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Hurling Rubble at the Sun

by Avaes Mohammad

Plawright | Avaes Mohammad

Director | Rod Dixon

Casting Directors | Lucy Jenkins CDG and Sooki McShane CDG

Lighting Designer | Jules McReady 

Set and Costume Designer | Rhys Jarman 

Sound Designer | Jaydev Mistry 

Projection Design | Victor Craven

Fight Directors | Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-ANNIE Ltd

Avaes Mohammad’s plays include Bhopal, In God We Trust, The Student, Shadow Companion, Crystal Kisses, Fields of Grey, Of Another World.  He is currently Associate Artist with Red Ladder Theatre Company, Tamasha Theatre Company and Fellow of the Muslim Institute. He also recently founded the Lahore Agitprop Theatre Company in Pakistan.

Rod Dixon became Artistic Director of Red Ladder Theatre Company in 2006, following his role as associate director at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth. He has also ran The Hub Theatre School in Cornwall and been an actor with several companies including Kneehigh Theatre. Directing credits for Red Ladder include Wheres Vietnam?, Forgotten Things, Riot, Rebellion & Bloody Insurrection, Ugly, Sex & Docks & Rock ‘NRoll, Big Society! and Promised Land.

Victor Craven's projection design for theatre includes: Dylan Thomas Gala Centenary Concert (Queen Elizabeth Hall, SouthBank Centre); Sleeping Beauty (Park Theatre); Titanic (Southwark Playhouse); These Shining Lives (Park Theatre); Enron, On Religion and Calendar Girls (Bridewell Theatre); The Beekeeper (The Space); The Cause (Old Vic New Voices) and Frankenstein (Shunt Vaults).

Victor has collaborated with world leading orchestras to create Projection Designs for live concert performance, including: Candide, West Side Story, Romeo and Juliet, Pétrouchka, The Firebird, Short Ride in a Fast Machine, The Unanswered Question and The Fairy’s Kiss (London Symphony Orchestra); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment); The Planets (Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg) and Carnival of the Animals (Scottish Ensemble).

Lucy Jenkins CDG and Sooki McShane CDG

For Park Theatre:, Jack And The BeanstalkMan to Man, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Desdemona, Bomber’s Moon, Sleeping Beauty, Adult Supervision and Casualties.

Other theatre credits include:  All My Sons and Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (Talawa/National Tour), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regents Park and tour), Our Country’s Good (Out Of Joint), Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange Theatre), War Horse (UK Tour/West End), Solid Air (Theatre Royal Plymouth), Afraid of the Dark (Charing Cross Theatre), Tyne (Live Theatre), Chalet Lines (Bush Theatre/Live Theatre), Cooking with Elvis/ Wet House (Live Theatre/Soho) Serpent’s Tooth (Almeida/Talawa),The Glee Club (Cast Theatre), for Nottingham Playhouse: Time and the Conways, The Kite Runner, My Judy Garland Life, Richard III, The Ashes and Diary of a Football Nobody and several productions for The Mercury Theatre, Colchester including The Opinion Makers, The Butterfly Lion, The Good Person Of Sichuan, The History Boys and The Hired Man. Television credits include: Skins (Company Pictures), Wild At Heart (Company Pictures), The Bill (Talkback Thames), Samuel Johnson: The Dictionary Man (October Films), Family Affairs (Talkback Thames).

Film credits include: Awaiting (Greenscreen), Myrrdin (Movieworks), Containment (Bright Cold Day Films), Five-A-Side (Emerald Films), Entity (Nexus DNA), The Somnambulists (No Bad Films), Desi Boyz (Desi Boyz Productions), H10 (Dan Films).

Rhys Jarman | Rhys was one of the winners of the 2007 Linbury Biennial Prize, for his designs of Varjak Paw for the Opera Group.  New work includes, Institute for Gecko and Adriano in Syria for The Classical Opera Company.  Recent theatre work includes You Have Been Upgraded for Unlimited at the Science museum, Kicking and Screaming for Tangled Feet, The Nutcracker with The Nuffield Theatre directed by Blanche McIntyre. Holes written by Tom Basden and Threeway written by DC Jackson both directed by Philip Breen.  Recent outdoor work includes Burntwater and One Million for Tangled Feet and The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and Cycle Song, an opera for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Recent work for opera includes, The Fairy Queen for Temple Music foundation, Hot House (Royal Opera House Education, main stage), The Barber of Seville (ETO), Ludd and Isis (Royal Opera House Education), The Sleeper (WNO MAX) and The Bear (with the Jeanette Parker Young Artists Programme in the Linbury Studio Theatre). Theatre projects include Missing and Number 5 (Gecko Theatre), Diary of a Nobody (Royal & Derngate Theatre), Money The Game Show, Mission to Mars and The Moon, the Moon (Unlimited Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Night Light Theatre), Time for the Good-looking Boy with Iqbal Khan and The Country with Simon Godwin. Designs for television include set designs for Peter Pan and A Christmas Carol for CBeebies, series 5 of Dr Who and YoungAutistic and Stagestruck, for Channel 4. Twitter: @rhysjarman