Stage Traffic Productions Ltd in association with Park Theatre present the World Premiere of
This Little Life Of Mine
Writer [Book] and Director | Michael Yale
Writer [Music] | Charlie Round-Turner
Set & Costme Design | Zahra Mansouri
Choreography | Tracy Allsop
Lighting Design I Joules McCready
Video Artistry I Jack Henry James
Musical Direction I Thomas Duchan
Michael Yale (Book and Director) graduated from Middlesex University with a BA Honours in Performing Arts and went on to continue training as an actor at LAMDA.
As a director he is experienced in classics, new writing, devised work and musical theatre. Shows include the British premiere of Monsieur D’Eon (Union Theatre), Kingdom (Soho and Tristan Bates), The Disappeared (Theatre 503) Maternity (Riverside Studios), La Parisienne (Metropolis) and Henry IV pt1 (The Rose and St James Theatre).
He has devised and directed concerts for charity including Dreams of Bright Tomorrows for Kaleidescope Trust which featured Kim Criswell and Cassidy Janson.
His writing credits includes the acclaimed In the Thrice Ninth Kingdom (Soho and Tristan Bates), two plays for young adults, Hell’s Kitchen (The MAC) and Wicked Will (Battersea Arts Centre and UK tour) his adaptation of Eugene Brieux’s Maternity was workshopped and then performed at Riverside Studios. He has written two full-length musicals with Charlie Round-Turner: This Little Life of Mine and Cheri – The Musical. Cheri, based on the novel by Colette received a West End showcase last year. His first full length screenplay Extraordinary Girl is in early development.
He continues to work as an actor in television and theatre.
Charlie Round-Turner (Composer) trained at Middlesex University gaining an Honours Degree in Music. He is a professor of music and head of performing arts at Westminster Kingsway College in London. As well as working in education he is also a musician and composer. Classically trained at an early age (gaining Grade 8 Distinction in piano) as a young performer Charlie toured internationally with the Young Persons Concert Foundation, working with Sir George Martin and the Foundation Philharmonic Orchestra. Charlie has composed songs for celebrated poet and playwright Glyn Maxwell and ballerina and choreographer Lyn Seymour. Previous theatre collaborations with Michael Yale includes contributing music for the British Premiere of Monsieur D’Eon, the acclaimed Thrice Ninth Kingdom and new original musical show Cheri. Their songs have featured in two full length concerts (Battersea Barge and the Union Theatre) as well as being performed at charity concerts in the West End.
As well as live concerts and theatre Charlie works as musical director and pianist on television and radio and continues to tour internationally as a musician.
Eilene Davidson (Producer) trained at Guildford School of Acting and worked as an actress in London performing on stage and screen in her twenties. She then moved to the States where she studied playwriting and screenwriting at Harvard and started working as a freelance writer in a variety of disciplines, from magazines to short screenplays. Her first full length screenplay Don’t Look Back was optioned by a leading studio and she has just completed a new play to be performed in Boston entitled One is Never Enough about the subject of addiction. She has worked as an independent producer and associate producer on plays in both the USA and London.