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.
Bronia trained at the Motley Theatre Design Course and Kent University. Recent design includes: The Kitchen Sink (New Vic, Newcastle-Under-Lyme); The Rubenstein Kiss, Amy’s View and After Miss Julie (Nottingham Playhouse); Strange Blooms (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance) Imago (Glyndebourne), The Rodin Project (Sadlers Wells and
touring); A Real Humane Person Who Cares and All That (Arcola Theatre); Precious Bane, Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents, Shoot, Get Treasure, Repeat, Don Juan Comes Back From The War, The Laramie Project and Loveplay (Arts Educational School);
The Execution of Damiens and Three short plays from Africa (Momentum Festival, Nottingham); The Promise (New Wimbledon Studio); Così Fan Tutte (Classical Opera Company); For One Night Only (Pleasance Theatre, London); and Henhouse (Arcola Theatre).
Bronia has been Es Devlin’s Associate snce 2004. Recent work includes: Faith Healer (Donmar Warehouse); The Nether (Royal Court and West End); Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House); The Master and Margarita (Complicite); London Olympic Closing Ceremony (London Olympic Stadium); Parsifal (Dutch National Opera); Lucrezia Borgia
(English National Opera); Die Tote Stadt (Finnish National Opera); Faust (Semperper Dresden); Take That, The Circus and Progress (UK Stadium Tours); I Puritani (De Nederlandse Opera and Greek National Opera); Pet Shop Boys; Pandemonium (World Tour); Salome (Royal Opera House); La Clemenza di Tito (El Liceo Barcelona).
Edward studied Music at Oxford University and trained as a composer and sound designer at the Bournemouth Media School.
Recent theatre work includes Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse); Scarlett (Hampstead Downstairs/Theatr Clwyd) Fool For Love, Bug, Unfaithful, and The Dazzle (all Found 111); The Vertical Hour (Theatre by the Lake); Rubenstein Kiss (Nottingham Playhouse); Baddies the Musical; Breaking The Ice and Hannah (Unicorn Theatre); Chef (Soho);
Abigail’s Party (Curve); The Cement Garden (VAULT Festival); The Speed Twins (Riverside Studios); Molly Sweeney (The Print Room/Lyric); Gravity (Birmingham Rep);
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (the Almeida); Darker Shores, Amongst Friends, Platinum, Ignorance and On The Rocks (Hampstead Theatre); Measure for Measure
(Sherman Theatre); Once Upon a Time in Wigan and 65 Miles (Paines Plough/Hull Truck); Krapp’s Last Tape and Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Southwark Playhouse).
Johanna has designed the lighting for numerous major theatre and opera companies both in the UK and internationally including: National Theatre, RSC, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Sheffield Theatres, Royal Exchange and Chichester Festival Theatre, to name but a few, as well as productions in the West End, on Broadway and abroad. She has designed over fifty productions for the Royal Court Theatre in London where she was head of Lighting for 17 years.
Her forthcoming productions include: Fox on the Fairway (Queen’s Theatre); The Norman Conquests (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Cherry Orchard (Guildhall) and Guys and Dolls (Royal Exchange Theatre).
Johanna is an Associate Artist for Theatre503 (nominated for an Offie for The Life of Stuff), as well as the Professional Rep for the Association of Lighting Designers where she has a regular column in Focus magazine. She was made a Fellow of Guildhall School of Music and Drama for her contribution to lighting design in theatre.
This is Johanna’s first visit to Theatre by the Lake and she’s very pleased to be working in the beautiful town of Keswick having spent many childhood weekends walking and water skiing in the area. Happy memories.
Television includes: Horrible Histories; Prime Suspect 1973; Clique; Coronation Street. Radio includes: A Streetcar Named Desire; X Files: Cold Cases; Gudrun Saga; Black-Eyed Girls. Theatre includes: Ink (the Almeida) Crazy for You (The Watermill Theatre), Forget Me Not (Bush Theatre), Gounded (Park Theatre). Film includes: The Mad Axeman; Watcher in the Woods, The Professor and the Madman. Video games include: Need for Speed.
Elspeth regularly makes expert contributions about accents on programmes such as Melvyn Bragg’s Matter of the North (BBC) where she recorded a series of short Northern accent lessons, An Immigrant’s Guide to Britain (Channel 4) and The Royals (Netflix). She is also the lead Voice Coach for BBC News.