SHAKESPEARE: PLAYS & PERFORMERS
MEASURE FOR MEASURE (2016): A dark comedy brilliantly restored through 1950’s setting and music. Our final production to mark the ‘Shakespeare 400’ anniversary and a fitting summary of all that was good about the ensemble’s work. Actors: Laurence Aldridge, Lucy Faint, Adam Grayson, Johanna Hinton, Nicola Jayne Ingram, James Morley, Adrian Palmer, Rachael Priest, Tarek Slater, Bekah Sloan.
OTHELLO (2014) Ground breaking physical theatre production given a fresh contemporary setting, staged for first time in both former prison and Shire Hall Courts. Company’s first use of commissioned electronic score and effects. Actors: Charlotte Dalton, Karl Greenwood, Barry Hall, Nicola Jayne Ingram, Adam Jowett, Chris Lindon, Lois Mackie, Jordan Moore, Gabriel Paul, Richard Sails.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2012) This classic romantic comedy was given an extended run at Shire Hall and, for the first time, next door in the Priory Church. Actors: Nicolas Camm, Howard Chadwick, David Frederickson, Matthew Ganley, Richard Hand, Lisa-Marie Hoctor, Nicola Jane Ingram, Adam Jowett, Claire Lever, Gemma North, Richard Sails, George Telfer.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (2010) A Regency setting for a famously contentious drama played in Lancaster Crown Court – Britain’s oldest working law court. Actors: Zariah Bailey, Arthur Bostrom, Patrick Bridgman, Gareth Cassidy, Clara Darcy, Joe Fairclough, David Findlay, Richard J Fletcher, Kate Gilbert, Richard Hand, Lewis Marsh, Gemma North.
HAMLET (2008) Our hugely atmospheric award nominated production of the great tragedy. Actors: Patrick Bridgman, Gareth Cassidy, Eric Coudrill, Claire Disley, David Frederickson, Robert Garrett, Paul Hassall, Simon Kirk, Thomas K Lappin, Sarah Thurstan, Damien Warren-Smith, Amy Rhiannon Worth.
RICHARD III (2006) Final play in ‘Wars of the Roses’ series, our largest ever cast, and a theatrical triumph. Actors: Audrey Brady, Patrick Bridgman, Howard Chadwick, Marc Finn, C.P. Hallam, Dinah Handley, Chris Hollinshead, Helen Longworth, Christine Mackie, Simon Norbury, Rob Parry, Richard Sails, Paul Slater, Dan Willis. Young Performers: Joshua Bancroft, Jordan Egglestone, Callum Etches, Christopher Jotischky-Hull appeared on rota basis as ‘The Princes in the Tower’.
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (2004) Fascinating revival of this neglected bitter-sweet comedy of true love and sexual intrigue. Actors: Tim Barker, Christine Bissell, Victoria Brazier, Howard Chadwick, Hugo Chandor, C. P. Hallam, Chris Hannon, Patrick Kane, Amy Rhiannon-Worth, Ted Richards, Sarah Thurstan, Dan Willis.
MACBETH (2002) Connecting Shakespeare, James I and the Lancashire Witch trials. Actors: Geoffrey Banks, Nicolas Camm, Howard Chadwick, Hugo Chandor, Ann-Marie Francis, Marc Goodall, Martine Harry-Davis, Helen Kay, Christopher Lucas, Peter Rhys-Duggan, Simeon Truby. As Fleance/Young MacDuff – Joe Daunt, Jordan Egglestone, Jeet Mukerji, Corey Twyman.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE (2001) Duke, Prison, Courts…. No problem giving this thought provoking play the perfect setting! Actors: Hanneke Blower, Ian Blower, Nicholas Camm, Howard Chadwick, Orla Cottingham, Marc Goodall, Christopher Lucas, James Morley, Ted Richards, Erica Rogers. Musicians: Elizabeth Dodd & Philip Gruar. MD Jane Vicary.
RICHARD II (2000) Marking the 600 year old link between the Duchy of Lancaster and the Crown. Actors: Hanneke Blower, Ian Blower, Nicolas Camm, Howard Chadwick, Sue McCormick, Christopher Lucas, James Morley, Ted Richards, Stephen Tomlin. Musician: Ian Wilson.
Demi-paradise Creative Team Members 2000 – 2016. Our creative associates work like the performers on a project by project basis. Costume & Wardrobe Moya Buck, Fi Carrington, Ruth Caswell, Rachel Daniels, Olivia Dumonceau, Linda Hilton, Debbie Eala Rose, Emily Varnam, Susan Wright Set & Dressing Clare-Louis Hall, Paul Kondras, Rachel Daniels, Olivia Dumonceau. Lighting Mark Alexander, Emma Armstrong, Jane Barrek, Martin Buck, Ian Daly. Musical Direction & Arrangement Lee Affen, Jude Glendinning, Jane Vicary Stage Management & Properties Emma Armstrong, Eve Burton, Ruby Clarke, Elaine Diffenthal, Peter Duggan, Viv Emmott, Gail Falkingham, Carol Frances, Rosanna Haigh, Louise Manifold, Cara Pearce, Jan Radford, Sammi Searle, Amy Woolmer. Publicity Denis Bland at Badger Press, Jane Kondras, Andi Chapple, Paul Mellor, Jane Vicary. Photography Helen Burrow, George Coupe, Kim Lewis, Arthur Thomson, Neil Thomson. Artists in Residence Ceri Allen, Sarah Bellwood, Cathy Duncan, Kim Lewis, Sally Payne, Iain Sloan. Sword Fights Graham Kemp, Renny Krupinski. Choreography T C Howard Masks Kate Howden, Meg Roberts. Drill Advisor: Peter Leeson. Academic Advisor: Professor Alison Findlay