11 Questions with the Vocal Coach of The Suppliant Women | Mary King

The “outstanding” (★★★★★ The Telegraph) The Suppliant Women has received wide-spread critical acclaim, not least for the power of the “choral power unleashed” (★★★★★ Whatsonstage) from the chorus of 27 young women recruited from local communities of South London who sing and dance their way through Aeschylus’ 2500 year old text. It seems fitting, therefore, that Mary King – Vocal Coach to finest of London’s musical theatre and opera stars, and who has coached these young women since their recruitment in September – should be in the hot seat for our 11 Questions today:

1. Can you describe your job in three words?

Fascinating, energising, varied!

2. What’s it like working with a community chorus of 50+ ?

All of the above (Answer 1) – stimulating and never dull

3. What was it that first got you interested in singing/music?

Been interested my whole life, but remember being absolutely awestruck by hearing Kathleen Ferrier on a recording singing Blow the wind Southerly – I must have been about 8, and I’d never heard anything like it

4. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

My super power would be the ability to get on a magic carpet at the end of a rehearsal / day’s work, and to be home in seconds…..(and a bonus if it could also be used for getting to work, or even making trips to seaside / countryside / parks and gardens…)

5. What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?

Either doing a vocal warm up with the cast, or sipping a dry white in the bar…

6. What is your favourite show you’ve seen, read or worked on?

Too many to mention, so it would change every day of the week – Bernstein’s Mass in 2010 was pretty amazing!

7. What’s the best thing about teaching?

Seeing / hearing people develop over a rehearsal period, and accomplish things which are a) amazing and b) that they didn’t necessarily know they could…

8. How do you think this show will make audiences feel?

Hopefully it will be thought provoking; touching and exciting

9. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Stick in there… never give up

10. Who is your ultimate hero, and what would you say to them if you could meet them?

Not sure I have an ultimate hero / heroine… I met Bobby McFerrin once, (who would be on my list, if I had one) and could only mumble…

11. Confession time. This is a safe space: tell us something you’ve never told anyone before

I cannot change my new light bulbs….

A statement from the Young Vic

18 November 2017

A statement in regards to The Suppliant Women

In accordance with the Young Vic’s longstanding Dignity at Work policy, we do not tolerate inappropriate conduct of any kind.

The safeguarding of those we work with is our priority.  As soon as we were made aware of allegations, all of which related to historic events, the Young Vic took action to look after all participants in The Suppliant Women.  By agreement with the Young Vic and in consultation with Equity, Actors Touring Company have initiated an independent investigation into this matter.

Our policies were shared with the entire company of The Suppliant Women and include resources for reporting concerns or complaints of this nature.  As outlined in our safeguarding policy, experienced members of staff oversaw rehearsals with the community chorus to ensure their wellbeing.

When the investigation was initiated, senior members of our team spent time with our participants to share as much information as we were advised was permissible at that time.

As we made clear in our joint statement with other UK theatre companies on 23 October: we work to create and support a theatre culture where abuse of power is always challenged.  We are committed to working together to ensure that our theatres are safe spaces for all.​​

★★★★★ “A timeless, fantastical production of colour, song, and movement” | The Suppliant Women reviews

The fantastic reviews are rolling in for The Suppliant Women, which is currently storming our Main House with a chorus of over 50 people from our local communities.

★★★★★
“A timeless, fantastical production of colour, song, and movement” 

The Independent | Read the full review

★★★★★
“Outstanding…pungent modern resonances” 

The Telegraph | Read the full review

★★★★★
“Remarkable…choral power unleashed” 

Whatsonstage | Read the full review

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The chorus of The Suppliant Women led by Gemma May. © Stephen Cummiskey

★★★★
“An experience of overwhelming potency…awakens a renewed faith in the future” 

The Times | Read the full review

★★★★
“Pulsating urgency…rousingly topical” 

The Evening Standard | Read the full review

★★★★
“A fierce, beautiful staging of Aeschylus’s drama” 

Financial Times | Read the full review

★★★★
“A community chorus gives tremendous power to this witty adaptation of Aeschylus’s ancient play” 

Time Out | Read the full review

The Suppliant Women runs until 25 November with very limited availability on a few nights and a returns queue operating for all performances. Click here to find out more and book tickets.

