Creative Team

Gary Wright

Director

Gary Wright was originally trained as a dancer and has worked with many international companies.

His recent directing work for the theatre includes: A Christmas Carol (Drill Hall), Dick Whittington – Another Dick in City Hall (Kings Head), Life’s a Gas & Not Going Down (Kings Head), Carnival of the Animals (Taplow Festival), Gay School Musical (Kings Head), The Random Acts of Strangers (Courtyard & Etcetera Theatres). Karaoke Show, A Play About Mirjana And Those Around Her for Short Shift – Season of Contemporary Croatian Drama (RADA Studios), Hunter which opened in Glasgow in May and then transferred to The Tabernacle in London.

Film credits include: Solitary, Muses, Mine,Bummer  Apart from being the associate director for the Honey-tongued Theatre Productions, Gary is also an associate director for BaDaS Theatre Company and guest director for Bedlamb Theatre Company.  Next year, he is set to direct another three plays by Anthony Bull.

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Gary Wright

Gary Wright

Director

Filip Krenus

Artistic Director / Producer (for Honey-tongued Theatre Productions)

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Filip Krenus set up Honey-tongued Theatre Productions in 2012. aiming to create a cultural bridge between the United Kingdom and South-Eastern Europe. He set up and produced the first festival of Croatian contemporary drama in London <em>Short Shrift</em> , which was sponsored by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the United Kingdom. The event, featuring five top Croatian playwrights and bringing to London some of the best young Croatian actors and directors, was a part of the Welcome Croatia – festival celebrating Croatia joining the EU.

He has recently launched Honey-tongued READINGS – a series of rehearsed readings of both British and South-Eastern European plays which opens with a new play by associate writer Anthony Bull <em>The Maid of Bankside</em>; at Jermyn Street Theatre. The play was developed with Shakespeare’s Globe.

He has also set up Honeybear Youth Theatre, the children’s theatre branch of Honey-tongued Theatre Productions and <em>Hedgehog’s Home</em> is its first production.

In Croatia, Filip has collaborated with several theatre companies. He has translated the comedy <em>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged</em> for Teatar EXIT, one of the most acclaimed Croatian theatres. The translation served as a basis for the Croatian version of the project for which he was also assistant director.

He also translated the works of the following playwrights into Croatian: Steven Berkoff, Jim Cartwright, Philip Ridley, Briony Lavery, Clare Dowie, Langford Wilson. For <em>Short Shrift</em>, he translated into English the plays by Croatian playwrights Vlatka Vorkapić and Dino Pešut. He is currently working on producing the UK premiere of <em>Gloria</em> by Ranko Marinković, a Croatian classic play which he has also translated into English.

Filip also translates for audio-visual media and is praised for his translations for the Croatian National Television.

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Filip Krenus

Filip Krenus

Artistic Director / Producer (for Honey-tongued Theatre Productions)

James Billington

Assistant Director

Theatre credits include: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (National Tour), Aladdin (National Tour), Company Swing (M and M Productions), Alice in Wonderland (National Tour), Jack and The Beanstalk (National Tour), Don Carlos (Blue Elephant Theatre), All Said and Done (Lyric Hammersmith), Macbeth (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival), Candida (Greenwich Playhouse), Agamemnon (The Courtyard), Macbeth (Blue Elephant Theatre), The White Devil (Blue Elephant Theatre) and Road (Royal and Derngate).
This is the first time James has worked as an Assistant Director and is thrilled to be working with the Honey-tongued Theatre Productions.

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James Billington

James Billington

Assistant Director

Unai Telleria - Bolinaga

Costume Designer

Unai Telleria Bolinaga was born in Elgeta Gipuzkua, Basque Country, Spain, and trained at Catalan Institute of Fashion. He has worked extensively in theatre and film, as well as fashion designer and stylist for international campaigns.

On film, he has was part of the costume team for Perfume – The Story of a Murderer, (Constantin Film/Dreamworks, 2006).

Unai has worked with Robert Wilson in Spain, Nacha Guevara in Argentina and the contemporary dance company Ballet Revolucion (touring in Cuba, Australia and the UK).

Hedgehog’s Home is Unai’s second collaboration with Honey-tongued Theatre Productions having previously worked on costume design for the upcoming project Gloria by Ranko Marinković.

Theatre credits include:

For Clapso Producciones, Spain: Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Sleeping Beauty, Voyage Around the World in 80 Days, The Language of the Dragon, Magic Labyrinth, Tangled, The Flying Donkey, The Royal Sea Celebration, Lo prohibido, Las Voces de Galdos, El Circo Verde, Perdona Bonita pero Lucas me queria a mi, (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) Kings Who Love Like Queens, (Madrid, Spain). Islas de sal (Expo Universail Zaragoza, Spain), The Island (Fuerteventura, Spain), Drag Circus (Thailand),

Opening Carnaval de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain (2005-2013) and Volcanic (Expo Fitur London and Berlin).

