Ciphers – cast and creative team

BRUCE ALEXANDER

Bruce appeared in Out of Joint’s The Permanent Way (UK tour and Sydney). Other theatre includes The White House Murder Case (Orange Tree Theatre), Plenty (Sheffield Crucible), Waste, The Tempest (Almeida Theatre), Life After Scandal (Hampstead Theatre), The Reporter, The History Boys, The Mandate (National Theatre), Pravda (Chichester Festival Theatre/Birmingham Rep), as well as extensive work for the RSC. Perhaps best known for his regular role as Inspector Mullett in A Touch of Frost, his other television work includes Love and Marriage, Coming Home, A Short Stay in Switzerland, New Tricks and The Innocents; and for film, Churchill at War, Dead, A Christmas Carol, Ladybird Ladybird, Nostradamus and Century.

RONNY JHUTTI 

For theatre, Ronny’s credits include Rafta Rafta (National Theatre), The People Next Door (Traverse Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Southwark Playhouse), Moonshed (Manchester Royal Exchange), and Balti Kings and Untouchables (Tamasha). For television, his work includes Breathless, Vexed, Shameless, Survivors, Doctor Who, Banglatown Banquet and Ideal; and for film, Everywhere and Nowhere, Cash and Curry, Four Brothers and a Funeral and Bollywood Queen.

GRÁINNE KEENAN 

Gráinne’s theatre work includes Dancing at Lughnasa (Royal and Derngate Theatre), Scenes From an Execution (National Theatre), Playboy of the Western World (Old Vic), and The Thunderbolt and Alison’s House (Orange Tree Theatre). For television, her credits include Law and Order UK and Titanic; and for film, Half of a Yellow Sun and The Book of Love.

SHEREEN MARTIN 

Shereen’s theatre credits include The Only True History of Lizzie Finn (Southwark Playhouse), The Bomb (Tricycle Theatre), Model for Mankind (Cock Tavern), The Black Album, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (National Theatre) and Fallujah (The Old Truman Brewery). For television, her credits include Blitz and Lewis.


 

DAWN KING – WRITER
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Dawn’s play Foxfinder won the Papatango writing competition in 2011 and was produced at the Finborough Theatre where it was critically acclaimed and sold out. Foxfinder won Dawn the Most Promising Playwright award at the Off West End Awards 2012, was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize 2012 and was shortlisted for the inaugural James Tait Black drama prize. She was one of ten writers chosen for the BBC Writersroom 10 scheme in 2012 and through this received a seed commission and residency at West Yorkshire Playhouse where she wrote Ciphers. Dawn is currently participating in the prestigious Channel Four television writing scheme, 4 Screenwriting 2013 and has an original drama series in development with Touchpaper Television. Dawn writes regularly for BBC Radio and her latest work, an adaptation of a New Testament parable, was on Radio 3 in December 2012. Previous theatre work includes: Water Sculptures/ZOO double bill (Union Theatre); Face Value (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); and Doghead Boy and Sharkmouth Go To Ikea (The Junction, Cambridge). Dawn was a member of both the Soho Theatre and Royal Court Theatre Young Writers’ Programmes and has an MA distinction in Writing for Performance from Goldsmiths University, London.

BLANCHE McINTYRE – DIRECTOR

Blanche was the winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer and the Off West End Theatre Award for Best Director in 2012, and the inaugural winner of the Leverhulme Bursary for Emerging Theatre Directors in 2009. She was Associate Director at Out of Joint in 2010, and Director in Residence at the National Theatre Studio and the Finborough Theatre in 2009. Blanche is an Associate Artist for Hightide Festival Theatre. Directing credits include: The Birthday Party (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Seagull (Headlong/Nuffield Theatre); Liar Liar (Unicorn Theatre); The Only True History of Lizzie Finn (Southwark Playhouse); The Seven Year Itch (Salisbury Playhouse); Repentance/Behind The Lines (ANGLE at the Bush Theatre); Foxfinder, Accolade, Molière or the League of Hypocrites (Finborough Theatre); When Did You Last See My Mother? (Trafalgar Studios); Pinching For My Soul (Focus Theatre Dublin); Open Heart Surgery as part of Theatre Uncut (Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre); Wuthering Heights (Tour); The Revenger’s Tragedy (BAC); The Master and Margarita (Greenwich Playhouse).

JAMES PERKINS – DESIGNER
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Design highlights include; Lost In Yonkers (Watford Playhouse); The Girl in The Yellow Dress (Salisbury Playhouse); 1001 Nights and Liar Liar (Unicorn Theatre); Dances of Death (Gate Theatre); The Fantasist’s Waltz (York Theatre Royal); Lizzie Finn and Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse); The Hotel Plays, a site-specific piece at The Holborn Grand; Matters of Life and Death and Imagination Museum, contemporary dance by Katie Green; Life of Stuff, Desolate Heaven and Many Moons (Theatre 503); Stockwell (Tricycle Theatre); The Marriage of Figaro (Wilton’s Music Hall0; St John’s Night and Saraband (Jermyn Street Theatre); Foxfinder and Trying (Finborough); Girls and Dolls and Colourings (Old Red Lion); Orpheus and Troy Boy (UK tour); Iolanthe and The Way Through The Woods (Pleasance London); Pirates and Pinafore (Buxton Opera House); The Faerie Queen (Lilian Baylis); and The Wonder at BAC. James created Story Whores.

GARY BOWMAN – LIGHTING DESIGNER

Gary trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  Nominations include Best Lighting Designer for Gotcha in 2011 Off West End Awards.  Gary was Deputy Chief Electrician at the Donmar Warehouse from 2009 to 2011. Lighting design credits: Mana (ACE Dance and Music/UK Tour); Thark (Park Theatre); Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall (Soho Theatre); The Disappearance of Sadie Jones (Bikeshed Exeter/UK Tour); Liar Liar, 1001 Nights (Unicorn Theatre); Feathers in the Snow, The Only True History of Lizzie Finn (Southwark Playhouse); A Life, Foxfinder, Apart From George, S-27 (Finborough Theatre); Life for Beginners (Theatre503); Angle at the Bush (Bush Theatre); Gotcha (nominated Best Lighting Designer, Off West End Awards); Mary Rose, Art of Concealment, Rubies in the Attic (Riverside Studios); Jest End (Jermyn Street & Leicester Square Theatres).

GREGORY CLARKE Sound Designer

Theatre includes The Doctor’s Dilemma, Misterman, Twelfth Night, No Man’s Land, Tristan & Yseult, The Emperor JonesEarthquakes in London (National Theatre); The Ritual Slaughter Of Gorge Mastromas (Royal Court Theatre); The Night Alive (Donmar Warehouse); The Silence Of The Sea (Donmar at Trafalgar Studios); All’s Well That End Well, The Heart of Robin Hood, Great Expectations, Coriolanus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Tantalus, Cymbeline, The Merchant of VeniceA Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); A Flea In Her Ear, National Anthems, Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic); The Birthday Party (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Seagull (Headlong); The Color Purple, Travels With My Aunt, Proof (Menier Chocolate Factory); Journey’s End – Drama Desk Award (Duke of York’s/New York); Equus – Tony Award (Gielgud/New York); PygmalionThe Philanthropist (New York); Goodnight Mr Tom, A Voyage Round My Father, The Vortex, Cloud Nine, The Philanthropist, And Then There Were None, Some Girls, Waiting for Godot, What the Butler Saw (West End).

 

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