 

Captioning Awareness Week – 11 Questions with Caption Hero Miranda Yates

Here at the Young Vic this week, we’re celebrating Captioning Awareness Week, spreading the word about captioned performances to the 1 in 6 people in the UK who are currently deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

Enter, Miranda Yates, who has long been captioning the Young Vic’s productions and also happens to be our Caption Hero (I mean, how could she not be?!). Whether you’re a captioning regular or you didn’t know the word existed, we hope Miranda’s 11 questions will give you a little insight into accessible theatre…

1. Can you describe your job in three words?

Self-contained, persnickety, silent

2. What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?

Trying to be calm – finishing off a takeaway coffee!

3. What was it that first got you interested in captioning and access?

A long time back now  whilst working at the Almeida Theatre (I still am!) I was inspired by the work of Graeae Theatre Company to look at ways of extending access for Deaf and disabled audiences. This led to setting up a regular programme which included captioned and audio described performances. Later following a successful funding application we trained with Stagetext to caption in house and I became a captioner.

4. What’s the funniest thing that’s happened at captioned performance?

I did a show recently in the West End where the lead character because of illness swapped to their understudy half way through the show – that was a surprise!

5. Have the actors ever gone off script or tried to test you?

At this very venue not so long ago in the Life of Galileo – not naming names – but they’re definitely regretting not being on my Christmas card list this year – ha ha!

6. What is your favourite play you’ve seen, read or worked on?

Passion at the Donmar Warehouse – I didn’t caption it but worked on the audio description for it. Sondheim all the way – genius!

7. What’s your favourite thing about being part of the wonderful world of theatre captioning?

It’s great to do a job that reduces the barriers that D/deaf and disabled people face and promotes access to the magical world that theatre is.

8. Who is your ultimate hero, and what would you say to them if you could meet them?

Joni Mitchell – unlike the Caption Hero I’d be a bit lost for words if I ever go that opportunity!

9. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Think less – do more! (I don’t always manage it!)

10. What would you say to someone who had never been to a captioned performance but secretly wanted to?

Just go – what’s to lose?!

11. Confession time. This is a safe space: tell us something you’ve never told anyone before.

I think I accidentally cooked a hamster once – the cage was outside and it was a hot day! When I went to check the hamster had gone quite stiff – we buried it in our back garden … #BadPetOwner

Find out more about Captioning Awareness Week and Stagetext‘s work. See our upcoming accessible performance schedule on our Access for All page.

Casting announcement: meet cast of The Jungle

We’re thrilled today to announce the cast for The Jungle – a co-production between Young Vic and the National Theatre with Good Chance Theatre, commissioned by the National Theatre. Running at the Young Vic from 7 Dec 2017 – 6 Jan 2018.

This is a truly global cast which includes actors from Afghanistan, Algeria, Eritrea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, the UK and Zimbabwe, including many from refugee backgrounds, some of whom came through the Calais ‘Jungle’.

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Raphael Acloque makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle. 
Theatre includes:
As You Like It, Rabbit, Fast Labour, Nell Gwyn, Macbeth, Hindle Wakes, The Lady’s Tragedy, The Rivals, Death and the Maiden, The Comedy of Errors, The Duchess of Malfi (LAMDA)
Television includes:
24: Legacy, Knightfall, Humans, Tyrant, The Secret Agent, Versailles, La Maison D’Alexina
Film includes:
Allied, Burnt, The Danish Girl

Ammar Haj Ahmad makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle.Ammar-Haj-Ahmad.jpg
Theatre includes: LOVE (National Theatre / Birmingham Repertory); The Great Survey of Hastings (Ladie’s Parlour); Goats/Told From the Inside (Royal Court); Kan Yama (Cockpit Theatre); Mawlana (Mosaic Rooms); The Knight and the Crescent Hare (UK tour); Babel (Caledonian Park); One Thousand and One Nights (The Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, Toronto / Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh)
Television includes: Agatha Raisin, Letters from Baghdad plus many other Arabic television credits
Film includes: London Tomorrow, ALEGNA, Wall, Round Trip, Maqha Almawt, Wada’an, Monologue

Aliya Ali makes her Young Vic debut.

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Mohammad Amiri makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle.
Theatre includes:
Boy (Almeida)
Television includes: Unforgotten 2
Film includes: Fighting With My Family, City of Tiny Lights

 

Alyssa Denise D’Sousa makes her Young Vic debut.