For Teatro Canario Company, Spain:  Natural y Torefacto (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain).

For D.D. Company, Spain: Don Juan Tenorio (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain).

Styling work for international campaigns includes: Diesel, Oken, Nivea, Ducal, R1, Fuyitsu, Inca Cola, La Caixa, BBVA, Citroen, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Seat, Volkswagen.

For Television: International adverts for Smith, Inca Cola, La Caixa, BBVA and Mercedes.

Unai has also collaborated as a stylist with MAN, H Magazine, L’Uomo Vogue, Tendencias, Pasarelas Internacional and La Vanguardia y lo Magazine and worked on fashion shows for WE-DU, Diesel, Nike, Dos Mares, Las Burma, Moda Calida and Gaudi y  080 Barcelona.

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Unai Telleria - Bolinaga

Unai Telleria - Bolinaga

Costume Designer

Alan Meggs

Choreographer

Alan Meggs trained in dance at the Arts Educational Schools, London.

Work includes: several years as assistant choreographer for a dance company in Italy, assistant choreographer for Directo en la noche (RTV Spain), movement director for The Ministry of Pleasure (Latchmere), The Lunatic Queen (Riverside Studios) and Gay School Musical (Above the Stag), assistant and resident director Chess the Musical (UK tour), resident director, Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (UK tour)

Alan has choreographed productions of Grease, Godspell and Carmen for various performing arts schools.

He is also Artist in Residence at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar and Performing Arts School, Aylesbury and is on the Committee of the Make a Difference Trust (HIV/AIDS Charity).

Currently, he is the company stage manager for Cinders at Emporium, Brighton.

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Alan Meggs

Alan Meggs

Choreographer

Victoria Barker

Assistant Choreographer

Victoria began dancing aged 3, and at 16 undertook full time training at the prestigious Urdang Academy. Whilst studying she worked in many projects at top London venues including the Hammersmith and Victoria Apollo, Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium and the O2. She danced in commercials and music videos, including one directed by Hamish Hamilton. She began choreographing with a show at Stratford Circus, followed by music video 'Shining Star'. After graduation she went into a new musical staged in Victoria, London, as dance captain. She worked with Guy Chambers as a choreographer for his cabaret show andmanaged nationwide tours of Sleeping Beauty and the Wizard of Oz. She recently performed as 'The Fox' and was dance captains for 'Hedgehog's Home' at the Tabernacle and is thrilled to be assisting Alan Meggs on one of her favourite plays.

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Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Assistant Choreographer

Dan Styles

Fight Choreographer

As the eldest of three children Dan has been play fighting for as long as he can remember. He is now an experienced coordinator, teacher (British Academy of Dramatic Combat) and performer of action and combat both modern and historical. He has choreographed fights on well over 100 productions for stage, screen, video games and events.
Previous stage work includes; ‘Romeo & Juliet’ (x3), ‘A Midsummer Night’s’ Dream (x2)’, ‘The Three Musketeers’ (x2), ‘Macbeth’ (x2), ‘Dracula’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘Lord of the Flies’, ‘Madness of King George’, ‘Cabaret’, ‘Chorus Line’, and many more.
Screen work includes; ‘Ancient Black Ops’ (TV) ‘Tooting Broadway’ (feature), ‘The Harsh Light of Day’ (feature), ‘Fossil’ (feature), ‘Olive Green’ (feature), ‘Voodoo Magic’ (feature), ‘Ask Jeeves’ (viral), ‘Drake’ (award winning short film), ‘Santa’s Blotto’ (short film), ‘Richard III’ (short film), Ruen Brothers music video, etc.
Dan has performed fights on productions such as ‘Thor 2’, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘Green Street 3’, ‘Blue Peter’, ‘Killzone 4’ and more.
He has worked with the likes of Brian Blessed (‘Flash Gordon’), Ray Stevenson (‘Thor’), Steven Tompkinson (‘Wild at Heart’), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Matt Willis (‘McBusted’), Steven Arnold (‘Coronation Street’), Lilly Loveless ('Skins') and Helen Skelton (‘Blue Peter’).
Dan is a co-director of Independent Drama – Dramatic Action Specialists.

www.independentdrama.com

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Dan Styles

Dan Styles

Fight Choreographer

Dean Kopri

Composer

Dean was born in Našice, Croatia. He is an MA graduate from the Academy of Arts in Osijek, Croatia. During his studies he received the Rector’s Prize in 2011 and Top Scholarship for Top Students Prize of the national weekly magazine NACIONAL in 2009.
He became a member of the Croatian Composers Association when he was sixteen and, thus far, has composed a vast number of musical pieces and arrangements. Together with his sister Andrea Kopri Lončarić, he has written a pop-rock fantasy musical Legend of Ružica Grad which is set to premiere at the beginning of 2015 in Theatre Komedija iz Zagreb, Croatia.
Dean also composes, produces and records music for short films, computer games and trailers. He has composed the score for the first Croatian animated comic book Demonia by Vanja Eberl.
He lives and works in Našice where he teaches tamboura and is musical accompanist for the children’s choir of Music school Kontesa Dora in Našice.
His pupils win awards at the national and regional orchestra competitions. His work has earned him The Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and Croatian Educational Agency Award in Excellence in 2012.

