Vaultage Productions presents

Klook's Last Stand

by Ché Walker

Writer, Director & Co-Lyricist
Che Walker

Associate Artist,BushTheatre 2012-2014. Writing includes The Lightning Child, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The 8th in collaboration with Paul Heaton, Manchester International Festival, Barbican Centre, UK Tour 2012. Lovesong, Pleasance Dome, Crucible Sheffield, Manchester Royal Exchange, Albany Empire (nominated for Best Book, Music Matters 2010) Been So Long The Musical, Young Vic June (Winner Music Matters Judge's Award, nominated Evening Standard Best Musical, WhatsOnStage.com Best New Musical 2009) The Frontline, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Crazy Love, Paines Plough/Oran Mor. Flesh Wound, Royal Court Theatre (Winner of the 2003 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright, Winner Arts Council Promising Young Writer Award 2003) Been So Long, Royal Court Theatre, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Minnesota. Car Thieves (Translation) National Theatre Studio/ Birmingham. Directing includes: His Greatness, Fog, Blue Surge, Etta Jenks, Finborough Theatre. Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, Southwark Playhouse. Little Baby Jesus, Estate Walls, Oval House. Lovesong, ETT Tours. Been So Long The Musical, Young Vic/ English Touring Theatre. Glory Of Living, Battersea Arts Centre. Films include: Been So Long, Shimmer Productions/ UK Film Council. Blaz Gettin Paid, Norma Heyman Films. Love Is Blindness, Julia Ormond producing for Indicam Production. 

 

Co-Lyricist & Composer
Anoushka Lucas

Anoushka is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. She regularly performs at The Troubadour, Ronnie Scott's and Pizza Express Dean Street. She won the Jazz FM Love Supreme competition in 2013 and played piano and percussion in the band of The Lightning Child, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Anoushka is also working on another collaboration with Ché Walker - The Ballad of L'il Benny, an original musical. 

 

Composer
Omar Lyefook 

Omar Lyefook MBE, known professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and musician. A graduate of the Guildhall School Of Music in London, Omar has now been making music for more than 21 years. His most well-known song was his debut single “There's Nothing Like This". It reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart on re-release in 1991. He is described by some as the father of British soul. Omar has just re released Sing [If You Want It], on Tru Thoughts, the British soul supremo’s sixth album. Featuring guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Common, Estelle, Rodney P, JC Bentley, Canitbe and Ashman, and with additional production from Omar’s brother, Scratch Professer. He’s toured North America, the Far-East and most recently Brazil. Previous work with Ché Walker include as a performer in Been So Long, Young Vic and Lovesong, The Bush Theatre. 

 

Assistant Director
Greta Gould 

Greta studied Set Design for Stage and Screen at Wimbledon College of Arts before training as an actress at Drama Studio London. This is her first time working as Assistant Director. Acting credits include: Fragments of a Fallen City, Brighton. A Neon Fairytale, The Roundhouse. Contact, Manchester. Your Number’s Up, The Roundhouse and Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh. Tiger Country, New Diorama Theatre. Film: Landlocked, The Interview and Strangers. She is co-founder of Equilibrium Promotions and OutHouse Collective. 

 

Lighting Designer
Arnim Friess 

Recent designs include Alice in Wonderland, Polka Theatre. Ghosts in the Wall, RSC. Piaf and Gypsy, The Curve Leicester. Leviathan, Matadero Madrid. Grandpa in My Pocket, Nottingham Playhouse. Wander, Jockey Club Theatre Hong Kong. The National Holocaust Memorial Day - The Rememberers’, Birmingham Rep. A Roof of Light, Coventry Cathedral’s Blitz commemoration. Lucky Seven, Hampstead Theatre. Looking for JJ, Pilot Theatre, Unicorn. One Night in November, Belgrade Theatre Coventry. The Suicide and An Inspector Calls, Theatr Clwyd, The White Album, Nottingham Playhouse. 

 

Choreographer
Patience James 

Patience James is a Dancer/Choreographer/ Actress/Singer. Recent appearances include: The Olympics, Indigo O2, Saddlers Wells, Hammersmith Apollo and Edinburgh Fringe. Forthcoming performances: The Arcola in July and Edinburgh Fringe in August 2014.

 

Producer
Steven Rinkoff for Vaultage LLC 

Steven is a Grammy award winning music producer having worked with artists such as: Celine Dion, Falling Into You, (Grammy Winner - Album Of The Year 1997). Boyzone, No Matter What. Take That, Never Forget. Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell 2 incl. the #1 single: I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That). Bonnie Tyler. Eric Clapton. He has also produced music for Roman Polanski’s Tanz Der Vampire in eighteen cities and Andrew Lloyd Webber/Jim Steinman’s Whistle Down The Wind, West End. Forthcoming theatre productions in 2015, Nutz by Terry Jones & Jim Steinman and Mrs Midas. 

 

Associate Producer
Natalie Macaluso

Studied at The National Film and Television School and The Oxford School of Drama. Producing includes: Abigails’ Party, West End and UK Tour. His Greatness, Finborough Theatre. Pippin, Menier Chocolate Factory. The Taming of the Shrew and The Rover, Southwark Playhouse. As Assistant Producer at the Criterion Theatre: Ruffian on the Stair by Joe Orton, Stories Before Bedtime Series, Artist Descending a Staircase by Tom Stoppard, Playing the Games Festival.