Cast and creatives

Max Hutchinson (Holmes, Stapleton, Cecille Stapleton,
Mr Barrymore, Mrs Barrymore, Yokel 3) 

Max’s recent work in theatre includes:  The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Merchant of Venice (Propeller); An Ideal Husband (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith (Jermyn Street); NT50 Gala Celebration (National Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Murder On The Nile (Bill Kenwright/UK Tour); Twelfth Night (Young Shakespeare Company) and Much Ado About Nothing (National Youth Theatre).

Simon Kane (Watson, Yokel 1)

Simon Kane is an actor, writer, comedian, and associate artist with the theatrical collective Shunt with whom he co-devised Money, Dance Bear Dance, Tropicana, Amato Saltone, The Tennis Show, The Boy Who Climbed Out Of His Face and various activities and installations at the Shunt Lounge. Working with artistic director David Rosenberg he also performed in Contains Violence, Monument and Ring.

Other theatre credits include The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre); Frankenstein and the Sharks of Doom and Diary of a Nobody (The Mighty Fin); The Al-Hamlet Summit, Melting the Ice and Kalila Wa Dimna (Sulayman Al-Bassam) and Simon’s own shows Princess Plimsole, Iago’s Little Book of Calm and the ongoing Jonah Non Grata.

Radio performances include six series of the multi-award-winning John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, also North by Northamptonshire: Full Stop, John Finnemore’s Double Acts: the Goliath Window, Occupied, Six Impossible Things, Before They were Famous (all Radio 4) and most recently Time Spanner, which he also wrote. Simon also plays Sir Maxwell House in The Monster Hunters podcast.

Other writing credits include That Mitchell and Webb Look (BBC 2), Before They Were Famous, Laurence and Gus: Hearts and Minds and That Mitchell and Webb Sound (Radio 4).

Shaun Chambers (Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Henry Baskerville,
Mortimer, Cabbie, Yokel 2, Wise Yokel)

Shaun Chambers trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating in 2012 with the Gyearbour Asante Prize for Acting. Most recently Shaun played Alex in the European premiere of Peter Souter’s play Hello/Goodbye at Vienna’s English Theatre. Other credits include: Adolpho Pirelli in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Twickenham Theatre (Winner- WhatsOnstage Best off-West End Production 2015); Ratty in The Wind In The Willows (Australian Shakespeare Company); Captain Hook (Peter Pan); The 12 Tenors (China Tour); Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales/Barbican); Alonso, King of Naples in The Tempest, Man in BI (Rich Mix, Shoreditch); The Soldier in Hello Again (Playpen Productions); Dillon in Equally: a New Musical (Cockpit Theatre); Musical Starnights (European Tour).

Film includes: King Arthur: Knights of the Roundtable (Guy Ritchie, Warner Bros.)Recordings include: The Rush Album (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Abbey Road Studios) and Admiral Car Insurance.

Lotte Wakeham (Director)

Lotte directs plays and musicals.  She trained at Oxford University and the National Theatre Studio. Previous productions as director include: Wonderland (Edinburgh Playhouse and UK tour); The World Goes Round (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre); Fanatical (Mountview); Twelfth Night (UK tour); Urinetown (Arts Ed); Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse; nominated for the Alfred Fagon Award); Sweet Charity (Leicester Curve); Danny the Champion of the World (UK tour); Rumpelstiltskin (Theatre Royal Bath & The MAC, Belfast); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK tour); Lizzie Siddal (Arcola; winner of 2 Off West End Awards); The Beautiful Game (Union); Jekyll’s Potion (Vienna’s English Theatre); The House of Bernarda Alba (Electric Theatre); The Other School (St James); Fair Trade (Edinburgh and UK tour); The Kissing-Dance (Jermyn Street; nominated for ‘Best Director’, Off West End Awards); The Diary of A Nobody (Drill Hall); The ‘Language of Love’ Shakespeare Festival (Rose, Kingston); Austentatious (Landor). Radio directing includes: Before They Were Famous (BBC Radio 4/Hat Trick).  Lotte is Associate Director of Matilda for the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford/West End) and was also the associate director on Broadway (Shubert Theatre).  @LotteWakeham