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Dean Kopri

Dean Kopri

Composer

Rajko Lončarić

Sound Mixer

Rajko is a founder of L-Ray Music Studio. He is an academic musician, song writer, audio producer, composer and a recording artist. He composes, records and produces in various genres for commercials, video, film, animation, trailers, web, radio, flash and video games.
He lives and works in Našice, Croatia.

http://audiojungle.net/user/L-RayMusic

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Rajko Lončarić

Rajko Lončarić

Sound Mixer

Luka Štemberger

Video

Luka was born in Rijeka, Croatia. He has worked extensively as a cameraman, video editor and web designer both for national and regional TV stations.
He was the chief video editor and cameraman for RTL Croatia and RiTV, Rijeka, Croatia. Luka has also worked for Foto Sluga Studio in Rijeka and was a web designer for Web Studio, Rijeka. He has filmed promotional videos for the Croatian National Theatre, Rijeka and adverts for Garcon Model and Martikas, London.
Luka lives and works in London, where he has relocated from Croatia in 2014.

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Luka Štemberger

Luka Štemberger

Video

Phil Emerson

Lighting Designer

Phil trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London but learned most by working with established lighting designers in the UK and overseas and especially at Theatre Royal Stratford East. He specializes in lighting smaller spaces particularly those typical of the London fringe and believes too much technology can spoil the essence of theatre.
Recent work has included many pieces of new writing at The White Bear, London; Sherlock Holmes, the Cockpit Theatre London, Michael Rosen’s Nonsense; at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

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Phil Emerson

Phil Emerson

Lighting Designer

John Drennan

Photographer

John has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, and splits his time between his work in photographic art, travel photography and portraiture. His work has been exhibited several times in London exhibitions, and he is currently represented by Sable &amp; Ox, who work exclusively with British artists.
He has worked on several productions for Honey Tongued Theatre Productions, including Gloria (preproduction) and Short Shrift – Season of Contemporary Croatian Drama. Midsummer Night's Dream is his third collaboration with the company.

www.johndrennan.com

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John Drennan

John Drennan

Photographer

Davor Pukljak

Graphic and Web Design

Davor Pukljak is a graphic and web designer who lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

He has collaborated with Honey-Tongued Theatre Productions from its beginning and has created the company’s visual indentity as well as all the promotional material for HTTP’s projects: Short Shrift – Season of Contemporary Croatian Drama (RADA Studios), Honey-tongued READINGSGloria by Ranko Marinković (in development) and now Hedgehog’s Home – The Musical.

After training as a graphic designer at the University of Zagreb, Davor has developed his skills at the web department of Croatian Telekom where he worked in marketing, branding and project management.

In 2010 he decided to steer his career in a different, more creative direction and set up his own company Frontispis. He has worked on branding and web design for numerous Croatian and South East European companies.

Davor is thrilled to be involved in HTTP’s theatre projects and is proud to be a member of our team.

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Davor Pukljak

Davor Pukljak

Graphic and Web Design

  • Executive producers (Brilliant Events):

    Darija Mikulandra Žanetić, Jelena Maržić

  • Stage manager:

    Virginia Bolfek

  • Lighting and video:

    Marko Mijatović, Antonio Ljubojević, Ivan Filipi

  • Sound:

    Fifi sound, Milan Tomašić

  • Costume designer assistent:

    Duška Dražić

  • Makeup and hair stylist:

    Ivana Pleša

  • Support staff:

    Darko Ivanković

Midsummer Scene is a project of the City of Dubrovnik and the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, and it is
a joint production with Brilliant Events, Dubrovnik and Honey-tongued Theatre Productions Ltd. London

City-of-Dubrovnik Dubrovnik-Tourist-Board
Brilliant-Events Honey-Tongued-Theatre-Productions

Sponsors:

Dubrovnik Airport Dubrovnik-Antiques Dubrovnik-County Dubrovnik-Port Mimoza-Restaurant Maestal-Hotels

Media Partners:

DUTV Soundset-Ragusa Dubrovacki-vjesnik Dubrovnik-Times Just-Dubrovnik DubrovnikNet PortalOko outdoor-akzent

Special thanks to:

Dubrovnik-Summer-Festival Croatian-National-Theatre-Osijek Embassy Apriori-Globe

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