Ben De Wynter MMC - directing INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT
Welcome to Ben who is an Associate at the award-winning Union Theatre.
Directing Credits inc: the critically acclaimed European premiere of A Man of Importance, (Arts Theatre, London) Associate on ATG/Donmar’s award-winning Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre) with Patrick Swayze, the national tour of Trevor Nunn’s award-winning My Fair Lady, David Hare’s The Breath of Life (The Haymarket) with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. Robert Strura on The Seagull (Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheene). The critically acclaimed Cabaret, European premiere of Wild Party and Pippin all with Sasha Regan. The Boys from Syracuse, Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions, Absent Friends and Joking Apart (Union). Sweeney Todd (Crescent, Birmingham), Candide (Ivy, GSA), The Constant Couple (Farquhar Festival, Derry), Playboy of the Western World (Joint Stock), A Chorus Line, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Nine (Jellicoe), Andrew Muir’s Tales from a Pier, The Eight Foot Leap, Push (Time Out Critic’s Choice), Love on the First Floor and Anniversary Sweet, Albee’s The Zoo Story and Pinter’s Family Voices (King’s Head and the sold - out production of People Like Us by Julie Burchill and Jane Robins.
He is one half of the award-winning production house Regan De Wynter Productions and in 2015 was excited to produce with Hilary and Stuart Sasha’s all-male Gilbert and Sullivan shows and UK Tour of Salad Days.
Ben is a member of the Magic Circle, and was invited to The Monte Carlo Club to perform for Prince Rainer and Prince Albert. He was magical advisor on Pure Gold (Soho Theatre), Doctor Faustus (SELCAT), Pippin (Union), and The Comedy of Errors (Gatehouse). He directed John Van der Put as Puff the Magic Dragon in Jurassic Bark (Pleasance, Edinburgh) and in Love and Other Magic Tricks, winning best production at the Buxton Festival.
Amanda Noar – Actor/Director/Choreographer - directing THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN in AMERICA
We welcome back Amanda. In 2020, in the unique situation of a global Pandemic, we put the Drama on-line, which was a fantastic achievement, Amanda directed our winner “Only Human”
Theatre TV and film credits inc: as an actress, dancer, singer, producer, director, choreographer. Also appeared / directed many pantomimes inc. Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Peter Pan & Cinderella.
For “Impact" inc: she produced/ directed /choreographed many award-winning productions Made In Dagenham, The Full Monty, Sweet Charity, The Producers, Annie, Hot Mikado, Fame, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof & Summer Holiday, at Artsdepot, N. Finchley. The Boy Friend, Bye Bye Birdie, Little Shop of Horrors, Annie and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Millfield Theatre, Edmonton & The Pajama Game, Annie & The Boyfriend for Alyth Academy in Temple Fortune, N. London.
Amanda has directed, assisted and taken workshops for The London School of Musical Theatre and was course director for their part time course.
She produced and directed a sell-out production of Stepping Out (Artsdepot, Finchley), followed by a “back by public demand” production of Stepping Out and was assistant director for the new play Happy Warrior also at Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate.
For the past 10 years, Amanda has directed a number of corporate videos for a top City law firm and has taken her own drama -based workshops for training purposes into many different companies.
In her ‘spare time’ Amanda coaches privately, adults and children in public speaking, drama, LAMDA exams, musical theatre and dance, for school interviews, auditions or just for building confidence & fun. For more information please contact [email protected]
Peter Kavanagh - directing THE SPERM BANK
Welcome Peter, an award-winning director for theatre, television and audio.
Theatre productions, writing and translations inc: ‘Not Quite Jerusalem’ (Finborough Theatre,); ‘A Selfish Boy’ (Tristan Bates Theatre & ‘After Prospero’ (Bill Cashmore Memorial Prize INK Festival) ‘The Labyrinth’ by Fernando Arrabal (Players Theatre Dublin, Dublin Theatre Festival and Royal Court London); ‘A Door Must be Either Open or Shut’ & ‘The Boor’ (Chichester Theatre Festival); ‘The Good Companions’ (Watford); ‘Love and the Art of War’ (King’s Head); ‘Gospel Oak’ (Lilian Baylis) ‘Vox Humana’ (Cockpit Theatre) ‘Blink’ Barons Court Theatre.
Film and TV inc: ‘Sightings of Bono’ starring Bono (All Ireland Prods) ‘Sisters’ (BBC2); ‘I was the Cigarette Girl’ (BBC Northern Ireland) starring Andrew Scott and Nuella O’Neill (Bronze Shield, Columbia Film Festival) TAPS Bafta winner Best Production ‘The Pros The Cons and A Screw’ by Tim Elgood.
‘Drama on 3’: Ibsen’s ‘Rosmersholm’ ‘Brand’ ‘The Lady from the Sea’ ‘The Wild Duck (trans Christopher Hampton), nominated Best Director BBC Audio Awards 2018. ‘Faith Healer’ ‘True West’ ‘Tom and Viv’ ‘Otherwise Engaged’ Sony, Society of Authors, Writers Guild, Bafta and other awards include Prix Italia nominations ‘The Dead’ and ‘Tim Drum’, and Prix Italia Special Commendation for ‘Landscape’ with Harold Pinter and Penelope Wilton.
Audio writing and translations: ‘Lonely Joe’ with Jenny Prager (R4) ‘The Dead House’ (Michele Rakotoson) World Service
Theatre and film reviews: Guardian, TLS, Irish Times, The Evening Standard, