Creative Team

Creative Team

 Dorothee Brodrück – Costume Designer

Dorothee Brodrück – 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 numerous ballet and theatre projects.

She has collaborated with Mark Bruce Company since 2012, designing costumes for Made In Heaven, Dracula, The Odyssey, Macbeth, Return to Heaven, Phantoms and Frankenstein.

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), Theater Koblenz and Theater an der Sihl (Zürich, Switzerland) among others.

Based in Berlin, she co-founded the Dieter & Thomas label with Karoline Lobeck in 2010. Since 2014 she has taught fashion design at Designschule Schwerin.

Guy Hoare – Lighting Designer

Guy has been designing lighting for dance, theatre and opera for 25 years, creating work throughout the UK and internationally. He has collaborated with Mark Bruce Company since 1999, designing Frankenstein, Phantoms, Return to Heaven, Macbeth, The Odyssey, Dracula, Made in Heaven, Love & War, Sea of Bones, Bad History, Green Apples and Dive.

Other designs for dance include Chotto Desh and Chotto Xenos for Akram Khan Company, Metamorphosis for Arthur Pita, Overflow for Alexander Whitley, Strange Blooms for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, And Who Shall Go to the Ball? for Candoco. He has also designed work for The Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, Scottish Dance Theatre, NDCWales, Sydney Dance Company, Skånes Dansteater (Malmö), Maqamat (Beirut); he has worked with Christopher Bruce, New Movement Collective, Theo Clinkard, Seeta Patel and Martin Forsberg amongst many others and has designed a number of works for Gandini Juggling.

Designs for theatre include Seawall / A Life on Broadway; The Wife of Willesden and A Doll’s House at BAM,Julie, The Deep Blue Sea and Here We Go for the National Theatre; Jesus Hopped the A Train and Wings for the Young Vic; Clarence Darrow for the Old Vic; Roots and Serenading Louie for the Donmar Warehouse; One For Sorrow and In Basildon for the Royal Court; Portia Coughlan and Waste for the Alemida; Wife for Kiln; Cock for Chichester Festival Theatre; West Side Story for Leicester Curve and various pieces for NTS, Theatre Royal Bath, Headlong and Bristol Old Vic.

Designs for opera include Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Royal Opera House; Jakob Lenz for English National Opera, and American Lulu in Bregenz. Guy is an Associate Artist at Wilton’s Music Hall.

Phil Eddolls – Set Designer

As a freelance designer and maker, Phil has worked both nationally and internationally on indoor and outdoor events throughout his career. One offs include the Commonwealth Games 2002 and Olympic Games 2004 opening ceremony.

Recent designs include The Light Princess for the Tobacco Factory, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Treasure Island (outdoors) for the Bristol Old Vic, Science Museum Live with London Science Museum, Jonsi world tour (lead singer Sigur Rós), Angelmoth and Rapunzel for Ballet Lorent at Sadlers Wells, Chasing Fate at Birmingham Hippodrome, Alex with Robert Bathurst and numerous co-designs with Julian Crouch for Improbable.

Other shows include The Epic of Gilgamesh at Belgrade Coventry and the Coventry Mysteries 2006 in the Cathedral outdoors, Sticky with Improbable at many international outdoor festivals and the Metropolitan Opera Gala 2009 in New York.

He won Best Designer at TMA Awards in 2003 for The Hanging Man.

Phil is a longtime collaborator with Improbable and Imagineer and helps design and realise Carnivals throughout the country.

Performance work includes Opera chorus with ROH production Lady Macbeth of Mstensk, Satyagraha for ENO and Met New York (skills ensemble) and Dot Comedy’s Get Lost.

Chris Samuels - Sound Designer

Chris has collaborated with Mark Bruce on The Odyssey, Dracula, Made In Heaven, and Love & War.

Chris worked as a technical manager at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, The Ustinov and Egg at the Theatre Royal Bath and the Merlin Theatre in Frome. He has also toured nationally and internationally with the Natural Theatre Company and various other touring companies.

As well as sound design Chris now works freelance building and designing sets and props.
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