Attic Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of

Beacons

by Tabitha Mortiboy

Director | Philip Wilson
Set Designer | Tom Rogers
Lighting Designer | Matt Daw 
Sound Designer | Max Papenheim 


Biographies

Director | Philip Wilson

Recent theatre includes: Philip’s own adaptations of Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales (Oxo Tower Bargehouse, Shoreditch Town Hall);The Three Lions (St. James Theatre/Edinburgh/UK Tour); How Many Miles to Babylon (Lyric Belfast),Toro! Toro! (national tour);Twist of Gold (Polka);The Norman ConquestsNoises OffDr Faustus and The Astonished Heart/Still Life (Liverpool Playhouse); the books of Ruth and 2 Samuel in Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre/Westminster Abbey); The Importance of Being Earnest/Travesties (Birmingham Rep);If Love were All and In Praise of Love (Minerva, Chichester);The Found Man (Traverse);Un Uomo Trovato (Teatro della Limonaia, Florence); Ain't Misbehavin' (Sheffield Crucible) and Breaking the Code (Theatre Royal, Northampton).

Philip is the former Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (2007-11), where he directed The Game of Love and Chance, The Constant Wife, The Picture Private LivesAresenic and Old LaceThe Winslow Boy, his own adaptation of JL Carr’s AMonth in the Country, What the Butler Saw, People at Sea, Alphabetical Order and Corpse! He also directed and designed BlackbirdFaith Healer and Toro! Toro! (TMA Award nomination, Best Show for Children and Young People).

Philip’s book, Dramatic Adventures in Rhetoric, written with Giles Taylor, has just been published by Oberon Books.

Television and film: Philip spent two years as a producer for the BBC, and was the Performance Consultant for the film Shakespeare in Love.

Awards: Philip won the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme bursary in 1995, and was recently awarded a David Fraser/Andrea Wonfor Directing for Television Bursary.

 

Set Designer | Tom Rogers

Theatre credits as set and costume designer include The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (Leicester Curve); Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse); Beyond The Fence (Arts Theatre, West End); The Choir (Glasgow Citizens); Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales  (The Bargehouse, Southbank/ Shoreditch Town Hall); Racing Demon, 20 Tiny Plays About Sheffield (Sheffield Crucible); The Misanthrope (Bristol Old Vic); Oliver!, The Secret Adversary, A Bunch Of Amateurs, The Witches of Eastwick, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Radio Times (Watermill Theatre); Each His Own Wilderness, The Man Who (Orange Tree Theatre); Beacons (Park Theatre); Bedroom Farce, Separate Tables, The Recruiting Officer, Joking Apart, The Spire, Epsom Downs, The Game of Love and Chance (Salisbury Playhouse); My Judy Garland Life, Joking Apart (Nottingham Playhouse), Moominland Midwinter (The Egg, Theatre Royal Bath); Happy Days (UK Tour); Radio Times (UK Tour); Hens (Sky Arts/Riverside Studios).
 
International opera credits include Powder Her Face (Opera Company of Philadelphia); Carmen  (Castleton Festival, USA / Teatro Petruzelli Bari, Italy); Il Matrimonio Segreto, La Cenerentola (Scottish Opera); La Fille du regiment (Opera Holland Park).

Tom was also the costume designer for Britain’s Got Talent 2015 and for Robbie Williams’ Swings Both Ways 2014 worldwide tour.


Lighting Designer | Matt Daw 

Matt studied Lighting Design at The Central School of Speech and Drama, London graduating in 2006.

Credits as lighting designer include Damien Rice - My Favorite Faded Fantasy (World Tour); Lardo (The Old Red Lion); Ghost The Musical (The English Theatre, Frankfurt); Shrek The Musical (UK Tour); The Elephantom (National Theatre and New London Theatre, West End) and Pam Ann Flying High (Vaudeville Theatre, West End).

As associate lighting designer credits include Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre, West End); War Horse (Berlin and Australian Tour); White Christmas (UK Tour); Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, West End); The Railway Children (Waterloo Station); Buddy and Iche Will Spass(Colosseum Theater Essen); Ich War Noch Niemals in New York (Operettenhaus, Hamburg) and Tanz Der Vampire (State Theatre of Musical Comedy, St Petersburg and Palladium Theater, Stuttgart). As assistant lighting designer Mamma Mia! (Artscape Opera House, Cape Town); Tanz Der Vampire (Metronom Theater, Oberhausen); Aida, Hair and Carmen Cubana (Musical Sommer, Amstetten); Chicage (Cambridge Theatre, West End) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello Theatre, West End).

Matt has toured extensively with recording artists Jónsi, Björk and Sigur Rós and most recently with Irish singer songwriter Damien Rice.

 

Sound Designer | Max Papenheim 

Theatre includes Toast, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The Archimedes Principle (Park Theatre); Jane Wenham: The Witch of Walkern (Out of Joint); All the Little Lights (Fifth Word); CommonWealth (Almeida Theatre); Buckets, The Winter’s Tale, Little Light, The Distance (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond); The Glass Menagerie, Ghost, Strangers On A Train (English Theatre, Frankfurt); Teddy, Usagi Yojimbo, Johnny Got His Gun, Three Sisters, Fiji Land, Our Ajax (Southwark Playhouse); Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios); Merit, My Eyes Went Dark, I Wish To Die Singing, The Grand Tour, Coolatully, Rachel, This Was A Man, Martine, Variation on a Theme, Black Jesus, The Fear of Breathing (Finborough Theatre); The Faction’s Rep Season 2015, Das Ding (New Diorama Theatre); The Hotel Plays (Defibrillator at the Langham Hotel); Being Tommy Cooper (National Tour); Shipwrecked!, Irma Vep, Kafka v Kafka (Brockley Jack); Freefall (New Wimbledon Studio); Animals, Wink, Four Corners One Heart (Theatre503); Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve F*cked (Underbelly, Edinburgh); Below the Belt (Pleasance, Edinburgh).

 Nominated for OffWestEnd Awards 2012 and 2014 (twice) for Best Sound Designer.