David Woodhead (Set and Costume Designer)

Theatre credits include: Gaslight (Atg Uk Tour); Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton); Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse & Original Theatre Company, UK tour); Bugsy Malone, Abigail’s Party (Leicester Curve); Tell me on a Sunday (Watermill Theatre & UK tour); Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto & Southwark Playhouse); Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Disgraced (The English Theatre Frankfurt); The Wasp (Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios); The Smallest Show on Earth (Mercury Colchester & UK tour); Billy Liar (Royal Exchange Theatre); Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre); The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola & Perfect Pitch); Café Society Swing (59E59, New York); Next Fall, Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse); Lizzie Siddal, Knives in Hens (Arcola Theatre); Cornelius (Finborough Theatre & Transfer to 59E59 New York); Bed & Sofa (Finborough Theatre).

Credits as Associate Designer: David worked as Christopher Oram’s Associate Designer & Assisted on The Michael Grandage Season 2012-2014 and Uncle Vanya (West End); Le Nozze Di Figaro (Glyndebourne); Evita (Broadway); Company (Sheffield Crucible); Spelling Bee, King Lear, Passion (Donmar Warehouse); Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera).

Awards: David was nominated in 2016 for a DORA award for Outstanding Costume Design for Titanic (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto) and was a finalist in the Linbury Prize for Stage Design. He was awarded Best Designer for Titanic and Lizzie Siddal (2014) at the Off West End Awards.

Derek Anderson (Lighting Designer)

Derek trainde at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (First Class Honours Degree in Production Arts). Lighting design credits include: Our Man in Havana (National Tour); Handbagged, Spamalot (English Theatre Frankfurt); WhatsOnStage Awards 2014-2017 (Prince Of Wales); Promises Promises, Allegro, Grand Hotel, Uppercut, Followers (Southwark Playhouse); As You Like It, Animal Farm, Hello Again (Mountview); What I go to School for (Theatre Royal Brighton); Hatched n’ Dispatched (Park); Pure Imagination, Scenes From a Marriage, Andrew Lippa in Concert, Marry Me a Little (St James); Sunset Boulevard (Yvonne Arnaud); Rumpelstiltskin (MAC, Belfast); Ignition (Frantic Assembly); Henry V (Cambridge Arts); Rumpelstiltskin (Theatre Royal, Bath); Wonderful Town (ArtsEd); The Wedding Singer, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Lowry, Salford); Our Friends, The Enemy (UK tour); If We Got Some More Cocaine, Portia Coughlan, The Verb to Love, The Fastest Clock in the Universe (Old Red Lion); The Grand Tour, The Hospital at the time of the revolution (Finborough); Little Shop of Horrors (Stowe Arts); The Backstage Tour (Hoxton Hotel); The Beautiful Game (Union).

As Associate/Assistant Lighting Designer: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); Shakespeare in Love, Henry V (Noël Coward); Skylight (Wyndham’s); Fatal Attraction (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Dragon (National Theatre of Scotland); Le Corsaire (English National Ballet); The Cone Gatherers, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof  (National Tour).

Andy Graham (Sound Designer)

Credits as sound designer include: The Owl & The Pussycat (Belgrade, Coventry); Aladdin (Lyric, Hammersmith); Wasted (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Fup (Kneehigh); The Donkey Show (Proud Nightclub, Camden); The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre); Mouthful (Trafalgar Studios); Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse); Rumpelstiltskin (Bath Theatre Royal & The Mac, Belfast); The Drowsy Chaperone (Earl Cameron Theatre, Bermuda); The Nightmares of Carlos Fuentes, Lizzie Siddal (Arcola); The Beautiful Game (Union).

As associate sound designer: The Damned United (Derby Playhouse); High Society (Old Vic); Handbagged (Vaudeville); Once (London, Dublin, Korea); Brief Encounter, The Wild Bride, The Red Shoes (Kneehigh Theatre Company); Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Garrick).