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Buckland Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre present

The Ugly One

By Marius Von Mayenburg


Roy Alexander Weise | Director

Roy is the 19th annual winner of the James Menzies-Kitchin Award and directed his critically acclaimed, sell out production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall at Young Vic. He was the first runner-up of the JMK Award in 2014. Roy has previously worked at Royal Court as the Trainee Director, at the Bush Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith as the BBC Theatre Fellow and at The Red Room as Associate Artist.

Roy’s current and forthcoming productions includ: Zero For The Young Dudes (Young & Talented in association with NT Connections) and Jekyll and Hyde (Ambassadors Theatre, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain). Previous theatre credits include The Mountaintop (Young Vic), Primetime (Royal Court) and Stone Face (Finborough Theatre).

Roy’s Assistant Director credits include: Hangmen (Royal Court and West End), Escaped Alone (Royal Court, Brooklyn Academy of Music and UK Tour), X, For Me For You, Primetime 2015, Violence and Son, Who Cares, Liberian Girl (all Royal Court), Albion, We Are Proud to Present... (Bush Theatre) and The Serpent’s Tooth (Talawa / Almeida Theatre). For television, Roy was Trainee Director on Invisible (The Red Room/BalletBoyz/Channel 4).


Loren Elstein | Set & Costume Design

Loren trained at NIDA in Sydney where her design for Loot secured her the Australian Production Design Guild Award for Best Design and the William Fletcher Foundation Grant for Excellence in Design 2013.

Theatre and Opera: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Old Vic), The End of Longing (West End), Rent (UK tour), Primetime (Royal Court), Pia de Tolomei (English Touring Opera), Stoneface (Finborough), Wanderous Strange (RSC), A Room of Her Own with Mimbre Acrobats (Southbank Centre), The Water Palace (Tête à Tête Festival), Polymer (Udderbelly Festival), Loot (NIDA), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theater Trier, Germany).Video Art Direction: Magic FM, The Fatboy Slim Collection, McBusted’s Most Excellent Adventure tour.

TV: The Man Who Almost Killed Himself (Summer Hall for Edinburgh Festival & BBC iPlayer)

Currently designing for: Terror (Lyric Hammersmith), Love’s Labour’s Lost, Musical (Hackney Empire-RAM) and Katerina Lady Macbeth (V&A)


Amy Mae | Lighting Design

Amy trained at RADA on the postgraduate Stage Electrics and Lighting Design course and has a degree in Stage Management and Performing Arts from the University of Winchester.

She won the Knight of Illumination Award in 2015 in the musicals category for Sweeney Todd.

Recent credits include: Babettes Feast (The Print Room), Start Swimming (Young Vic), Wordsworth (Theatre By The Lake), Sweeney Todd (Harringtons Pie and Mash Shop, West End & New York), Living With The Lights On (Young Vic), The Lounge UK Tour (China Plate & Inspector Sands), Paradise Of The Assassins (Tara Theatre), Knife Edge (Pond Restaurant, Dalston), Miniaturists 55 (Arcola Theatre), Prize Fights, Henry V (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Orphans (Southwark Playhouse), Macbeth (Italia Conti), I’m Not Here Right Now (Paines Plough’s Roundabout & Soho Theatre), Liola (New Diorama Theatre), Children In Uniform, Punk Rock (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Three Sisters (Cockpit Theatre), Cat Couture (Music Video), Pool, The Guts Girls (Brockley Jack Theatre), The Legacy (The Place).

Programming credits include: Tannhauser (Longborough Festival Opera), Robin Hood (Stratford East Theatre Royal), Lela & Co (Royal Court),Dirty Butterfly (Young Vic), Red Forest (Young Vic)

Re-lighting credits include: White Christmas (Pitlochry Festival Theatre).


Giles Thomas | Sound Design

Current and forthcoming projects include: Death of a Salesman (Royal and Derngate), DYL (Old Red Lion), Disco Pigs (Trafalgar Studios), Wait Until Dark (UK Tour).

Composer & Sound Design credits include: How My Light Is Spent (Royal Exchange), Othello (Tobacco Factory, Bristol), Wish List, Yen (Royal Exchange & Royal Court), Contractions (Sheffield Theatres), Correspondence (Old Red Lion), I See You (Royal Court), Pomona (National Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre & Orange Tree Theatre), Sparks (Old Red Lion), The Titanic Orchestra, This Will End Badly, Allie (Edinburgh); Little Malcolm And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs (Southwark Playhouse), Outside Mullingar (Theatre Royal Bath), Back Down (Birmingham Rep), Wolf From The Door, Primetime, Mint, Pigeons, Death Tax, The President Has Come To See You (Royal Court), Lie With Me (Talawa), The Sound Of Yellow (Young Vic), Take A Deep Breath and Breathe, The Street (Oval House Theatre), Stop Kiss (Leicester Square Theatre).

Sound Design credits include: A Dark Night In Dalston (Park Theatre), What Shadows (Birmingham Rep), They Drink It In The Congo (Almeida), The Sugar-Coated Bullets Of The Bourgeoise (Arcola, HighTide Festival), Decades (The Brit School for Performing Arts), The Snow Queen (Southampton Nuffield & Northampton Royal & Derngate), Orson’s Shadow (Southwark Playhouse), Defect (Arts Ed), Betrayal (I Fagiolini, UK Tour), A Harlem Dream (Young Vic), Khandan (Birmingham Rep, Royal Court), Superior Donuts (Southwark Playhouse), Three Men In A Boat (Original Theatre Company, UK Tour), King John (Union Theatre), It’s About Time (Nabokov Theatre Company, Hampstead Theatre), Shoot/ Get Treasure/Repeat (Royal Court, Gate Theatre, Out of Joint, Paines Plough, National Theatre), House Of Agnes (Paines Plough).

