SonsPrivate LivesJerusalemA Little Night MusicLegally BlondeOthelloArcadiaThe MountaintopThe Norman ConquestsA View From the BridgeDancing at LughnasaMaria Friedman: Re-ArrangedLa Cage aux FollesNo Man’s LandThe SeagullUnder the Blue SkyThat FaceDealer’s ChoiceHergés Adventures of TintinIn CelebrationBoeing-BoeingThe Dumb WaiterRock ‘n’ RollLove SongFaith HealerBentEh JoeDonkeys’ YearsOtherwise EngagedCelebrationShoot the CrowAs You Like ItThe Home PlaceWhose Life Is It Anyway?By the Bog of CatsThe Woman in WhiteGuantanamo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’EndgameJumpersSee You Next TuesdayHitchcock BlondeAbsolutely! {Perhaps}Sexual Perversity in ChicagoRagtimeMacbethWhat the Night Is ForAfterplayUp for GrabsA Day in the Death of Joe EggNoises OffOn an Average DayA Servant to Two MastersPort AuthoritySpoonface Steinberg and Speed-The-Plow.

    Forthcoming productions include: Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, London, The Jungle at the Curran, San Francisco, Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Curran, San Francisco, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Mehr! Theatre am Großmarkt, Hamburg.

    For a full list of SFP’s theatre credits, please visit


    Executive Director DIANE BENJAMIN

    Executive Producer PAM SKINNER

    Associate Producer FIONA STEWART

    Associate Producer BEN CANNING

    Production Coordinator IMOGEN CLARE-WOOD

    Production Assistant JORDAN EATON

    Production Assistant BETH GEORGE

    International Marketing Director MEG MASSEY

    Head of Sales & Revenue RONNIE PETERS


    Inventory Management Co-ordinator TOBIAS JONES

    Associate Producer (Development) LUCIE LOVATT

    Literary Associate JACK BRADLEY

    House Seats Assistant TOBIAS JONES


  • Colin Callender, Producer

    Colin Callender is an award-winning theatre, television and film producer who founded the New York and London production company Playground in 2012.

    Playground’s recent Broadway productions include: Nora Ephron’s Tony nominated Lucky Guy directed by George C. Wolfe starring Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut, Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated Casa Valentina directed by Joe Mantello, the Tony Award-winning revival of musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Jez Butterworth’s The River directed by Ian Rickson starring Hugh Jackman, Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford’s critically-acclaimed production of Macbeth at The Park Avenue Armory in New York, and the Tony Award-winning new musical Dear Evan Hansen.

    Television productions include: the award-winning six-part BBC miniseries Wolf Hall directed by Peter Kosminsky starring Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis and Claire Foy, Richard Eyre’s acclaimed adaptation of Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser for the BBC starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, Kenneth Lonergan’s award-winning adaptation of EM Forster’s Howards End for the BBC and Starz, Heidi Thomas’s adaptation of Little Women for the BBC and Masterpiece on PBS, and Richard Eyre’s acclaimed adaptation of King Lear starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson for BBC and Amazon Prime Video.

    Callender began his career as stage manager at London’s Royal Court Theatre working with David Hare and Sam Shepard. He won an Emmy for his work as producer of the television adaptation of the RSC’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby for Channel 4, a Tony Award for Hedwig and the Angry Inch and a Golden Globe and a BAFTA award for Wolf Hall. As the long-time president of HBO Films, he was responsible for an unprecedented award-winning slate of movies and miniseries, including Mike Nichols’ celebrated adaptation of Angels in America starring Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson, and Gus van Sant’s Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner, Elephant. Callender is a Trustee of the New York Public Theater and the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He received a knighthood in the Queen’s 2016 New Year’s Honours list for his services to British film, theatre and television in the US.

  • Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, Producer

    Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd was founded by J.K. Rowling and Neil Blair in 2013 to develop and produce the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.

    The team from Harry Potter Theatrical Productions Ltd have worked closely with Sonia Friedman Productions and Colin Callender to produce the play, and also in controlling the international rights for the production.