B29 Productions Ltd and J. Alan Davis for St. George Entertainment Ltd in association with Park Theatre present the London Premiere of

Jonah and Otto

by Robert Holman

Director
Tim Stark

Designer
Simon Bejer

Lighting Designer
Geraint Pughe 

Sound Design
Mark Dunne

Assistant Director
Jack Sain

Company Manager
Fiona McCulloch

Photography
Robert Workman

Marketing
Target Live

PR
Kate Morley

 


Biographies 

 

Tim Stark is a winner of the John S. Cohen Directors Bursary at the National Theatre Studio and English Touring Theatre, a founding member of B29 Productions. Recent directing credits include; Bath Time by Ruaraidh Murray (Gilded Balloon), Pablo Neruda by David Eldridge as part of Surprise Theatre season (Royal Court Theatre), Khadija is 18 by Shamser Sinha (Finborough Theatre) Critics Choice; The Times, The Evening Standard and Time Out,  Once and Future Plays, five short new plays by Philip Ridley, Mark Ravenhill, Dominic Francis, Judith Johnson and Nick Drake (Site Specific), Kurt and Sid which was nominated for the WhatsOnStageaward for Best Off-West End Production (Trafalgar Studios), The Last Pilgrim which was shortlisted for the OffWestEnd Award for Best New Play (White Bear Theatre), Road (Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton), Rafts and Dreams and Mayhem (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Festen (Birmingham Rep and National Tour), Edward Bond's Lear (National Theatre Studio and Teatro Due International Theatre Festival), Shadow Language (Theatre 503),Twisted (Oval House), Romeo and Juliet (English Touring Theatre and Hong Kong Arts Festival), Julius Ceasar(Teatro Due International Theatre Festival and Verona Shakespeare Festival), Cardiff EastOver Gardens OutIn the Blue by Peter Gill (Teatro Due International Theatre Festival).

 

Simon Bejer has a degree in Fine Arts from the Victorian College of Arts at the University of Melbourne and studied design for the stage at Motley Theatre Design in London. Theatre work includes: The Little Green Swallow (BYO at Sadler’s Wells Peacock), Patience (The Kings Head), Handel’s Arianna in Creta (London Handel Festival), El Gato con Botas (Linbury Theatre Royal Opera House), The Njogel (Tête a Tête), Saturday Night Fever (Old Vic Tunnels), Crossing the Line (Hampstead Downstairs), Puppet Opera Triple Bill Winner Best Opera Production Off-West End Awards 2014 (The Rosemary Branch), Judith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera (BYO), The Sandman (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), Trilby (The Finborough Theatre), Assistant Designer roles include: Nabucco (La Scala Milan/ROH), Carmen Teatro Petruzzelli (Bari), Prokofiev’s Cinderella (K-Ballet, Tokyo), Simon Callow’s Christmas Carol (Arts Theatre London), Rigoletto  (La Fenice, Venice). He is a founding member of the Third Hand, the UK’s only dedicated puppet opera company.

 

Geraint Pughe has created nearly 60 original lighting designs for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, London, in the West End and on tour. 

His freelance career has included many shows with Tim Stark, including The Lunatic Queen at The Riverside Studios, London and The Boy Who Fell Into A Book for English Touring Theatre at Warwick Arts Centre and on tour.

Other productions: Waste at The Lyric Theatre, West End; co-lighting of Gift of the Gorgon Wyndhams Theatre, West End; Don Giovanni for Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Glasgow and on tour; Opera Showcase for National Opera Studio at the QEH; The Magic Flute  and Beatrice and Benedick  at The Royal Academy of Music directed by John Copley and conducted by Sir Colin Davis; four shows at The Greenwich Theatre, London; The Caretaker at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff directed by Annie Castlediene; a tour of Savannah Bay for Foco Novo; shows at Battersea Arts Centre, The Almeida, The King’s Head, and many London Fringe venues. He now teaches lighting at LAMDA.

 

Mark Dunne's sound design credits for theatre include: Storm In A Flower Vase, Baggage, The Killing Of Sister George and Bette & Joan (Arts Theatre and Tour), Khadija Is 18 (Finborough Theatre), Bernarda Alba (Union Theatre), Schemers And Dreamers (Ashcroft Theatre), The Bespoke Overcoat, Mr Maugham At Home, Hetty Feinstein’s Wedding Anniversary, Tennessee Williams Triple Bill, G & I, Whatever Happened To The Cotton Dress Girl, and Lunch With Marlene (New End Theatre), Lunch With Marlene And Noël (Tour), Kurt And Sid and Raindogs (Trafalgar Studios), The Wedding – The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Festival Square, South Bank), The Last 5 Years and Pinter’s People (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Blondel (Pleasance Theatre), Behind The Iron Mask (Duchess Theatre).

In concert: Grateful (Cadogan Hall), Lost In The Stars (Queen Elizabeth Hall), Frances Ruffelle – Beneath The Dress (Madame JoJo’s), A Spoonful Of Stiles And Drewe (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Christmas In New York (Lyric and Apollo Theatres), A Little House Music (Arts Theatre), Anthology (Actor’s Church), Notes From New York (Duchess Theatre, Gala Production at Trafalgar Studios and Donmar Warehouse), Jason Robert Brown and the Caucasian Rhythm Kings and An Evening With Jason Robert Brown (New Players Theatre).

Mark regularly works with international recording artists, most recently: Nerina Pallot; Stevie Wonder; Alexandra Burke.

 

Jack Sain trained at LAMDA and Oxford University. Theatre credits as director include: Angels in America (Oxford Playhouse), Machinal (Arcola Theatre, London, Oxford Castle, C Venues Edinburgh), Cymbeline (Tabard Theatre, London), Edward Gants Amazing Feats of Loneliness! (Burton Taylor Studio), Closer and Chicago (O’Reilly Theatre, Oxford). He is co-artistic director of Fools & Kings, and will be directing How I Learned to Drive for Southwark Playhouse in February 2015.

 

Fiona McCulloch has worked extensively with Tall Stories (Gruffalo - UK, Int and West End; Gruffalo’s Child - UK; and most recently Emily Brown and the Thing - UK and Edinburgh Fringe). She has also toured with London Classic Theatre (Equus and The Importance of Being Earnest) and NoFit State Circus. Having just finished working with Volcano Theatre Company in Swansea, Fiona is delighted to be joining the team of Jonah and Otto this Autumn.