Norma Atallah

Theatre includes: In the Heights (King’s Cross Theatre); Daisy Pulls It Off (Ovation Productions / Globe Theatre); Pirates of Penzance (Kilworth House Theatre); Stepping Out (Windsor / UK Tour); Nine (Donmar Warehouse); Lelah (National Theatre of Scotland); Beggars Opera; Canterville Ghost (Bridewell Theatre); Les Miserables; Cats; Oklahoma; Pirates of Penzance (West End).

Television includes: Sound of Music Live; Evermoor; EastEnders; Genie in the House; Friday Night Project; Rome; Chucklevision; Judge John Deed; Hale and Pace; The Biz; Practice Makes Perfect.

Film includes: Beauty and the Beast; Mortdecai; Les Miserables; The Kid; The Story of F***; Mamma Mia!; Yentl.


Sheila Atim

Theatre includes: Shakespeare Trilogy (Donmar King’s Cross); The Tempest (St Ann’s Warehouse New York USA); Les Blancs (National Theatre); Black Lives Black Words – The Interrogation of Sandra Bland (Bush Theatre); Volpone; Love’s Sacrifice; The Jew of Malta (RSC); Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough); Rachel (Finborough Theatre); Klook’s Last Stand (Park Theatre); Ghosttown (Pilot Theatre).

Television includes: I Live with Models.


Amanda Boxer

Theatre includes: Blue Heart (Bristol Old Vic and The Orange Tree); Medea; The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot (Almeida Theatre); Harvey (UK Tour and West End); Uncle Vanya (St James); Relative Values (Harold Pinter Theatre); The Speed Twins (Riverside); Prisoner of Second Avenue (Vaudeville); The Sea Plays (Old Vic Tunnels); The House of Bernarda Alba (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Graduate (Gielgud Theatre); A Touch of the Poet (Young Vic / West End); The Painter; Macbeth (Arcola Theatre); The Destiny of Me; Many Roads to Paradise (Finborough Theatre); The Arab Israeli Cookbook (Gate / Tricycle Theatre); The Pain and the Itch; The Strip (Royal Court); Cling To Me Like Ivy (Birmingham Rep); The Rivals (Theatr Clwyd); The Yiddish Queen Lear (Southwark Playhouse / Bridewell Theatre); Come Blow Your Horn; The Fall Guy; The Misanthrope; Absurd Person Singular (Manchester Royal Exchange).

Television includes: Silent Witness; Doctors; Casualty; Bodies; The Shell Seekers; Trial and Retribution; Chalk; Road Rage; Goodbye My Love; Cider With Rosie.

Film includes: Saving Private Ryan; Together; Things I Do For You; Bad Behaviour.

Amanda was born in New York and trained at LAMDA. She won Best Actress in the London Fringe Awards for Strange Snow (Theatro Technis).


Richard Clews

Theatre includes: The Government Inspector (Birmingham Rep/Tour); Rebecca (Kneehigh/National Tour); Julius Caesar; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Wendy & Peter (RSC); Dr Faustus; God of Soho; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Rest Is Silence (dreamthinkspeak Comp.); Nineteen Eighty-Four (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Spanish Tragedy (Arcola); The Game of Life (The Yard); Casanova; I Can’t Wake Up; I Weep at My Piano (Told By An Idiot Comp.); Nakamitsu (The Gate); The Night Before Christmas (Coventry Belgrade); Unheimlich Spine (David Glass Ensemble); Arcane (Opera Circus); The Threepenny Opera (Northern Sinfonia/Northern Stage); Andorra; Twelfth Night; Blood Wedding; The Wasp Factory; They Shoot Horses Don’t They?; A Clockwork Orange (Northern Stage); Hedda Gabler; The Cherry Orchard; The Odd Couple (Dundee Rep); Waiting for Godot (Salisbury Playhouse); Ghosts (EST – Tour of Canada); Exchange (West End & BBC World Service).

Television includes: The Last Kingdom; Atlantis; A Touch of  Frost; Sally Lockhart Mysteries; Birds of a Feather; Hornblower; The Detectives; Paradise Club.

Richard trained at Rose Bruford College.


Ladi Emeruwa
Young Lorens

Theatre includes: Hamlet (Shakespeare’s Globe / Globe to Globe World Tour).

Television includes: Into the Badlands.

Film includes: Monday; Hearts and Minds.

Ladi trained at LAMDA.


