Creative Team

Helen Tennison

Director

HELEN TENNISON is a freelance director whose experience includes work for the Oxford Playhouse, Southwark Playhouse, Arcola, Theatre Royal Winchester and the Off Cut New Writing Festival. She recently adapted and directed Wuthering Heights for Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud. Prior to this she directed and produced Sense and Sensibility and Fay Weldon’s adaptation of Madame Bovary, both of which received multiple Off West End Award nominations. She is about to direct a new version of Alice in Wonderland for Creation Theatre for whom she previously directed Antony and Cleopatra. Other Shakespeare includes Loves Labours Lost and A Midsummer Nights Dream for Cambridge Shakespeare Festival and Hamlet, Measure for Measure and The Tempest for the Rosemary Branch. She was assistant text worker with Giles Block on The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Winters Tale at Shakespeare’s Globe. Helen also teaches verse speaking and has led workshops with Kevin Spacey as well as teaching regularly for Drama Studio London where she is Director of Evening Studies. She is committed to outreach work and has run numerous community theatre projects. As Artist in Residence at the University of South Florida she directed Titus Andronicus and a new devised work, Ravens. Other devising includes Mothertych created with a grant from The Playground Experimental Theatre Centre and numerous projects whilst Artistic Director of Barefeat Physical Theatre. She is currently developing a new piece using puppetry and sound installation based on Leda and the Swan.

http://htennison.wix.com/helentennison

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Helen Tennison

Helen Tennison

Director

Filip Krenus

Producer (for Honey-tongued Theatre Productions)

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 Short Shrift , 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 The Maid of Bankside; 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 Hedgehog’s Home is its first production.

In Croatia, Filip has collaborated with several theatre companies. He has translated the comedy The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged 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 Short Shrift, he translated into English the plays by Croatian playwrights Vlatka Vorkapić and Dino Pešut. He is currently working on producing the UK premiere of Gloria 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

Producer (for Honey-tongued Theatre Productions)

Fay Lomas

Assistant Director

Fay’s directing credits include: Berenice (The Space, January 2015) and Balloon (Vault Festival, 2015). She is due to direct a production of Lorca's Blood Wedding at the Bread and Roses Theatre this summer.

Fay’s assistant directing credits include: Dracula: The Kisses, also directed by Helen Tennison (Minack, autumn 2014) and Klippies, directed by Chelsea Walker (Southwark Playhouse, May/June  2015)

She is a Resident Casting Director at the Finborough Theatre, where she is a member of the literary team as well. She also works as a reader for the Orange Tree Theatre.

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Fay Lomas

Fay Lomas

Assistant Director

Benedict Davies

Composer

Ben is a musician, composer and producer of soundtracks for theatre, television and film.

Theatre projects include Wuthering Heights, Sense and Sensibility and Breakfast with Emma (Rosemary Branch), Anthony and Cleopatra (Creation), Still Home (Edinburgh Festival), Waterfall in collaboration with Nitin Sawhney and collaboration in production of Pop’Pea (Theatre Du Chatelet).

Film dramas include Two to Tangle (Carparthia Pictures), The Hand You Are Dealt (Orchard), Stay (Cassie Raine), Do You Know Why We’re Here? (Speakeasy), What If? (Orchard) with awards gained from film festivals such as WorldMedia, Worldfest, Intercom, Midas and New York.

As a pianist and keyboard player, Ben has performed with the North Sea Radio Orchestra (St Martin in the fields/Purcell Rooms), Stornoway (Somerset House), William D Drake, (Bush Hall), The Samphire Band and a tribute to the music of Vernon Elliot including performance of an original score to accompany an episode of The Clangers (Kings Place). Ben has recently recorded and engineered William D Drakes new album Revere Reach

www.benedictdavies.com

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Benedict Davies

Benedict Davies

Composer

Amy Tweed

Musical Director

Amy trained at The University of Winchester and Drama Studio London. She is an actor-musician, mainly playing tenor saxophone, but she also enjoys playing ukulele, piano, clarinet, bass guitar....anything really!

