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Algorithms

By Sadie Clark

DIRECTOR I MADELAINE MOORE
SOUND DESIGNER | NICOLA CHANG
LIGHTING DESIGNER | JENNIFER ROSE
DRAMATURGS | JULES HAYWORTH & MOLLY NAYLOR
STAGE MANAGER | JOSIE SHIPP
PRODUCER | WILDPARK ENTERTAINMENT

Madeleine Moore

Madelaine is an award-winning stage and screen Director. Twice shortlisted for the Sir Peter Hall Director’s Award and one of the Old Vic 12 in 2021, her work is informed by her interest in disrupting traditional gendered narratives, and tackling big ideas through a feminist lens in surprising and irreverent ways through playfulness with form or subverting common tropes. 

Her debut short film as Writer and Director, Twitching was selected for multiple International film festivals including BAFTA & BIFA qualifying, and won Audience Choice for Best UK Film at Poppy Jasper IFF in 2023. 

Theatre credits include: Glacier (Old Fire Station), Edith (Lowry & Theatr Clwyd), Gobble Gobble Gobble Gobble Goblin (Old Vic Theatre), Ladykiller (National Tour, Brits Off Broadway), Evelyn (Mercury Theatre, Southwark Playhouse), Second Person Narrative (Arcola Theatre), The Awakening (Jack Studio), FATTY FAT FAT (Soho Theatre, Origins Award winner), Santi & Naz (Pleasance Theatre, Charlie Hartill winner).

 

Nicola Chang

Nicola T. Chang is an award-winning composer/sound designer for stage and screen. She was the composer/sound designer on the 2020/21 Old Vic 12 cohort and a current BAFTA Connect Member (film composer). She was a co-winner of the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund (Audio Design) in 2021, and has received four Off West-End Award nominations in Sound Design.

As a performer, she currently plays Keys 2/Percussion in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (UK Tour), and has previously appeared in Six the Musical (West End) as deputy MD/Keys 1 and in STOMP (West End/World Tour) as a cast-member. She has performed with the Chineke! Orchestra, the Women of the World Orchestra and the London Film Music Orchestra, and at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Shakespeare’s Globe. 

She also works extensively in audio plays and radio dramas. Her work on the Fully Amplified Podcast Series for Futures Theatre was awarded Silver at the British Podcast Awards 2022, Silver at the Anthem Awards 2022, Runner-Up at International Women’s Podcast Awards 2021 and Bronze at the Arias Awards 2022. She co-created the audio work Mooncake with Isabella Leung as part of 45North's "Written on the Waves" programme in 2021, and co-created Sonic Phởwith Anna Nguyen in 2022. 

Selected theatre credits (as of March 2024) include: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Garrick West End/Apollo West End/Royal Court Jerwood Downstairs/New Diorama; Olivier Awards 2023 Nomination for Best New Play), My Neighbour Totoro (RSC/Barbican; Winner Of Six Olivier Awards And Five Whatsonstage Awards), Kerry Jackson (National Theatre), The Swell (Orange Tree Theatre; Olivier Awards 2024 Nomination for Outstanding Achievement In Affiliate Theatre, Off West-End Awards 2024 Nomination for Best Production, Guardian Readers’ Favourite Stage Shows Of 2023), A Playlist for the Revolution (Bush Theatre; Olivier Awards 2024 Nomination for Outstanding Achievement In Affiliate Theatre), The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man (Nottingham Playhouse/Blackpool Grand/Coventry Belgrade; Sir Peter Hall Directing Award 2023, Guardian Readers’ Favourite Stage Shows Of 2023), Minority Report (Nottingham Playhouse/Birmingham Rep/Lyric Hammersmith), TRIBE, Of the Cut (Young Vic), The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs (Soho Theatre; BroadwayWorld UK/West End Awards 2022 Nomination for Best Musical Direction), Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre; JMK Award 2019, Off West-End Awards 2024 Nomination for Best Sound Design), Feral Monster (National Theatre of Wales/Wales National Tour), Top Girls (Liverpool Everyman), NEST (LEEDS 2023), Macbeth (Leeds Playhouse), Derren Brown's Unbelievable (Criterion West End/Mercury Colchester/Manchester Palace), All Mirth and No Matter (RSC), Dziady (Almeida), White Pearl (Royal Court Jerwood Downstairs), Miss Julie (Chester Storyhouse), The Death of Ophelia (Shakespeare’s Globe), Funeral Flowers (UK Tour/Camden Roundhouse/Hackney Empire), Summer Rolls (Park), From Shore to Shore (Manchester Royal Exchange/UK Tour), No Man's Land (Square Chapel Halifax) and A Hundred Words for Snow (Arcola).

Selected film credits include: If You Only Knew (2024), Mei (Sundance 2022), Baked Beans (2022), Twitching (2022), The Fight in the Dog (2022), The Bicycle (2022), Devi (2022), IRL (2021), LAID (Cannes Shorts: Best Sci-Fi, New York Film Festival 2021), Getting Away with Murder(s) (2021), Seafruit (2020), A Dose of Happiness (2019), Boundaries (2019), You Wouldn't Adam and Eve It (2019), Postcards from the 48% (2018) and The Perfect Dinner (2017).

