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Thomas Dennis

Actor (John)

Theatre credits include: for the National Theatre, Albert in War Horse (UK Tour and the Lyttleton Theatre, London); Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud Theatre, West End). Other theatre work: Yen (Gothenburg English Studio Theatre); Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Chalk Farm (Underbelly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Bush Theatre London, Brazil & Brits Off Broadway); Henry V (Mouth to Mouth) and Oliver! (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).

TV: Magic Grandad (BBC) Parents (Sky) and Henry V (BBC Hollow Crown).

Film: Hysteria and Prince of Persia, Sands of Time.

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Bob Baldwin

Writer Director

Bob Baldwin has written, produced and directed award-winning drama, comedy and documentaries for BBC, ITV, CNN, Discovery and PBS including Tales of Uplift and Moral Improvement (BBC), History of the Future (CNN), Little Big Planet 3 (Sony), Grim Tales with Rik Mayall, Silent Night with Steven Berkoff and he was Emmy nominated for Horse Opera (Channel 4).

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Max Kinnings


Max Kinnings’ writing includes four novels, Rik Mayall’s bestselling spoof autobiography (ghost-writer), the digital game Little Big Planet 3 (Sony) and feature films: Act of Grace (2012), Alleycats (2016) and The Pagan King (2018). He lectures at Brunel University, London where he was recently awarded a PhD in Creative Writing.

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Kit Line

Set Designer & Video Projections

Kit Line works as a Production Designer in film and television.

This is his first play in Edinburgh since 1986.

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Phil Maguire

Sound Design & Composer

Phil Maguire is a composer, improviser and sound artist from the UK. Working with computers, synthesisers, tape equipment, Maguire produces music and sound works that explore emptiness and malfunction, of self and of machine. Works by Maguire have been released on labels including Dinzu Artefacts, Resonus Classics, Confront Recordings, falt, and Soft Error. He also collaborates in projects with musicians including Anne La Berge, Phil Durrant, James L. Malone, John Macedo, and Eleanor Cully. Maguire runs verz, a tape label and concert series.

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Heidi Aurora

Lighting (Pleasance Theatre London)

Heidi Aurora is a lighting designer and visual artist from London. She trained and Goldsmiths College and has since worked as a designer at Vaults Festival (Ares, Woman! Pilot! Pirate?, The Good Landlord) and multiple Edinburgh Fringe projects (Within, Woman Pilot Pirate, The Castle, Ladylikes Comedy).

She has also worked for Tate Modern, Guildhall, The Arcola, Tristan Bates, Soho Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and The King’s Head.

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Simeon Miller

Lighting & Projection Designer (Edinburgh)

Simeon is a Lighting & Projection Designer, based in London, UK. He enjoys working closely with emerging companies and individual artists, and developing new work and unique performances. His focus is Theatre, especially New Writing, but his work includes Dance, Physical Theatre, Cabaret, Musicals, and Comedy. His portfolio and full work history can be found at Credits include High Rise Estate of Mind (UK Tour), Do You Love This Planet (Tristan Bates Theatre), Jude Starbeam and the Shadow Planet (UK Tour), Skin (UK Tour), Black Holes (International tour), The Art of Gaman (Theatre503), The Crystal Egg (Waterloo Vaults), Flutter (Soho Theatre), Cosmic Fear (Edinburgh Fringe), Little History of the World (Regional Tour, The Watermill), No Milk for the Foxes (Camden Peoples Theatre), Amy G: Entershamement (European Tour, South Bank), Manuelita (UK Tour), and Being Tommy Cooper (UK Tour).

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Serena Hill

Casting Director

Serena Hill has returned from Australia and is currently working as a freelance Casting Director. She began her career as Casting Director at the Royal Court Theatre from whence she moved to the National Theatre as Head of Casting under the successive artistic directorships of Richard Eyre, Trevor Nunn and Nicholas Hytner. She then took up the position of Casting Director at Sydney Theatre Company for artistic director Robyn Nevin, followed by co-artistic directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, and finally Kip Williams. As a freelance casting director in the UK, Serena worked on BBC Television Films Heading Home, written and directed by David Hare; and, Tumbledown by Charles Wood, directed by Richard Eyre. As a freelance director in Australia Serena has worked on the Australian productions of War Horse for the National Theatre/Global Creatures (2013), Les Miserables for Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Cassel Group (2014) and the adult cast of Matilda the musical for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Louise Withers Associates (2015). Recent credits include: Dealing with Clair by Martin Crimp (Orange Tree Theatre and English Touring Theatre, The Glass Piano by Alix Sobler and Youth Without God by Christopher Hampton both at the Coronet Print Room. Upcoming: Dirty Crust by Clare Barron at the Yard Theatre, Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre.

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Neil Bull

Voice Recordings

Neil joined the BBC World Service as a Studio Manager in 1990 and spent many of the next 18 years broadcasting in languages he doesn’t understand from rooms with no windows. In the course of that he was privileged to visit countries as far afield as Pakistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Guyana and the USA. While freelance he worked for TedAV on behalf of TUI doing electrical safety testing and stage operations for Thomson and First Choice hotels all over Europe. He’s worked in music and theatre for many years, 20 years as a percussionist with the BBC Elstree Concert band, as a pianist and organist, and many roles in theatrical production including lighting, sound, set design and building and Musical Director. Neil is currently Senior Technical advisor for Radio at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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Nikki Townley

Voice Recordings

Nikki Townley has had a distinguished career as a producer and programme editor at LBC Radio, directing teams of journalists and presenters covering major political and social stories. During her tenure as Head of Programmes for LBC, the station won numerous national and international awards. She has researched, produced and edited a series of award winning medical documentaries. For many years she has been an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths University specialising in teaching MA radio journalism and undergraduate radio courses.

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Stephen Graham


Stephen’s first production at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was Hauptman by John Logan, which won a Fringe First. He went on to produce John Logan’s first play Never The Sinner at the Playhouse Theatre, London. The production starred Joss Ackland and Julian Glover and featured a young Ben Daniels, who was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2017 he produced the critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and its subsequent production at the Rose Playhouse on London’s Southbank.

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Hilary Townley


Hilary Townley’s acting credits include leading roles in acclaimed productions for the RSC, the West End, Broadway and as a founder member of Deborah Warner’s award winning Kick Theatre. She has worked in TV and radio and has been a presenter for London’s LBC Radio on their popular Drivetime slot. She has worked on the B.Supreme Festival for Women in Hip Hop at the South Bank and on the ground breaking Dare2Dance programme.She worked with The Noontide Sun to produce The Double Bass in London. In 2017 she produced the critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and its subsequent production at the Rose Playhouse on London’s Southbank.


Jan Baldwin


Jan is an award winning photographer with a fine art background and has work in the National Portrait Gallery. Her photographic projects range from premium global brands to small businesses. Her work has featured in over 25 books on subjects as varied as English eccentric interiors, safari food and ceramic artists.