Creative Team

Creative Team

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

Guy has been designing lighting for dance, theatre and opera for 20 years, creating work throughout the UK and internationally. He has collaborated with Mark Bruce Company since 1999, designing The Odyssey, Dracula, Made in Heaven, Love & War, Sea of Bones, Bad History, Green Apples and Dive.

Other designs for dance include Chotto Desh for Akram Khan Company, Metamorphosis for Arthur Pita, Strange Blooms for Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, And Who Shall Go to the Ball? for Candoco. He has also designed work for The Royal Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, Scottish Dance Theatre, NDCWales, Skånes Dansteater, and Sydney Dance Company; he has collaborated with Christopher Bruce, Theo Clinkard, and Martin Forsberg amongst many others and has designed a number of works for Gandini Juggling.

Designs for theatre include The Deep Blue Sea and Here We Go for the National Theatre; Wings for the Young Vic; Clarence Darrow for the Old Vic; Roots for the Donmar Warehouse; In Basildon for the Royal Court; A Delicate Balance for the Alemida; and various pieces for NTS, Theatre Royal Bath, Headlong and Bristol Old Vic.

Designs for opera include The Firework-Maker’s Daughter at the Royal Opera House, Jakob Lenz for English National Opera, and American Lulu in Bregenz. Guy is an Associate Artist at Wilton’s Music Hall.

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.

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.
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