Original Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre presents the European Premiere of

Napoli, Brooklyn

By Meghan Kennedy


Meghan Kennedy

Meghan Kennedy’s play Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (PlayPenn ‘12) premiered at the Roundabout Underground in 2014 and was published by Dramatists’ Play Service. Meghan is currently under commission from The Roundabout Theatre Company, Williamstown Theater Festival and The New York State Council of the Arts/New Georges Theater. Her play Light is the winner of the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize. Meghan’s plays have been produced around the U.S., Ireland and Sweden. She is an alum of Page 73 and Ars Nova Play Group. She is also a writer for the TV show Falling Water (USA). She lives in Brooklyn.



Lisa Blair

Directing credits include: Jerusalem, Faust x2 (Watermill Theatre), Colder Than Here (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), The Country Girls (Chichester Festival Theatre), Herons (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Spamalot (The English Theatre Frankfurt), Contractions (Sheffield Crucible), Love Story (Royal Academy of Music), The Man of Mode (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Henry V (Cambridge Arts/Marlowe Society), I Didn’t Always Live Here (Finborough Theatre) and Country Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Associate credits include: Lisa has acted as Associate to directors including Lindsay Posner, Rupert Goold, Michael Grandage, Daniel Evans and Nicholas Hytner amongst others. Associate credits include: The Real Thing (Bath Theatre Royal & UK Tour), The Truth (Menier Chocolate Factory), The End of Longing (West End), The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead), American Buffalo (West End), The Merchant of Venice (Almeida andd RSC), 30 Million Minutes: Dawn French (UK Tour), Other Desert Cities (Old Vic), Henry V (West End), She Stoops to Conquer and A Little Hotel on the Side (Theatre Royal Bath), One Man, Two Guvnors (Haymarket), Noises Off (Old Vic and West End), The Homecoming (RSC), The History Boys (Theatre Royal Bath and UK Tour), When We Are Married (West End), The Count of Monte Cristo and The Secret Garden: The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse).

Lisa is the Chairwoman of the Equity Directors and Designers Committee


Frankie Bradshaw

Frankie Bradshaw is a set and costume designer for theatre and performance. She was a Jerwood Young Designer in 2017, she won the Off West-End Best Set Design award in 2016, and was a Linbury prize finalist in 2015.

Frankie’s design credits for theatre include: Sweat (Donmar Warehouse), Skellig (Nottingham Playhouse), Jerusalem, Nesting, Robin Hood (Watermill Theatre), Cookies (Theatre Royal Haymarket), On The Exhale (Traverse), Trying It On (UK Tour/RSC/Royal Court), This Is (Arts Ed), Hansel (Salisbury Playhouse), Acceptance (Hampstead Theatre), Mercury Fur, Saved and Colder Than Here (GSMD), Easter (RADA), Oxy and the Morons (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich) Private Lives (LCT UK Tour), Jess and Joe Forever, Di and Viv and Rose (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Assata Taught Me (Gate Theatre), Moth (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester) Trestle and Orca (Southwark Playhouse), Loose Lips (Big House Theatre Company), La Ronde (Bunker Theatre), Clickbait and A First World Problem (Theatre503), Barbarians (Young Vic – JMK Award 2015, Olivier Award Nominated) Grav (Torch Theatre, Wales), Stories from the Sea (Unity Theatre, Liverpool) Punk Rock (Actor’s Studio, Liverpool), A Picture of Dorian Gray and The Comedy of Errors (LIPA, Liverpool). She has also designed the Young Vic’s 5 Plays 5 Days and Fresh Direction projects.

For opera she has designed Macbeth, Idomeneo and Elizabetta for English Touring Opera.

She has also worked as associate designer to Christopher Oram on various productions in the West End and at the National Theatre.



Johanna Town

West End/International credits: Dear Lupin, Fences, What the Butler Saw, Some Like It Hip Hop, Betrayal, Speaking in Tongues, Beautiful Thing (West End); Rose (National/Broadway); My Name is Rachel Corrie (Royal Court/West End/NY); Guantanamo (NY/ Tricycle/West End); Arabian Nights, Our Lady of Sligo  (NY); Haunted (Royal Exchange/NY/Sydney Opera House); The Steward of Christendom (Out of Joint/ Broadway/Sydney); Macbeth (Out of Joint/World tour);  The Permanent Way (Out of Joint/National/Sydney)  and Our Country’s Good (Out of Joint/Toronto/USA).

Other theatre credits: Don Quixote, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes (RSC); Frankenstein, Guys and Dolls, House of Bernarda Alba, King Lear (Manchester Royal Exchange); Describe the Night, Experience, Deposit  (Hampstead); Trestle (Southwark Playhouse); A Mad World My Masters (ETT/RSC); Arcadia, Tonight at 8.30 (ETT); The Big Corner, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall  (Octagon Theatre); Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, All My Sons (Talawa); The Norman Conquests, FRACKED! (also UK Tour) Educating Rita, The Deep Blue Sea/Rattigan’s Nijinsky (Chichester); Remarkable Invisible, Miss Julie  (Theatre by the Lake); Brainstorm (National/Park Theatre); Medea, Romeo and Juliet (Headlong/UK tour)  Julius Caesar, The Nap and That Face (Sheffield Theatres).

Johanna is a Fellow of GSMD, she is also an Associate Artist for Theatre503 and is currently The Chair of the Association of Lighting Designers for whom she regularly writes in their magazine Focus.


Max Pappenheim

Theatre credits include: The Way of the World (Donmar); The Children (Royal Court/Broadway); Dry Powder, Sex with Strangers, Labyrinth (Hampstead); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne, Berlin/Royal Court); Hogarth’s Progress (Rose, Kingston); Macbeth (Tobacco Factory); Humble Boy, Blue/Heart, The Distance (Orange Tree, Richmond); Miss Julie (Theatre by the Lake/Jermyn Street); The Gaul (Hull Truck); Cookies (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Jane Wenham (Out of Joint); Waiting for Godot (Sheffield Crucible); My Eyes Went Dark (Traverse & 59E59, New York); A Kettle of Fish (Yard); CommonWealth (Almeida); Creve Coeur (Print Room); Wink (Theatre503); Spamalot, The Glass Menagerie (English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Cardinal, Kiki’s Delivery Service (Southwark Playhouse); Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios); Martine, Black Jesus, Somersaults (Finborough); Teddy, Toast and Fabric (National Tours).

Opera credits include: Miranda (Opéra Comique, Paris); Scraww (Trebah Gardens); Vixen (Vaults/International Tour);Carmen:Remastered (ROH/Barbican).

Radio credits include: Home Front (BBC Radio 4). Associate Artist of The Faction and Silent Opera.