THE SORROWS OF SATAN
TRISTAN BATES THEATRE 14 FEBRUARY - 25 MARCH 2017
ORIGINAL OFF-WEST END CAST & CREATIVE
AMIEL/MUSICAL DIRECTOR STEFAN BEDNARCZYK
Training: Stefan read music at Oxford University and was a choral scholar at Queen’s College.
Musical Director Credits Include: National Theatre; the Barbican; the Almeida; Hampstead Theatre; Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park; St James Theatre, and the British premiere of BOY MEETS BOY at the Jermyn Street Theatre. He has also enjoyed long relationships with the Warehouse Theatre, Croydon and with the Nottingham Playhouse, where the adaptation of FOREVER YOUNG he co-authored with Giles Croft has returned by popular demand four times.
Cabaret Includes: seasons at The Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry, Pizza on the Park, King’s Head and Jermyn Street Theatres in London. He has also worked overseas in Antibes, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Malaga, Dubai, Adelaide, Barbados, and Vienna. His acclaimed show AN EVENING OF FLANDERS AND SWANN has been seen in Australia, the Middle East, India and Europe. STEFAN BEDNARCZYK SINGS NOEL COWARD played The Crazy Coqs before being seen in France, Monaco and the Caribbean. JUST IN TIME (a celebration of the lives and works of Comden and Green which he co-devised and performs with Anne Reid) has played the St James Studio, Crazy Coqs, London Festival Of Cabaret, Pheasantry and Red Pear Theatre in Antibes, and Feinstein’s 54Below in New York.
Theatre Includes: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR opposite Gene Wilder(Queen’s Theatre), the West-End première of Coward’s SEMI-MONDE (Lyric); THE GAMES OF LOVE AND CHANCE (National Theatre), THE L.A. PLAYS (Almeida); FIVE O’CLOCK ANGEL (Hampstead and King’s Head); THE KILLING OF MR TOAD and THE GRAND DUKE (Finborough) and NOEL COWARD’S CHRISTMAS SPIRITS (St James Theatre).
Film Includes: ‘Friends Pictured Within’, Mike Leigh’s Oscar–winning ‘Topsy-Turvy’ and Stephen Frears’ ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’.
THE WOMAN CLAIRE-MARIE HALL
Claire-Marie originates from Newport, South Wales and studied at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: Anala in BETWEEN EMPIRES (workshop and Symposium Hall, Edinburgh), Tuptim in THE KING AND I (Curve Theatre and National Tour), Tiger Lily in LOST BOYS (workshop for Liverpool Playhouse), Jazmin in FLASHDANCE (workshop for West End production), Princess in ALADDIN (New Wimbledon Theatre and Hackney Empire), Gabriella Montez in HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (Hammersmith Apollo and National Tour), Cosette in LES MISERABLES (Queen's Theatre, West End)
Television includes : 'Just Up Your Street' (BBC Wales), Princess in 'Aladdin' (BBC Wales)
Radio includes : Suki in 'When the Dog Dies' (CPL Productions for BBC Radio 4), Vanessa/Melody-Ann/Ms Chang in ‘My Brilliant Divorce’ (CPL Productions for BBC Radio 4)
PRINCE LUCIO RIMÂNEZ DALE RAPLEY
Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre credits include: ALADDIN (Lyric Hammersmith); RICHARD III (West Yorkshire Playhouse); WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (West End); The Wizard in WICKED (UK tour); LARISA & THE MERCHANTS (Arcola); HELLO DOLLY! & PIAF (Curve, Leicester): DANGEROUS LADY (Theatre Royal Stratford East); THE LADY IN THE VAN (Hull Truck); THE TEMPEST & KING LEAR (Actors From The London Stage, US); THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & HOLDING FIRE (Shakespeare’s Globe); HEARTBREAK HOUSE (Palace, Watford); A MODEL GIRL (Greenwich Theatre); PROFESSOR BERNHARDI (Arcola); MAMMA MIA! (Prince Edward & tour); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM & HIGH SOCIETY (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (RSC); SIX CHARACTERS LOOKING FOR AN AUTHOR (Young Vic); EDEN END & ARMS AND THE MAN (West Yorkshire Playhouse); PRIVATE LIVES, VIRTUAL REALITY, A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR, DREAMS FROM A SUMMER HOUSE, ROCKET TO THE MOON (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); LADY INTO FOX (Lyric Hammersmith)
TV credits include: Anna und die Liebe (Producers at Work, Sat 1, Germany); Poirot, Spooks, Doctors, Silent Witness, Aquila, EastEnders, Casualty, Julia Jekyll and Harriet Hyde, For Valour: The Peter Townsend Story, Between The Lines, Birds of A Feather
Film credits include: Mein Prinz, Mein König; Paper Mask
Dale will be appearing in the UK tour of THE ADDAMS FAMILY in 2017.
