Jeffrey is currently shooting a new British independent feature film Our Shining Sword by Callum and Andrew Burn, in which he plays the lead Fl Lt Douglas Miller. Jeffrey previously collaborated with Julia and Tim on Summer and his other theatre work in the UK includes Touch directed by award winning writer/director Rikki Beadle Blair and The Colorado Session by Jessica Luxembourg. In his native South Africa, Jeffrey has worked with First Physical Theatre Company on The Man Behind the Canvas and with Janet Buckland on Thuthula at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and as part of Buckland’s company UBOM! touring across South Africa with works including Blood Will Have Blood adapted from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Timothy Stubbs Hughes – Director
Timothy’s previous acclaimed work has included Summer by Julia Stubbs Hughes, bodies unfinished by Lewis Hetherington, also at the Jack Studio Theatre (5 Off-West End nominations), a new literal translation of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard by Patrick Miles at the White Bear Theatre and the world premiere of Philip de Gouveia’s The Six Wives of Timothy Leary at the Etcetera Theatre and Riverside Studios, London and at the Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Karl Swinyard – Set
Karl trained at the Norwich School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (theatre design), where he was the Wall scholar and recipient of the Duveen Bursary. Karl has been theatre manager and producer at the Jack Studio Theatre for ten years, designing many of the in-house productions, including The Haunting, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Chocolate Bounty, Borderland, She Stoops to Conquer, Fighting, Jane Eyre, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Great Expectations, Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!, The Importance of Being Earnest, Xanthippe, Worlds Apart, A Christmas Carol and Teechers. Further designs include Wild Thing (Ambassadors’ Theatre, Gilded Balloon, UK tour); Pass the Baton (Theatre Royal, Stratford East); A Mother Speaks, The Smilin’ State (Hackney Empire Studio); Five Guys Named Moe (English Theatre Frankfurt); The Dorchester, No Shame No Fear, Preacherosity, My Matisse (Jermyn Street Theatre); A Fans’ Club (New Wimbledon Theatre); Question Time (Arcola Theatre); Measure for Measure Malaya (Riverside Studios); Purlie, Notes Across A Small Pond, The Ballad of Little Jo (Bridewell Theatre); Orion (Wilton’s Music Hall); Twelfth Night (Courtyard Theatre); You Don’t Kiss (Stratford Circus); Uncle Ebenezer (BAC); Amah (Tara Arts), The Girls’ Consent and A Bill of Divorcement (Greenwich Playhouse).
Katie Nicoll – Lighting
Katie is a freelance lighting designer and full time lighting technician at Battersea Arts Centre. Her lighting design credits include Spring Awakening (Bernie Grants Arts Centre), The Dagger and The White Lily (The Space), Hello Again Workshop (co design – The Blue Elephant Theatre), Until you hear that bell (Battersea Arts Centre), Cloud_9 (Battersea Arts Centre) and Hello Again (Hope Theatre).
Philip Matejtschuk – Sound & Music
Philip is a freelance sound design and composer and holds a PgDip in Sound Design for the Theatre from RADA. His sound design credits include Orphans (Southwark Playhouse), Chew (Etcetera Theatre), Naked, The Haunting (both Jack Studio Theatre), Hello Again, Baby (both Hope Theatre), Caught (Pleasance, Islington) and Dead Party Animals (Hope Theatre – ‘Best Sound Designer’ Offie nomination). Other credits include Iphigenia in Tauris (Rose Playhouse), Othello (Rose Playhouse & Waterloo East Theatre transfer), 1938: Hitler Takes Vienna, Leonce & Lena, rockpaperscissors (all Jack Studio Theatre) and Mother Courage And Her Children (Platform Theatre, KX). Associate sound designer credits include Pig Farm (St. James Theatre), Stevie (Hampstead Theatre) and King Lear (Cockpit Theatre). Sound operator work includes Romeo & Juliet (Temporary Theatre, NT) and Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios 2). Philip also works as in-house sound technician at Battersea Arts Centre. Full credits available at www.philmatsound.com / @philmatejtschuk
John Fricker – Stage Manager
John trained as an actor at East 15 Acting School and has appeared in numerous productions on stage and screen. He has also worked off stage in a number of roles including as Director: Standing By (Stanwix Theatre), Roleplay (Write Now 6), Without Reluctance and Without Relief (Ballast Theatre), Defiance (Script6), Adam and The Probability of Love (The One Festival), Live With It and Cinderella Story (Write Now 5), Corpus Christi, Rope, Carbon Dating and Spring Awakening (OutFox Productions); as Stage Manager: The Haunting (Jack Studio Theatre), A Cool Million (Vanguard Theatre), Shipwrecked! (Jack Studio Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (DogOrange) and Jack & The DNA Stalk (Cambridge Arts Theatre); as Technical Operator: Pool, Botticelli’s Angels, Box Chicken, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Love Story, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Gut Girls, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the Moon Marigolds and Carbon Dating (all at The Jack Studio); as Rigging Assistant: Othello (Riverside Studios). John is an Associate Artist of the Jack Studio Theatre and jointly runs the theatre’s Associate Company, OutFox Productions.