Henry Everett
Achille Papin

Theatre includes: The Rivals (Bristol Old Vic & UK Tour); German Skerries (Orange Tree Theatre); Richard II (Globe Theatre); Man and Superman (National Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Grandage Company); The Nutcracker (Theatre Royal Bath); Sold (Theatre 503); All Creatures Great and Small (Gala Theatre, Durham); The Suitcase Kid (Orange Tree Theatre); My Brother the Robot (Tall Stories); Autobahn (King’s Head); Fool for Love; Reigen (GBS Theatre / RADA); The Cherry Orchard (Dog Orange); The Taming of the Shrew; The Importance of Being Earnest; The Comedy of Errors; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Macbeth (Oxford Shakespeare Company); A Christmas Carol (Shaw Theatre); Private Lives; Dead of Night (Sheringham Little Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (The Roses, Tewkesbury); Lovers From Hell (Oval House Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Changeling Theatre Company); I-Confess (Tangled Feet).

Television includes: Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story; Emmerdale; The Bill; Switch; Routes.

Film includes: WMD; Milk Man.


Joseph Marcell
The Dean / Lorens Lowenheilm

Theatre includes: Much Ado About Nothing; Coriolanus; Under the Black Flag (Shakespeare’s Globe); Radio Golf; Let There Be Love; Gem Of The Ocean; King Hedley II; Walk Hard; Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Tricycle Theatre); Breakfast with Mugabe (Theatre Royal Bath); Hamlet (Haymarket, Basingstoke); Richard III Part II (Paines Plough); Crates on Barrels; Our Friends from the North; The Brothers Menechmi; Little Malcolm; Coriolanus; Anthony and Cleopatra; Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Great White Hope; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); Measure for Measure (US Tour); Henry VI Part III; Romeo and Juliet; The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare & Co); The Knack; The Man; Dr Faustus (Sheffield); One Fine Day; A Dying Business (Riverside Studios); Motor Car (Paines Plough / National Theatre); Anchorman (Royal Court / Coventry); Macbeth; Death of a Salesman (Leicester); Sherlock Holmes (RSC / Broadway); Livingstone and Sechele; Split Second; Othello (Lyric Hammersmith); Master Harold and the Boys; Peer Gynt (National Theatre); Black Star (Octagon); Julius Caesar; Creon (Leicester / Tour); Twelfth Night (Birmingham Rep).

Television includes: Frost; Holby City; Rough Crossing; Eastenders; Jericho; The Professionals; Crown Court; Juliet Bravo; Fancy Wanders; Empire Road; Anthony and Cleopatra; End of the Line; Rumpole and the Golden Thread; First Sight; The Return of Shelley; Dr Who; The Bill; Outpost; Desmonds; Boon; Die Kinder; The Fresh Prince of Bel Air; Runaway Bay; Brothers and Sisters; McLibel.

Film includes: Cry Freedom; Playing Away; Sioux City; The Loser.

As a director: Mad Wogs and Englishmen (Cockpit); The Sapping; The Island (RSC); Othello (Arts Theatre).


Diana Quick

Theatre includes: Electra (Old Vic); The Big Meal; The American Plan (Theatre Royal Bath); Midnight Your Time (HighTide); Aristo (Minerva); Single Spies (UK Tour); Mother Courage and Her Children; Ghosts (English Touring Theatre); You Never Can Tell (Theatre Royal Bath / West End); Anna and the Tropics (Hampstead Theatre); After Mrs Rochester (Shared Experience); Mother Teresa is Dead; The Old Neighbourhood; The Sea; King Lear (Royal Court); Be My Baby (Soho Theatre); Hamlet; The Changeling; The Women Pirates (RSC); A Map of the World; Troilus and Cressida; Tamburlaine; Plunder; Phaedra Brittanica (National Theatre).

Television includes: The Living and the Dead; Houdini and Doyle; The Missing; Case Histories; Inspector George Gently; Silk; Law and Order UK; Lewis; New Tricks; The Queen; The Protectors; Kingdom; Catwalk Dogs; Sensitive Skin; Midsomer Murders; Poirot; Dalziel and Pascoe; Aristocrats; Rasputin; Dandelion Dead; Alleyn Mysteries; Inspector Morse; Clarissa; The Orchid House; The Price of the Bride; Alas Smith and Jones; The Justice Game; Minder; Cariani and the Courtesans; Phantom of the Opera; The Woman in White; Brideshead Revisited.

