Brill Productions in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
Ghosts of the Titanic
WRITER I RON HUTCHINSON
DIRECTOR I EOIN O'CALLAGHAN
PRODUCER | CLIVE BRILL
MUSIC I STEVEN EDIS
SET DESIGN I BETH COLLEY
CASTING DIRECTOR I ANNIE ROWE
ASSISTANT PRODUCER | EMMA FILBY
PRODUCTION MANAGER | ADAM SMITH
COSTUME DESIGN | NEIL GORDON
LIGHTING | PIP THURLOW
SOUND | JOE BENDELL-BRILL
Born in Belfast, Ron Hutchinson has written extensively for the stage, features and television in Europe and the USA. He has taught screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and won various awards including a screen-writing Emmy as well as a Drama Desk Award and Olivier nomination.
Stage plays include Says I Says He; Rat in The Skull; Moonlight and Magnolias; and The Hook based on Arthur Miller’s unproduced screenplay. He has been Writer-In-Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and his plays have been performed there and worldwide in venues such as the National Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Club and The Goodman Theatre, Chicago. In features he has written for Fox, Sony Pictures and DreamWorks working with Robin Williams, Bill Paxton, Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis and Marlon Brando, among many others. In television he has written extensively for HBO, NBC, CBS and RTE on projects involving Ben Kingsley, Raul Julia, Forrest Whittaker, Brian Cox, Val Kilmer, Samuel L Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Stephanie Beacham, Elizabeth Taylor and Danny Glover. He has also written extensively for BBC radio. His latest radio play,
A Leap in the Dark, directed by Eoin O’Callaghan, is due to broadcast in Spring of 2022 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the BBC. His memoir Clinging to the Iceberg – making a living on the stage and in Hollywood is available from Amazon.
He dedicates this play to his grandfather, Jack Lytle, one of the shipfitters on the Titanic who later died of injuries received in the shipyard.
Eoin was born Belfast.
Theatre includes: Pygmies in the Ruins by Ron Hutchinson at the Royal Court; Making History by Brian Friel for the Field Day Theatre Company and Royal National Theatre; Getting the Picture for Lyric Theatre, Belfast; Eoin has also directed new work at the Edinburgh Festival, Belfast Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival. Eoin has also directed an opera for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. Most recently for Frinton Summer Theatre Recently directed The Deep Blue Sea, and Memory of Water.
With the BBC, Eoin was a Drama Producer and then Commissioning Editor, winning awards for new works by, Seamus Heaney, Tom Paulin, Shelagh Stephenson, Pat McCabe, Ron Hutchinson, Brian Friel, Frank McGuinness and Tom Stoppard together with provocatively topical plays by Mark Lawson, Viv Groskop, Hugh Costello and Guy Hibbert.
After the BBC Eoin established Big Fish Films and produced the company’s first full length Feature Film, Before You Go, directed by Lewis Gilbert – starring Julie Walters. Eoin also Produced, Five Minutes to Heaven by Guy Hibbert – Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt and winning Best Screenplay and Best Director award at Sundance Film Festival.
In 2016 Eoin Produced and wrote The Truth Commissioner, directed by Declan Recks and starring Roger Allam. He is also the Exec Producer on Big Fish’s multi-award-winning children’s film, Ups and Downs, Directed by Eoin Cleland.
Theatre includes: Art; Yes, Prime Minister; The Deep Blue Sea (Frinton Summer Theatre)
TV includes: regular character in G F Newman’s Judge John Deed;
Films include: Burn, Burn, Burn; Love Me Do and Hunky Dory.
Clive directed Black Chiffon and Corpse! at Park 90 and regularly produces and directs for BBC Radio 4. Recent work includes Believe it by Jon Canter and starring Richard Wilson and G F Newman’s The Corrupted” starring Toby Jones.
Clive is the Producer and director of the award winning Arkangel Complete Shakespeare and is Artistic Director of Frinton Summer Theatre.
Steven works as a composer, arranger, and musical director, with numerous credits at the National Theatre, the Old Vic, Chichester Festival Theatre, the RSC, and in London’s West End. For many years he provided the orchestrations for the annual musical at the Open-Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, and has been composer/musical supervisor for the renowned Hackney Empire pantomimes since 1998. He has composed music for many plays at the National Theatre, including The Captain of Köpenick, The Coast of Utopia, The Relapse, An Enemy of the People (also in Los Angeles) and Not About Nightingales (also in New York – Drama Desk nomination).
Further incidental music composition includes Birdsong (Comedy Theatre), Agnes Colander (Bath/Jermyn Street), Volpone and King Lear (RSC), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and The Country Wife (Haymarket) As a musical theatre composer, his credits include Where Is Peter Rabbit? (with lyrics by Alan Ayckbourn) and The Silver Sword (co-written with Susie McKenna), Possessed and I Capture The Castle (book and lyrics by Teresa Howard). He has played piano for obscure silent films at obscure film festivals in Austria, and is a regular guest pianist with The Comedy Store Players. As a long-time Stroud Green resident, he is delighted to be making his Park Theatre debut on Ghosts of the Titanic.