Original Theatre in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere
WRITER | JONATHAN MAITLAND
DIRECTOR | MICHAEL FENTIMAN
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER | SAMI FENDALL
LIGHTING DESIGNER | EMILY IRISH
SOUND DESIGNER & COMPOSER | BARNABY RACE
COSTUME SUPERVISOR | LOGAN KELLY
PRODUCTION MANAGER | ANDREAS AYLING
WIG DESIGNER | SUSANNA PERETZ
WIG SUPERVISOR | PEDRO PAIVA
STAGE MANAGER ON BOOK | KANOKO SHIMIZU
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER | PAULINA KRAUSE
Theatre: The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (Park Theatre and National Tour); Dead Sheep (Park Theatre and National Tour); Deny Deny Deny (Park Theatre) and An Audience with Jimmy Saville (Park Theatre). In development: How To Survive Your Mother (King’s Head Theatre, October 2024); Eight Days In Bulovka; Wilko (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Tour) Radio: Dead Sheep / Wasps in A Jam Jar (BBC Radio 4, starring Penelope Wilton and Harriet Walter) and The Rem Co (BBC Radio 4).
Sami Fendall is a British production designer who specialises in live performance, stage and screen. Sami has produced work for Stuttgart Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Scottish Ballet, Pressman Film, Apple Inc, Immersive cult and Unicef.
In 2019 Sami was the overall winner of the National Theatres award; Linbury Prize for Stage Design. Her designs for Hotel commissioned by the Birmingham Royal Ballet were created in collaboration with choreographers Morgann Runacre-Temple and Jessica Wright. Sami went on to Art Direct Jess & Morgs multi-award winning production of Coppelia for Scottish Ballet.
In 2023, Sami designed the feature film Catching Dust which was selected and released at Tribeca and Raindance Film Festival. This September the new musical CAKE directed by Drew McOnie, which was designed by Sami had its West End premiere. Currently, Sami is designing a new production for Stuttgart Ballet in Germany.
Training: LAMDA Theatre School - Technical Theatre.
Lighting Design: Jekyll & Hyde (Reading Rep Theatre) and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (West End).
Production Electrician: Dear England (West End); A Strange Loop (Barbican); The Ocean at the End of the Lane (UK Tour); Nativity! (Birmingham Rep); Garsington Opera; The Lehman Trilogy (West End); Demon Dentist (UK Tour); Billionaire Boy (UK Tour); Gangsta Granny (UK Tour); Secret Cinema Stranger Things; Secret Cinema Casino Royal; Mansfield Park (Grange Opera Festival). Plus various shows including with ITV, BBC and The RSC.
Theatre includes: A Little Life (West End); The Time Traveller’s Wife (Story House Chester and West End); The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (West End, UK Tour, Curve Theatre, Birmingham Rep and Bridge Theatre); Noises Off (West End); Assassins, Doubt: A Parable, The Long Song, Hedda Tesman, Plenty (Chichester Festival Theatre); Wings, Death of a Salesman (also West End) (Young Vic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End); Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard (Theatre Royal Windsor); Carousel, Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of The Dead (Complicité, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Bristol Old Vic, Barbican); The Last Ship (UK Tour); Is God Is Pity, Prudes, Gun Dog, Girls and Boys, Road, How To Hold Your Breath, Linda, Birdland, The Nether, The Kid Stays In The Picture, Anatomy of a Suicide, The Twits, X, Hangmen (also West End) (Royal Court); Machinal, The Game, Mr Burns, Medea, The Treatment, Carmen Disruption, Mary Stuart (also West End) Oresteia (also Trafalgar Studios), Hamlet (also West End) (Almeida Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Old Vic); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic and Trafalgar Studios); Bugsy Malone (also UK Tour) Ghost Stories, Scandaltown, Love Love Love, Tipping the Velvet, City of Glass, Jubilee (Lyric Hammersmith); The Way of the World, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Teddy Ferrara (Donmar Warehouse) and Witness for the Prosecution (London Court House).
Opera includes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aldeburgh Festival); Alice in Wonderland, Where the Wild Things Are, Dark Mirror and Curlew River (Barbican/ US tour); The illuminated Heart (Lincoln Centre NY); Greek (Scottish Opera/ Festival Theatre, Edinburgh); and Rigoletto (Irish tour).
Film & Television includes: My Sisters Bones, Prisoners of Paradise, The Show, Electric Dreams, In The Dark Half, His Heavy Heart, Jimmy’s End, Showpieces, Skeletons (BAFTA Nominee and Michael Powell Award-winner).
Other work includes collaborations with Alan Moore on his comic book series Providence and the multimedia project As Big As the Sky with artist Ai Weiwei. Her work has also been exhibited at Sprueth Magers Art Gallery.
Pedro Paiva is a distinguished wig and makeup theatre stylist whose artistry has touched stages internationally.
With a career spanning iconic productions such as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar, as well as the Royal Danish Theatre’s Amadeus, one of his most recent works includes the new West End production, The Time Traveller’s Wife.