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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MARTIN LEWTON

Martin is an experienced actor, director and writer – more than twenty of his plays have been professionally staged.

In 2007 he played ‘Ian’ in a national tour of Sarah Kane’s BLASTED. His play LORD ARTHUR’S BED started at the 2008 Brighton Fringe, toured throughout England, won best actor award at the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, and played for six weeks in London at the Drill Hall and the Kings Head Theatre.

More recently he has performed his solo show NAKED HOMO in Brighton, London and Dublin; it was nominated for a Best Writing award at the 2010 Brighton Fringe. In May 2011 BILLY BUDD SAILOR, which he wrote and performed won the prestigious top award in the Brighton Festival – Star of the Festival. In 2012 he was commissioned by the Brighton Festival to write and perform COCK as part of DOMESTIC at The Basement. He has since worked closely with The Basement and performed HANDEL’S CROSS in Dublin, London and Glasgow. In May 2014, he gave the first performance of MIRANDO during Birkbeck Arts Week.

ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE

ANDREW MCKINNON

Andrew has had a long career in UK theatre as a director, writer, consultant and professional mentor. He has been the artistic director of regional theatres in Newcastle upon Tyne, Perth and York; he has worked in advanced theatre training in the UK, Europe and Egypt; and he has made a number of devised theatre pieces which have been performed internationally.

Currently he leads the Birkbeck MA in Creative Producing and works as a freelance consultant and director.  He has worked with Martin on many occasions most recently collaborating on all of Theatre North’s recent productions including NAKED HOMO and the award winning BILLY BUDD SAILOR, both of which he directed.  He both directs and appears in HANDEL’S CROSS.

He directs our most recent show MIRANDO.

Andrew is Deputy Chair of New Writing South – the pre-eminent hub for creative writers in South East England.

 

 

 

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