Film includes: The Nanny State; Mother’s Milk; Love / Loss; The Revenger’s Tragedy; A.K.A.; The Discovery of Heaven; Saving Grace; Vigo; The Leading Man; Nostradamus; The Misadventures of Mr Wilt; Vroom; 1919; Max Mon Amour; Ordeal by Innocence; The Odd Job; The Big Sleep; The Duelists; Nicholas and Alexandra; A Private Enterprise.


Whoopie Van Raam
Young Martine

Whoopie van Raam is delighted to be making her professional debut in the show, having graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Roles whilst training include Lulu & Top Girls, Mephisto & Into the Woods. Short films include the upcoming Advertentie.


Rachel Winters
Young Philippa

Theatre includes: Sleeping Beauty (Watermill Theatre); Paramore (Hightide Festival); Twelfth Night (Reading Between The Lines); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Stickman (Leicester Square Theatre/ UK tour); Dracula (Blackeyed Theatre UK tour); Pinocchio (Hull Truck); Romeo and Juliet (Catford Broadway Theatre); As You Like It / Comedy of Errors (Guildford Shakespeare Company).

Television credits include Borgia (Epic Films/ Canal Plus) where she plays Hieronyma Borgia in Season Two, Doctors (BBC) and SHaLT, a documentary by the V&A. Rachel also plays the lead role in Vicious, a multi-award winning horror film that was released at the beginning of the year.

Rachel trained at Central School of Speech and Drama. She also regularly takes part in the Read not Dead rehearsed readings at Shakespeare’s Globe. When she’s not acting, Rachel plays the violin and sings backing vocals in the female-fronted electronic rock band, Gallows Ghost.


Marjorie Yates

Theatre includes: A View from the Moon / Sandwell Six (Birmingham Rep); The Crucible; Orpheus Descending (Royal Exchange); This is my Family (Sheffield Theatres); Untold Stories (West Yorkshire Playhouse); A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Liverpool Everyman / Kingston Theatre); This Happy Breed; Another Door Closed (Theatre Royal Bath); Ahasverus (RSC / Hampstead); Origin of the Species (Arcola Theatre); Twelfth Night (RSC); Three Tall Women (Oxford Playhouse); Honeymoon (Royal Court Theatre); Star Quality (Apollo Theatre); The Daughter-In-Law (Young Vic); An Inspector Calls (Garrick Theatre); Stages (National Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (Bristol Old Vic); Master Builder (RSC).

Television include: Vera; Damned; Line of Duty; Cabbage and Pat; Doctors; Above Suspicion; Heartbeat; Massive; Casualty; Shameless; Dalziel and Pascoe; Sons and Lovers; The Bill; Heartbeat; Danny’s Story; Annie’s Bar; Guardians; The Governor; Fighting for Gemma; Ruth Rendall; Underbelly; Boon; June.

Film includes: Edge; The Long Day Closes; Soulboy; Wetherby; Priests of Love; The Optimists.


Creative Team

Adaptation – Glyn Maxwell
Glyn Maxwell is a poet and playwright. He has also written novels, opera libretti, screenplays and criticism. Fifteen of Maxwell’s plays have been staged in London and New York, including Liberty at Shakespeare’s Globe, The Lifeblood at Riverside Studios, and The Only Girl in the World at the Arcola, as well as work at the Almeida, Theatre 503, Oxford Playhouse, the Hen and Chickens, and RADA. He has written extensively for the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre in Chester.


Director – Bill Buckhurst
Bill Buckhurst directed the hugely successful Sweeney Todd for Tooting Arts Club (Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, West End and Broadway). Also for Tooting Arts Club, Buckhurst directed Barbarians in 2015 Tinderbox in 2011, Barbarians in 2012 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2014. He previously co-directed the international touring production of Shakespeare’s Globe’s Hamlet alongside Dominic Dromgoole. His other directing credits include The Vegemite Tales in the West End and numerous touring productions for Shakespeare’s Globe.


Designer – Simon Kenny

Recent theatre includes the multi award-winning Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in a purpose built pop-up pie shop in the West End and Off-Broadway (Drama Desk nomination), and Barbarians in the abandoned St Martin’s School of Art building (both for Tooting Arts Club); Sleeping Beauty, The Ladykillers, Sleuth (Watermill); Platinum (Hampstead Downstairs); Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s Globe); Kander and Ebb’s The World Goes Round (Stephen Joseph); Fallen Angels (Salisbury Playhouse); The Picture of Dorian Gray, Venus In Fur, The Collector (English Theatre Frankfurt); Saturday Night Fever (Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour); Ghosts (Theatr Clwyd); the UK premiere of Noel Coward’s This Was A Man (Finborough); Entertaining Mr Sloane (UK tour, London Classic Theatre); and BORDER FORCE, an immersive installation/performance/club event for Duckie.

