Luke Sheppard

RSC: Matilda.

TRAINED: University of Bristol, Noël Coward Trainee Director at Salisbury Playhouse.

THEATRE INCLUDES: As Director: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (Leicester Curve); In the Heights, Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse); Pinocchio, 101 Dalmatians (Castle, Wellingborough); Soul Music, Mort (Rose, Kingston); Happy Never After (Pleasance); Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes (Arts Ed); Peter Pan (Beck); Lysistrata Jones, She Loves Me (GSA); Bed and Sofa (Finborough Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Fantastic Mr Fox (Wilde); Beware Soft Mud (Vineyard, New York); The Great British Soap Opera (Jermyn Street/Edinburgh); Jet Set Go (Jermyn Street/Theatre503/Edinburgh). As Associate Director: Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre/Chichester Festival). As Assistant Director: Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Private Lives (Salisbury Playhouse); Hamlet (Tobacco Factory). As Movement Director: Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz (Wilde); First Lady Suite (Union); The Music of Chance (National Theatre Studio); Force 9½ (Theatre Workshop/Upstairs at the Gatehouse). Luke was a JMK Award finalist and attended the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course.

Lotte Wakeham

RSC: Matilda.

TRAINED: Oxford University. Lotte attended the National Theatre Studio Directors’ Course.

THEATRE INCLUDES: As Director: Twelfth Night (UK tour); Sweet Charity (Leicester Curve); Danny the Champion of the World (UK tour); Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse); Rumpelstiltskin (The Egg, Bath Theatre Royal); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK tour); The Other School (St James Theatre); Spend Spend Spend (Bridewell); The House of Bernarda Alba (Electric); A Christmas Carol (Network Theatre); Allegro (Bridewell); The Kissing-Dance (Jermyn Street); The Happiest Day of Your Life (Vineyard Theatre, New York); Date One (Flea Theatre, New York); Fair Trade (Edinburgh/tour); Thinking the Deep Thoughts (Old Vic); The Junction (Theatre503); Austentatious (Landor); The Diary of a Nobody (Drill Hall); The ‘Language of Love’ Shakespeare Festival (Rose, Kingston); Rain, Steam and Speed (Etcetera); Dido, Queen of Carthage (Little Hawks Theatre Co.). Lotte has also worked extensively as an Assistant/Associate Director in the West End, for directors including Richard Eyre, Roger Michell and Jeremy Sams.

RADIO: Before They Were Famous; Macbeth.

Joseph Pitcher

TRAINED: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Millennium Performing Arts.

THEATRE INCLUDES: As actor: work for the RSC, the National Theatre, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, New Vic, Bristol Old Vic, in several West End shows and on tour. As Director: Snoopy (Jermyn Street); Bye Bye Birdie, the Acting Showcase 2013/2014 (MPA); Little Shop of Horrors (BBT); Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz (PYT). Joseph worked as part of the movement team on the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Further movement direction includes: work for the National Theatre, Birmingham Rep, Wilton’s Music Hall, El Portal Theatre (LA), the King’s Theatre (Glasgow), the King’s Head, the Mill at Sonning, Guildhall, Mountview and LIPA.

OTHER: Joseph has worked in TV, film and voice- overs. He is co-creator of the board game Game for Fame and co-director of TextileArtist.org, an initiative to promote the work of visual artists working in the realm of textiles and mixed media.