Park Theatre presents a special fundraising run of 

Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] 3

By Jez Bond & Mark Cameron

DIRECTOR | JEZ BOND
WRITERS I JEZ BOND and MARK CAMERON 
SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER | ZAHRA MANSOURI 
LIGHTING DESIGNER | JULIAN MCCREADY
PROJECTION DESIGN AND ANIMATION I VICTOR CRAVEN 
SOUND DESIGNER | JOHN LEONARD
ILLUSION DESIGNER | DR. WILL HOUSTOUN 

 

Jez Bond

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 at Park Theatre includes; the Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] series (involving a different celebrity guest each performance inc. Gillian Anderson, Damian Lewis, David Mitchell and Emma Thompson), Shakespeare, Tolkien & You (Ian McKellen’s one man show), the first ever English language production of the play La Cage aux Folles (translated by Simon Callow), Madame Rubinstein (starring Miriam Margolyes), Winner’s Curse (starring Clive Anderson), Building The Wall, Hurling Rubble at the Sun and Adult Supervision.

Outside Park Theatre, credits include; Oliver! (starring Rowan Atkinson), I Have Been Here Before (Watford Palace Theatre), Sleeping Beauty (Salisbury Playhouse), Canaries Sometimes Sing (Kings Head & France), A Season in South Africa (Old Vic) plus tours of Austria, Switzerland and Hong Hong.

Writing, and original scores, includes: the Whodunnit [Unrehearsed] series, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Jack & the Beanstalk, all co-written with Mark Cameron. He is currently developing a new comedy for the West End.

As a dramaturge he has developed a number of plays which have gone on to great success both in London and New York. In addition, having led the capital conversion of Park Theatre, Jez has been a consultant for a number of new build projects and guest speaker at various conferences around the world.

 

 

Mark Cameron

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 co-written seven plays, all with the Artistic Director of Park Theatre Jez Bond and all produced at Park Theatre. Whodunnit Unrehearsed 3 marks their latest collaboration to stave off having to get a proper job.

Television includes: regular characters in Tina and Bobby, Coronation StreetSteel River Blues, EastendersEmmerdale, Doctors and guest roles include: Good Omens, TBC, Brief Encounters, The Royals, Law and Order, Casualty, Holby City, Waterloo RoadThe Roman MysteriesVincentThe RoyalFifty-Five Degrees North and even Brookside.

Theatre includes: seven recent productions at Park Theatre: The Butcher in La Cage aux Folles, co-writer and co-director of Whodunnit Unrehearsed, co-writer and Giovanni Scarletti in Whodunnit Unrehearsed 2, 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 BeautyJack and the Beanstalk (both published by Methuen), Rapunzel (published by PlaydeadPress) and Whodunnit UnrehearsedWhodunnit Unrehearsed 2, Whodunnit Unrehearsed 3 and Youdunnit Unrehearsed, all written with Jez Bond.

 

 

Zahra Mansouri

Zahra Trained at Central Saint Martins in (BA)Hon's Theatre Design for Performance. Whilst training she was a competitive Ballroom and Latin Dancer where she developed her skills in couture design and making for dancers and worked for dance couture companies Dance Sport International and Chrisanne Clover. Moving from the dance industry to production design she was the associate in-house designer at Fourth Monkey Theatre School, designing 75 shows in rep seasons over 10 years. This unique experience grounded her process as she ran the design and wardrobe department, whilst working with established directors to create a professional creative environment for training actors. 

Set and costume design highlights: A voice Lesson (R&D Britten Pears Arts), On The Ropes (Park Theatre), All Roads (Mid-scale UK tour), The Tempest (Courtyard Theatre RCSSD), Opera Makers (Milton Court Studio Guildhall), Whodunnit 2 (Park Theatre), Typical (Soho Theatre), Goldilocks & The Three Musketeer’s (BAC), 3 Women and Late company (Trafalgar studio2), The Marked (Oval House), The Cause (Jermyn Street Theatre), Being Tommy Cooper (The Old Red Lion).

Costume design highlights: Semele (Black Heath Halls), La Sonnambula (Buxton Opera Festival), Dead Man Walking (Oldenburg Theatre), The Great Gatsby (Wiltons Musical).

Film and television highlights: The Enfield Poltergeist, Television Art Dep (Apple TV), Doctor Jekyll, Feature Film Art Dep (B-Good Picture Company), Ready Set StartUp, Television Production Designer (Amazon Prime), Night Book, Gaming Feature Film Production designer (Good GateMedia), Little Darlings, Television Set Dec (SkyKids), The Good Neighbour, Feature Film Costume Designer (Amazon Prime)

As costume associate: With designer Leslie Tavers, Cavalleria Rusticate & Pagliacci (Greek National Opera), Peter Grimes (Magdeburg Theatre) & (Theatre Basel). With designer Loren Elstein The Cherry Orchid (Theatre Royal Windsor), Cherry Town Moscow (Welsh National Opera), Once Upon-a One More Time (Broadway TBA). With Takkis, The Toxic Avenger (Arts Theatre).

Zahra is delighted to announce that later this year she will be working for the first time with the ENO as Costume Designer, show TBA.

 

 

Victor Craven

Projection Design and Animation for theatre: Hood: The Legend Continues (Theatre Royal Nottingham); Hurling Rubble at the Sun/Hurling Rubble at the Moon (Park Theatre); Dylan Thomas Gala Centenary Concert (Queen Elizabeth Hall, SouthBank Centre); Sleeping Beauty (Park Theatre); Titanic (Southwark Playhouse); These Shining Lives (Park Theatre); The Beekeeper (The Space); The Cause (Old Vic New Voices) and Frankenstein (Shunt Vaults).

Director and Animation for music education: Leon and the Place Between (Britten Sinfonia, UK Tour); The Robot and the Bluebird (Britten Sinfonia, UK Tour); The Alice Sound (LSO, Barbican Hall and Online); How to Build and Orchestra? (LSO with Sir Simon Rattle, Barbican Hall and Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara); Izzy Gizmo (Music in the Round, UK Tour); The Disappearance of Doctor Copernicus (LSO, Barbican Hall); Where’s Simon? (LSO with Sir Simon Rattle, Online and BFI Permanent Archive); FArTHER (LSO, Barbican Hall); What Do You Do With An Idea? (LSO, Barbican Hall); Voyager (LSO, Barbican Hall and Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara); Game Over (LSO, Barbican Hall); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Royal Festival Hall); The Planets (Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Philharmonie Luxembourg) and Carnival of the Animals (Scottish Ensemble, UK Tour).

 

 

John Leonard

Sound Designer John Leonard has worked for most of the major theatre companies in the UK and extensively in London's West End, Broadway and on national and international tours.

Recent theatre includes: A Voyage Round My Father (Theatre Royal Bath); To Have and To Hold (Hampstead Theatre); Charlotte and Theodore (Theatre Royal Bath); Farm Hall (Theatre Royal Bath and Jermyn Street Theatre); 4000 Miles (Chichester Festival Theatre); As You Like It (Soho Place Theatre); The Sex Party (Menier Chocolate Factory); The Snail House, Night MotherWolf CubCell MatesThe MeetingStevie (Hampstead Theatre); The Dresser (Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour); Prism (Hampstead Theatre and UK tour); Blithe Spirit (Theatre Royal Bath, UK tour and West End); Bloody Difficult Women (Hammersmith Riverside and Edinburgh Festival); Consent, Cocktail Sticks (National Theatre and West End); My Name Is Lucy Barton (Bridge Theatre and Friedman Theatre New York); Uncle Vanya (Theatre Royal Bath); Charlotte And Theodore, In Praise Of Love (Ustinov Theatre Bath); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Bristol Old Vic, West End, New York and Los Angeles); Hand To God (Vaudeville Theatre); McQueen (St James Theatre and West End); Firebird, Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead Theatre and West End); Ghosts (Almeida Theatre, West End and Harvey Theatre Brooklyn); Farm Hall, All Our Children, Told Look Younger (Jermyn Street Theatre).

He is the author of a renowned textbook on theatre sound, winner of Drama Desk and Sound Designer Of The Year Awards and is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, an Honorary Fellow of The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and a Companion of The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

 

 

Dr. Will Houstoun 

Will uses his expertise in conjuring and its history, combined with performance and problem-solving experience, to help tell stories, build atmosphere, and create astonishing moments.

Theatre includes: Guardians of the Galaxy (Secret Cinema); The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Northern Stage); The Twilight Zone (The Almeida/ West End); Katya Kabanova (Royal Opera House); and The Witches (The National Theatre).

Film and television includes: Wolf Hall dir. Peter Kominsky (2015); Hugo dir. Martin Scorscese (2011).

Will is also performer in residence at the Imperial College/Royal College of Music Center for Performance Science (London), holds a literary fellowship from The Academy of Magic Arts (Los Angeles), is a past winner of the European Magic Championships, and is a Member of The Inner Magic Circle. His PhD explored the history of magical education and he has found innovative ways to use magic as an educational tool with organisations including the United Nations Development Programme and the World Economic Forum.