Faculty of Education and Arts

2014 Graduating Actors Company

Mad Forest

Play by - Caryl Churchill
Directed by - Bryce Ives
Set and costume design - Adam (Gus) Powers
Photography - Jodie Hutchinson

Is a play by English playwright Caryl Churchill.

The three acts occur, respectively, shortly before, during, and shortly after the Romanian Revolution of 1989.

The play is mostly written in English, but has several passages in Romanian, including having the cast sing Romania's national anthem, "Deşteaptă-te, române!". (source: Wikipedia)


The Woman Hater

Play by - Frances Burney
Directed by - Ian Scott
Set and costume design - Adam (Gus) Powers
Photography - Jodie Hutchinson

Is an early Jacobean era stage play, a comedy by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.

One of the earliest of their collaborations, it was the first of their plays to appear in print, in 1607. (source: Wikipedia)


Peer Gynt

Play by - Henrik Ibsen
Directed by - David Wicks
Set design - Adam (Gus) Powers
Costume design - Martelle Hunt
Lighting design - Caitlyn Staples
Photography - Jodie Hutchinson

Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. Written in the Bokmål form of Norwegian, it is one of the most widely performed Norwegian plays.

Ibsen believed Per Gynt, the Norwegian fairy tale on which the play is loosely based, to be rooted in fact, and several of the characters are modelled after Ibsen's own family, notably his parents Knud Ibsen and Marichen Altenburg. He was also generally inspired by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen's collection of Norwegian fairy tales, published in 1845 (Huldre-Eventyr og Folkesagn). (source: Wikipedia)


Peer Gynt

Play by - Colin Teevan
Directed by - Justine Campbell
Set design - Adam (Gus) Powers
Costume design - Martelle Hunt
Lighting design - Caitlyn Staples
Photography - Jodie Hutchinson

Colin Teevan (born 1968 in Dublin) is an Irish playwright, radio dramatist, translator and academic.

Teevan has premiered works in the National Theatres of Ireland, Scotland and the Royal National Theatre in London. He has been a regular collaborator of directors Hideki Noda, Sir Peter Hall, and actors Greg Hicks, Clare Higgins and Kathryn Hunter. He co-founded the writers' movement The Monsterists and was controversial script doctor on Peter Hall's production of John Barton's Tantalus.

Teevan has been a fellow of Queens University Belfast, University of East Anglia and Durham University and he is currently Professor of Playwriting and Screenwriting at Birkbeck, University of London and an Associate Artist of West Yorkshire Playhouse. All his stage work is published by Oberon Books. (source: Wikipedia)