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Creative Team
Director    Joseph C. Walsh
Composer    Alexander Rudd
Designer    Anna Michaels
Lighting Designer    Kevin James
Assistant Director    Ben Mills
Producers    Greenwich Theatre
   Wild Oats Productions
   City Lights Theatre Company

Joseph C. Walsh (Director)
Joseph C. Walsh is originally from Boston, USA, but has spent nine years living and working in Europe. He holds a BFA in Theatre Production/Management from Emerson College and a Masters in Directing from Goldsmith's College, University of London. He is currently the Touring Director for White Horse Theatre, the world’s largest touring educational theatre company. His productions for White Horse, including The Taming Of The Shrew, are currently touring Europe and will be touring Japan in the autumn.

Joseph has recently directed the award-winning European premiere of The Temperamentals, a critically acclaimed London revival of The Laramie Project, the London premiere of Zanna, Don’t!, the Irish premieres of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Songs For A New World, and an Irish national tour of The King And I. In the West End he served as Resident Director on When Harry Met Sally and Assistant Director on Coyote On A Fence. His other directing credits include the European premiere of Listen To My Heart: The Songs Of David Friedman, the world premiere of Twisted: The Annie Ross Story, The Anniversary, Bent, Kiss Of The Spider Woman, Man Of La Mancha, Once On This Island, Burke And Hare, I Am Star Trek and Annie Warbucks.

As a performer Joseph appeared in Side Show and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He also toured North America for two years with Feld Entertainment performing in Anastasia On Ice and Pocahontas On Ice, and appeared with World Champion Michelle Kwan in the television special Reflections On Ice which was broadcast worldwide.

Alexander Rudd (Composer)
Alexander Rudd graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2005, achieving a First Class Honours Degree and was awarded the highest accolade for outstanding work in composition - The Silver Medal. He studied composition with Alwynne Pritchard and John Thomas and conducting with Gregory Rose.

He has won various awards for composition including 1997 National Young Composer of the Year. He was selected to be a Composer for Greenwich Theatre’s Ten Minute Musical Challenge.

Following the success of his large-scale orchestral work, Furore (Blackheath Halls, London), he represented the UK as a featured Composer in the International Artists Workshop for the European Union. His concert works have subsequently been performed throughout Europe.

His work, Ihre Nummer Wurde Nicht Augerufen (Her Number Was Not Called) was performed in Vienna and was commissioned by Verin-exil to celebrate the work of poet/playwright, Ruth Weiss. Recently, his version of Amor Volat Undique, taken from the ancient texts of Carmina Burana, was premiered in Luxembourg alongside Carl Orff’s piece of the same name.

His theatre scores include the musicals, The Stones Are Hatching commissioned by Youth Music Theatre: UK; Force 9½ (winning a commendation from MTM:UK Edinburgh Musical Theatre Awards 2007): The Tempest and My Matisse (Jermyn St theatre).

Anna Michaels (Designer)
Anna achieved her MA in Theatre and Film Design at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Her design credits include: Winter Season 2012 and Summer Season 2011 for White Horse Theatre; Sitting With Thistle with Theatre West; Bugsy Malone, The Grapes Of Wrath, The Devil’s Music, Life Savings, and Book Labyrinth with TRB’s YPT and Engage; The Importance Of Being Earnest, 86,400 Seconds and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me with Floor To Ceiling. Set for Translations (The Tobacco Factory). Costume for The Comedy Of Errors (Circomedia). She has also co-designed for The English Touring Opera.

Forthcoming productions include Storm On The Lawn 2012, Dolphin Crossing (the Brewery) and Autumn Season 2012 (White Horse Theatre).

Kevin James (Lighting Designer)
For Wild Oats, Kevin has lit the London premiere of the off-Broadway musical Zanna, Don’t!, The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later at Greenwich Theatre, as well as the UK premiere of Lilies in 2007. Other lighting designs include: the national tour of I'm A Minger!; Lysistrata at the Courtyard Theatre; A Place Without Doors at the New Theatre in Dublin; the tour of Salome for Painted Horse Theatre Company; fringe productions of Private Lives, The Lifeblood, and Bacchus In Rehab; and for British Touring Shakespeare he has lit their London seasons of Henry V, Romeo And Juliet, Twelfth Night and Hamlet.

