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Fine Line in association with Robyn Keynes present the World Premiere of

Out Of The Cage

by Alex McSweeney


Alex McSweeney | Playwright / Director

James Perkins | Designer

Gary Bowman | Lighting Designer

John Chambers | Composer and Sound Designer

Simon Pittman | Movement Director

Jane Arnold-Forster | Production Manager 

Maeve Bolger | Company Stage Manager

Alicia Bloundele | Assistant Director / Costume Supervisor

Kamila Gorecka | Design Assistant

Dan Street | Production Electrician / Programmer

Emily Seekings | Assistant Production Manager

Mobius Industries | Marketing 

Alexander Milward at Kate Morley PR | Public Relations

Fine Line Productions | Producer

Robyn Keynes | Associate Producer




Alex McSweeney | Playwright / Director

Alex is an actor, playwright and director.  His writing/directing credits include A Hero Of Our Time (Rose Theatre Kingston) and Best Men/Between Women. As an actor he has worked extensively across television, film and theatre, including regular collaborations with Steven Berkoff including on On The Waterfront (Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Oedipus (Liverpool Playhouse).  

James Perkins | Designer

James has designed operas, musicals, classics and new writing for companies and venues both nationally and internationally. He is currently working on Little Shop of Horrors for The Royal Exchange, Manchester.

Design highlights include include; Breeders at St James Theatre, Ciphers at The Bush for Out Of Joint and Shiver and Lost In Yonkers at Watford Playhouse, Microcosm at Soho Theatre, Dances of Death at The Gate, The Girl in The Yellow Dress at Salisbury Playhouse, 1001 Nights and Liar Liar at The Unicorn Theatre, The Fantasist’s Waltz at York Theatre Royal, Lizzie Finn and Floyd Collins at Southwark Playhouse, The Hotel Plays, a site-specific piece at The Holborn Grand, Matters of Life and Death UK contemporary dance tour, Stockwell at The Tricycle, The Marriage of Figaro at Wilton’s Music Hall, Life of Stuff, Desolate Heaven and Many Moons at Theatre 503, St John's Night and Saraband at Jermyn Street Theatre, Carthage, Foxfinder, Bofors Gun and Trying at The Finborough, Orpheus and Troy Boy UK tour, Iolanthe and The Way Through The Woods at The Pleasance London, Pirates and Pinafore at Buxton Opera House, The Faerie Queen at The Lilian Baylis, and The Wonder at BAC. James created Story Whores. He is an associate of Forward Theatre Project and one third of paper/scissors/stone.


Gary Bowman | Lighting Designer

Gary trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  Nominations include Best Lighting Designer for Gotcha in 2011 Off West End Awards.  Gary was Deputy Chief Electrician at the Donmar Warehouse from 2009 to 2011.

Lighting design credits: Titus Andronicus (Theory of Everything/Bold Tendencies); Holiday/The Eisteddfod (Bussey Building); The Act (Trafalgar Studios 2); Ciphers (Out of Joint/Bush Theatre/UK tour); Mana (ACE Dance and Music/UK Tour); Thark (Park Theatre); Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall (Soho Theatre); Carthage, A Life, Foxfinder, Apart From George, S-27 (Finborough Theatre); Liar Liar, 1001 Nights (Unicorn Theatre); Feathers in the Snow, The Only True History of Lizzie Finn (Southwark Playhouse); Life for Beginners (Theatre503); Angle at the Bush (Bush Theatre); Gotcha, Mary Rose, Art of Concealment, Rubies in the Attic (Riverside Studios); Jest End (Jermyn Street & Leicester Square Theatres); The Disappearance of Sadie Jones (Bikeshed Exeter/UK Tour).


John Chambers | Composer / Sound Designer

John studied music composition at Trinity College of Music, where he was awarded the Daryl Runswick Composition Prize, the John Halford Composition Prize, and the Chappell Composition Prize. He created the sound design for Man to Man at the Park Theatre, after it transferred from the Mercury Theatre Colchester. Other previous theatre work includes: Macbeth (Mercury Theatre Colchester), Steven Berkoff’s Oedipus (Spoleto Festival USA, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Liverpool Playhouses), Hey, Presto! and Bringing Down the Moon (Peaceful Lion), A Christmas Carol (New Perspectives), Biblical Tales (New End Theatre), and A Hero of Our Time (Rose Theatre Kingston, Edinburgh Festival).

When he isn’t working in theatre, John writes production music for use in TV and advertising, concert music, and fanfares for special occasions.


Simon Pittman | Movement Director

Simon is a theatre director and choreographer. He directs the multi-disciplinary company Rough Fiction, is a practitioner for Frantic Assembly, and has worked with a range of companies including The National Theatre of Scotland, The Library Theatre Manchester and Soho Theatre. Recent work includes; movement and associate direction on The Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh Festival / Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), Ignition for Frantic Assembly, The Go-Between (West Yorkshire Playhouse / Derby Live / Northampton)and direction on The Last of The Lake (Rough Fiction / UK Tour). 


Jane Arnold-Forster | Production Manager

Most recent theatre credits including Thark at Park 200, Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall at The Soho.  Was part of the production teams for Port, The Captain of Kopenick and This House at The Royal National Theatre.  Production manager for, amongst others,  Ignorance at The Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, La Boheme at The Charing Cross Theatre, A Life at the Finborough Theatre, The Man on Her Mind at Charing Cross Theatre and The Only True History of Lizzie Finn at The Southwark Playhouse. 


Fine Line Productions | Producer

Fine Line Productions was founded by Lindsay Fraser in 2011. Previous productions include; When Did You Last See My Mother? (Trafalgar Studios), Execution Of Justice (Southwark Playhouse), and Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against A Brick Wall (Soho Theatre).

Lindsay also runs the multi-award-winning theatre company Bear Trap where she produced; Bound (Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Southwark Playhouse, UK National Tour) which won a host of awards including a Fringe First; and Enduring Song (Southwark Playhouse).

Lindsay was the recipient of the Society of London Theatre’s Stage One New Producers Bursary in October 2014.


Robyn Keynes | Associate Producer

Previous productions include: East of Berlin (Southwark Playhouse); Velocity (Finborough Theatre); Catnip (Arts Theatre); A Modern Town (Pleasance London and Edinburgh) and Kitty Litter (theSpaceUK, Edinburgh and The Courtyard, London). 

As Assistant Producer: Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre); The Pajama Game (Shaftesbury Theatre); Boy In A Dress (UK tour) and The Bear, a co-production with Improbable (UK tour).

Robyn was also Festival Co-ordinator of the National Student Drama Festival 2014.