GEOFFREY TEMPEST SIMON WILLMONT
Training: Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) BA Hons Performing Arts (Acting)
Theatre: MAMMA MIA! International tour, Gerry in Robin Hawdon’s farce SHADY BUSINESS (UK tour,Talking Scarlet) Butler in Mike Kenny’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Engine House, Bansley Civic) Eddie in BLOOD BROTHERS Phoenix Theatre, London & National Tours (Bill Kenwright) Harry in THE HIRED MAN, Calum in Stuart Paterson’s CINDERELLA, STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick) Jack in JACK & THE BEANSTALK (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham) Adam in EVERYBODY LOVES JASON (Leicester Square Theatre) Prince Chandler in RUMPELSTILTSKIN, David in LOVE & OTHER AMBIGUITIES (Ripley Theatre for Greenwich Theatre & Brighton Festival) Robin Hood in THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton) Tony in GIRLS NIGHT OUT (Paul Farrah, UK tours) James in FABULA URBIS (Greenwich Theatre), Various ‘ReAct’ Tours (Cragrats); Lee in NEVER SAW THE DAY (Walking Forward, UK tour) Vocalist in Jude Kelly’s CREATIVE COURAGE Arts event (Metal, The Barge House, Southbank).
Television & film: Coronation Street (Granada Television), Codebreakers (BBC) The Royal, (Yorkshire Television) Make a Stand (Acrobat Television) Jack in Jeremy Walmsley’s 5 Verses (Fink).
BOOK & LYRICS MICHAEL CONLEY
Michael is a lyricist and librettist living in London. With Luke Bateman he has written THE SORROWS OF SATAN, PERSONALITY: A DARK STORY OF LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT (based on the novel by Andrew O'Hagan) and THE LITTLE BEASTS (WHAT HAPPENS TO NAUGHTY CHILDREN) which is being developed by Perfect Pitch and will open at The Other Palace later this year. With Richy Hughes and Joseph Finlay he has written THE SUPERHERO: A ONE DAD MUSICAL.
In New York Michael starred in HELLO, BOYS! (which he wrote with Matthew Loren Cohen) and hosted the award-winning GAY & LESBIAN COMEDY FEST at Don’t Tell Mama.
Michael adapted Julien Salvia and Ludovic-Alexandre Vidal’s Marius Award winning musical THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER and their Molière Award nominated musical MATCHES into English.
Michael is a founding member of the BOOK Music & Lyrics professional development workshop (for which he also sits on the board).
DIRECTOR ADAM LENSON
Directing includes: Songs For A New World (St James Theatre, 20th Anniversary Production), Disgraced (English Theatre Frankfurt), Dark Tourism (Park Theatre), Ghost: The Musical (GSA), See What I Wanna See (Jermyn Street Theatre), Reel Life(Ustinov Theatre Bath and St James Studio), The Goodbye Girl (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), West End Recast (Duke of York’s Theatre, Phoenix Theatre), Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios), Little Fish and Saturn Returns (Finborough Theatre), Come Fly With Me (Salisbury Playhouse), The Dead Guy (English Theatre Frankfurt) and The Family (Old Vic US/UK Exchange, Public Theater, NY).