Elham Ehsas makes his Young Vic debut.

trevor-fox.jpgTrevor Fox makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle. 
Theatre includes:
People Places & Things (UK Tour), Common (National Theatre), Billy Elliot, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time (West End); The Pitman Painters (National Theatre / New York); The Tempest, Cymbeline, The Oresteia, Measure For Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe); Children’s Children, King Lear (Almeida)
Television includes: The Moonstone, Beowulf, Joe Maddison’s War, The Walk Daddy’s Girl, Our Friends In The North
Film includes: Bridget Jones – The Edge Of Reason, Billy Elliot

Moein Ghobsheh makes her Young Vic debut.

michael-gould.jpgMichael Gould returns to the Young Vic after appearing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A View from the Bridge (also West End / Broadway), Hamlet, Cruel and Tender. 
Theatre includes:
Waves, Women of Troy, Earthquakes in London, Our Class (National); The Audience (Apollo); The Ugly One (Royal Court); Othello (RSC); King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe)
Television includes: Man Down, The Trial, Decline and Fall, The Bletchley Circle, Silent Witness, Wallander,
Film includes: Darkest Hour, Rogue One, Our Kind of Traitor, Crocodile, Private Peaceful, Room 8 (BAFTA Best Short)

Ansu-Kabia.jpgAnsu Kabia makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle. 
Theatre includes: 
Hamlet (RADA), Romeo and Juliet, Harlequinade, The Winter’s Tale (Garrick); To Sir With Love (Royal & Derngate / Tour); The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Mouse and His Child, Mojo, Little Eagles, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, As You Like It (RSC); She Rode Horses Like The Stock Exchange (Old Vic) and A Few Man Fridays (Cardboard Citizens)
Television includes: Wizards Vs Aliens, London’s Burning, Utopia, The Bill, 10 Days To War and Casualty
Film includes: Murder On The Orient Express
Bruk Kumelay makes his Young Vic debut.

Alex-Lawther.jpgAlex Lawther makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle. 
Theatre includes:
Crushed Shells and Mud (Southwark Playhouse); The Glass Supper, Fault Lines (Hampstead Theatre); and South Downs (Harold Pinter/Chichester)
Television includes: The End of the Fucking World, Howards End, Black Mirror
Film includes: Ghost Stories, Goodbye Christoper Robin, Freak Show, Old Boys, Departure (winner, Best Actor – Dublin International Film Festival), The Imitation Game (winner, Young British Performer – London Film Critics’ Circle) and X+Y

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Theatre includes
Wastewater, Fleshwound, Bluebird (Royal Court); The House Of Bernarda Alba, The Children’s Hour (National Theatre); M.A.D (Bush); On Blindness,dirty butterfly (Soho Theatre);
Television includesEternal Law, Five Daughters, Material Girl, Recovery, Afterlife, Sorted, The World Of Impressionists, Spooks, Living It, Playing The Field
Film includesMe and Orson Welles, The New Romantics, My Wife is an Actress, Birthday Girl, Gangster No. 1
Jo also works extensively as a director.

John-Pfumojena.jpgJohn Pfumojena makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle.
Theatre includes: Bent, Peter Pan (National Theatre); Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe); Workshop Negative (The Gate); I Am Thomas (National Theatre of Scotland); Beasty Baby (Theatre Rights/Polka Theatre); Now You See Me (Immediate Theatre); The Maids (Zimbabwe tour); Water, Bread And Salt (Tangle Café and UK tour); Dream Nation (UK tour); Much Ado About Nothing (Reps Theatre Zimbabwe); The Coup, Waiting For Constitution (Theatre In The Park, Zimbabwe) and Diary Of A Madman (Spear Theatre Zimbabwe)

Rachel-Redford.jpgRachel Redford makes her Young Vic debut in The Jungle.
Theatre includes: The Crucible (Manchester Royal Exchange); Luna Gale (Hampstead Theatre); Closer (Donmar Warehouse); A Ghost From A Perfect Place (Arcola); Adler & Gibb (Royal Court); Not The Worst Place (Sherman Theatre / Theatr Clwyd); Parallel Lines (Chapter Arts Centre); A Family Affair (Sherman Theatre); The Acid Test, Blue Stockings, King Lear (RADA) and Romeo & Juliet (The Gate, Cardiff)
Television includes: Gap Year
Film includes: Testament Of Youth, The Riot Club and Nights

 

