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Oliver Mackwood with Debbie Hicks and Tim Johanson in association with Park Theatre presents

Dinner With Friends

by Donald Margulies

Playwright | Donald Margulies 
Director | Tom Attenborough
Set and Costume Designer | David Woodhead
Lighting Designer | Josh Carr
Sound Designer | Isobel Waller-Bridge
Casting Director | Vicky Richardson
Assistant Director | Amy Wicks
Fight Director | Bret Young
Voice Coach | Maeve Diamond
Movement Director | Shelby Williams
Production Manager | Tom Nickson
Costume Supervisor | Emily-Jane Swanson
Production Photographer | David Monteith-Hodge
Company Stage Manager | Amy Slater
Assistant Stage Manager | Rachel Middlemore

Originating Producer | Oliver Mackwood
Producer | Debbie Hicks
Producer | Tim Johanson
Assistant Producer | Celia Dugua


Donald Margulies | Playwright

Donald Margulies is an American playwright born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1954. In 2000, Mr Margulies received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner with Friends, which has been produced throughout the world; its UK premiere took place at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001.  Other plays include: The Country House, Sight Unseen (winner of an Obie Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist), Time Stands Still (Tony Award nominee), Brooklyn Boy and Collected Stories, also a Pulitzer Prize finalist, which was produced on the West End in 1999 with Helen Mirren and Anne-Marie Duff. Elected to the Dramatists Guild Council in 1993, Mr Margulies has received grants from Creative Artists Public Service (CAPS), New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.  Mr Margulies is an alumnus of New Dramatists, and sits on the board of directors of Dramatists Play Service, Inc. He has been a playwright-in-residence four times at the Sundance Institute Playwrights’ Lab in Utah.  He won the 2014 PEN/Laura Pels International Theater Foundation Award for an American Playwright in Mid-Career.  His plays have premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, The New York Shakespeare Festival and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.  He has written numerous scripts for film and television.  His latest screenplay, The End of the Tour starring Jason Segel and Jesse Eisenberg, premiered this past July.   Donald Margulies lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where he teaches playwriting at Yale University.

Tom Attenborough | Director 

Theatre includes: The Whipping Man (The Drum Plymouth); The Wasp (Hampstead Theatre & Trafalgar Studios); Cinderella and the Beanstalk (Theatre503); Richard III (East 15); The 24 Hour Plays (The Old Vic); Abigails Party (Theatre Royal Bath/UK tour); Step 9 (of 12) (Trafalgar Studios); The President and the Pakistani, The Thin Line In-Between (Waterloo East); Port Authority (Southwark Playhouse); The Mountaintop (Derby Live); The Shape of Things (The Gallery Soho); Frimston and Rowett, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (The Caves, Edinburgh);  Air Travel (Arcola); Arab Spring (Arch 61); Charley's Aunt, Ivor and I, The Gentleman Usher (MCS Oxford).

Tom is Artistic Director of Rhapsody of Words Productions and an Associate Artist of HighTide Festival Theatre


David Woodhead | Set and Costume Designer

Theatre includes: The Smallest Show on Earth (Mercury Colchester & UK Tour), The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola & Perfect Pitch), Titanic (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, 2015), The Wasp (Hampstead Theatre), Café Society Swing (59E59, New York), Abigails Party (Leicester Curve), Billy Liar (Royal Exchange Theatre), Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse), Lizzie Siddal, Knives in Hens (Arcola Theatre), Cornelius (Finborough Theatre & 59E59 New York), Bed & Sofa (Finborough Theatre), The Music Man, Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes, Sweet Smell of Success (Arts Ed), Kindertransport, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Hedda Gabler (LAMDA), Love & Understanding (Battersea Arts Centre), Twelfth Night  (Greenwich Playhouse), Six Ways (Jermyn Street Theatre), Falsettoland (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Kindtransport (Unity Theatre Liverpool). Credits as Associate Designer: David has worked as Christopher Oram’s Associate Designer on The Michael Grandage Season 2012-14, Uncle Vanya (West End), Le Nozze Di Figaro (Glyndebourne), Evita (Broadway), Company (Sheffield Crucible), Spelling Bee, King Lear, Passion (Donmar Warehouse) & Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera). Other credits include: The Syndicate (Chichester Festival Theatre), Henry VIII (Shakespeare’s Globe), Lower Ninth (Donmar Season at Trafalgar Studios).


Josh Carr | Lighting Designer 

Recent credits include: Hangmen (Wyndham’s & Royal Court), Albert Herring (RCM), The Dissidents (Tricycle Theatre), The Caucasian Chalk Circle & Britain's Best Recruiting Sergeant (Unicorn Theatre), The Wasp, In the Vale of Health (Hampstead Theatre), The Realness (Big House Theatre Company), Exit the Day (Theatre Royal Bath), Breeders (St James Theatre), Holes (Arcola Theatre), Le Gateau Chocolat: Black (Assembly Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Homotopia Festival, Liverpool & UK Tour), Yellow Face (National Theatre, Park Theatre), All My Sons, The Miser (Watermill Theatre), Unscorched, The Northerners (Finborough), Amygdala (The Print Room), As You Like It (Luxembourg & UK Tour), The Love Girl and The Innocent, Port Authority (Southwark Playhouse), Jekyll & Hyde (Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh & Southwark Playhouse), House of Cards at Kensington Palace (Coney), President and the Pakistani (Waterloo East), Mansfield Park (UK Tour), Stage Fright (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds), One Hour Only (Old Vic New Voices), Mudlarks (High Tide Festival), His Teeth (Only Connect – Nominated of Offie Award for Best Lighting Design), Love of a Nightingale, Threepenny Opera, Antigone, A Clockwork Orange (Fourth Monkey).


 Isobel Waller-Bridge | Sound Designer 

Music for theatre includes, as Composer and Sound Designer: So Here We Are (Manchester Royal Exchange/HighTide), By the Bog of Cats (Abbey Theatre), Lampedusa (HighTide/Soho Theatre), Posh (Nottingham Playhouse/Salisbury Arts Theatre), Exit the King (Bath Theatre Royal), Uncle Vanya (St James Theatre/Jagged Fence), Billy Liar (Manchester Royal Exchange), Incognito (HighTide/Bush Theatre – winner of the 2015 Off West End Award for Best Sound Design), Not the Worst Place (Sherman Cymru), Yellow Face (Royal National Theatre NTShed), Fleabag (Soho Theatre), Orlando (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Ideal World Season (Watford Palace Theatre), Forever House (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Sleuth (The Watermill), Mydidae (Soho Theatre), Gruesome Playground Injuries (The Gate Theatre), The Girl with the Iron Claws (Soho Theatre), Head/Heart (Bristol Tobacco Factory), Blink (Traverse Theatre/Soho Theatre). As Composer: Hecuba (RSC), The Hook (Royal and Derngate), Hope Place (Liverpool Everyman), King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre), Neville's Island (Chichester Festival Theatre/Duke of York’s) and If Only (Minerva Theatre).