Creative Team

 

Ali Wall :: Director 
Ali has over 25 years experience in the theatre as an actor, director and designer. Well-known in New Zealand as a television comedy performer, she is currently developing the fashion label Ali Wall Design, based on reconstructed vintage clothing. As Associate Director of London-based Shebang Theatre Company, she has most recently directed Bloomsbury Women & The Wild Colonial Girl based on the relationship between Virginia Wolf and Katherine Mansfield, for Birkbeck University with a season at the Pacific Playhouse.

Derek Carlyle :: Lighting Design 
Derek’s lighting credits include Orpheus Down Under (tour), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Pickwick Papers, Dorian Gray, Chekhov’s Shorts touring for King’s Head, Glasshouse for Tobacco Factory, My Name is Rachel Corrie for Baron's Court, Frozen for Riverside Studios & Tour, My Sister In This House for Greenwich Playhouse, Treasure Island at King's Head, Centre Stage '07 and '08 at Cochrane, A Christmas Carol  for Shaw Theatre, Five Kinds of Silence for Old Red Lion, Othello and The Way of the World for Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Winter’s Tale for Wimbledon Studio, Revenger’s Tragedy, The Monument at BAC, The Accrington Pals at Pentameters, and over fifty productions at Drama Studio London.

Fly Davis :: Set & Costume Design 
Fly trained at RADA then specialised in set and costume design at Motley with the graduating exhibition at the National Theatre in 2009. As a Set and Costume Designer her work includes The Great British Country Fete  for the Bush Theatre (national tour), When the lilac Blooms  at Leicester Square Theatre, My 15 Minutes Musical at New Wimbledon Studio, Bloody Poetry, A Madman’s Confession at White Bear Theatre. She was Associate Designer on Disconnect at Royal Court Theatre Upstairs and Assistant Designer to Peter Gill on Playhouse Live for Sky Arts and Riverside Studios. Fly is the Design Director of Catapulting Cocoon www.catapultingcocoon.com, which recently won an Innovators Award from Ideas Tap to perform at York Theatre Royal as part of the Take Over Festival.

Amanda Kerstein :: Sound Design, Technical Stage Manager, Operator 
As a technician and stage manager Amanda has worked at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a venue technician at the Gilded Balloon and as a stage manager for Swing! for Silenus Productions. She has worked for three seasons at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on such productions as Don Juan, Scenes From A Marriage, A Night in November, Behud and The Dark Side of Buffoon.

Violetta Tosic :: Producer 
Violetta has produced theatre, comedy and music productions and tours spanning Asia, Europe, North & South America. She has directed marketing and business development initiatives for the London Lyric Opera (concerts at the Barbican and Cadogan Hall 2008/2009) and Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts (producing events to honour graduates Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson & Hugo Weaving in New York and Los Angeles 2005/2006). She has produced large-scale cultural promotions including the 2004 Hoopla Circus and Street Theatre Festival, 2003 Rugby World Cup Outdoor Entertainment Programme, 2000 Sydney Olympic Games VIP Sponsor Hospitality Programme and Athletes Village Entertainment Programme attracting and entertaining up to 70,000 visitors daily.

Michelle Witton :: Producer 
Originally from Australia, Michelle came to the UK to study law at Cambridge where she produced, directed and acted in productions at the ADC Theatre and with the comedy revue Footlights. She is a member of BAFTA and is interested in producing theatre and film projects.