Acute Theatre Limited and Dann Moss in association with Park Theatre presents

The Trial Of Jane Fonda

by Terry Jastrow

Writer | Terry Jastrow
Director | Joe Harmston  
Set Designer | Sean Cavanagh
Composer & Sound Designer | Matthew Bugg
Video Projection Designer | Louise Rhoades-Brown
Lighting Designer | Tony Simpson
Costume Designer | Roberto Surace
Casting Director | Kate Plantin‚Äč


Writer | Terry Jastrow

Terry Jastrow has produced and/or directed the television coverage of some of the world’s most important events including six Olympic Games, The Super Bowl, 62 major championships of golf including The Open Championship, The Indianapolis 500, the great Haute Couture Collections from Paris and the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

The plays he has written and directed include As if it Matters at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Eight One Acts over Two Nights at The Acting Center, Hollywood, California, and The Vaginal Lock at the Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles. Terry has written five screenplays including his first feature film which he also directed, The Squeeze, released Spring 2015 and available via on-demand streaming. 

Director | Joe Harmston   

Joe Harmston’s career began 23 years ago directing the critically-acclaimed King James’ Ear by Rod Dungate at The Old Red Lion.  Since then highlights have included directing Harold Pinter in his own plays, particularly The Lover and The Collection at The Donmar Warehouse and his long associations with other writers including Sir Ronald Harwood, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Sir David Hare and Sir Peter Ustinov.  He was Associate Director of Chichester Festival Theatre and Artistic Director of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company and is still a Creative Associate Director of the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. He was last at Park Theatre directing Paul Herzberg’s The Dead Wait.

Set Designer | Sean Cavanagh

Trained under Ralph Koltai at the Central School of Art and Design.  He is a long standing Artistic Associate and director of the York based Riding Lights Theatre Company.  An extensive career of over 500 productions, both in the UK and abroad, has ranged from major US and European tours, Rat Pack - live from Las Vegas, The Opera Show, Dancing in the Streets, to Judah Ben Hur - the Musical in Singapore  Pickwick for the Hungarian National Theatre, Edward III for the Taormina Festival and most recently Dracula in Bangkok. Other designs include  David Oyelowo's production of The White Devil, major community projects such as the Chester Cycle of Mystery Plays  and  the acclaimed 2012 production of The York Mystery Plays.  West End credits include The Tempest, The Mikado, The Aspern Papers, Sherlock Holmes - The Musical, Of Mice and Men, Treasure Island, When Did You Last See Your Trousers?Never the Sinner, The Miracle Worker, In Praise of Love, The Roy Orbison Story, Stepping Out - The Musical, The Fire Raisers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas, Dancing in the Streets, African Snow, Visiting Mr Green and Dreamboats and Petticoats.

Lighting Designer | Tony Simpson

Tony has been a freelance lighting designer for the last 23 years across the UK, Europe and internationally. His UK work has included productions from the National Theatre; The RSC; The Royal Court; Welsh National Opera; English National Opera, The Royal Opera House, West Yorkshire Playhouse; The Old Vic, London; Watford Palace; Mercury Theatre, Colchester; Royal Theatre, Northampton; Rose Theatre, Kingston; Exeter Northcott; Plymouth Theatre Royal; Chichester Festival Theatre and numerous designs in the West End and on various UK and international tours. He has been associate lighting designer on the touring West End production of The Woman in Black for the last 13 years, and taken several productions into London prisons for Synergy Theatre Project. Tony has designed several fashion shows including the L’Oreal Colour Trophy awards in 2015. In feature film, Tony was the Theatrical Lighting director for Mission Impossible 5: Rouge Nation and the forthcoming Disney film, Beauty and the Beast. Tony has also lectured at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is currently a visiting lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London. Tony has also served as chairman on the Equity Theatre Designers Committee and is a professional Designer member of the Association of Lighting Designers.

Costume Designer | Roberto Surace

Roberto originates from Melbourne Australia where he trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) gaining a BA in Dramatic Art (Production). 

West End costume designs include: The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre) and The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre). UK Tour costume designs include: Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None and Peter Pan Goes Wrong. International: The Play That Goes Wrong (Budapest). 

Other costume designs were seen at West End Eurovision where he designed costumes for entries by Top Hat and Les Miserables.

Before, during and after his training he designed sets and/or Costumes for The Sound of Music, Barnum, Calamity Jane, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, The Bacchae, The Suicide, Ship of Fools and The Art of Success all in Australia.

Theatre includes: Costume Supervisor on Peter Pan (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Top Hat (2014/2015 UK Tour & Japan); Wardrobe Master on Fatal Attraction (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Top Hat (Aldwych Theatre); Deputy Wardrobe Master on Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre) and Les Miserables - 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena).

Casting Director | Kate Plantin

KATE PLANTIN CDG has been casting for Theatre, Film and Television for twenty five years.

Theatre Credits include:  All or Nothing (The Vaults and Tour) Dracula (Bangkok); Pig Farm (St James); Roaring Trade (Park Theatre); McQueen (St James and Haymarket) Sweeney Todd (Tooting Arts Club/West End); Harvey (Tour & Haymarket); The Bombing Of The Grand Hotel (Cockpit); Kindertransport (Tour); Storm In A Flower Vase (Arts Theatre); The Dead Wait (Park Theatre); The Handyman (Tour); The Father (Belgrade, Coventry); Of Mice And Men (Tour); Lone Star and Private Wars (Kings Head); Marilyn And Ella (Edinburgh & London); Joan Rivers – A Work In Progress (Edinburgh & London); Telstar which Kate also co-produced in the West End; Road To Nirvana (Kings Head); The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek (Southwark & Manchester Royal Exchange); On Your Toes and Follies (Royal Festival Hall).