Gregory Burke (Writer) Previous writing credits include: Gagarin Way, Liar, On Tour, Debt, The Party, The Straits, Occy Eyes, Shellshocked, Hoors and Battery Farm. With Black Watch Mr. Burke won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play 2009, Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play 2007 and The List Best Theatre Writing Award 2006.
John Tiffany (Director) is the Associate Director for the National Theatre of Scotland. Previous directing credits for the National Theatre of Scotland include: Peter Pan, The House of Bernarda Alba, Transform Caithness: Hunter, Be Near Me, Nobody Will Ever Forgive Us, The Bacchae, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn and Home Glasgow. Other theater credits include: Jerusalem (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Las Chicas del Tres y Media Floppies (Granero Theatre, Mexico City and Edinburgh Festival Fringe); If Destroyed True, Mercury Fur, The Straits (Paines Plough); Gagarin Way, Abandonment, Among Unbroken Hearts, Perfect Days and Passing Places (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh). For Black Watch, Mr. Tiffany won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director, as well as a Critics' Circle Award for Best Director, a Scotsman Fringe First, a Herald Angel and a Critics' Award for Theatre in Scotland. Mr. Tiffany is taking a sabbatical from the National Theatre of Scotland to be a Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University for the academic year 2010-11. He studied Classics and Theatre at the University of Glasgow.
Steven Hoggett (Associate Director, Movement) returns to the National Theatre of Scotland, where his credits include: Transform Caithness: Hunter, The Bacchae, 365, The Wolves in the Walls and, most recently, co-directing with Scott Graham Beautiful Burnout in co-production with Frantic Assembly. Mr. Hoggett is co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly, where his co-directing credits include: Othello (TMA award—Best Direction), Stockholm, pool (no water), Dirty Wonderland, Rabbit, Peepshow and Underworld; and his director/performer credits include: Hymns, Tiny Dynamite, On Blindness, Heavenly, Sell Out, Zero, Flesh, Klub and Look Back in Anger. Other choreography and movement director credits include: American Idiot (Broadway); Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Hothouse, Market Boy (National Theatre, London); Frankenstein (Royal and Derngate); Improper (Bare Bones Dance Company); Villette (Stephen Joseph Theatre); Mercury Fur and The Straits (Paines Plough). Mr. Hoggett has also choreographed music videos for artists including Calvin Harris, Franz Ferdinand, Wiley, Goldfrapp and Bat for Lashes. For his work on Black Watch, Mr. Hoggett was awarded a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer in 2009.
Davey Anderson (Associate Director, Music) returns to the National Theatre of Scotland, where he served as Director in Residence in 2006–07 and his credits include: Peter Pan and Be Near Me (Musical Director); Architecting (co-Writer/Associate Director); Rupture and Snuff (Writer/Director); Transform Orkney: Mixter Maxter (co-Director); Home Glasgow (Associate Director). Previous musical direction credits include: Cinderella, Aladdie, Weans in the Wood (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Scottish Youth Theatre/Citizens Theatre, Glasgow). Mr. Anderson also created the soundscape for Oresteia (Lazzi Experimental Arts Unit/Cumbernauld). Writing credits include: Blackout (also Director), Playback, Clutter Keeps Company, Zorro, Outspoken, Liar, Wired and Tipping Point. Mr. Anderson has been the Artistic Director of Push Bar To Open Theatre Company, Assistant Director for the Citizens Theatre, Musical Director for the Tron Theatre and Scottish Youth Theatre and dramaturg for Poorboy and the Citizens Theatre. He was awarded the Arches Award for Stage Directors in 2005. Mr. Anderson studied Music, Film & TV at the University of Glasgow.
Laura Hopkins (Set Designer) returns to the National Theatre of Scotland, where her credits include: Beautiful Burnout, Peter Pan and The House of Bernarda Alba. Other theater credits include: Stockholm, Othello (Frantic Assembly); The Glass Menagerie (Young Vic); Juliet and Her Romeo, Adolf Hitler, My Part in His Downfall, The Three Musketeers, Bernstein's Cinderella (Bristol Old Vic); Sinatra (London Palladium); Rudolf (Raimund Theatre); The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company); Peer Gynt (Guthrie Theatre); The Storm, Dido, Queen of Carthage, The Golden Ass, Macbeth, Under the Black Flag (Shakespeare's Globe); Imitating the Dog, Time and the Conways (National Theatre, London); Rough Crossings, Faustus (Headlong); Othello, Hamlet (Northampton); Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera); The Escapologist (Suspect Culture); Jerusalem, Mister Heracles (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Class Act, Duckie (Barbican Centre); and Carnesky's Ghost Train (Marisa Carnesky).
