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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.


Joan Lane


Joan has produced concerts, operas, and plays with her theatre company, Wild Thyme Productions, touring six innovative productions of Shakespeare’s plays in the UK and Germany. Work includes choral music management for television, on iconic theatre stages, for numerous classical music recordings and various films and TV series. Notable film work includes the development and packaging of writer David Seidler’s adapted stage play, ‘The Kings Speech’ and attaching both director Tom Hooper and Geoffrey Rush to that multi-Oscar winning project. She has also worked on several major official State events under the leadership of Major Sir Michael Parker and is a regular lecturer on the renowned Rocaberti Writers’ Screenwriting Retreats. Most recently she rewrote the screenplay for the $10m ‘Gateway to the West’.

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Paul O’Leary

Executive Producer

Paul is Production & Theatre Adviser for Nederlander Theatres (Aldwych) Ltd, London. Current production: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Executive Producer for Sir Michael Codron, CBE. Productions include: Mr Foote’s Other Leg, The Elephant Man (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Quartermaine’s Terms (Wyndham’s Theatre). Paul is a director & producer for OPM Productions Ltd and produced Other People’s Money at Southwark Playhouse. Paul is also a Trustee of the Theatre Workshop Trust / Theatre Royal Stratford East and a member of the Society of London Theatre.

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Kit Line

Set Designer

Kit’s work as a set designer includes theatre, television and film as well as some pop promos notably for Blur and New Order. His work for Television includes films for The Comic Strip Presents, Stockwell, and Stella Street. He has worked on numerous drama documentaries and historical reconstructions for British and American Television and designed many programmes for children including Fimbles, Scary Sleepover, Hoopla, Dangerville, The Legend of Dick and Dom, Roger and The Rotten Trolls. He has worked as production designer on several short films, including Hanging Around directed by Damien Hirst, and three feature films: House! and My Last Five Girlfriends both directed by Julian Kemp and Stella Street The Movie, directed by Peter Richardson. Kit is also a sculptor.


John Leonard

Sound Design

John started work in theatre sound over 47 years ago and during that time he has provided soundtracks for theatres all over the world, written an acclaimed guide to theatre sound, won various awards and published several collections of sound effects. He is a Fellow of The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, a Companion of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Institute For Professional Sound, the Association Of Sound Designers (UK) and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association. (USA)

Most recent theatre: My Name Is Lucy Barton (Bridge Theatre and New York), The Sunset Limited (Boulevard Theatre, London); Prism (UK Tour); Uncle Vanya (Bath Theatre Royal); Blithe Spirit (Bath Theatre Royal, UK tour and West-End) 8 Hotels (Chichester Minerva Theatre) Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bristol Old Vic, West End, New York & Los Angeles)


Ben Ormerod

Lighting Design

A Women of No Importance (West End), The Libertine (West End), Mrs Henderson Presents (West End & Toronto), Onassis (West End), Macbeth (West End), Zorro! (West End); The Sunset Limited (Boulevard Theatre); Prism (Birmingham Rep & Tour); Assassins (Nottingham Playhouse & Watermill); The Duchess (of Malfi) (Lyceum Edinburgh/Citizens); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Uncle Vanya (Hampstead); Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938, A Song at Twilight (& UK Tour), The Model Apartment (Bath); All’s Well that Ends Well (Sam Wannamaker); A Long Day’s Journey into Night, This Restless House (Citizens); Broken Glass (Watford); Fings Aint What They Used To Be (Stratford East). Ben has worked extensively with The RSC, National Theatre, English Touring Theatre and Propeller.
Best Lighting Design nomination for Two Men of Florence (Huntington Theatre Company) by Boston’s Independent Reviewers of New England. Best Lighting nomination for The Last Days of the Reluctant Tyrant (Abbey Theatre) in the Irish Times – Irish Theatre Awards.

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Phil Maguire


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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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.


The Cast

The amazingly talented cast support Thomas Dennis, who will reprise the lead role of John.

Thomas’s recent work includes the lead in the National Theatre’s production of War Horse (UK Tour and the Lyttleton Theatre, London) and 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.


For Wireless Operator Thomas received amazing reviews:


‘a quite astonishing performance… a breathtaking display of emotional and technical bravura”

‘a compelling emotional and physical intensity…’
Roger Kay (Fringe Review)

‘completely absorbing, his ability to flit naturally between the different emotional states of his character is strikingly believable….’
Martha Crass (

‘Central to it is the excellent performance of Thomas Dennis…. An immersive and emotionally turbulent performance…’
Kenneth Scott (Edinburgh Guide)

‘The central performance, by upcoming stage star, Thomas Dennis, is nothing short of masterful.’
William Quinn (The Scottish Play)

‘Thomas Dennis’ beautifully nuanced performance we get a deep understanding of the fear and confusion that raged in his mind’
Greg Stewart (Theatre Weekly)

‘….a quite astonishing performance from Thomas Dennis. In a breathtaking display of emotional and technical bravura…’
Gary Sullivan (The Wee Review)



As mentioned those of you already familiar with the play will understand that it’s a one man show playing against an unseen pre recorded cast of twelve.

The recording artists are:


Crew members:

Terry – pilot – Joe Eyre

Alf – navigator – Simon Haines

Tim – engineer – Kaffe Keating

Scotty – mid upper gunner – Martin Quinn

Dai – bomb aimer / front gunner – Ben Wainwright

Spooky – rear gunner – Joey Phillips


Voices via radio:

German radio controller – Ben Wainwright

Master bomber – Christopher Hunter

Maude (Hazel Control WAAF) – Elaina Jeffryes



Kate – John’s sweetheart – Lucy Pickles

John’s mum – Hilary Townley

Dot – Scotty’s sweetheart – Lucy Pickles

Beatrice – John’s daughter – Mabel Kinnings