Two Sheds Theatre in association with Park Theatre presents
Plawright | Torben Betts
Directors | Roger Mortimer & Deborah Edgington
Designer | Nancy Surman
Lighting Designer | Jack Weir
Stage Manager | Martin Brady
Torben Betts is an award-winning English writer for the stage and screen. His most recent play transferred to St James Theatre, London, following a successful run at the Orange Tree Theatre. His other credits include A Listening Heaven (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and Edinburgh Royal Lyceum), The Unconquered (Traverse/Tron/Arcola/Brits-off-Broadway/UK tour, winner of Best New Play at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland) and The Company Man (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond). He also wrote the screenplay for the British independent feature film Downhill.
Roger Mortimer studied with Marina Carr and Tim Crouch at the Lir Academy, part of Trinity College Dublin, and at the Arvon Foundation with Simon Stephens and David Eldridge. He has written several plays, which have won several competitions and been performed as far afield as Pittsburgh and Poland. He also studied directing with Tony Clark at East 15 and Tom King at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and directed his own first play, Why Don't You Just Sing Jazz?, on the last night of the Grimeborn Festival of Alternative Opera at the Arcola Theatre in 2009 to great acclaim.
He is the founder and Artistic Director of Two Sheds Theatre Company.
Deborah Edgington only came into directing two years ago after spending nine years as Head of Fundraising and Development at Nuffield Theatre (Southampton). Since May 2013 she has undertaken a course in Directing at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Directing credits over the past year: A Streetcar Named Desire, Herbie (Chesil Theatre) Memorial, Harry's Seat (Salisbury Playhouse) and as Assistant Director: Call Up, Keep Smiling Through, In My Name (Forest Forge Theatre Company). She is currently Producer for the 10x10 national playwriting competition and Festival and will be directing The Seagull (a new version by Anya Reiss) in July 2015. In her spare time she also runs the Marketing and Press for the Chesil Theatre.