Thomas Hopkins, Michael Quinn & Guy Chapman, Park Theatre and Hope Mill Theatre in association with Creative House Productions, Ruthie Henshall & Paul Schofield present the revival of
PLAYWRIGHT | MARTIN SHERMAN
DIRECTOR | SCOTT LE CRASS
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER | DAVID SHIELDS
LIGHTING DESIGNER | JANE LALLJEE
Martin Sherman | Playwright
Martin Sherman was born in Philadelphia, raised in New Jersey and educated at Boston University, and has lived in London for over forty years. He was a resident playwright at Playwrights Horizons in New York and was a member of the ground-breaking theatre company Gay Sweatshop in London.
His plays have been produced in over sixty countries and include: Fat Tuesday, Passing By, Cracks, Rio Grande, Bent, Messiah, A Madhouse in Goa, When She Danced, Some Sunny Day, Rose, Onassis and Gently Down the Stream.
His stage adaptations include: E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India; Tennessee Williams’ The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone; a new version of a Pirandello play, Absolutely (Perhaps!) and Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.
He wrote the musical The Boy From Oz which caused a sensation on Broadway in 2003.
Martin’s screenplays include: The Clothes in the Wardrobe, Alive and Kicking, Bent (the film), Franco Zeffirelli’s Callas Forever, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Henderson Presents and the recently released Smyrna, written in collaboration with Mimi Denissi.
The streaming version of his play Rose, with Maureen Lipman, was seen on sky arts.
He has been nominated for two Tonys, two Baftas and two Oliviers.
Scott Le Crass | Director
Scott comes from Birmingham and trained as an actor at Arts Ed. He is an Associate Director for Pleasure Dome Theatre Company, where his most recent production was A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Other credits include Country Music (Omnibus Theatre), Sid (UK tour), Elmer (No 1 UK and International Tour/Selladoor), Louisa (South West Tour/Pleasure Dome Theatre Company), The Witches (Watford Palace), Alice in Wonderland (Old Rep, Birmingham), Kicked in the Sh**ter (Hope Theatre/Theatre in the Mill. Bradford), If You Love Me This Might Hurt (Camden People's Theatre).
Last year, Scott’s digital production of Rose won an Off Com award and in 2020 Country Music an Off West End award. Previously he received a Best Director Off West End and Broadway World Director Nomination for his production of Sid and a Best Director Off West End Nomination for Kicked in the Sh**ter. Alice in Wonderland was a runner up and a finalist for two What’s On Birmingham Awards.