Colin Grenfell (Lighting Designer) returns to the National Theatre of Scotland, where his credits include 365 and The Bacchae. Other theater credits include: Falstaff (Mid Wales Opera); No Idea, Panic (Improbable); Through a Glass Darkly (Almeida); Canary, The Caretaker (Liverpool Everyman); The Glass Menagerie (Salisbury Playhouse/Shared Experience); Equus (Dundee Rep); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); I am Yusuf and this is my Brother (Young Vic); The Caretaker (Trafalgar Studios); Funny (Reeling & Writhing); La bohème, Katya Kabanova, Un ballo in maschera, Orpheus in the Underworld, Il trovatore/La Fille du régiment (Opera Holland Park); Queen Bee (New Writing North); La Vie Parisienne (Guildhall); Single Spies (Theatre Royal Bath); Out of Time (Dublin Festival); Touched (Salisbury Playhouse); Mine (Hampstead); Casanova (Told by an Idiot/West Yorkshire Playhouse); Animo (Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis); Silver Birch House (Arcola Theatre); Alex (Arts Theatre) and Tom's Midnight Garden (Library Theatre, Manchester).
Gareth Fry (Sound Design) returns to the National Theatre of Scotland, where his credits include Peter Pan and Be Near Me. Other theater credits include: Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Sweet Nothings (Young Vic); Babel (Stan Won't Dance); No Idea (Improbable); The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue (Vaudeville Theatre); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Arcola Theatre); Endgame, Shun-kin (Complicité); Noise of Time (Complicité & the Emerson String Quartet); Othello (Frantic Assembly); The Fahrenheit Twins (Told by an Idiot); Tangle, Zero Degrees and Drifting (Unlimited Theatre); Astronaut (Theatre O); The Bull, The Flowerbed, Giselle (Barbican Centre/Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre); Living Costs (DV8 at Tate Modern); After Dido (English National Opera); Dancing at Lughnasa (Old Vic); Shadowmouth, The Romans in Britain (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); How Much Is Your Iron?, The Jewish Wife (Young Vic Brecht Fest); Phaedra's Love (Bristol Old Vic/Barbican Centre); and The Watery Part of the World (Sound & Fury/BAC & UK tour). Mr. Fry was awarded a Laurence Olivier Award in 2009 and the Helpmann Award in 2008 for his work on Black Watch. He trained at the Central School of Speech — Drama in theater design.
Jessica Brettle (Costume Design) makes her National Theatre of Scotland debut. Previous theater design credits include: Roadkill, Love's Time's Beggar (Ankur Productions); Mish Gorecki Goes Missing, Defender of the Faith, A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot, Suddenly Last Summer (Tron Theatre, Glasgow); The Government Inspector (Communicado); The Lasses O, Ragged Lion (Rowan Tree); Can We Live with You? (Lung Ha); The Other, Martial Dance, The Wizard of Oz (Macrobert, Stirling); The Glass Menagerie (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh); Ae Fond Kiss, The Price of a Fish Supper, Excuse My Dust (Òran Mòr); Into the Woods, After Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Chrysalids (Royal Lyceum Youth Theatre); City Madam, The Front Page, Krapp's Last Tape (Bristol Old Vic); Fierce (Grid Iron); and A Piece of Cake (Wee Stories). Ms. Brettle graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2005.
Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer (59Ltd) (Video Design) Led by directors Leo Warner, Mark Grimmer and Lysander Ashton, Fifty Nine Productions is a film and new media production company that specializes in film-making and integrating the moving image into live performance. Previous theater credits include: Really Old, Like Forty Five, Mother Courage and Her Children, Time and the Conways, ...some trace of her (National Theatre, London); Les Misérables (UK and international tour); Panic (Improbable at the Barbican); Thyestes (Arcola Theatre) and War Horse (New London Theatre/National Theatre, London). Opera credits include: The Pearl Fishers, Idomeneo, The Messiah, Riders to the Sea (English National Opera); After Dido (ENO/Young Vic); Doctor Atomic, Satyagraha (Metropolitan Opera/ENO); Al gran sole carico d'amore (Salzburg Festival); The Minotaur and Salome (Royal Opera). Dance credits include: New Brandstrup/Goldberg Variations (ROH2); Dorian Gray (Matthew Bourne); and Seven Deadly Sins (Royal Ballet). Live music credits include the set and video design for Sigur Rós singer Jónsi's solo world tour.