He has also designed the sound for the national tours of Babe The Sheep-Pig and I'm A Minger! Other production roles include: Technical Stage Manager on Around The World In 80 Minutes and Aladin Et La Lampe Enchantee (UK/China) for Theatre Sans Frontieres; Production Electrician on Como Agua Para Chocolate, Lorca: Amor En El Jardin, and Here Be Monsters; and most recently in various roles on Charlie And Lola's Best Bestest Play, and Horrid Henry - Live And Horrid! on tour and in the West End.

Ben Mills (Assistant Director)
Ben graduated from the University of Westminster in 2010 with a first class BA (Hons) in Film and Television Production. He is currently Company Manager for Fluid Motion Theatre, and Assistant Director for Proteus YPT's summer productions.

Directing includes a number of award-winning short films, Simon (Hen & Chickens) and Dead Without Dying (The Horse, Lambeth). Assistant Directing includes The Laramie Project (Greenwich Theatre), Cherry Pickin' Your Blossom (Albany), A Christmas Carol (Trafalgar Studios 2), Deirdre And Me (national tour), The Temperamentals (Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Courtyard Theatre Hereford, Greenwich Theatre), The Rialto Burns (Theatre503 workshop), Lansley's Bill (Department of Health, Whitehall) and White Horse Theatre’s 2011/12 season.

Greenwich Theatre (Producer)
Greenwich Theatre is one of London's premiere off-West End theatres. A home of live performance since 1855, the venue has gone through many changes during its illustrious history. Over the past 50 years under the directorship of Ewan Hooper, Alan Strachan and Francis Matthews, the venue has presented such significant performers as Max Wall, Mia Farrow, Rupert Everett, Michael Gambon, Richard Briers, Charles Dance, Prunella Scales, Timothy West and Tom Courtenay.

In 2007 James Haddrell took over as Director, bringing a range of new artistic initiatives to the company and the venue. Since then, alongside a range of other acclaimed in-house productions and co-productions, the company has produced four classic dramas in collaboration with Stage On Screen which are now selling internationally on DVD. In 2008 the theatre launched an annual programme of free site-specific family theatre which was awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark and in the same year the company launched the Greenwich Children's Theatre Festival, a borough wide programme of performance and participation opportunities for children which is now one of the flagship festivals in London's Cultural Olympiad. The theatre runs a pioneering Artist Development Programme, and through its work with young and emerging artists the company has now supported the creation of three new theatre companies, all of which went on to produce new work in London within a year of being founded.

In the last year the theatre has also presented the work of young collaborators around London, on tour and in Dublin, winning the coveted Intercultural Dialogue Award at the 2011 Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival.

Wild Oats Productions (Producer)
Wild Oats was formed in 2005 to present exciting and innovative theatrical works in the UK. Since then, the company has striven to bring new titles to British audiences and revisit familiar works with fresh ideas, often experimenting with the relationship between audience and performer.

Recent work includes a critically acclaimed production of The Laramie Project with Greenwich Theatre and a subsequent invitation to be the first London company to present The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Other productions include the London premiere of the hit off-Broadway musical Zanna, Don’t!, the European premiere of Listen To My Heart: The Songs Of David Friedman, the world premiere of Twisted: The Annie Ross Story, the European premiere of The Temperamentals, and the UK premiere of Michel Marc Bouchard’s drama Lilies.

Wild Oats has also ventured into the music industry by producing a soundtrack recording of the original music composed for Hoipolloi’s stage adaptation of The Doubtful Guest.

City Lights Theatre Company (Producer)
Formed in 2004 by artistic director Matt Ian Kelly and producer Anthony Green, City Lights continually strive to find and create work that is affecting, moving, sometimes informative and always entertaining. City Lights Theatre Company has had successful runs with However Do You Want Me by Matt Ian Kelly at The Hen And Chickens, London; The Gaydar Diaries which earned 5 star reviews and sold out at The New Theatre, Dublin, The Pleasance London and Edinburgh Festival and Sussex Arts Club, Brighton; Lightning Strikes by Matt Ian Kelly as part of The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in 2008, Project Arts Centre, and Dogging, a play by Tony Higgins at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Last year was the first time City Lights worked in collaboration with Wild Oats Productions and Greenwich Theatre on the award-winning The Temperamentals at Greenwich, Hereford and Dublin and they are very excited to be continuing this relationship with Lilies in 2012.

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