Rachid-Sabitri.jpgRachid Sabitri makes his Young Vic debut in The Jungle.
Theatre includes: Aladdin (West End); Romeo and Juliet (West End); I Call My Brothers (Off Broadway and Arcola); Twelfth Night (Westport Country Playhouse and Northampton Theatre Royal); Rafta Rafta (Old Globe, San Diego & National Theatre UK tour); The Tale of the Allergists Wife (La Marida Playhouse, LA)
Television includes: Homeland, Criminal Minds, Madam secretary, Generation Kill, Dr Who, The Odds, The Walk, Wannabes, The Bill, Casualty, Family Business, Blue Murder 
Radio includes: Silver Street, Together

Mohamed Sarrar makes his Young Vic debut.

ben-turner.jpgBen Turner returns to the Young Vic after appearing in Soldier’s Fortune.
Theatre includes: The Kite Runner, As You Like It (Wynham’s Theatre / UK tour); The Iliad (Royal Lyceum Theatre); Maiden Voices From The Uprising (Royal Court); Richard II, Caligula (Donmar Warehouse); Awake And Sing (Almeida) Measure For Measure/Habeus Corpus (tour) The Merchant Of Venice (RSC / tour)
Television includes: The Coroner, WPC 56, Death In Paradise, Casualty, The Bill, Dr Who, Love Soup
Film includes: Six Days, 300: Rise Of An Empire, The Fifth Estate, Adulthood, Syriana

Nahel-Tzegai.jpgNahel Tzegai makes her Young Vic debut in The Jungle.
Theatre includes: How It Ended (Bush Theatre); Ring (BAC); The Ship’s Name (Royal Court); You Are Currently The Highest Bidder, Block 9, Virtually_Real (Roundhouse) and Isilwanyana Esoyikekayo (Trinity College)
Radio includes: Black Dog, Cuttin’ It and The Brave Little Tailor

The Jungle is directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, and written by Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy – the joint-artistic directors of Good Chance Theatre which was originally based in the ‘Jungle’ in Calais and then in the north of Paris next to the refugee welcome centre for the first half of 2017.

10% of tickets for The Jungle will be offered to refugees.

Find out more about the show and book your tickets here.

11 Questions with the director of My Name is Rachel Corrie | Josh Roche

Josh Roche won this year’s coveted JMK Award, directing My Name is Rachel Corrie in the Clare at the Young Vic, earning himself great praise among critics (★★★★ “Josh Roche’s brilliant staging” – Whatsonstage) and across the Twitter-sphere alike.
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Josh Roche (right) at the JMK announcement

1. How does it feel to be directing a production at the Young Vic?

It’s extraordinary, a strange blend of lots of different things. Firstly you’re aware that you’re sharing the building with people like Joe Wright, Carrie Cracknell, Natalie Abrahami and Peter Brook. With that comes an awareness of a higher standard, so you push yourself and your creative team very hard to try and meet that. As for David Lan, Ben Cooper and the team that support you, they go out of their way to make you feel like any other show. They never patronise you as the young director, nor do they give you any leniency in terms of what they expect. It’s an incredibly productive, driven creative environment. Adrenalin-fuelled but worth it.

2. Who was the first person you told when you found out you had won the 2017 JMK Award?

The producer of the project, Paul Casey, and then shortly afterward our designer Sophie Thomas. By the time you reach shortlist it really feels like such a group effort, and they had put so much time into the project. It felt strange knowing, and not having told them, even for that 10 second gap while I dialled numbers.

3. How do you think this show will make audiences feel?

Hopefully it will make people think about political action, and their part within it. At the moment you can sometimes feel that you’re not entitled to speak, or act on any political belief until you’ve read every possible angle on it. There’s obviously a difference between being informed and being ignorant, but it’s also ok to act on what you think while still saying I’m not an expert, I’m a citizen, and this is what I think the world should look like. Rachel was one of those people, and it’s a message that’s getting drowned out.

4. What is it like working with actress Erin Doherty?

It’s a predictable answer but a true one – it’s been a real joy. Erin’s a workaholic, we both get invigorated by rehearsals and charged up by it. Especially when it’s a project like this. The privilege of being paid to create a play for such a theatre was evident in her face every day of rehearsal. As for her performance, she has a unique warmth and ability to welcome an audience into a private contract with just a look. It’s really something to behold and has made the production what it is.

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Erin Doherty in My Name is Rachel Corrie. Photo by Ellie Kurttz

5. What are you usually doing 10 minutes before the show begins?

Depends which show. For previews and press I’m usually walking around like a lost person, fidgeting and peeing a lot.

6. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

The aim of working in theatre isn’t to be the hot ticket or create a ground breaking show or get written about by university students in the future. The aim is to get to the age of 80 and not be bruised by the experience.

7. Who is your ultimate hero and what would you say to them if you ever met them?

Not a hero as such but the person I am most intrigued by is Victor Serge, a french communist who was involved in the Russian Revolution. I’m no communist myself, but Serge grew up in the early 1900s on the streets in paris and lost over half of the people he knew to TB. He decided to change the world, and never gave up attempting it, even when he was exiled from Russia and fled to Mexico. He was deeply flawed, and violent, and a fanatic. But I think his fanaticism came from humanism, so he’s the one I’d like to meet. I guess I’d ask him how he retained his optimism.

8. What is your favourite play you’ve ever seen, read or worked on?

My top three are The Tempest by Cheek by Jowl, with a group of Russian actors that I saw while at University. Angels in America, which stuns me on the page and off. And the production that made me want to work in theatre, which as Hymns by Frantic Assembly.

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Erin Doherty in My Name is Rachel Corrie. Photo by Ellie Kurttz

9. What is the last thing that made you laugh out loud?

Dickie Beau’s production ‘Remember Me’

10. If you could have been born in any era, which would you chose and why?

I’d have been born in 1935 in California, and I’d have been friends with Greg Noll and the big wave surfers of the 1950s, who went out to the North Shore of Hawaii before any of those breaks had been discovered by the surfing tourists. They lived on the beach, ate off the fat of the land and surfed 30 foot waves all day.

11. If this was the end of Desert Island Discs and you had to pick one record to see you through, what would it be?

This is utterly impossible to answer. But the thing I can’t stop listening to at the moment is Five Variants on ‘Dives and Lazarus’, by Vaughan Williams.

Find out more about My Name is Rachel Corrie and the JMK Award here.

Joint Statement on the Theatre Industry

Following the reports and allegations of the last two weeks, first in America and, more recently, closer to home, we have come together to make clear that there can be no place for sexual harassment or abuse of power in our industry.

We salute the bravery of everyone who calls out this abusive behaviour. We support a theatre culture that empowers people to speak up: a culture where abuse of power is always challenged.

We are committed to working together to ensure that theatre is a safe space for all, where everyone is respected and listened to. The Royal Court Theatre’s Day of Action on Saturday 28 October is one important part of this process.  Together, we are developing further ways to support people to speak up and to hold others to account.

It is the responsibility of the industry to create and nurture a culture where unacceptable behaviour is swiftly challenged and addressed.

We want to be absolutely clear and say again: there is no room for sexual harassment or abuse of power in the theatre.  Everyone deserves to enjoy a happy, healthy and safe working environment. We will support you to speak out, and we will hear you when you do.

Statement from (in alphabetical order)

