Katy Carmichael is co-artistic director of Theatre Damfino. She directed Tristan Sturrock in his award winning autobiographical solo show Mayday Mayday  (St Ann’s Warehouse New York, Spoleto festival USA, Bristol Old Vic). She conceived and directed The Little Table of Delights and the adult version The Table of Delights with chefs and fellow parents Matt Wiilaimson and Claire Thomson (Bristol Old Vic.) The company’s previous works include Frankenspine – My Big Break (Bristol Old Vic) and the site- specific Orpheus and the Furies (St. Paul’s Church Crypt, Bristol). She is currently developing Graffboy with writer John Hoggarth.

Tristan Sturrock  is co-artistic director of Theatre Damfino. His autobiographical solo show Mayday Mayday  was recently adapted an afternoon play for Radio 4. He has performed with Kneehigh for 30 years, including; Rebecca, Brief Encounter  (Broadway / West End), Don John , A Matter of Life and Death, The Riot (National Theatre), Tristan and Yseult (National Theatre, Sydney, U.S.A.), The King of Prussia (Donmar), He is an associate artist at Bristol Old Vic, where his work includes Peter Pan, Coram Boy, Treasure Island. TV includes Poldark, Jamaica Inn, The Best of Men, The Borgias, The Queen, Garrow’s Law, Doc Martin, Rescue Me, Menace, Liverpool One, The New Adventures of Robin Hood; and on film Saving Grace and Swallows and Amazons.

Les Bubb is one of the most innovative and accessible physical comedians working in Europe. Career highlights include three Harry Potter movies, touring with Take That and playing ‘Jim Porter’ in the 2013 feature film Tarzan. More recently Les filmed a new sketch show for Cbeebies, Spot Bots, to be broadcast next year. 2016 also sees him playing a new series regular in the international hit, Andy’s Pre-Historic Dinosaurs, for BBC Children’s television.

Les began his career on the alternative comedy circuit with contemporaries Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie & Harry Enfield. After dazzling TV audiences on Max Headroom and Friday Live, Les travelled the world with his full length theatre show Make Your Brains Go..Pop! From the Crazy Horse Saloon in Paris to The Magic Castle in Hollywood and the Wuhan Festival in China, collecting many awards on the way.

Between 1997 and 2002 Les starred in and co-wrote the cult kids TV show Hububb for BBC 1, which ran for five series and took his distinctive surreal humour to a whole new generation.

Les has also worked as a slapstick & stunt consultant on the West End production of Singin’ In The Rain and Sheffield Theatre’s The Full Monty.

He featured on ITV1’s Dancing On Ice as a ‘movement expert’ and ITV1’s Get Your Act Together as ‘mentor’.

Benji Bower  is a critically acclaimed theatre composer. Benji’s work includes Jane Eyre (Bristol Old Vic and National Theatre 2015), Romeo and Juliet (The Rose Kingston)  Hettie Feather (Duke of York’s and UK tour) Peter Pan Treasure Island, Aesop’s Fables, Boy who cried wolf (Bristol Old Vic). 101 Dalmations and Cinderella (Tobacco Factory). He also composes for TV and film.

Claire Thomson is a food writer, chef and mother. Faced with the daily challenge of what to cook for her three young children, she made it her mission to inspire parents stuck in a teatime rut. Every day she makes a ‘proper’ tea, tweeting it at 5pm – from that her blog ‘5 O’clock Apron’ was born and a popular Guardian column on cooking for children followed. Her book The Five O’clock Apron; proper food for modern families was released Spring 2015 (Ebury Press) She has also written for The Telegraph. The Observer and numerous food magazines.

Matt Williamson New Zealand born and raised, Matthew Williamson has 20 years experience in the UK in a wide range of independent restaurants; from Michelin Star London fine dining to rustic rural gastro-pub menu. He has a track record of establishing new and redeveloped catering sites as food destinations. He has successfully developed his own restaurant business, Flinty Red which has established itself as one of Bristol’s best restaurants gaining numerous national accolades He has also created and collaborated on a number of successful projects; including food education, restaurant consultancy, recipe writing, food styling product development and The Table Of Delights..