Team Behind Flesh14th November 2013 by Martin Gibbons
by Sarah McDonald Hughes
Produced by Monkeywood Theatre in Association with The Royal Exchange Theatre
Funded by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, The Granada Foundation, Warburtons and Split Infinitive
Flesh is Monkeywood’s latest play, which premiered at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, in November 2013. The production has given us the opportunity to work with a new creative team of designers and technicians. Let us introduce them…
Director – Martin Gibbons
Martin’s directing credits for Monkeywood include Once in a House on Fire, Last Orders and Maine Road.He has directed RED, Match of the Day and Animal Companions for the acclaimed JB Shorts, as well as various projects with ALRA North. Martin is also part of the judging panel on the national new talent projectThe Call Back. Martin works as a casting director under Martin Gibbons Casting, and has cast numerous high profile campaigns and projects, including work on the Chris Morris feature film Four Lions.
Set and Costume Designer – Lois Maskell
Lois first worked with Monkeywood on the set and costume for Once in a House on Fire and we were excited to welcome her back. Having trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, her recent collaborations as a freelance designer and scenic artist include A Wondrous Place for Northern Spirit, dreamthinkspeak, Liverpool Culture Company, FUSE Theatre, Hope Street Ltd., National Museums Liverpool/Find Your Talent, Action Transport Theatre, Royal Exchange Manchester, The Lowry, Royal Court Liverpool, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Lakeland Opera and work on the BBC Comedy series ‘The Mighty Boosh’.
Sound Designer – Richard Owen
For Royal Exchange Theatre THE GATEKEEPER WINTERLONG, ZACK, POWDER MONKEY, SALT, THE PALACE OF THE END (Galway Festival and Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh), DR KORZACK’S EXAMPLE, JONAH AND OTTO, THE FLAGS, MONSTER, MOJO MICKYBOO, THE FLAGS(studio), CHRISTMAS IS MILES AWAY, COME BLOW YOUR HORN, MAYHEM, DOGBOY, THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, RAFTS AND DREAMS, ACROSS OKA, MOONSHED, DEAD WAIT, ON MY BIRTHDAY and QUIDS AND DIMPS. Lighting designs for other companies include BRASSED OFF, BOUNCERS, EDUCATING RITA, BEDEVILLED and THE LITTLE MERMAID (Sheffield Crucible), THE BUDDY BOLDEN EXPERIENCE (Fittings Multimedia Arts) and FLESH ‘N’ STEEL THE LAST FREAKSHOW and EDMUND THE LEARNED PIG (Fittings Multimedia Arts in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre), WEEDING CANE (for Weeding Cane in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre), IN THE SHADOW OF TREES and VEIL(for Horse and Bamboo Theatre Company) and DELPHIC in concert for MIF13.
Sound Design – Benedict Almond
While working full time as a sound technician at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Benedict has also contributed to many other events in and around the Manchester area. This includes operating shows for The 24:7 Festival and The Manchester Comedy Festival. Recent theatre sound design credits include: Spinach (Royal Exchange Studio & King’s Head theatre), The North (Royal Exchange Studio), I’m Spilling My Heart Out Here (NT Connections Project at Royal Exchange & The Lowry) and Dreaming Under A Different Moon (The Edge Theatre, Chorlton).
Stage Management – Izzy Circou
Izzy studied Stage Management at Rose Bruford College, graduating in 2012. She has previously worked at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the HighTide New Writing Festival, the National and International Student Drama Festivals and she has just finished working with Lodestar Theatre Company as Stage Manager on their production of THE MASTER AND MARGARITA at The Unity Theatre, Liverpool, This is Izzy’s first production with Monkeywood.
Production Assistant – Mayur Patel
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