Phil Willmott - Writer & Director

hil Willmott is a multi-award winning director, artistic director, playwright, composer, librettist, teacher, dramaturg, arts journalist and actor. 

e is one of the most commissioned musical Theatre writer/composer in the UK and Britain’s foremost director of Ancient Greek drama and has worked in theatres across the world.

He was an Associate Artist of London's acclaimed B.A.C (Battersea Arts Centre) for ten years. He is a former Associate Director of the YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE in Guildford and THE KING'S HEAD THEATRE, London's senior Off West End venue, He headed graduate writer/director training at London's ARTS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL where he has also been co-director of the U.K’s leading degree course in Musical Theatre and its Head of Acting.

He is a recipient of a TMA Award for outstanding direction of a musical, a Peter Brook Award for his out door classical productions and family shows, whatsonstage award nominations for best regional and Off West End productions, a broadwayworld nomination for Best Musical in the UK, a Brooks Atkinson/Royal Court award in New York for playwriting, numerous Off-West End Award nominations and four Spirit of Broadway awards. 

In 2012 he was made a fellow of Rose Bruford College where, as an actor, he gained a B.A.Hons in Theatre Arts in the late 1980's.

Justin Williams & Jonny Rust -          Set Designers

Justin is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London, specialising in design and scenic art with a passion for video and graphic design. Justin’s work often combines texture with dramatic lighting to create a sense of heightened reality in his designs and his ability to repurpose materials makes his scenic work memorable and immersive having earned him nominations for awards including multiple Offie nominations for Best Set Designer. Jonny Rust trained at London College of Music and is Justin’s assistant designer.

Justin and Jonny’s recent design work includes Heartbreak House, Carmen, The Cherry Orchard, Imagine This, and The Hired Man (Union); 35MM Musical (The Other Palace); All Or Nothing Musical (Waterloo Vaults Installation); Through the Mill and Confessional (Southwark); Kicked in the Sh*tter (Hope Theatre); Tribe (London Theatre Workshop); Glockenspiel (Tristan Bates) and scenic artist on The Roof (National Theatre) and Freddy, Ted and the Death of Joe Orton (London Theatre Workshop).

Sofi Berenger - Producer

Sofi is an award-winning theatre and film producer from Melbourne, Australia. Starting her career in film production, Sofi produced a number of award-winning shorts and worked on projects for clients such as World Vision, TopShop, Live Nation, London ZSL Zoo, HSBC and Cornetto.

As an independent producer Sofi has worked in venues such as the Arcola Theatre, Arts Theatre, Jermyn St Theatre, Pleasance Theatre and St James’ Theatre and is the General Manager for Iris Theatre.

Recent Productions include: H.R.Haitch (Union Theatre), Bismillah! (Pleasance Theatre & UK Tour); The Tempest, The Three Musketeers, Macbeth, Hansel & Gretel, Much Ado About Nothing and Treasure Island (Iris Theatre @ St Paul's Church); The Odyssey (The Scoop); Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope (Arts Theatre & Jermyn St); The Silence of Snow (Leicester Square Theatre & Arts Theatre) Noa & Gil Dor in Concert, Shorts Up (The Arts Theatre); Chummy, Stasis (White Bear Theatre); An Evening of Webborn & Finn (St James Theatre); Romance/Romance (The Landor Theatre); Macbeth (Greenwich Theatre & Neuss Globe); Happy Ending (Arcola Theatre).

Upcoming Productions include: Arabian Nights (Hoxton Hall); Cuckoo (Soho Theatre); We're Staying Right Here (Park Theatre); Spiderfly (Theatre503); The Dong with the Luminous Nose (Little Angel Theatre)

Justin Murray - Associate Director

Justin Murray has previously worked with Phil Wilmott on The Odyssey at The Scoop last year, and on The Cherry Orchard at The Union Theatre. He left Durham University with a first-class degree in Classics and has trained extensively through the Young Vic Directors Program. He was Associate Director of Actors of Dionysus for whom he directed Antigone (R&D). Justin is artistic director of Catharsis and has directed their previous four shows, Hippolytus, Hecuba, purged, and The Complete Greek Tragedies In One Hour. As associate director: Dream (The Courtyard) and Rounds (Southwark Playhouse / Bolton Octagon). Other recent work includes A Beautiful Day Forever (Wandsworth Fringe),  Bismillah! An ISIS Tragicomedy at the Edinburgh Fringe, and an excerpt of People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan, translated into Lithuanian, as part of the Juozas Miltinis European Directors’ Residency in Lithuania. 

Ben Jacobs - Lighting Designer

Ben trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and recently won the Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design.

Lighting design credits include: Sister (Ovalhouse); Maggie & Pierre, Dolphins & Sharks, The Melting Pot (Finborough); Hamlet (RCSSD); Imagine This, Privates on Parade, Carmen 1808 (Union); Edward II, Lord of the Flies (Greenwich); In Event of Moone Disaster, The State We're In, EleXion (Theatre503); People We Didn't Quite Meet, Red, Are We Stronger Than Winston (The Place); Cuncrete, Mrs Armitage And The Big Wave (National Tour); The State of Things, Side By Side By Sondheim, Macbeth (OFFIE Nom. Best Lighting Design); Edgar Allen Poe Double Bill, Frankenstein, Wolves of Willoughby Chase (OFFIE Nom. Best Lighting Design); Adam & Eve, Three Sisters (Jack Studio); Free Fall, Bismillah! (Pleasance London); Jamaica Inn, Fanny And Faggot ,The Lost Happy Endings (Tabard); Macbeth (Bussey Building); When the Dove Returns (Blue Elephant Theatre); Fluxorama (Clifftown Theatre); Citizen Puppet (New Diorama); Free Fall (Pleasance); The Greene Card (The Space); Bibs Boats Borders & Bastards (Cockpit); Lunatic, The League of Youth (Theatre N16); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (LESOCO).

Associate Lighting: Project O (Southbank Centre); Crave (Prague Quadrennial); Les Misérables (Imperial Theatre, Tokyo); Miss Sarah (ZOO Venues, Edinburgh); Legally Blonde (Watford Palace).
Assistant Lighting: The Lorax (Old Vic); Out of His Skin (UK Tour); Finding Joy (UK Tour).

Theo Holloway - Sound Designer & Composer

Theo has over eighty credits as a sound designer and composer, including eight seasons at the Scoop at More London, At the Mountains of Madness, Hedda Gabler, Spring Awakening, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, & Hamlet (UK Tour for Icarus Theatre), many of the Park Theatre’s in-house productions, Charley Bear’s Christmas Adventure (The Ambassador’s Theatre), Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (UK Tour, Edinburgh), Gutted, Shalom Baby, The Graft, Two Women, There’s Something About Simmi (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Third Floor (Trafalgar Studios), The Moon is Halfway to Heaven (Jermyn Street Theatre), Parade (Southwark Playhouse), Sign of the Times (Duchess Theatre – Musical Arrangements), Corrie! (The Lowry), A Plague Over England (Duchess Theatre) and pantomimes for Qdos, First Family, Newbury Corn Exchange and Theatre Royal Stratford East. He is Associate Sound Designer for Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre and on tour), and for international productions of Impossible. He also works as a technical consultant and developer for live sound, specialising in radio frequency engineering.