Other theatre includes In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Ustinov/St James); 4000 Miles (Ustinov/Print Room); Island (National Theatre and tour); Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, and the first major London revivals of Eighteenth Century classics The Belle’s Stratagem and The Busy Body (Southwark Playhouse); The Mountaintop (Derby LIVE); new stage adaptations of the award-winning children’s novels The Machine Gunners (Polka) and Holes (New Wimbledon Studio); and Pedestrian (Bristol Old Vic).

Opera includes world premieres of Vivienne (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House) and A Voice of One Delight (Riverside Studios); The Cunning Little Vixen, The Prodigal Son, The Homecoming, Háry János, Orlando (all Ryedale Festival); Albert Herring (Surrey Opera); A Night at the Opera (London Palladium and UK tour).


Amy Mae – Lighting Designer

Amy trained at RADA on the postgraduate Stage Electrics and Lighting Design course and has a degree in Stage Management and Performing Arts from the University of Winchester.

She won the Knight of Illumination Award in 2015 in the musicals category for Sweeney Todd.

Recent Credits include: Start Swimming (Young Vic Theatre); Wordsworth (Theatre By The Lake); Sweeney Todd (Harringtons Pie and Mash Shop, West End & New York); Living with the Lights On (Young Vic Theatre); The Lounge UK Tour (China Plate & Inspector Sands); Paradise of the Assassins (Tara Theatre); Knife Edge (Pond Restaurant, Dalston); Minaturists 55 (Arcola Theatre); Prize Fights; Henry V (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art); Orphans (Southwark Playhouse); Macbeth (Italia Conti); I’m Not Here Right Now (Paines Plough’s Roundabout & Soho Theatre); Liola (New Diorama Theatre); Children in Uniform; Punk Rock (Tristan Bates Theatre); The Three Sisters (Cockpit Theatre); Cat Couture (Music Video); Pool; The Gut Girls (Brockley Jack Theatre); The Legacy (The Place).

Programming Credits Include: Tannhauser (Longborough Festival Opera); Robin Hood (Stratford East Theatre Royal); Lela & Co (The Royal Court); Dirty Butterfly (The Young Vic); Red Forest (The Young Vic).

Re-lighting Credits Include: White Christmas (Pitlochry Festival Theatre).


Composer – Olly Fox              

Training: BA (Hons) Drama, Manchester University, MA Music Design for Film & TV, Bournemouth University.

Theatre credits include: The Nap (Sheffield); Wendy & Peter Pan (RSC); The Malcontent (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); And Then Come The Nightjars (Theatre 503); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Comedy Of Errors, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Globe Mysteries, Bedlam, Troilus & Cressida, The Frontline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe); Novecento (Donmar at Trafalgar Studios); Member Of The Wedding (Young Vic); Gone To Earth (Shared Experience); Love & Money (Young Vic/Royal Exchange); Hamlet (ETT/West End); Blasted, That Face, The Pride (Sheffield); Miss Julie, Mary Barton, The Way Of The World (Royal Exchange); A Number (Menier Chocolate Factory & Fugard Theatre, South Africa). Significant other work: Women Beware Women, The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder, Thérèse Raquin, Pillars of the Community (National Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC/Novello); Thyestes (RSC/The Other Place); Where Do We Live, Mr Kolpert (Royal Court); King Lear (Old Vic/ETT); Ghosts, The Three Birds (The Gate).

Film & Television includes: Flight (Gillian Pachter); No Ball Games and Frayed (Irresistible Films); Shakespeare In Silent Film (BFI/Shakespeare’s Globe); The Life & Times of Vivienne Vyle (Saunders&French/BBC).

Radio includes: Manfred; Nosferatu; Pinnochio; Caligari (BBC).


