Ann Pinnington Productions in association with Stamp Theatre presents

Roaring Trade

by Steve Thompson

Director | Alan Cohen 
Playwright | Steve Thompson
Designer | Grant Hicks  
Costumes | Adrian Gwillym at Academy Costumes 

Digital Designer | Douglas O'Connell
Sound DesignerChris Drohan 
Lighting Designer | Alex Marshall 
Casting Director | Kate Plantin


Steve Thompson | Playwright 

Theatre includes: Damages (Bush Theatre, Winner Arts Council Best New Play 2005), Whipping it up (Bush/Ambassadors, Olivier nomination for Best New Comedy 2007), No Naughty Bits (Hampstead), Feed the Beast (Birmingham Rep).  TV includes Sherlock (BBC/Hartswood), Doctor Who (BBC), Silk (BBC) and Jericho (ITV) due for broadcast in January. He is married to the barrister Lorna Skinner and they live in Cambridge and Cornwall with their five children.

Alan Cohen | Director

Alan Cohen’s directing career includes Associate Director at the National Theatre, productions for RSC and English Shakespeare Co, Artistic Director of Ludlow Shakespeare Festival and Artistic Director of Wearabout Theatre Co. International work includes Moscow Art Theatre; Epidaurus, Greece; Tokyo Globe; Tel Aviv; San Francisco; New York; Wellington, NZ; Milan; Madrid, Vienna and Singapore. Has recently directed The Flying Karamazov Brothers (San Jose Rep Theatre, Las Vegas Venetian Hotel & London Vaudeville Theatre), UK tour of the musical, Hot Flush, UK tour of Of Mice and Men and Annie in New Zealand.  He developed the play of The Kings Speech with David Seidler and staged its first performance in London.   www.alancohendirector.com 

Grant Hicks | Set Designer

A designer in theatre, television and film for a long time.  Theatre includes: Outside Edge (Queens Theatre), The Gambler (Comedy Theatre), The Big Knife (Albery Theatre) in the West End; You Can’t Take it with You, True West, American Buffalo, The Best Girl in Ten Streets (Royal National Theatre). TV includes: A Very British Coup (BAFTA Nomination), Nighty-Night, Murder of Quality, Party Time, American Embassy (aka Emma Brodie -20thCent Fox TV), Don’t Leave Me This Way.  Feature Film credits include: The Tall Guy, All Things Bright and Beautiful, Blue Ice, Elephant Juice, If Only (aka Twice Upon a Yesterday