Cree Barnett Williams
Cree graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Whilst at school she worked with Mark Baldwin, Kerry Nicholls, Hubert Essakow and performed as part of Resolution! at The Place in Soul Notes for Nexus Dance Company. Since graduating, Cree has worked with Dane Hurst, Renaud Wiser, Darshan Singh Bhuller (Caravaggio: Exile and Death) and most recently on Aletta Collins’ production of Carmen for Osterfestspiele Salzburg.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, The Bible, The Complete Word of God and The Complete History of America, for the Reduced Shakespeare Company, (West End, UK, Irish, Dutch Tours, Dubai), Reduced Shakespeare Company, Generous (Finborough), Jerry Springer the Opera (BAC and Edinburgh), Strike (Finborough Theatre/BAC), Angel, (The Mark Bruce Company), Stone Diaries, Unless, The Complete Presidency of George W. Bush and Annabel (BBC Radio 4), Reduced Shakespeare in Love (BBC Radio 2), Star Wars Shortened (Sky TV, Criterion Theatre), Writer/Actor/Producer of Thick, Best Actor, 2005 FringeNYC and Winner Argus Angel – Outstanding Artistic Excellence (Nightingale Theatre, Brighton Fringe, 2010)
Work with Darren Ellis Dance includes, Romeo Error (The Place), Sticks and Bones (UK tour) and writing and voicing the 2011 Place Prize Semi-Final piece, Frome the Waist Up. He also works as a producer at the Oscar winning Animation Studio, Tandem.
Greig graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 1995 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Dance and subsequently performed internationally for sixteen years developing longstanding collaborations with Charles Linehan, Lea Anderson and Mark Bruce. Greig has also worked with and originated roles for AMP (Swan Lake), Aletta Collins, Charlotte Vincent, Random Dance, Arthur Pita, Tom Sapsford, Fleur Darkin and the reworking of Peter Schaffeur’s west end production of Equus in 2007. He has toured the world extensively and was nominated for most outstanding performer whilst on tour in Toronto in 2004. In 2005 he took the role of rehearsal Director for The Featherstonehaughs on their reworking of Flesh and Blood and was recently in Comma 39, directed by art film maker Stuart Croft and choreographed by Ben Wright.
As a teacher, Greig enjoys working with different age groups and abilities and teaches extensively in the UK delivering workshops and regular classes to schools, boys groups, professionals, over 50′s and vocational dance schools.
Eleanor grew up in France and trained at the Hamburg Opera in Germany and Rambert school in London. Before performing with The Mark Bruce Company in the productions of ‘Sea of Bones’ in 2006-07 and ‘Love and War’ in 2010. She worked with Dansconnect performing works by Scott Ambler, Jonathan Lunn, Nikki Smedley, Yael Flexer, Kenneth Tharpe, Mark Bruce and Richard Banks as well as various productions at Glyndebourne Opera and The Royal Albert Hall. Eleanor teaches for Swindon Youth Dance Academy and adult classes in Frome, Somerset. Eleanor combines her dancing career with taking care of her three children.
originally trained as a rhythmic gymnast at the Olympic Training Centre Chemnitz/Dresden, she was Rhythmic Sports Gymnastics Champion of Germany and performed for a variety of international dance and theatre companies, including Cirque du Soleil.
She is also one half of an award winning director/designer/performer duo whose projects range from music videos, commercials, art installations to intermedia theatre shows, dance performances and everything in between. In conjunction with her partner she has created the Icebook and directed, designed and performed the critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Howl’s Moving Castle at the Southwark Playhouse in London. Their productions have featured on the BBC, on TV in Japan, on Canal+ in France as well as being published in international newspapers and art magazines.
Cris is from Blaenpennal, Wales and gained a first class honours degree at Laban. He is based in the Netherlands and dances for Ivan Perez, Itamar Serussi and Liat Waysbort, among others. He also choreographs and teaches in various dance companies and vocational universities in Europe. Previously he has danced for Dansgroep Amsterdam under the artistic direction of Itzik Galili and Krisztina de Chatel and for NDCWales under the artistic direction of Ann Sholem. Also as a freelance dancer he has worked with the Mark Bruce Company, Boc & Vincenzi, Leila Mcmillan, Sara Crow & Co and Thomas Goodwin. In 2008 Cris was nominated for best male dancer in New Zealand’s Tempo Festival Awards for his role in Michael Parmenter’s ‘Tent’.