Associate and Assistant directing includes: work with Terry Johnson, John Doyle, Victoria Wood, Stephen Daldry, Nancy Meckler, Roxana Silbert, Maria Friedman, David Grindley and Lindsay Posner at venues including Hampstead Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Menier Chocolate Factory and in the West End.
In 2016, he was the recipient of a Kevin Spacey Artist of Choice Award for which he is currently developing Wasted, a new rock musical based on the Brontës which had a workshop production at West Yorkshire Playhouse in October
Adam produces and hosts the podcast Dischord (@DischordTheatre) that debates and discusses new musical theatre.
Future directing includes Whisper House by Duncan Sheik and Kyle Jarrow (The Other Palace / St James Theatre).
MUSIC LUKE BATEMAN
Luke Bateman is a composer, pianist and performer. He recently wrote the acclaimed MR POPPER'S PENGUINS (Lowry UK Tour, The New Victory in New York The Criterion on the West End) with Richy Hughes.
Original music for plays include REEL LIFE (Ustinov, Bath and St. James Theatre), DARK TOURISM (Park Theatre), THE AUTUMN GARDEN, ON APPROVAL, ST JOHNS NIGHT, MOTHER ADAM, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS (all Jermyn Street Theatre), BACHELOR BOYS and LORD BYRON'S MISTRESS(both winners of MMD Sounds of England Award – written with Katy Darby). He was a company member and Assistant MD for A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL directed by Trevor Nunn (Harold Pinter Theatre, West End). Luke is the winner of 3 Iris Theatre Song awards (with Mary Evans): 'My Sexual' (2012), 'Christmas Swapping' (2013) and 'The Christmas Table' (2014). These led to a commission by Iris Theatre to write a brand new musical H.R.HAITCH He is a founding member of the BOOK Music, and Lyrics (BML) workshop.
He is currently writing PERSONALITY based on the Andrew O'Hagan novel of the same name and THE LITTLE BEASTS (WHAT HAPPENS TO NAUGHTY CHILDREN), written with Michael Conley, which is being developed by Perfect Pitch and will play at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace in 2017.
LIGHTING DESIGN SAM WADDINGTON
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Designs include: Birthday Suit, The Past is a Tattooed Sailor (Old Red Lion Theatre), Anything Goes, Wallis, Legally Blonde (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), Daddy's Girl (Brick Hall, The Vaults), Legally Blonde (Watford Palace Theatre), The Great Divide (Finborough Theatre), Richard III (Swan Theatre, RSC/Leicester Square Theatre), RAZ (UK Tour), Sweet Charity (Embassy Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Three Tryers (Landor Theatre), The World Goes Round, The Clockmaker’s Daughter in Concert, Rhythm of Life (St James Theatre Studio), La Ronde (Etcetera Theatre), Red the Wolf Slayer (Webber Douglas Studio)
As Associate Lighting Designer: For Matt Daw: Wasted (West Yorkshire Playhouse), For Simon Gethin Thomas: Battleface, One Cold Dark Night (Bush Theatre, This Place We Know), For Nick Moran: Singin’ in the Rain (Watford Palace Theatre), West Side Story (Embassy Theatre)
As Assistant Lighting Designer: For Matt Daw: Secret Cinema Presents 28 Days Later, For Hugh Vanstone: The Caretaker, The Master Builder (The Old Vic), For Jon Clark: The Lorax (The Old Vic), Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith/Edinburgh Lyceum), For Tim Deiling: American Idiot (Arts Theatre), For Richard Lambert: The Clockmaker’s Daughter, In the Dead of Night (Landor Theatre)
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ALFRED TAYLOR-GAUNT
Alfred Taylor-Gaunt is a producer and choreographer. In less than three years since graduating from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, where he trained on a full scholarship, Alfred has been presenting work in London and around the UK; including at the Lilian Baylis, New Wimbledon and Bloomsbury theatres. He has twice been commissioned by the National Youth Ballet to create new narrative works. While working on the second commission, Alfred was mentored by the now Olivier-Award winning choreographer Drew McOnie. In January 2015, Alfred co-founded FTG Productions with Joel Fisher: a production company dedicated to the development of new British musical theatre. During this time he successfully applied for two Arts Council England grants, showcased six new musicals, and produced ten workshops at five of the leading musical theatre colleges in and around London. Last year, Alfred co-founded Taylor-Gaunt Dance Ltd. with Aisling Tara: a company expanding the dance audience by presenting original works in theatre, film and other media. Alfred is currently undertaking the two biggest projects of his career at the same time: creating a series of three narrative dance films while producing this six week run of THE SORROWS OF SATAN at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Covent Garden.