Associate Sound Designer on: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre), Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse & tour), Henry V (Michael Grandage Company, West End), 1984 (West End, UK Tour).


Louise Rhoades-Brown | Projection Design

Louise is a highly skilled Video & Projection Designer. She trained at Ravensbourne College. Her work can be seen across the UK and internationally.

Recent theatre, live events, and corporate work includes: Bugsy Malone (Leicester Curve), The Trial of Jane Fonda (Park Theatre), Ray Mears Tales Of Endurance (UK Tour), An Evening With Ray Mears (UK Tour), Box Of Photographs (Polka Theatre), Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve); Chwalfa (Pontio), Monster In The Maze (The Barbican), Fugee & Wasted (Southwark Playhouse), Gods & Monsters (Southwark Playhouse), The Prodigals (The Belgrade, Coventry), Fallujah (The Cockpit, London), The Handyman (UK Tour), 1936 (Lilian Baylis Theatre, London), Romeo & Juliet (Headlong, National Tour), Opera Holland Park (Corporate Party), Queen With Adam Lambert (World Tour 2014), Gravity Levity (Research Project), Josh Groban’s Straight To You Tour (Multi Arena USA Tour), Procter & Gamble’s Hairworld (Paris), Versus Versace Spring/ Summer 16 (Content Manager), Nokia, Internal Communications (Internal Web Videos), Promax (Conference & Awards Graphics), The Hate Game (Holocaust Memorial Day).

As Associate: The End Of Longing (The Playhouse), Alice’s Adventures In Underground (Waterloo Vaults), Building Mapping (Islington Square Festival Of Culture), Lord Attenborough Tribute (The University Of Sussex), Merchant Of Venice (The Almedia), Flashmob (UK Tour), The Waterbabies (Ed Curtis), The Flying Dutchman (English National Opera, London), Raymond Gubby’s Aida (The Royal Albert Hall), Pippin (The Mernier Chocolate Factory), Reasons To Be Cheerful (Graeae And The New Wolsey Theatre).



Jennifer Jackson | Movement Director

Jennifer trained at East 15 and is a movement director and actor.

Movement direction includes: The Mountaintop (Young Vic), Death of a Salesman (Royal & Derngate), Phone Home (Shoreditch Town Hall), Why The Whales Came (Southbank Centre), Wuthering Heights (Workshop – Manchester Royal Exchange), Stone Face (Finborough Theatre), Debris (Southwark Playhouse/Openworks Theatre), Macbeth (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Silent Planet (Finborough), Pericles (Berwaldhallen), Subterranean Sepoys (New Diorama), The Future (The Yard), Other-Please Specify, Atoms (Company Three), Takeover 2017 (Tricycle Theatre). Jennifer was the assistant movement director on the Paines Plough Roundabout season 2014 (Fringe First Winners), and is an associate artist with OpenWorks Theatre & Upstart Theatre.

As a performer Jennifer has worked with the NT, NT Studio, BAC, Bath Theatre Royal, Royal & Derngate Theatre, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Theatre 503, Arcola, Openworks Theatre, Derby Theatre, The Yard, The Harold Pinter Theatre (West End), Bervaldhallen (Stockholm), Lucas Theatre (Savannah, USA), Pearl Theatre (New York).


Shannon Martin | Stage Manager

Graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2014 studying Stage and Costume Management. Some production credits include:

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Southwark Playhouse), Go Between (Taking Part Project – Young Vic) and The Mountaintop (Young Vic), La Traviata (West Green House Opera), The Infiltrator (Pinewood Studios), Bastille Day (Greenwich), Dead Sheep (Park Theatre), Rachel (Finborough Theatre), and Downton Abbey – Season 4 (Ealing Studios).

Shannon is delighted to be working with Roy again and to be back at Park Theatre.


Bessie Smith | Deputy Stage Manager

Bessie trained as a Technical Theatre Apprentice at Park Theatre. Since completing training in 2015 she has been working professionally as a Stage Manager. 

Some of her shows include: The Local Stigmatic (Melies Productions), Carmen (Blackheath Halls Productions), LUV (Buckland Theatre Co / Park Theatre), The Albatross 3rd & Main (Shiny Pin Productions), The Muse (Palimpsest) and This Beautiful Future (Yard Theatre Productions). The Ugly One is Bessie’s second show working with Buckland Theatre Company and she is excited to be back.


Grace Craven | Production Manager

Production Management credits include: Brixton Rock (The Big House), Wish List (Royal Court), LUV (Buckland Theatre Co / Park Theatre), Open Court (Royal Court), Scenes From 68 Years (Arcola) and The Crocodile (Manchester International Festival).

Other theatre credits include: Power Plant (Auckland Arts Festival), No’s Knife (Old Vic), Big Girls Blouse (Soho Theatre), We’re Here Because We’re Here (National Theatre) and The Crows Plucked Your Sinews (UK Tour).


Arthur Carrington | Casting Director