Kellie Batchelor – Cath
Trained at Drama Studio, London.
Theatre includes: Amanda in Signal’s Private Lives (Canal Café), Ready, Steady, Date and Octopus Pie (Edinburgh), Under the Blue Sky and Closer (Soho Theatre), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (Canal Café), The Snow Queen (Chelsea Centre) and Kingdom on Earth (Landor).
Film includes: Finding Frank (feature, National Film School) and The Eye of the Needle (short).
Paul Callahan – Phil
Trained at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
Theatre includes: Elyot in Signal’s Private Lives (Canal Café), Trilogy (Soho Theatre), Do I Hear a Waltz? (Landor) and Lee in True West (Unity, Liverpool).
Film includes: Chicken Soup (short), recently seen at film festivals in London, Ireland, Los Angeles and New York.
Voice/radio includes: voice-overs for Channel 4 and Billy and Elvis (Radio 4).
Directing includes: work for Granada TV and the Rocliffe New Writers’ Forum at BAFTA.
Rosalie Jorda – Pat
Recent theatre includes: Abby in Arsenic and Old Lace, Gwenda in Bazaar and Rummage (both Drama Workhouse), Mary in Mary (Greenwich Festival), Old Woman in Two (Pentameters), Enid in Ashes to Ashes (Pleasance) and Peggy in This to This (Union Theatre).
A fluent French speaker, Rosalie also appeared as Emilia in Othello for the Compagnie Douster in France.
She is a Poetry Society Gold Medallist and formed the group Poems Aloud.
Michael Frayn – Writer
Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on The Guardian and The Observer.
His many stage plays include Alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises Off (all of which won the Evening Standard award for best comedy), Donkeys’ Years, Clouds, Benefactors, Wild Honey (adapted from Chekhov’s untitled play), Copenhagen (Evening Standard and Tony awards for best play) and Democracy (Evening Standard award for best play). He has also done a number of translations, of Chekhov’s plays in particular.
His ten novels include Towards the End of the Morning, The Trick of It, A Landing on the Sun, Headlong, which was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 1999, and Spies. He has also published two selections of his columns, The Original Michael Frayn and The Additional Michael Frayn, as well as several other non-fiction works.
‘… one of the theatre’s subtlest, most sophisticated minds.’ The Times
Robert Wolstenholme – Director
Studied theatre at Warwick University and directing at Drama Studio, London and on the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Programme.
As director: Signal’s Private Lives (Canal Café), The Unattended (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh), This to This (Union Theatre), If No One Loves You, Change (King’s Head), Bash (Hen & Chickens), Closer (Landor), Road (Croydon Clocktower), Love & Understanding, Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (both Etcetera), Christie In Love, Oedipus The King (both Young Vic Genesis Directors’ Project), Octopus Pie (Landor/Edinburgh), Dracula (Drayton Court), Mother Tongue (Oval House), Sleeping Nightie (White Bear), Razorblade Cuckoo (Link Theatre), Can You Keep a Secret? and Was He Anyone? (both Croydon Youth Theatre); countless rehearsed readings, including for the Bush, Soho Theatre/Amnesty and the Old Vic.
As assistant or associate director: work at the Old Red Lion and the Finborough, Badfinger (Donmar), Cressida (Almeida at the Albery) and Mr Peters’ Connections (Almeida/tour).
Christopher Hone – Design
Studied theatre design at Nottingham Trent University.
As production designer, theatre includes: The Lesson and Coyote Ugly for Icarus Theatre Collective (Finborough, South Hill Park, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh and tour), Metamorphosis (Brockley Jack) and A Doll’s House (New Wimbledon Studio) for Twelve Three and a Half, Equus for Carlton TV Youth Section (Waverley Studio, Nottingham) and Italian American Reconciliation (tour).
Television includes: commercial for the novel Small World and currently for QVC.
As assistant designer: to Terry Parsons on numerous pantomimes, High School Musical and The King & I (London/Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen), to Polly Sullivan on Christmas Carol (Chickenshed), to Tim Hatley on Humble Boy (Cottesloe), Private Lives and The Crucible (West End/Broadway); television and film includes: Big Brother 7 and Celebrity Big Brother 4-5 for Brighter Pictures and The Disappeared for Lost Tribe Productions.
Jacob Mason-Dixon – Lighting and Sound Design and Operation
Jacob is currently studying Theatre Arts at Middlesex University and graduates in May. He specialises in stage lighting and hopes to continue working in this field after graduation. Recent work includes Cloud Nine, Counterfeit Skin and Cinderella.
Kate Schofield – Assistant Director and Stage Manager
As assistant director: The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds/Northcott, Exeter), The Matchmaker (European tour), Mother Tongue (Oval House), Sleeping Nightie (White Bear) and Razorblade Cuckoo (Link Theatre).
As director: The Picture of Dorian Gray (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), Verbatim (Man in the Moon/Edinburgh), Hitting Town (Courtyard) and Four Letter Word (Jermyn Street).
As stage manager: work at the Gate, Royal Court at the Duke of York’s, Bloomsbury Theatre and Hackney Empire.
Tim Klotz – Fight Director
Originally from New York, Tim studied method acting in America, then trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and apprenticed there as an assistant teacher of stage combat.
As a fight director Tim has created fights for theatre, ballet, opera, film and television; he has also worked extensively in motion capture for video games.
Credits include: Shakespeare’s Globe, Channel 4, BBC, Sega, Sony, HBO, Watford Palace Theatre, Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory, Nashville Ballet, Banff Centre for the Arts, BOVTS, Oxford School of Drama and many others.
Zissou – Graphic Design
Gary Batchelor – Production Photography