Fragen Theatre in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
Hell Yes I'm Tough Enough
WRITER I BEN ALDERTON
DIRECTOR I ROLAND REYNOLDS
DESIGNER I ISABELLA VAN BRAECKEL
LIGHTING DESIGNER I ALEX HOPKINS
SOUND DESIGNER I JULIAN STARR
COMPOSER I LEWIS DANIEL
PRODUCER I ANNIE TAYLER
Writing C.V “The Virgin Chronicles” Platform Theatre November - May 2014 (Directed by Tim Robins), “Scandalous” The Rag Factory January 2016 (The Strange Case Of (Directed by Ben Alderton), Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, “Dark Skies” Platform Theatre September - November 2017 (Directed by Ben Alderton in Association with the MOD and RUSI), “Hell Yes I’m Tough Enough” The Park Theatre April - May 2018 (Directed by Roland Reynolds in association with Fragen Theatre Co)
Roland Reynolds is a producer, writer and director of film, theatre and television and Artistic Director of the Fragen Network. He directed two of his own plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Stalemate 2008, Man Pursued 2009), produced by Richard Demarco. Since graduating from Drama Centre London in 2014, he has directed three more of his plays, Planter’s Island, Blush of Dogs and 5 out of 10 men as well as an original feature film, Clown Song, to be released in 2019.
Isabella Van Braeckel
Isabella is a Set and Costume Designer who has worked extensively across theatre, dance and opera since graduating from Central St Martins in 2014.
She is a Jerwood Young Designer and Creative Associate of Fragen Theatre, Crouch End Festival Chorus and Wayward Thread Dance Arts and was long-listed for 2016's Old Vic 12.
Theatre Credits include: Burgerz- (Mentored by Soutra Gilmour) Hackney Showroom, Manchester Royal Exchange and 2019 Tour; Bye Bye Birdie, Our House- (Costume Design & Supervision) Italia Conti Academy; A Funny Thing Happened...- Finborough Theatre; Midnight Train to Marrakech- Teateri Theatre, Sweden; Candy Cansino Checks In- (Costume Design & Supervision), Italia Conti Academy; Finishing The Picture- (Set Design) Finborough Theatre; Macbeth- (Costume Design) UK & Ireland Tour; Into The Numbers- Finborough Theatre; Othello, Two Gentlemen, Billy's Friend- White Horse, Germany Tour; A Midsummer Night's Dream- The Rose Playhouse, Bankside; Much Ado About Nothing- RSC Dell, London; Hamlet (Costume Designer)- Icarus Theatre, UK & Ireland Tour; Around the World on Christmas Day, The Little Match Girl/ The Fir Tree- Mirth, Marvel & Maud; 5 Out of 10 Men- Edinburgh Fringe; An Opera From The East- Platform Theatre Studio; The Promise- White Bear Theatre, Kings Arms Manchester; Blush of Dogs- Tabard Theatre; Low Level Panic- Etcetera Theatre; This is Living- Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre 503, Platform Theatre
Film Credits include: Paperboy- Lab 91; Kitchen Sink- Channel 4 Random Acts 2017; Ms Nature- Liam Francis; Pray Now- Winward Group; Then & Now- Camelot Films
Opera Credits Include: The Travelling Companion- New Sussex Opera, Tour; Lansky: The Mob's Money Man- Crouch End Festival Chorus, Cadogan Hall; Die Walküre (Assistant Costume Supervisor)- Grange Park Opera, Madame Butterfly- Cadogan Hall; Orpheus and Eurydice- Platform Theatre
Dance Credits Include: INK- Leicester Curve, Finding Words- Wayward Thread, Sadlers Wells Theatre, The Place; Seasons- Gors Theatre, Latvia; Race Tracks- Foreign Bodies Orchestra, The Place, Shambala Festival, Leicester Curve
Events/Comedy Include: Bec Hill: I’ll be Bec- Soho Theatre, Paul Duncan McGarrity: A Practical Guide to Attacking Castles- Espionage, Edinburgh Fringe, An Audience With the Goodies- Leicester Square Theatre
As Associate Designer: The Boys in the Band- Park Theatre, UK Tour & West End transfer to the Vaudeville Theatre
As Assistant Designer: Treasure- Finborough Theatre, Eclipsed- Gate Theatre (Jerwood Young Designer 2015), Design apprentice at Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man and The Trench- UK Tour, Les Enfants Terribles
As Costume Supervisor: Losing Venice- Orange Tree Theatre, Everybody’s Talking About Conti- Rhoda McGaw Theatre; Balm in Gilead, Love & Information, Artaud at Rodez- Platform Theatre
After graduating from the Royal central School of Speech and Drama Alex has been working as a professional lighting designer working on a broad range of theatre including plays, contemporary dance and events.
Recent credits include: Breathing Corpses Drama Center, a Little warehouse in London Edinburgh festival Thirsty Edinburgh festival, Iconic a Breath History of Drag UK tour and Oliveira’s travels Birmingham MAC.
Julian Starr trained at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Arts. His work has been seen throughout Australia, Europe and the UK.
Theatre credits include: Zog (UK Tour); Othello (Union Theatre); Cry Havoc (Park Theatre); Violet (UK Tour); Aisha (Ofﬁe Nomination Best Sound Design- London Tour); The Orchestra (Omnibus Theatre); Alice In Slasherland (Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney); White Noise (Vaults Festival); The Boy Under The Christmas Tree (Kings Head Theatre); Tiger Under My Skin (Bloomsbury Theatre); The Giant Killers (UK Tour); A Winning Hazard (Finborough Theatre); Eris (Bunker Theatre); Gulliver Returns (UK Tour); You Only Live Forever (UK Tour); Surf Séance (Sydney Arts Festival); The Comedy of Errors (UK/Czech Republic Tour); The Shifting Heart (Seymour Centre Sydney) Untold (Playhouse Theatre Sydney); Kapow (Kings Cross Theatre, Sydney); Telescope (Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney); Best Before (Sydney Fringe Festival); The Shadow Box (Old Fitz Theatre, Sydney); The Recruiting Ofﬁcer Arts Exhibition (Hyde Park Barracks Sydney).
Design Assistant include: Mama Mia! the Musical (Capital Theatre Sydney); Disney’s Aladdin The Musical (Queensland QPAC, Assistant Sound Designer to Australasia Sound Associate); Talk, Richard III (Sydney Opera House) The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (Edinburgh Castle).
Lewis is a versatile South London session musician/composer and arranger. He studied at The Brit School of Performing Arts and then the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on the Jazz course. Lewis plays multiple instruments with his main instrument being the Saxophone. He Is passionate about being creative in all different areas of music from writing to performing to DJing.
Over the years he has performed with such artists such as Tom Grennan, Rachel Kerr, Katy B, Beverly Knight, MJ Cole, The Muppets and stared in a Virgin Internet Commercial as a musician.
Lewis has performed at prestigious venues such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Transmusicales Festival, Shepards Bush Apollo,KoKo and The 02 arena and has toured China and Europe.
Currently Lewis writes and arranges the horn section for the House Gospel Choir, a choir which mixes house music with gospel music. House Gospel Choir have recently being signed to Island Records. He runs his own horn section called the Biscuit Horns which provides bespoke horn section parts and performances for artists.
Lewis is part of the Matchstick Theatre company providing in house music for many of their plays and productions