Random Thoughts Limited in association with Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of
The View From Nowhere
DAN PHILLIPS I DIRECTOR
CHUCK ANDERSON | WRITER/PRODUCER
ANNE VOSSER | CASTING DIRECTOR
MAY JENNIFER DAVIES | STAGE DESIGNER
CHRIS HOWELLS | LIGHTING DESIGNER
DAN STREET | COSTUME DESIGNER
SIMON ARROWSMITH | MUSIC COMPOSER
MELISSA BERRY | STAGE MANAGER
Dan Phillips | Director
Dan graduated from Dartington College of Arts in Theatre and Arts Management before starting his own company, directing productions including the Welsh premieres of John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown. Since then he has completed an MA in theatre directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London and continues to direct an eclectic mix of theatre which recently has included the new musical Something Something Lazarus at The King's Head Theatre and The Lonely Walk Home from award winning writer Ian Townsend. Dan has recently returned from Germany where he directed John Godber's April in Paris. This is his second collaboration with Chuck after the success of Warehouse of Dreams in 2014.
Chuck Anderson | Writer/Producer
Chuck's TV plays have been produced by CBS Television, New York and MGM-TV, Hollywood. In the UK he has authored fiction and non-fiction books. In 2014 his play, Warehouse of Dreams, about running a UNHCR camp for Syrian refugees, won enthusiastic reviews at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre.
Anne Vosser | Casting Director
Anne started casting in 1992 whilst at the Apollo Leisure Group. She has cast numerous West End and touring productions, including Take That’s current arena tour Wonderland and ITV Special. Recent musical credits include: currently Son of A Preacher Man directed by Craig Revel Horwood (UK Tour); The Life directed by Michael Blakemore (Southwark Playhouse, London); The Last Tango (West End, Phoenix); Guys and Dolls directed by Gordon Greenberg (UK Tour). Recent play credits include: currently Strangers on A Train (UK Tour); Raising Martha (Park Theatre, London), Stalking the Bogeyman (Southwark Playhouse, London); Some Girl(s) (Park Theatre, London), The Old Vic New Voices Festival (The Old Vic); The Mentalists starring Stephen Merchant (West End, Wyndhams), Barking In Essex starring Lee Evans (West End, Wyndhams).
May Jennifer Davies | Stage Designer
May is a set and production designer from Cumbria. With a background in fine art she spent 8 years working as a filmmaker and mentoring community groups through the design process of short films. Since completing an MA in Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art in 2016 she has continued to design across theatre, film and TV platforms. Her design credits include Modern Love (Pleasance & Et Cetera, 2016), The Lost Puppet’s Circus (WCA theatre, 2016), Bodyslam (NFTS, short film, 2017). Her art department credits include Creative Scotland Feature Calibre (2017) and BBC Films’ Swallows and Amazons (2015). May is particularly interested in projects that combine live performance and moving image.
Chris Howells | Lighting Designer
Chris trained in stage management and technical theatre at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where he lit Saturday Night 4 Ever for Sherman Cymru. He then spent a bit of time in the corporate event world before returning to theatre as senior technician for Clear Channel theatres. Chris is now a senior lighting technician at the Royal National Theatre. As part of the lighting team he has helped create many famous productions like War Horse, One Man Two Governors and most recently Angels in America. Chris also worked with director Dan Phillips on the new musical Something Something Lazarus in 2016.
Dan Street | Costume Designer
Daniel studied fashion design BA at The Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), where he discovered his love for costume and design. He has become a freelance costume designer/prop maker as well as working for London’s only designated costuming fittings space in the heart of London’s West End. This is
his fourth show in collaboration with the director after designing critically acclaimed productions of Something Something Lazarus in 2016, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Andrew Lippa’s musical adaptation of The Addams Family.
Simon Arrowsmith | Music Composer
Simon graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a First and later a Masters in Contemporary Arts, where he explored his passion for music and theatre both as a writer and composer. His performance work was chosen for a number of festivals and showcases including performances at Manchester’s Greenroom, Nottingham Live Arts Festival, London’s ICA, and as part of the National Review of Live Art. Simon has composed music recently for April in Paris, English Theatre of Hamburg and the score for the musical Something Something Lazarus at The Kings Head Theatre. He also composes and designs soundtracks for other media, including the online interactive game/story The Monarch Papers. Simon is currently working on a new musical called Curious, which is about the life of Bedlam patient James Tilly Matthews, and a new collaboration with regular writing partner John Myatt.
Melissa Berry | Stage Manager
Melissa started her career as Assistant Stage Manager for Rotterdam (Theatre503). Since then she has stage managed Full Circle, The Snow Queen, Two Faces of Agent Lacy, Tomorrow, Straight to the Heart and Hansel and Gretel at Above the Arts. Other credits include: Speaking in Tongues and Trapped at The Cockpit, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and Our Baby at The Bread and Roses Theatre, Hamlet Peckham (CLF Arts Café), The Bacchae (Blue Elephant Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Creation Theatre), Benighted (The Old Red Lion) and My Brothers and Sisters (Sarah Siddons Theatre).