Our Artistic Team is Legendary

Written by Daniel Hoffmann-Gill

Daniel has primarily been an actor for the last 15 years but has written or co-written some 18 different plays, all of which have been performed across the UK. Initially Daniel wrote for his own company Blurred Clarity and drew commissions from various agencies but saw even greater success with the trilogy of shows (The Big Adventure, Coast to Coast and Poles Apart) written with comedy partner Mark Whiteley of Hard Graft Theatre Company, that played to sold out theatres across Britain. Daniel's currently working on his own comedy character Kirky, that has already featured on the BBC and having been invited to join the writer's group at the Royal Court theatre, has just submitted a play for them entitled Kings etc.

Directed by Laura Farnworth

Laura Farnworth is Artistic Director of Labyrinth Theatre and one half of SALT. She won the NSDF Award for Storytelling and attended the National Studio Directors Course in 2007.

As Director: Our Style is Legendary (Tristan Bates); Dying (in development - The Gate Theatre); Abel Sanchez (in development - Stoke Newington International Airport); A Little Music (Ignition Festival, Tristan Bates); Flygirl (in development - National Studio); So Just Stories (Stoke Newington International Airport); Floor 44 (ATC/Young Vic); The Roaring Girl (The Dell, RSC); Trickster (ATC/Young Vic); Don Q (Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe); Jungle (BAC, Camden Peoples’ Theatre, Ustinov Studio - Theatre Royal Bath); The King of Schnorrers (Camden Peoples’ Theatre); The Dumb Waiter (Hill Street Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe)

As Assistant Director: My City (Almeida Theatre); Happy Now (National Theatre); Paper Promises (Young Vic); Moon on a Rainbow Shawl (reading Royal Court); Spring Awakening (Brockley Jack Theatre); Search and Destroy (New End Theatre); The Witch of Edmonton (Southwark Playhouse). Laura worked as researcher for Marianne Elliott on Therese Raquin and Saint Joan (National Theatre).

Laura has also facilitated workshops for her own company, Labyrinth Theatre, and for the Young Vic, National Theatre, Theatre Royal Bath, and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People's Theatre.

Produced by Hard Graft Theatre Company

Manchester based but Nottingham born Hard Graft Theatre Company's productions include Grass!, nominated for the Manchester Evening News Award "[Hard Graft] has proved time and again - you don't need a big budget to make a big impact." (Manchester Metro); Burt and Joyce, winner of TAPPS comedy writing award and Thick As Thieves"the most exciting piece of theatre I have possibly ever seen.” (BBC).

Designed by Rich White

Rich White is a sculptor who has worked widely across the UK and Europe. Our Style is Legendary marks his first piece of scenography. 

Rich describes his work as "physically altering (or appearing to alter) existing architecture in public and exhibition spaces. These architectural interventions are developed specifically for their location through research and site visits; responding to the architecture, history and current happenings in the area. Through this I create a narrative or story that I feel evokes the collective subconscious - a visual reference that seeks to provoke thoughts about the location by drawing on elements of the locale.

The final work often takes a simple form or pattern of structure which is intended to resonate with the viewer through its unexpected familiarity. The work is built on-site often from materials found or reclaimed in the vicinity and integrated into the existing architecture. Afterwards the materials are recycled or returned for reuse. This conveys a connection to its location and influences its development. The work is at the whim of the materials I can find and at the mercy of their limitations. It is about making it work, about adapting ideas to changing situations, and creating an inspiring experience for the viewer which challenges their perception and causes them to question what they see."

Rich White is from Nottingham.

Lighting by Andy Furby

Andy is the resident lighting designer for Ampersandance Company (AD: Jamie Thomson/ Benoit Egloff). Until 2010 Andy was also the resident lighting designer for the former New English Contemporary Ballet Company under Niall McMahon. Other design work includes: Judgement at Nurenburgh (Tricycle Theatre, Sally Knyvette) The Double Bass (New End Theatre, Christopher Hunter) Bright Lights Big City (Hoxton Hall, Chris Lane), Nutcracker (Nottingham Sandfield Centre NECB, Jamie Thomson) Unzipped ( Arts West End, John Mayer) and Run For Your Life (Scene and Heard). Assistant work: Keeping the Faith (Central School, LD: Nick Moran)Re-lights include: Mole Hole (LD: Anna Watson) and Stepping Out UK Tour 09 (LD: Jason Taylor). www.andyfurby.com

Casting by Ladida Casting

Casting by Jimmy Jewell of ladida casting, management and productions.