Creative Team

Creative Team

Chris Samuels - Sound Designer

Chris has collaborated with Mark Bruce on The Odyssey, Dracula, Made In Heaven, and Love & War.

Chris worked as a technical manager at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, The Ustinov and Egg at the Theatre Royal Bath and the Merlin Theatre in Frome. He has also toured nationally and internationally with the Natural Theatre Company and various other touring companies.

As well as sound design Chris now works freelance building and designing sets and props.

Dorothee Brodrück – Costume Designer

Dorothee Brodrück studied costume design at Berlin’s esteemed Universität der Künste. Additionally she pursued painting and etching at Freie Kunstschule, Berlin. After graduating, she moved to Switzerland where she became assistant costume designer in Bern’s Stadttheater for 2 years, contributing to diverse ballet and theatre projects.

She has enjoyed the privilege of working with choreographers Erik Ekmann, Hofesh Shechter, Mark Bruce and Doug Varone.

As a freelancer, Dorothee has created costumes for dancers, musicians and actors for venues as varied as the Komische Oper (Berlin, Germany), Stadttheater (Bern, Switzerland), Hans-Otto-Theater (Potsdam, Germany) and Theater an der Sihl (Zürich, Switzerland) among others.

Now based in Berlin, she co-founded the avant-garde Dieter & Thomas label with Karoline Lobeck in 2010.

Guy Hoare – Lighting Designer

Dance includes: Dracula; Made In Heaven; Love & War; Sea of Bones; Bad History; Green Apples; Dive (Mark Bruce Company); This Moment Is Your Life (Skånes Dansteater, Malmö); Chotto Desh (Akram Khan Company); Strange Blooms; Bruise Blood; Flicker (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company); Something Then, Something Now (Seeta Patel); 4x4 (Gandini Juggling); The Metamorphosis (ROH); The Land of Yes, The Land of No (Sydney Dance Company); Frontline (Henri Oguike Dance Company); Dream (NDCWales); Square Map of Q4 (Bonachela Dance Company); And Who Shall Come to the Ball? (Candoco); About Around; The Diminishing Present (bgroup); Havana Rakatan, Varmints (Sadler’s Wells); Mischief (Theatre Rites); After Effects (Darren Ellis Dance).

Theatre includes: Here we Go, Strange Interlude (National Theatre); Roots; Serenading Louie; Be Near Me (Donmar Warehouse); A Doll’s House; Going Dark, Far Away, World Factory (Young Vic); Clarence Darrow (Old Vic); NSFW; In Basildon (Royal Court); Little Revolution; A Delicate Balance; Waste (Almeida); The Father (Theatre Royal Bath & West End); Peter Pan (NTS); Faith Healer (Bristol Old Vic); The Seagull (Headlong); King Lear, Othello, Rutherford & Son (Northern Broadsides).

Opera includes: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter (ROH); Jakob Lenz (ENO); King Priam, Paul Bunyan, The Lighthouse; Gianni Schicchi; Il Tabarro; Don Giovanni; Eugene Onegin (ETO).

Phil Eddolls – Set Designer

As a freelance designer and maker, Phil has worked both nationally and internationally on indoor and outdoor events throughout his career. One offs inside design teams include Commonwealth games 2002, Olympic games 2004, Opening ceremony.

Recent designs include The Light Princess for the Tobacco Factory, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Treasure Island (outdoors) for the Bristol Old Vic, Science Museum Live with London Science Museum, Jonsi world tour (lead singer Sigur ros), Angelmoth and Rapunzel for Ballet Lorent at Sadlers Wells, Chasing Fate at Birmingham Hippodrome, Alex with Robert Bathurst and numerous co-designs with Julian Crouch for Improbable.

Other shows include The Epic of Gilgamesh at Belgrade Coventry and the Coventry Mysteries 2006 in the Cathedral outdoors, Sticky with Improbable at many international outdoor festivals and the Metropolitan Opera Gala 2009 in New York.

He won Best Designer at TMA Awards in 2003 for The Hanging Man.

Phil is a longtime collaborator with Improbable and Imagineer and helps design and realise Carnivals throughout the country.

Performance work includes Opera chorus with ROH production Lady Macbeth of Mstensk, Satyagraha for ENO and Met New York (skills ensemble) and Dot Comedy’s Get Lost.

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