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Bob Benton and Daniel Brodie for DB Productions in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

The Patriotic Traitor

by Jonathan Lynn

Writer and Director | Jonathan Lynn 
Designer | Georgia Lowe
Lighting Designer | Mark Howland
Sound Designer | Andrea J Cox
Costume Supervisor | Jackie Orton
Assistant Director | Martha Geelan
Production Manager | David Leigh-Pemberton
Company Stage Manager | Hannah Gore
Stage Manager | Andrew McCabe
Graphic Designer | Rebecca Pitt
Production Photographer  | Helen Murray



Writer and Director | Jonathan Lynn

Jonathan Lynn has directed 10 feature films including Clue, Nuns on the Run, My Cousin Vinny, The Distinguished Gentleman, Sgt. Bilko, Greedy, Trial And Error, The Whole Nine Yards, The Fighting Temptations and most recently, Wild Target. For television, Jonathan’s writing credits include dozens of episodes of various comedy series, but he is best known for the phenomenally successful, multi-award-winning BBC series Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, co- written and created with Antony Jay. Jonathan also authored the bestselling books The Complete Yes, Minister and The Complete Yes, Prime Minister.

Jonathan’s West End theatre debut, aged 23, was as an actor in the role of Motel the Tailor in the original London cast of Fiddler on the Roof.  His subsequent London directing credits include: The Glass Menagerie; Songbook (Best Musical, Olivier Award and Evening Standard Award); Anna Christie (RSC, Stratford and the Donmar); Joe Orton's Loot; Pass The Butler by Eric Idle, Shaw’s Arms And The Man and The Gingerbread Man (Old Vic).  At the National Theatre, he directed A Little Hotel on the Side by Georges Feydeau and Three Men on A Horse (Olivier Award, Best Comedy). As Artistic Director of the Cambridge Theatre Company, he directed 20 productions, producing 20 others, 9 of which transferred to the West End.

Jonathan is speaking at an event called Why's That Funny? for The Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities on 10 January. For more information please click here 

Designer | Georgia Lowe

Georgia trained on the Motley Theatre Design course and was a Linbury Prize for Stage Design finalist 2011. 

Recent designs include: Yen (Royal Court); In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises) (Gate Theatre); Pomona (National Theatre/Royal Exchange); Four Fridas (Greenwich + Docklands International Festival); Defect (A New Musical) (Arts Educational Schools); These Trees Are Made Of Blood (Southwark Playhouse); Yen (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Need A Little Help (Tangled Feet); Pomona (Orange Tree Theatre); Far Away (Young Vic); Bluebeard’s Castle (Opera de Oviedo); Last Words You’ll Hear (Almeida Theatre/Latitude Festival); Turfed (LIFT Festival); Alarms and Excursions (Chipping Norton); Eldorado (Arcola Studio); The Mystae and Ignorance (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); Cuckoo (Unicorn); Unscorched, Facts, Fog and Blue Surge (Finborough Theatre); The Ruling Class (English Theatre Frankfurt); Commonwealth (Almeida Projects); Acis and Galatea (Iford Arts); Say It With Flowers (Sherman Cymru); Lift (Soho Theatre); Pericles (RSC); Promise (Arts Ed); Handel's Susanna (Iford Arts); After The Rainfall (Curious Directive); The Dark Side of Love (RSC/Lift/World Shakespeare Festival); Song of Songs (RSC); Shallow Slumber (Soho Theatre); Yellow (Tête à Tête Opera); Drowning On Dry Land (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Amphibians (Bridewell Theatre).


Lighting Designer | Mark Howland

Mark studied, briefly, at Oxford University prior to training in Stage Lighting Design at RADA.

