Treasure Island

Photograph: Max Alexander

Photograph: Max Alexander

Production details

  • Venue
  • King's Head Theatre
  • Production company
  • Hidden Pearl Productions
  • Performance dates
  • 13 Dec 2007–13 Jan 2008
  • Written by
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Adapted & directed by
  • Chris Pickles
  • Composer & musical supervisor
  • Paul Knight
  • Associate director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Set design
  • Norman Coates
  • Costume design
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Lighting design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Musical director
  • Stephen Daltry
  • Sound effects design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Choreography
  • Kate Tydman
  • Producer
  • Crispin Harris
  • Production manager
  • Bob Duffy
  • Stage manager
  • Debbie Waters
  • Puppets made by
  • Scott Brooker
  • General management
  • Stars + Angels
  • Press
  • Target Live
  • Production photography
  • Max Alexander

Cast

  • Rafe Beckley
  • Stephen Daltry
  • David Levine
  • Asa Joel
  • Richard Stemp

Synopsis

Treasure Island: Parrots of the Caribbean

Hidden Pearl Productions presents The Company of Actors in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, the classic tale of pirates, treachery and adventure, re-invented as a surreal physical comedy. Audience participation, mayhem and mirth as The Company of Actors romp their whacky way towards Captain Flint’s buried treasure.

Pickles grabs gags of a cartoon consistency where he can, and the more ridiculous and irreverent of them work beautifully. So too does the show’s sense of danger. Asa Joel handles his slew of parts manfully, and Rafe Beckley is a real find as gnarled, salty seadogs, Flint and Silver.
— Time Out

A Christmas Carol

Production details

  • Venue
  • The Shaw Theatre
  • Production company
  • Hidden Pearl Productions
  • Performance dates
  • 19 Dec 2006–12 Jan 2007
  • Written by
  • Charles Dickens
  • Adapted & directed by
  • Chris Pickles
  • Composer & musical supervisor
  • Paul Knight
  • Associate director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Set and puppet design
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Costume design
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Lighting design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Musical director
  • Richard Mark
  • Choreography
  • Michael Rouse
  • Producer
  • Crispin Harris
  • Associate producer
  • Jo Mackey
  • Assistant to the producer
  • Ken Bentley
  • Production manager
  • Derek Carlyle
  • DSM
  • Jo Strickland
  • ASM
  • Amber Elliott
  • Marketing consultant
  • David Shepherd
  • Press
  • Impressive PR
  • Production photography
  • Asa Goldschmied
  • Puppet makers
  • Antoinette Brown
  • Clio Brown
  • Janine Cooper
  • Mahni Dare
  • Elves n Elements
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Bonita Lubbe
  • Matthew Richards
  • Barry Saltman
  • Tinka Slavicek
  • Roxane Steen
  • Tarryn Thomson
  • Elizabeth Thompson

Creative Team

  • Written by
  • Charles Dickens
  • Adapted & Directed by
  • Chris Pickles
  • Composer & Musical Supervisor
  • Paul Knight
  • Associate Director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Set and Puppet Design
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Costume Design
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Lighting Design
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Musical Director
  • Richard Mark
  • Choreography
  • Michael Rouse

Production Team

  • Producer
  • Crispin Harris
  • Associate Producer
  • Jo Mackey
  • Assistant to the Producer
  • Ken Bentley
  • Production Manager
  • Derek Carlyle
  • Deputy Stage Manager
  • Jo Strickland
  • Assistant Stage Manager
  • Amber Elliott
  • Marketing Consultant
  • David Shepherd
  • Press
  • Impressive PR
  • Production Photography
  • Asa Goldschmied
  • Puppet Makers
  • Antoinette Brown
  • Clio Brown
  • Janine Cooper
  • Mahni Dare
  • Elves n Elements
  • Maureen Freedman
  • Bonita Lubbe
  • Matthew Richards
  • Barry Saltman
  • Tinka Slavicek
  • Roxane Steen
  • Tarryn Thomson
  • Elizabeth Thompson

Cast

  • Ian Bass
  • Dermot Canavan
  • Nicholas Chambers
  • Henry Everett
  • Nigel Lister
  • Richard Mark
  • Kali Peacock
  • Michael Rouse

Synopsis

It’s Christmas Eve 1843 and Jacob Marley visits Ebeneezer Scrooge. There’s only one problem. Marley is dead.

Hidden Pearl Productions presents The Company of Actors in a faithful adaptation of Dickens’s text. The world of Tiny Tim, the Ghosts and all Dickens’s other marvellous characters is brought to life with songs and life size puppets.

Photograph: Piers Allardyce

Henry Everett is perfectly cast as Ebeneezer, scaring the children in the audience more than some of the ghosts.
— The Stage

Macbeth

Production details

  • Venue
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Production company
  • Oxford Shakespeare Co
  • Performance dates
  • 4–7 & 8–19 August 2006
  • Written by
  • William Shakespeare
  • Directed by
  • Chris Pickles
  • Music by
  • Paul Knight
  • Associate director
  • Ken Bentley
  • Costume designer
  • Adrian Lillie
  • Fight director
  • Philip D’Orleans
  • Producer
  • Charlotte Windmill

Cast

  • Witch
  • Seyton
  • Jules Blundell
  • Witch
  • Porter
  • Nicholas Chambers
  • Banquo
  • David Chittenden
  • Macbeth
  • Max Digby
  • Macduff
  • Philip Dinsdale
  • Witch
  • Duncan
  • Fleance
  • Howard Gossington
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Jonathan O’Boyle
  • Malcolm
  • Simon Tcherniak
  • Ensemble
  • Robert Benson
  • Jeremy Gardiner
  • James Hayward
  • Peter Ormond
  • Steven Shapland
  • Anthony English
  • William Hartley
  • Richard Mark
  • David Seymour
  • Nicholas Waters

Synopsis

The Oxford Shakespeare Company were invited by Hampton Court Palace to perform in the Great Hall on the 400th anniversary of what is believed to be the first ever performance in 1606 for James I.

Based on the Oxford Shakespeare Company’s original production in Oxford and Kew Gardens, this time with an 18-strong ensemble.

Photograph: Nick Fallon

 
Set to an eerie score of horn-blasts and choral chants, the OSC’s fluid production, which now transfers to the gardens of Lincoln’s Inn, earns full marks for hackle-raising atmosphere... Jules Blundell, Nicholas Chambers and Howard Gossington have a ball as the ‘weird sisters’, strutting and gurgling as they trigger the tyrannical ambition of their plaything, Macbeth.
— The Telegraph