Park Theatre presents a special fundraising run of
Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] 2
WRITERS I JEZ BOND & MARK CAMERON
DIRECTOR I JEZ BOND
SET & COSTUMER DESIGNER I ZAHRA MANSOURI
SOUND DESIGNER I ANDRE TERESINHA
PRODUCTION MANAGER I ANDREAS AYLING
PRODUCER I DANIEL COOPER
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER I GRACE DICKSON PRODUCTIONS
COMPANY STAGE MANAGER I HARRIET STEWART
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER I PREECE KILLICK
STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERN I HEATHER SMITH
COSTUME SUPERVISOR I COLETTE ROBINSON-COLLCUTT
SET ASSISTANT I HAZEL OWEN
DESIGN ASSISTANT I CHANTO SILVA
MODEL BOX ASSISTANT I ELENA CATANGUI
Jez Bond is the Founder and Artistic Director of Park Theatre. He graduated Hull University with a BA Honours in Drama and was later awarded the Channel Four Theatre Director Bursary.
Directing for Park Theatre includes; La Cage aux Folles [The Play], Building the Wall, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You (starring Ian McKellen), Madame Rubinstein (starring Miriam Margolyes and Frances Barber), Hurling Rubble at the Sun, Adult Supervision – plus Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Jack & the Beanstalk, which he also co-wrote and composed.
Other directing credits include: Oliver! (starring Rowan Atkinson), I Have Been Here Before (Watford Palace Theatre), The Fame Game (Tour of Austria), Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse), The Twits (Tour of Switzerland), Misconceptions (Hong Kong Arts Centre), Big Boys (Croydon Warehouse), Shot of Genius (Leicester Square), Canaries Sometimes Sing (Kings Head & France) and A Season in South Africa (Old Vic).
As a dramaturge he began working with writers at Soho Theatre, Royal Court and Young Vic before championing new work at Park Theatre, where he has developed a number of new plays many of which have gone on to production.
Having led the £2.6m conversion of Park Theatre, Jez has been a guest speaker at the Theatres Trust Conference: Converting Spaces, the RIBA Conference: 150 years of Engineering, Bruford on the Southbank: New Build / ReBuild and The International Theatre Conference in Colombia. He has also consulted on a number of new theatre buildings internationally.
Mark began his career as an astonishingly average stand-up comedian before winning a scholarship to drama school; a huge relief for him but more so for comedy club audiences throughout the UK.
Since then, he has appeared regularly on stage and screen and works extensively as a voice-over artist for both radio and television. He has written four plays, all with the Artistic Director of Park Theatre Jez Bond and all produced at Park Theatre. Whodunnit Unrehearsed 2 marks their fifth collaboration.
Television includes: regular characters in Tina and Bobby, Coronation Street, Steel River Blues, Eastenders, Emmerdale, Doctors and guest roles include: Good Omens, Brief Encounters, The Royals, Law and Order, Casualty, Holby City, Waterloo Road, The Roman Mysteries, Vincent, The Royal, Fifty-Five Degrees North.
Theatre includes: six recent productions at Park Theatre: The Butcher in La Cage aux Folles, co-writer and co-director of Whodunnit Unrehearsed, Dean Walsh in Hurling Rubble at the Moon, The Great Gazumbees in Rapunzel and Nurse Ottom in Sleeping Beauty all directed by Jez Bond and The Daftas Ceremony Host in Park Theatre Review directed by Sean Mathias. Other credits include: The Dame in Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse), Chancer in Mathematics of the Heart (Theatre 503 and winner of Brighton Fringe Festival Best Play), Dorante in The Game of Love and Chance (National Tour), Alfredo in The Breakfast Soldiers (Contact Theatre, Manchester) Tom in Life Imitates Art (Camden Peoples’ Theatre), Johan in The Bergman Project (Tristan Bates Theatre), Harcourt in The Country Wife (The Gatehouse), Scott in Blue Funk (Old Red Lion) and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park).
Film includes: Norman Hunter in The Damned United, John in Tomo (Sundance Film Festival Winner). D.I. Hackman in Scar Tissue, The Boss in The Boss, (Reed Festival short film winner).