Recent lighting designs include: The Tales of Hoffmann, Werther, Pelleas et Melisande, La Boheme, Wild Man of the West Indies, The Siege of Calais (English Touring Opera); Twelve Angry Men (Birmingham Rep & West End); Rodelinda (Scottish Opera); Canvas (Chichester Festival); The Winters Tale, She Stoops to Conquer, An August Bank Holiday Lark, The Grand Gesture (Northern Broadsides); Brassed Off (York Theatre Royal); Christians, Image of an Unkown Woman, Edge of Our Bodies, Grounded, Purple Heart, Trojan Women, The Prophet, Yerma, Wittenberg, The Kreutzer Sonata, Vanya (The Gate Theatre, London); A Further Education, Elephants, Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, The Blackest Black, Ignorance (Hampstead Theatre); Pride and Prejudice the Musical, The Man Jesus, Uncle Vanya, Dockers, The Home Place (Lyric Theatre Belfast); Macbeth, Cendrillon (Blackheath Opera); Dancing at Lughnasa, Ghosts, Sweeney Todd (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark); Singin' in the Rain (Det Ny Teater, Copenhagen); Entertaining Mr. Sloane, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Absurd Person Singular, Molly Sweeney, Translations (Curve Theatre Leicester); The Ladykillers, Hitchcock Blonde (Hull Truck); Measure for Measure (Sherman Cymru); Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Vienna’s English Theatre); Bea, Pressure Drop, On Religion (On Theatre); Parallel The Suit, Parallel Electra (Young Vic); Dick Turpin's Last Ride, Much Ado About Nothing, The London Merchant, Cider with Rosie, The Merchant of Venice (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); A Number (Salisbury Playhouse); Topless Mum (Tobacco Factory); The Pains of Youth (Belgrade Theatre).


Sound Designer | Andrea J Cox

Andrea studied Physics and Philosophy at Liverpool University. She has designed shows and worked for the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and most extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is Associate Sound Designer for The Bridge Theatre Company.

Recent theatre sound designs include:  The Harvest (Ustinov Studio, Bath & Soho Theatre), Jekyll & Hyde (UK Tour for Sell a Door), The Shoemaker’s Holiday (Royal Shakespeare Company), Play Strindberg (Ustinov Studio, Bath), True West (Tricycle Theatre/Glasgow Citizens), Holes (Arcola, London 2014  & Edinburgh Fringe 2013), The Big Meal (Ustinov Studio, Bath/HighTide Festival), Alarms and Excursions (Chipping Norton), Threeway (Edinburgh Fringe), Thérèse Raquin (Old Joint Stock, Birmingham), Charlotte’s Web - the Musical (Derby), Rough Justice (Glasgow Theatre Royal and UK tours), Sex With a Stranger (Trafalgar Studios), Yes, Prime Minister (Chichester/Tours/West End/Los Angeles), Onassis (Derby/West End), associate designer on Calendar Girls (Chichester and on tour), Pieces (Clwyd Theatr Cymru/59E59 New York), A Christmas Carol, A Doll’s House, A Midwinter Dream and Comedy Chekovs (Bridge House Theatre, Warwick), The Oresteia Trilogy (Fisher Center, New York), The Scarecrow and His Servant (Southwark Playhouse), Sons of York (Finborough),The Pull of Negative Gravity (Colchester/Edinburgh/ 59E59 New York).

Sound designs for the Royal Shakespeare Company include: The Histories - all eight plays from Richard II to Henry V, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, The Duchess of Malfi, Troilus and Cressida, The Theban Plays, A Jovial Crew, Elgar’s Rondo, The Devil Is an Ass, Little Eyolf, Tales From Ovid, Henry VI and Richard III (Power Centre, Michigan USA/Young Vic), As You Like It (Kennedy Centre, Washington DC), Ghosts, Henry VI, The Phoenician Women, The Mysteries, Shadows, Bad Weather, A Warwickshire Testimony, The Servant of Two Masters (Young Vic/West End), Richard II, La Lupa, Back to the Methuselah, Eric LaRue and Elective Affinities (Soho Theatre).

Future projects include: The Mystery Plays (York Minster).