Marian Bruce – Art works for the stage
is a visual artist making assembled installation/sculpture. She has shown widely in the UK and in the US, including The Angel Trilogy
presented on the Merlin Theatre Stage for the Frome Festival 2002 to 2004. Her work is currently on exhibit in The Love London Recycled Show
at The Wetlands in Barnes, South West London. In 1991 she began a parallel career designing for contemporary dance. Her recent stage credits include Three Songs -Two Voices
for The Royal Ballet, A Steel Garden
– Rambert Dance Company, Hush
-The Houston Ballet and Rambert Dance Company, Rooster
– the National Ballet of Canada, Dance at the Crossroads
– Ballet Mainz, Ten Poems
– Ballet Kiel and Sea of Bones
, Bad History
– Mark Bruce Company.
Dorothee Brodrueck – Costume Designer
Dorothee Brodrück studied costume design at Berlin’s esteemed Universität der Künste
. Additionally she pursued painting and etching at Freie Kunstschule
, Berlin. After graduating, she moved to Switzerland where she became assistant costume designer in Bern’s Stadttheater
for 2 years, contributing to diverse ballet and theatre projects.
She has enjoyed the privilege of working with choreographers Erik Ekmann, Hofesh Shechter, Mark Bruce and Doug Varone, and she regularly collaborates with Cathy Marston.
As a freelancer, Dorothee has created costumes for dancers, musicians and actors for venues as varied as the Komische Oper
(Berlin, Germany), Stadttheater
(Bern, Switzerland), Hans-Otto-Theater
(Potsdam, Germany) and Theater an der Sihl
(Zürich, Switzerland) among others.
Now based in Berlin, she co-founded the avant-garde Dieter & Thomas
label with Karoline Lobeck in 2010.
Pickled Image – Puppet Design and Creation
is a production company specialising in puppetry for live performance and theatre. Since 2000 the company has created a distinct trademark style, which has become the brand for all its productions. Over the years the company has gained international recognition for their darkly humorous visual productions and has won many awards for their work. Proud to be at the forefront of British puppetry the company is continuing to create exquisite puppets and performances, which are enjoyed all over the world.
Dik, Co-Director Pickled Image;
has entertained audiences in various guises from fire-eater, escapologist, clown and puppeteer. As an experienced and highly talented designer and puppet maker. Dik has applied those skills to creating some of the Pickled Image’s most striking puppets. Directing projects have included Hunger 2009 for Tinkerting & Nordland Visual Theatre in Norway and Mange Tout 2008 for Delite De Facade in Paris. He worked with Green Ginger in 1994 – 2003 performing in some of their most celebrated shows ‘Slaphead – Demon Barber’ and ‘Frank Einstein – Rewired’, and can even be seen in Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil’ if you have a really good pause button.
Vicky Andrews Co-Director Pickled Image;
trained as a sculptor, illustrator and theatre designer and has been involved in designing shows for venues such as Bristol Old Vic, Bath Theatre Royal and the Welsh National Opera over the past 10 years. Her artistic skills have been applied to producing and designing all of Pickled Image’s shows since 2000. As a driving force behind the Company, Vicky was responsible for developing the link with Nordland Visual Theatre based on the Lofoten Islands in Norway – co-produced Houdini’s Suitcase 2006 & Hunger 2009) and Delit De Façade in Paris – Mange Tout 2008. She is intrinsic to the creative process as a performer, maker and administrator to the company, often working in non-traditional theatre spaces with collaborators from all over the world.
Bristol based model maker and illustrator. Emma was employed as a freelance maker to help with the construction of the shark, she has proved to be a brilliant puppet maker and extremely talented with creating mechanisms for puppets. Freshly out of college, Emma is a ‘true find’ for Pickled Image, watch this space for her work in the future! Her other commissions have included working with ‘Jeff Cliff Model Effects’ Bristol, ‘Rusty Squid’ a Bristol Creative technology Company and ‘The University of The West of England’.
Special thanks to Marc Parrett from Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Company – Marc helped Dik get his head around making the complicated mechanism for the mouth. He truly is a genius puppet maker and engineer and we are delighted he helped with the early phase of making this magnificent puppet.