Almeida Theatre – Rupert Goold, Denise Wood
Ambassador Theatre Group – Mark Cornell and Michael Lynas Arcola Theatre – Mehmet Ergen, Leyla Nazli, Ben Todd
Arts Theatre – Louis Hartshorn
Battersea Arts Centre – David Jubb
Barbican Theatre – Toni Racklin
Belgrade Theatre – Hamish Glen, Joanna Reid
Bridge Theatre – Nicholas Hytner, Nick Starr
Birmingham Hippodrome – Fiona Allan Birmingham Repertory Theatre – Roxana Silbert and Stuart Rogers
Birmingham Stage Company – Neal Foster and Louise Eltringham
Bristol Old Vic – Tom Morris, Emma Stenning
Bush Theatre – Madani Younis, Jon Gilchrist
Chichester Festival Theatre – Daniel Evans, Rachel Tackley
Curve Theatre – Chris Stafford and Nikolai Foster
Derby Theatre – Sarah Brigham
Donmar Warehouse – Josie Rourke, Kate Pakenham
D’Oyly Carte Opera Trust – Ian Martin
Eclipse – Dawn Walton
English Touring Theatre – Richard Twyman, Sophie Watson Gate Theatre – Ellen McDougall, Jo Royce
Global Creatures – Carmen Pavlovic and Patrick Murphy
Greenwich Theatre – James Haddrell
Hampstead Theatre – Edward Hall, Greg Ripley-Duggan
Harrogate Theatre – David Bown
Headlong – Jeremy Herrin, Alan Stacey
Hofesh Shechter Company – Hofesh Shechter, Henny Finch
HOME, Manchester – Dave Moutrey, Sheena Wrigley
Hull Truck Theatre – Janthi Mills-Ward and Mark Babych
HQ Theatres and Hospitality – Julian Russell
Kneehigh – Mike Shepherd, Ali Robertson
Leicester Curve – Chris Stafford, Nikolai Foster
Lichfield Garrick Theatre – Karen Foster
Liverpool Everyman and Theatre – Gemma Bodinetz and Deborah Aydon
Live Theatre – Jim Beirne, Max Roberts and Wendy Barnfather
London Theatre Consortium – Emma Rees
Lyric Hammersmith – Sean Holmes, Sian Alexander
Lyric Theatre, Belfast – Ciaran McAuley
Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre – Mark Dobson
Marina Theatre – Lee Henderson Mark Goucher Productions Limited – Mark Goucher
Mark Rubinstein Ltd – Mark Rubinstein
Menier Chocolate Factory – David Babani and Tom Siracusa
Mercury Theatre Colchester – Steve Mannix
National Theatre – Rufus Norris, Lisa Burger
National Theatre of Scotland – Jackie Wylie and Brenna Hobson
Neal Street Productions – Caro Newling
Newcastle Theatre Royal and City Hall – Philip Bernays
New Adventures – Robert Noble
New Wolsey Theatre – Sarah Homes. Peter Rowe
Northern Ballet – Mark Skipper and David Nixon
Northern Stage – Lorne Campbell and Kate Denby
Nottingham Playhouse – Stephanie Sirr, Adam Penford, Giles Croft
Nuffield Southampton Theatres – Sam Hodges and Caroline Routh
Octagon Theatre Bolton – Roddy Gauld and Elizabeth Newman
Old Vic – Matthew Warchus, Kate Varah
Orange Tree Theatre – Paul Miller, Sarah Nicholson
Oxford Playhouse – Louise Chantal
Pitlochry Festival Theatre – John Durnin and Kris Bryce
Playful Productions – Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis, Nick Salmon
Polka Theatre – Peter Glanville, Stephen Midlane, Amanda Cropper
Rose Theatre Kingston – Jerry Gunn and Robert O’Dowd
Royal Court Theatre – Vicky Featherstone, Lucy Davies
Royal & Derngate – Martin Sutherland and James Dacre
Royal Exchange Theatre – Mark Dobson, Sarah Frankcom
Royal Opera House – Alex Beard, Oliver Mears
Royal Ballet – Kevin O’Hare
Royal Shakespeare Company – Gregory Doran, Catherine Mallyon
Runaway Entertainment – Tristan Baker, Charlie Parsons
Sadler’s Wells, Alistair Spalding
Salisbury Playhouse – Gareth Machin, Sebastian Warrack
Shakespeare’s Globe – Emma Rice, Neil Constable, Michelle Terry
Sheffield Theatres – Dan Bates
Sherman Theatre – Rachel O’Riordan, Julia Barry
Soho Theatre – Steve Marmion, Mark Godfrey
SOLT / UK Theatre – Julian Bird, Cassandra Chadderton
Sonia Friedman Productions – Sonia Friedman
Stephen Joseph Theatre – Stephen Freeman
Theatr Clwyd – Tamara Harvey, Liam Evans-Ford
Theatre by the Lake – Conrad Lynch
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds – Karen Simpson
Theatre Royal Plymouth – Adrian Vinken Theatre Royal Stratford East – Nadia Fall, Deborah Sawyerr
The Capitol Horsham – Nick Mowat
The Mill at Sonning – Sally Hughes The Other Room – Dan Jones, Bizzy Day
The Round Company – Tobias Round
tiata fahodzi – Natalie Ibu
Told by an Idiot – Paul Hunter, Jenni Grainger
Tricycle Theatre – Indhu Rubasingham, Bridget Kalloushi
Unicorn Theatre – Purni Morell, Anneliese Davidsen
Venue Cymru / Theatr Colwyn – Sarah Ecob
Warwick Arts Centre – Alan Rivett
Watford Palace Theatre – Jamie Arden and Brigid Larmour
West Yorkshire Playhouse – James Brining and Robin Hawkes
Wizard Presents – Danyah Miller, John Miller
Young Vic – David Lan, Lucy Woollatt