Amy is a part of a theatrical folk band called The Waggon Band, and she is looking forward to performing with them at several festivals this summer including Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire.  As an actor, Amy has performed all over the UK and her theatre credits include Kipper's Snowy DayMiki and One Snowy Night (Slot Machine and Norden Farm),  Rum Culls and Ragwater (Greenwich Theatre / The River People), The Full Bronte (Scary Little Girls, Tour)  Leaper and Tim & Light (Tucked In Productions), Paper Wings (The Beehive, Southwark Playhouse), The Salty Socks of Dunkirk (Shanty Theatre Company, Marine Theatre and tour), Danny The Champion of the World (Birmingham Stage Company, UK tour) The Canterbury Tales (Tacit Theatre), It's Only Make Believe (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), AngelRust and The Terrible Tales of the Midnight Chorus (The River People - Edinburgh Festival, Bestival and Greenwich Theatre).

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Amy Tweed

Amy Tweed

Musical Director

Bryony J. Thompson

Costume Designer

Originally from Seattle, Bryony J. Thompson is a designer, writer, and director. She has been an Artistic Associate at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in London since 2011, after studying acting and costume design at Bennington College in Vermont. She directed and designed Romeo & Juliet (Rosemary Branch, 2012), directed, designed and adapted Jane Eyre (Rosemary Branch 2013 and Rosemary Branch & tour 2014). In 2014, Thompson directed the world premiere of Spirit Harbour, a contemporary opera for Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, which was later performed at the Tête à Tête Opera Festival. Also in 2014, she designed and constructed the costumes for Helen Tennison's production of Wuthering Heights (Rosemary Branch, Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud, & tour), as well as directing pluck. Productions' inaugural project, The Cow Play by Ed Harris. Most recently, Thompson directed, adapted, and designed Pride & Prejudice for the Rosemary Branch and directed a new play,  F.A.N.Y., for Anonymous Is A Woman, which has just finished touring Midlands.

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Bryony J. Thompson

Bryony J. Thompson

Costume Designer

Ronin Traynor

Fight Director

Ronin has directed fights for over 250 productions including film, TV, musicals, opera, motion capture and numerous theatre shows in the UK and overseas.

Credits include SEGA's BAFTA winning Total War series (Empire, Napoleon, Shogun II, Rome II and Attila), Killzone Mercenary (Playstation), Blue Peter (TV), Candle to Water (feature), The Powder Room (feature) and series The First Musketeer, Ren and The Syndicate.

A certified teacher with the BASSC, Ronin is the director of Independent Drama, providing theatrical action services to the film and theatre industry.

www.ronintraynor.com
www.independentdrama.com

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Ronin Traynor

Ronin Traynor

Fight Director

Andy Barker

Photographer

Encompassing PR, advertising and conceptual photography, Andy has created the beautiful and the bold with her own distinct style. She is passionate and hard working about everything she does. She brings her digital expertise and attention to detail in all she creates.

Most of all she loves being out there shooting because sometimes that's where amazing things can happen by using her insight and intuition.

www.andybarker.com

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Andy Barker

Andy Barker

Photographer

  • Executive producers (Brilliant Events):

    Darija Mikulandra Žanetić, Jelena Maržić

  • Assistant Costume Designer:

    Andrea Marić

  • Lighting Designer:

    Saša Mondecar

  • Light System:

    Dubrovnik Summer Festival Team (Marko Mijatović, Maroje Kurajica, Antonio Ljubojević, Ivan Filipi, Marko Tikvica, Hrvoje Barbarić)

  • Hair and Make Up:

    Ivana Pleša

  • Stage Manager:

    Virginia Bolfek

  • Technical Manager:

    Darko Ivanković

  • Sound System:

    Fifi sound, Milan Tomašić

  • Graphic and web design:

    Davor Pukljak, Frontispis.hr

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