 

Jennifer Rose

Jennifer Rose is a lighting designer based in London. She lit Handel’s Acis and Galatea for English National Opera Studio live productions. 

She was nominated for an Offie Theatre Award for her lighting for The Awakening at the Brockley Jack Theatre in 2016.

She lit Coconut, a new play by Guleraana Mir and produced by The Thelmas, which premiered last spring at Ovalhouse Theatre before going on a nationwide tour. She also worked with The Thelmas on Ladykiller by Madeline Gould, which completed successful sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival 2019 and Vaults Festival 2019. Ladykiller was awarded the VAULT Festival 2019 Pleasance Award, given to a show of outstanding quality across Pleasance venues. 

Other lighting credits include Now We Are Three, by Descent Theatre, and Goddess by Serena Haywood performed at the Brighton Fringe Festival and at Manchester 503 Theatre.

She also worked at English National Opera as a lighting technician for a number of years. Jenny lives in East London and when not in a theatre can often be found in her art studio. She completed a Masters in Illustration in 2022.

 

Jules Haworth

Jules is a queer and disabled Dramaturg and Access Support Worker, with a focus on supporting and developing emerging writers and artists. As Creative Engagement Associate at Soho Theatre, she co-runs the prestigious Writers' Lab programme, and has run playwriting workshops and talks with Talawa Theatre, Graeae, Rich Mix, LGBTQ+ Arts, Sour Lemons, Gendered Intelligence, Traverse Theatre, Live Theatre, National Youth Theatre, Somerset House and in schools and colleges across London.

As a dramaturg, Jules has worked on award-winning plays including Brute by Izzy Tennyson (Underbelly), Muscovado by Matilda Ibini (Theatre 503 and tour) Villain by Martin Murphy (Underbelly, Kings Head Theatre), On the Edge of Me by Yolanda Mercy (Soho Theatre and UK Tour), Quarter Life Crisis by Yolanda Mercy (Soho Theatre and International Tour), Wonderboy by Ross Willis (Bristol Old Vic), Dust by Milly Thomas (Soho Theatre, Trafalgar Studios), Algorithms by Sadie Clark (Pleasance, Soho Theatre, Park Theatre) and Little Miss Burden by Matilda Ibini (Bunker Theatre).

Jules also co-runs the networking group Theatre Queers and is a board member for Milk Presents. Her play Pigeon Steps was longlisted for the Adrian Pagan Award 2014.

 

Molly Naylor

Molly Naylor is an award-winning writer, performer and creative mentor. She is the co-creator of Sky One comedy After Hours. Her plays have been toured nationally and broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and she has performed her poetry and storytelling shows at festivals and events all over the world. Her third poetry collection Whatever You've Got is published by Bad Betty Press. mollynaylor.com

 

Josie Shipp

Josephine Shipp is a freelance Creative Producer & Production Manager.

Recent Production Manager/TSM Credits include:

MEDUSA'S FIRST KISS (Little Angel Theatre (2024), BECOMING JOHN TRAVULVA (Pleasance Edinburgh, Soho Theatre (2023/4), GODOT IS A WOMAN (Pleasance Edinburgh 2022/3), GLAMROU: FROM QURAN TO QUEEN (Soho Theatre, Pleasance London), 2021/3). ANDROMEDA (Camden People's Theatre, 2021), JORDAN BROOKES: I'VE GOT NOTHING (Soho Theatre, Amazon Prime, Pleasance Edinburgh 2020/21), COLLISIONS: Phd Practice Festival RCSSD (2019-Present), ALGORITHMS (Soho Theatre London, Pleasance Edinburgh, Tour, Park Theatre (2019/24).

Josephine is co-director of Queer Diary CIC, a company which runs events where LGBTQ+ adults connect with their younger-selves by sharing extracts from their teenage diaries (and other writing) for a friendly queer audience, in the spirit of nostalgia, celebration and queer solidarity.

 

Wildpark Entertainment

Wildpark Entertainment is an award-winning London-based entertainment company founded by producer Laura Elmes. Wildpark creates shows and live entertainment across the UK and internationally, aiming to give fabulous audiences a great night out. Current and previous productions include Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch (Southwark Playhouse & current UK tour, Underbelly London & Edinburgh 2019 & 2022); Tim Murray is Witches (Underbelly Edinburgh); Sophie Santos is Codependent (Underbelly Edinburgh); Clown Sex (Pleasance Edinburgh); Live at Wembley Park Theatre with shows headlined by Sindhu Vee and Phil Wang; Waiter! There’s a Murder in my Soup (Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre); Algorithms (Pleasance Edinburgh and Soho Theatre, now an Amazon Audible Original series); Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts (Assembly Edinburgh, King’s Head Theatre and UK tours); Ladykiller (UK tour); Vulvarine (Assembly Edinburgh and UK tour); Beauty and the Beast: A Gender Swapped Musical Parody (King’s Head Theatre and UK tour); The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis (Underbelly Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe); Tom and Bunny Save the World (Assembly Edinburgh and UK tour) and Buzz the Musical (Pleasance Edinburgh and UK tour).