Single Spies

by Alan Bennett

Showing Thu 14 Jun - Wed 24 Oct

Creative team

Louie Whitemore

Louie Whitemore


OldVic12 2016 finalist, JMK 2010 finalist. OffWestEnd nominated for Best Costume Designer for The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre and Best Set Designer for Tonight at 8.30 at Jermyn Street Theatre, where she is Associate Designer.

For Theatre by the Lake: Creditors and Miss Julie (both also for Jermyn Street Theatre), Handbagged, Single Spies, Bold Girls (also York Theatre Royal).

Other theatre includes: The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (Park Theatre); Original Death Rabbit, Hound of the Baskervilles, Tonight at 8.30 and Tomorrow at Noon (Jermyn Street Theatre); Lancastrians (Junction 8 theatre North West Tour); Stewart Lee: Content Provider (UK tour and BBC2); Potted Sherlock (Vaudeville/UK tour); Three Birds (Bush/Royal Exchange); Egusi Soup (Soho Theatre); Blythe Spirit (Beijing); Good Soul (Young Vic); The Minotaur, My Father Odysseus (Unicorn); The Daughter-In-Law, The Dog, the Night and the Knife (Arcola); The Winter’s Tale (NAPA Karachi); Lost Land (Jenin, Palestine); Mud (Gate); Shakespeare Untold, The Magic Playroom (UK tour/ Pleasance); I Am A Superhero (Old Vic New Voices at Theatre503); Buttons (King’s Head, Islington).

Opera includes: Messiah (Danish opera, Frankfurt opera); Carmen (Dorset Opera); Banished (Blackheath Halls); The Magic Flute, Carmen, La Bohème, Albert Herring, The Marriage of Figaro (costume design for Co Opera Co).

Dance includes: Nora in the She Persisted Triple Bill (English National Ballet); The Nutcracker (Shanghai Ballet); Angelina Ballerina (English National Ballet); Egle (Lithuania National Ballet); Choreographics, Dance Journeys (English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells/The Barbican).

Andrew J Lindsay

Andrew J Lindsay

(Lighting Designer)

Since graduating from the University of Central Lancashire in 2002, Andrew has worked as a technician, sound designer, lighting designer and video designer on a wide range of productions and events both in-house and on tour. Andrew is currently the Resident Technical Manager at Theatre by the Lake, providing technical support for the year-round
programme including theatre, music, film and outreach projects.

Andrew has designed lighting for numerous productions throughout Cumbria and the UK. His many projects have included a selection of lighting designs for live music and festivals as well as: Days of Wine and Roses, Jordan, In Extremis, Stones in his Pockets, A View from the Bridge, The History Boys, Rogue Herries, Swallows & Amazons, Two, Peter Pan, Bear & Butterfly, The Snow Queen, The Professor of Adventure, The Shepherd’s Life and The Emperor and the Nightingale.

In his recent work Andrew has been working to combine new visual techniques and multimedia technologies into his designs. These include video design for Frozen, Great
Expectations, The Shape of Things and Dracula as well as lighting and video design for The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, Dancing at Lughnasa and the regional tour of Hymn to Love (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick).

Richard Bell

Richard Bell

(Sound Designer)

Richard is a freelance sound designer based in Edinburgh. Aside from collecting and occasionally recording noisy things, Richard also enjoys board games and photography.

He is delighted to be back at Theatre by the Lake and looking forward to mixing theatre with good dog spotting and the promise of a decent pint.

Theatre as Sound Designer includes: Beauty and the Beast and Single Spies (Theatre by the Lake); The Game Of Love And Chai (Tara Arts); The End of Hope (Soho Theatre); Dolphins And Sharks and Windows (Finborough Theatre); Hyem (Theatre503); MA Directors’ Festival (Orange Tree Theatre) and Birthday Suit (Old Red Lion Theatre).

Theatre as Associate Sound Designer includes: Astonishing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure (The Dukes, Lancaster); Hogarth’s Progress (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Misty (Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios) and 1984 (London, Australia and Singapore).

He was also the sound designer on the first two seasons of the Android/ iPhone running app, Zombies, Run!

Gabriella Bird

Gabriella Bird

(Associate Director)

Gabbie is a theatre director and choreographer. Credits include, as Director, The Acid Test (The Cockpit Theatre); Madwomen in the Attic, Three Days’ Time (Edinburgh Fringe); Twelfth Night (The Courtyard Theatre & European Tour); Rent (ADC Theatre).

As Associate Director: Tonight at 8.30 (Jermyn Street Theatre); Jekyll & Hyde (English Theatre Frankfurt).

As Assistant Director: Miss Julie (Theatre by the Lake & Jermyn Street Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Guildford Shakespeare Company); His Dark Materials, Charlotte’s Web, The Wizard of Oz (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre).

Sue Scott Davison

Sue Scott Davison

(Casting Director)

Sue has been casting and producing theatre since 2004, following over 20 years as an actor.

Productions include: The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre); Our Boys (Duchess Theatre); The Railway Children at Waterloo Station and Toronto; After Troy (Oxford Playhouse and Shaw Theatre), Future Me (Theatre 503 & UK tour), Two Way Mirror (Theatre Museum), and The Lifeblood (Wilton’s Music Hall & Riverside Studios). Sue also commissioned and co-produced, Liberty with Shakespeare’s Globe, which was the first production to tour nationally from the main stage.

As well as producing, Sue has been casting theatre for over 10 years, for companies including; York Theatre Royal, The Touring Consortium, Theatre Tracks, Scott Davison Productions and Andy Jordan Productions.

She was thrilled to be involved in the 2018 Summer Season at Theatre by the Lake, and looks forward to seeing Beauty & The Beast on stage at Christmas, following castings through the ridiculously hot summer!

Sue was also Creative Programmer for the new Broadway Theatre and Studio in Letchworth, 2016-18, and is now Artistic Programmer for the Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop’s Stortford.

In 2011 Sue won a Laurence Olivier award for The Railway Children at Waterloo.

Claire Nicolas

Claire Nicolas

(Costume Supervisor)

Claire is a French costume supervisor and costume maker. She studied Fashion Design in Paris at the Atelier Chardon-Savard. That’s when she discovered her love for costume and stage wear.

In 2007, she moved to London after briefly working in the French film industry. She specialised in costume supervising over the last 11 years, keeping a hand in dressmaking and designing. She has worked for some of the most famous and prestigious British institutions, including the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, and Sadler’s Wells.

Her latest project took her to Ireland for the Wexford Opera Festival, and Maria Stuarda for OperaUpClose. She is really happy to be back at Theatre by the Lake to supervise the Summer Season 2019.