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER CHUCK DEER
Chuck is professional Company Stage Manager who has worked extensively throughout London and the UK. He has worked on a variety of musicals, plays and events for many different theatre companies in the country.
Previous credits include; Company Stage Manager (On the Book) on The White Feather - Union Theatre, Assistant Stage Manager on Red Riding Hood - Greenwich Theatre, Company Stage Manager on Live at the Tower - The Tower of London, Stage Manager on Blackout - The Tricycle Theatre, Stage Manager on Eve Pettinger Dance Gala - The Britten Theatre, Assistant Stage Manager on La bohème - Opera Holland Park 2016, Stage Manager on Encounters - The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Assistant Stage Manager on The Queen of Spades - Opera Holland Park 2016, Deputy Stage Manager on B!RTH - The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and Deputy Stage Manager on Cinderella - The Beck Theatre, Deputy Stage Manager on Wish List - The Royal Court Theatre and now Company Stage Manager on The Sorrows of Satan - The Tristan Bates Theatre.
Chuck will soon be returning to The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester for The People are Singing.
TAILORING S NEWMAN & SON LTD
DESIGN ASSOCIATE CRAIG NOM CHONG
Craig has been thrilled to work on The Sorrows of Satan with such a welcoming creative team. Having graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts, he recently designed the set for Anthony Rapp: Live in Concert (St.James Theatre)
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATE credits include: Cynthia Erivo: Hey, It's Been A While (Shoreditch Town Hall), Anthony Rapp: Live in Concert (St James Theatre), Saving Jason (Park 90, Park Theatre) and Floyd Collins (Wilton’s Music Hall)
OTHER THEATRICAL credits include: BEAM Festival (Park Theatre), Well (Sanofi Factory) and The Interventionists (Lyric Hammersmith).
PRODUCERS FTG PRODUCTIONS
With the West End dominated by revivals or American Broadway transfers, we whole-heartedly believe in nurturing British writers of the highest quality in order to achieve their full potential. We guide their musicals’ development through a series of workshops and showcases to perfect the material and then pursue full productions. We have engineered a cyclical process whereby the commercial success of our shows feeds the development of new material: making our supporters’ money go further.
There are now many decades-old productions which has created a positive thirst for new material in the London musical theatre scene. However, due to the monopoly held over the industry by a select few individuals and the financial uncertainties of the current time, it is harder than ever to raise the investment capital needed to produce even a small-scale musical play such as The Sorrows of Satan. This is a problem felt at all levels in the arts, but is most destructive to those at the outset of their careers. We sincerely believe we have something original to offer the world of theatre and are particularly grateful for the faith shown by our existing supporters. While other production companies frequently roll out revivals of old shows, our company is passionate about continuously producing new musical theatre. As our first full production, we are firmly planting our feet within the industry to enable further opportunities for British musical theatre writers.
We have been developing The Sorrows of Satan since its conception, through two week-long workshops and showcases and two Arts Council England grants. We are delighted that it is the first of many musicals we are working on that is ready for a full production.
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