John Rayment is “Martin”
John is an actor, based in Essex. His work during the lockdowns and isolation has included the two-hander I Don’t DancE by Ron Fernee, for So & So Arts Club, filmed as part of their Capsule Festival, and assorted roles in AVALON Volume 2 for Big Finish Productions.
Before the recent strangeness, he appeared in Protest for The Space’s first “Two Fest” in 2020; CHEKHOV IN MOSCOW, also here at The Space, and two separate productions of JOURNEY’S END (one national tour, in 2016, for Immersion Theatre, the other, in 2017, resident in Ypres, Belgium).
Director – Charlotte Peters
Charlotte directs for stage and screen with recent theatre including The Miracle Worker (Chelmsford Civic Theatre), Alexa, Cry Me A Dance (Ilkley Playhouse) and Dance (King’s Head Theatre). She is Associate Director on the National Theatre’s War Horse and Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls and is Artistic Director of theatre company Brickdust. Other stage career highlights have included directing How Love Is Spelt (Southwark Playhouse), Normality (The Other Palace), Caste (Finborough), The Mouth of a Shark (Vaults Festival), the national tour of Birdsong (Birdsong Productions) and Timeless (Camden Fringe/N16). Charlotte’s recent films include Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon, Billy and Me starring Jon Culshaw, and the critically acclaimed award-winning Birdsong (all for Original Online), as well as Reasons due for release next year (BFI). This winter, Charlotte is looking forward to directing King Arthur at Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury and the interactive live-streamed Peter Pan for Panto Live.
Writer – Brian Coyle
Brian is a playwright and scriptwriter originally from Scotland and now based in Bristol. His stage plays include Welcome To Paradise Road (EB Productions) performed in Liverpool and Manchester in 2016. It won Best Script in Festival at the Page to Stage Theatre Festival. His other plays include King Of The World (EB Productions) performed in Liverpool and Manchester in 2018; The Box performed at Theatre Royal, Bath; and the multiple five-star reviewed Timeless (Mixed Up Theatre), performed in London in 2018. He was shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Playwriting Award twice, in 2015 and 2017. In 2014 he was one of the winners of the British Theatre Challenge, an international one-act play competition. Brian also writes radio and audio dramas. His radio play The Love Test was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 2019 and a two-part audio-drama Babywall was released in 2020 by Tempest Productions.
Producer – Sarah Lawrie
Sarah has been making theatre since 2013. Most recently she produced LEAVES at Jermyn Street Theatre, SCROUNGER by Olivier-nominated playwright Athena Stevens at the Finborough Theatre (which won Best New Play at the Off West End Awards 2021) and web series LATE NIGHT STARING AT HIGH RES PIXELS. She is currently producing Arts Council England funded LEAR ALONE – a one man reworking of King Lear mounted in partnership with Crisis.
Sarah is a founding member and lead producer of And Tomorrow Theatre Company, whose inaugural production, DEATH OF A HUNTER, premiered at the Finborough Theatre in 2018 and transferred to The Other Place at the Brighton Fringe Festival. In 2019 she produced the world premiere of David Pinner’s EDRED, THE VAMPYRE for The London Horror Festival.
Co-producing credits include MY ROMANTIC HISTORY (Old Red Lion), TREE HOUSE (Brewhouse Theatre Taunton and touring), MADAME BOVARY (Hope Theatre) and ORANGES & INK (Tristan Bates Theatre and touring), THE MARVELLOUS ADVENTURES OF MARY SEACOLE (C Venues, Edinburgh Festival) and DAMAGED GOODS (PlayMill Festival, The King’s Head. She was also associate producer on OPERA IN THE CITY FESTIVAL 2017, and is the co-creator and sole producer of Rula Lenska’s one woman show FROM DZIKOW TO WILLESDEN GREEN.