Colin studied Interior and Environmental Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, and Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University.
Theatre credits include: After the Dance (Theatre by the Lake); Doctor Faustus (Tangle/Arcola Theatre); A Fox on the Fairway (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); Travels with My Aunt (Chichester Festival Theatre); Workshop Negative (Gate Theatre); Cabaret, Urinetown (Arts Educational); The Three Lions (St James Theatre); Rumpelstiltskin (Theatre Royal Bath/ MAC Belfast); Travels With My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory); Blue/ Orange (Theatre Royal Brighton and tour); There We Have Been, Everything
and Nothing (Sadler’s Wells Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties (Birmingham Rep); Mummyji Presents, Happy Birthday Sunita (Rifco/ Watford Palace Theatre); The Constant Wife, The Picture, Private Lives, The Winslow Boy, Restoration, Northanger Abbey (Salisbury Playhouse); Blithe Spirit (Watford Palace Theatre); Outlying Islands (Theatre Royal Bath); The House of Bernarda Alba, Siwan, The Misanthrope, Endgame, Dominos (Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru); Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Merchant of Venice (Royal Shakespeare Company); The Misanthrope, The Secret Rapture, Hysteria (Minerva Theatre, Chichester); The Blue Room (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Acis and Galatea, Dido and Aeneas, Hansel und Gretel (RSAMD Glasgow); Aladdin (Costumes, Scottish Ballet) and Twelfth Night (Liverpool Playhouse).
Bobby is the co-founder of the award winning Cloakroom Theatre, whose debut production Sex With Robots and Other Devices won both The Adrian Pagan Award and the Live Theatre Live Lab Bursary 2017. In 2014 she was given a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship.
Directing credits include: Bold Girls (Theatre by the Lake); Sex With Robots and Other Devices (King’s Head Theatre); Company (Stanwix Theatre, University of Cumbria); The Acedian Pirates and It Never Ends (Theatre503); Bold As Brass (Duke of Clarence); Animal Farm and The Book of Everything (Harrogate Theatre); Deoxyribonucleic Acid (National Theatre); Lily (Theatre503 Futures) as well as short plays and devised pieces for Theatre503, Tristan Bates Theatre, The Pleasance, Miniaturists and Bits of Obits.
Associate Credits include: As You Like It (Shared Experience national tour) Land of Our Fathers (national tour); My Mother Said I Never Should (St James’ Theatre); Henceforward (Stephen Joseph Theatre/national tour) Assistant credits include: After The Dance (Theatre by the Lake); As You Like It (Theatre by the Lake); The Life of Stuff (Theatre503); Land of Our Fathers and A Handful of Stars (both Theatre503 and Trafalgar Studios); My Mother Said I Never Should and Bus (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Laramie Project, Krapp’s Last Tape and The Zoo Story (Harrogate Theatre).
Ciaran trained at the Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff.
Theatre credits include:
Set & lighting design: Red, White Star of the North (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Train, Observe the Sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Great Gatsby (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Ashes, Educating Rita, Two, Two 2, A View from the Bridge, Love Story, Twelfth Night, Piaf, Of Mice and Men, Tull, The Glass Menagerie, Habeas Corpus, Secret Thoughts, Oleanna (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); A Christmas Treasure Island, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Hull Truck); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe); Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour); Othello (RSC); Famla, Lally the Scut, The God of Carnage, Scorch, Villa, Discurso, Tejas Verdes (MAC, Belfast); Conquest of Happiness (Olympic Stadium, Sarajevo); Shoot the Crow (Grand Opera House, Belfast); Snookered(Bush Theatre, London); The Killing of Sister George (Arts Theatre, London West End); A Slight Ache and Landscape (National Theatre London). Lighting design: Dido, Queen of Carthage (RSC); The Weir (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin); Three Sisters, St Joan, Pentecost (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); These Rooms, Sunder (ANU Productions, Dublin); After Miss Julie (Project Arts Centre, Dublin and MAC, Belfast); The Pillowman (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin); Perseverance Drive (Bush Theatre, London); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC & Noel Coward Theatre, London West End).
(Composer / Sound Designer)
Jon studied composition at the London College of Music and electroacoustic music at Dartington.
Music / sound scores for theatre include: Hamlet (RSC); Spring Storm/ Beyond the Horizon and The Holy Rosenbergs (National Theatre); Good Canary, My Brilliant Friend, Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre Kingston); Bakersfield Mist (Duchess Theatre); Yerma, Idomeneus (Gate Theatre); Bracken Moor, Mermaid (Shared Experience); Pink Mist, Medea (Bristol Old Vic); The Duchess of Malfi, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Wonderland, Our Country’s Good (Nottingham Playhouse); Richard III, (the fall of)
The Master Builder (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); The Norman Conquests (Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse); The Mother, Things We Do For Love, Trouble in Mind (Theatre Royal Bath) and many other productions with theatres including Curve, Royal & Derngate, Northern Stage, Ustinov Studio, Bath, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatr Clwyd and Salisbury Playhouse.
Screen work: scores for numerous documentaries for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and Al Jazeera, andover 30 short films. He’s also created music and sound design for over 20 BBC radio dramas and composed two operas, most recently Flicker which premiered at Sadler’s Wells with Aurora Orchestra.
He’s currently working with The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments on sound house, a national touring project combining 17th-century instruments with live electronics inspired by the writings of Francis Bacon. jonnicholls.com
(Voice and Dialect Coach)
Ellie is delighted to be casting the 2017 season for Theatre by the Lake. Other current projects include a new musical about Dusty Springfield for Eleanor Lloyd Productions and the UK tour of Wait Until Dark.
Other recent credits include: Madame Rubinstein (Park Theatre); A Lie of the Mind (Southwark Playhouse); Dirty Great Love Story (Arts Theatre); Fool for Love (Found 111); The Wind in the Willows (Theatre Royal Plymouth, Lowry, Mayflower and London Palladium); Much Ado About Nothing (ReFASHIONed Theatre at Selfridges for The Faction); French Without Tears (Orange Tree/English Touring Theatre and UK tour); Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse/Original Theatre Company and UK tour); Sideways (St. James Theatre); Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Toronto); The Glass Menagerie (Nuffield Southampton Theatre); Dancing at Lughnasa (Lyric Theatre Belfast); Handbagged (Eleanor Lloyd Productions and UK tour); The Gathered Leaves (Park Theatre); Arcadia (English Touring Theatre and UK tour); Told Look Younger (Jermyn Street Theatre); Eldorado (Arcola Theatre); Tape (Trafalgar Studios); Blue Remembered Hills, Playhouse Creatures, Fred's Diner (Chichester Festival Theatre), Four Nights In Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse); Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be and Bernarda Alba (Union Theatre); This Is How It Goes and A Christmas Carol (King’s Head Theatre).
Ellie previously worked as Casting Associate for the Ambassador Theatre Group.