I didn't know anything about this play or writer, but was really charmed the show.
It was directed by Katie Henry, who graduated form our MA in Directing the year before I joined St.Mary's - and she did a brilliant job, coaxing performances of gentle humour from her two actors who expertly mined beautiful and subtle rhythms from the text.
Andy Brunskill, one of our third year undergraduates, has just been picked up by Sam Walters to work as a trainee director at the theatre for the forthcoming year. If Katie's work is anything to go on it's a great place to hone your craft. We're dead proud of him.
Mark is the Academic Director of the Drama Programmes at St Mary's University in Twickenham. He has worked internationally as a theatre director and educator for the past 15 years, focused mostly on youth, community, and conflict resolution work.
As a lecturer Mark taught at Goldsmiths College, Coventry University and was Head of Performing Arts at Canterbury College prior to joining St Mary’s in 2006.
His Professional directing credits include Henry V (One of US?) and Valhalla for RSC Education; The Wind in the Willows, Jack Cade, The Red, Red Robin for Sevenoaks Playhouse; Tender Souls, The Quality of Mercy and Playhouse Creatures for the Ambassadors Theatre group.
Mark is a director of subVERSE Theatre company for whom has directed fringe premieres of Chief, Dinnertime and OxfamC**t at Theatre 503.
Site specific work includes Purka and Shadow on Icelandic volcanoes and Novocento with students from the University of Genoa.