Writing: Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk (both published by Methuen),Rapunzel (published by PlaydeadPress) and Whodunnit Unrehearsed and Whodunnit Unrehearsed 2 all written with Jez Bond.
For Park Theatre: This Little Life Of Mine, The American Wife, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing
Zahra Mansouri graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA (Hons) Design for Performance. She has been nominated twice by the OffWestEnd Awards for both set and costume design and in August 2019 she stepped down as associate designer with Fourth Monkey Theatre School after designing 75 shows over 10 years of collaboration.
Zahra’s forthcoming projects include: Costume associate Peter Grimes (Magdaburg Theatre); set and costume design for Spring Opera Scenes (Guildhall) and production designing a gaming feature film Getting Away with Murder (Red & Black Productions/ Good Gate Media).
Recent work includes: costume design Backyard Cinema’s immersive Summer and winter seasons; The Movie Spectacular (Troxy); Snow Kingdom, Winter Night Garden, Miami Beach Hotel and LA Nights (Capital Studios); art assistant NHS Christmas Covid Safety Advert (Atomized Studios); production design reality TV show Incubating Entrepreneurs (Amazon Prime); costume assisting The Cherry Orchid (Theatre Roayal Windsor); set decorator Little Darlings (Sky Kids); production and costume designing online musical A Killer Party (Aria Entertainment); Typical (Soho Theatre); Fairytale Revolution (Theatre 503 live-stream Panto); Ancient Others gaming feature film (Red & Black Productions/ Good Gate Media) and costume designing P.S I’m a Terrible Person (Cockpit Theatre).
Past Work includes: Goldilocks & The Three Musketeers (BAC); Valhalla devised with Geko Theatre (Camden Fringe); 3 Women, Late company (Trafalgar Studio2); The Marked (Oval House); The Cause (Jermyn Street Theatre).
As Costume Designer: Dead Man Walking (Oldenburgisches Staats Theatre); Orlando (Knole House with BFI Flare); The Great Gatsby (Wilton’s Music Hall). As Costume Associate: Peter Grimes (Basel Theatre, Switzerland); Once Upon a One More Time (Sidney Harman Hall); The Trenches (Southwark Playhouse); Inside Pussy Riot (Saatchi Gallery); The Toxic Avenger (Arts Theatre).
Zahra has also been a competitive ballroom and Latin dancer and prides herself in approaching design with a knowledge of movement.
For more visit: www.zahramansouri.com
Born during the analogue years of last century, started his professional career 23 years ago working in a Lou Reed concert.
Was Sound Designer for the National Theatre D.Maria II in Lisbon, TV, Cinema, Art Institutions and Production Companies were he collaborated in hundreds of different productions and world tours. Worked also as Audio Production teacher for the Portuguese Department for Education.
Currently Sound Engineering and Sound Designing for Cultural Institutions as: Tate, Southbank Centre, Sadler's Wells, Kings Place, Royal Geographical Society, National Portrait Gallery, and many more.
After studying at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Natasha went on to complete her Masters in Movement: Directing and Teaching, graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
For Park Theatre: La Cage Aux Folles [The Play]
Movement and choreography credits include: The Bolds (Unicorn); A Game of Love and Chance and Hunger (Arcola); One Jewish Boy (Trafalgar Studios); Four Minutes Twelve Seconds (Co-Director & Movement Director, Oldham Coliseum); A Christmas Carol (Derby Theatre); Mold Riots (Theatr Clwyd); Shakespeare Nation and Julius Caesar: First Encounters (RSC); The Sweet Science of Bruising (Wilton’s Music Hall); La Belle Helene (Blackheath Halls); Trouble in Tahiti & A Dinner Engagement (RCM); Handbagged (Salisbury Playhouse); Not Such Quiet Girls (Leeds Playhouse & Opera North); Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood (CAST Doncaster); Moll Flanders (Mercury Theatre); Wasted (Southwark Playhouse).
Natasha was Movement Director for the OldVic12 2018/19 and delivered a podcast @The_MovementPod - dedicated to all things movement.