Movement Director – Georgina Lamb

As Movement Director/Choreographer, theatre includes: Sweeney Todd (Tooting Arts Club / New York – nominated for a Lucille Lotel award for  Outstanding Choreography);  Running Wild (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Wit (Royal Exchange); East Is East (ATG/ Tour); Twelfth Night; Othello; The Comedy of Errors; Holy Warriors; Merchant of Venice; The Taming of the Shrew; King Lear; Romeo and Juliet; Doctor Faustus; As You Like It; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Frontline (Globe); The Secret Garden (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre); Every Last Trick (Royal and Derngate); The Roaring Girl (RSC); The Witches (Chichester Festival Theatre); Never Try This At Home; Hopelessly Devoted (Birmingham Rep); The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas (Royal Court); Chimerica (Almeida/ West End); Too Clever By Half (Royal Exchange); Cinderella: The Midnight Princess (Rose, Kingston); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens); Much Ado About Nothing (West End); Electra; Dream Story; Lulu (Gate); A Game of Love & Chance (Salisbury Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Paradise Lost (Headlong); The Three Musketeers (Rose); The Talented Mr Ripley; The Duchess of Malfi; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; The Glass Cage (Royal & Derngate); Macbeth (Regent’s Park); Gambling (Soho – also co-director); Romeo & Juliet (RSC); A Christmas Carol (Chichester).

Choreography film and television credits: True Stories (BBC/Lambent – BAFTA Nominated); Once Upon a Time (BBC/ Lambent); Hansel & Gretel (BBC/ Lambent – BAFTA nominated); Macbeth (BBC/Illuminations Media).


Sound Designer – Harry Johnson

Harry is a Sound Designer and Composer currently studying ‘Sound Design for Theatre’ at the Royal Central School of Speech Drama.

Designs include: Killing Time (Antony Eden; Park90); Boy with Beer (Harry Mackrill; King’s Head Theatre); The Gathered Leaves (Antony Eden; Park200); Wolf Man (Eddie Howell; Platform Studio Theatre); Woyzeck Theory (Rory Devlin; Courtyard Theatre); Trojan Women for Actors of Dionysus (Spruce Wood).

As AssistantCity of Glass (Leo Warner; HOME/ Lyric); Oil (Carrie Cracknell; Almeida Theatre); Schatten (Katie Mitchell; Schaubuehne).


Costume Supervisor – Lisa Aitken

As Costume Supervisor: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Northern Ballet); Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe); Midsummer Night’s Dream; Intimate Apparel; The Spanish Golden Age Plays (Theatre Royal Bath); Opera for the Unknown Woman (Fuel Productions); The Gruffalo’s Child (Tall Stories); Jumpy (Theatre Clywd Cymru); The Glenn Miller Story (UK Tour); An Audience with Jimmy Saville (Park Theatre); The Gruffalo (UK / International Tour); The Mother (Theatre Royal Bath / Tricycle Theatre); Saudi Arabia Project (National Youth Theatre); Little Women; A Man of No Importance (Royal Academy of Music); CBBies The Big Band (UK Tour); Bank On It (Theatre-Rites); Romeo and Juliet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe / UAE Tour); Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola Theatre); Angelina Ballerina, the Mousical (UK / Australian Tour); Carnival of the Animals (Riverside Studios); The Black Diamond (Punchdrunk Theatre).

As Associate Costume Supervisor: Endeavour: Bear Grylls Live Arena Tour (Stufish Productions); Ghost: The Musical (UK Tour / Korean Language Production, Seoul).

As Assistant Costume Supervisor: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical; Memphis the Musical (West End); The Heart of Robin Hood (RSC); Simon Boccanegra; A Dog’s Heart (ENO); The Rakes Progress / Triple Bill (ROH).

Lisa trained at the Edinburgh College of Art and was wardrobe deputy at Shakespeare’s Globe from 2008 – 2010.


Casting Supervisor – Annelie Powell

Annelie is Assistant Casting Director at the RSC. RSC Casting Director credits include The Rover (dir. Loveday Ingram), The Two Noble Kinsmen (dir. Blanche Mcintyre), Seven Acts of Mercy (dir. Erica Whyman), Oppenheimer (joint casting, dir. Angus Jackson), The Shoemaker’s Holiday (dir. Phillip Breen) and The Taming of the Shrew (dir. Michael Fentiman). 

As RSC Assistant Casting Director credits include Midsummer Mischief (dir. Erica Whyman and Jo McInnes), Arden of Faversham (dir. Polly Findlay), The Roaring Girl (dir. Jo Davies), The White Devil (dir. Maria Aberg), Wendy and Peter Pan (dir. Jonathan Munby), Titus Andronicus (dir. Michael Fentiman), A Mad World My Masters (dir. Sean Foley) and Candide (dir. Lyndsey Turner) as well as many workshops and readings.

In addition to her work at the RSC, Annelie has worked as a casting director on a number of other theatre, television and film projects.