Guy Hoare – Lighting Designer
Guy’s dance credits include: Love & War; Sea of Bones
; Bad History
; Green Apples; Dive
(Mark Bruce Company); Hold Everything Dear
(Laila Diallo for ROH2); The Metamorphosis
(Arthur Pita for ROH2); Pavlova’s Dogs
(Rachel Lopez de la Nieta for Scottish Dance Theatre); Bruise Blood; Flicker
(Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company); The Land of Yes, The Land of No
(Rafael Bonachela for Sydney Dance Company); Frontline
(Henri Oguike for Aterbaletto); Square Map of Q4
(Bonachela Dance Company); And Who Shall Come to the Ball?
(Rafael Bonachela for Candoco); The Lessening of Difference; About Around; This Moment is Your Life; The Diminishing Present
(Ben Wright for bgroup); Odyssey
(Rachel Krische & Ben Wright); Me + You = 5; Live (with the certain tendencies of…)
(Robin Dingemans); Havana Rakatan
(Sadler’s Wells); Mischief
(Arthur Pita & Theatre Rites); No More Ghosts
(Darren Ellis for Richard Alston Dance Company); After Effects
(Darren Ellis Dance); Sivaloka
(Mayuri Boonham for Atma Dance); Flap; Bye; Allow Me; Orange Gina; Lonely Hearts / Suspicious Minds; Sleep Talking; Spirit Level; Show
(The Snag Project); Viking Shoppers; Goodbye Venus
(Claire Cunningham & Jose Agudo); Green in Blue
; Little Red
; Expression Lines
; White Space
; Seen of Angels; Second Signal
; Dido & Aeneas; Finale; FPS; In Broken Tendrils; Shot Flow; Melancholy Thoughts; A Moment of Give; Prime Origin; Ilé Ayé
(Henri Oguike Dance Company).
Theatre includes: In Basildon
(Royal Court); Peter Pan
(NTS); Be Near Me
(NTS & Donmar Warehouse);Serenading Louie
(Donmar Warehouse); A Delicate Balance; Waste
(Almeida); And No More Shall We Part
(West End); Electra
(The Gate); Future Proof
(Dundee Rep & Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh); Faith Healer
(Bristol Old Vic & Hong Kong); A Christmas Carol; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(Birmingham Rep & West Yorkshire Playhouse); As You Like It; Bollywood Jane
; How Many Miles to Basra?
(West Yorkshire Playhouse); Kes; Season’s Greetings
(Liverpool Playhouse); Amadeus
; The Little Fir Tree
; Far Away
(Sheffield Theatres); Of Mice and Men
(Mercury Theatre, Colchester); A Streetcar Named Desire
(Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Going Dark
(Sound & Fury); Zero Degrees and Drifting
…; Could It Be Magic?
Opera includes: Jakob Lenz
(ENO); The Cunning Little Vixen
(National Theatre Brno); The Barber of Seville, La Clemenza di Tito; Gianni Schicchi; Il Tabarro; Fantastic Mr Fox; Promised End; The Duenna; The Magic Flute; Katya Kabanova; Don Giovanni
; Anna Bolena
; The Seraglio; Eugene Onegin
(ETO); The Ring Cycle
; The Magic Flute
; The Marriage of Figaro
; Tosca; Hansel and Gretel
(Longborough Festival Opera).
Musicals include: Annie
(West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Witches of Eastwick
; All the Fun of the Fair
; Aspects of Love
(UK tours); Assassins
(Sheffield Theatres); My Fair Lady
(Singapore); City of Angels
Rachel MacLeay – Art works for the stage
Born and living in the West Country, Rachel gained a BA honours degree in fine art at Birmingham University. Primarily a Painter obsessed with buildings and industrial decay, Rachel also works in collaboration with Paul Boswell on sculpture under the banner “The Forge Collective”. Rachel has long been concerned with the detritus of our consumerist society and aims to give new life to these objects through the medium of sculpture. She has exhibited her work and installations in Birmingham with the Sozo collective, created installations with the Forge collective in Frome Somerset and around the UK.
Paul Boswell – Art works for the stage
Paul Boswell has been creating art for as long as he can remember…heavily involved in the Graffiti scene in the 90s, Paul Boswell continues to make street based work. His influences are wide ranging and transcend the generic Graffiti themes…Medieval art, gothic literature and film, sci-fi and comics are some of the reference points. Paul Boswell’s work has a unique edge, half beast half human characters inhabit an unstable world of elemental forces, lost technologies mutate creating a universe of new possibilities. As well as street based work and sculpture Paul creates record covers, for bands such as Eat Static, plays the bass guitar, and constantly works in sketchbooks and on canvas.
Chris Samuels – Sound Designer
Bianca Ward – Cosutme Assistant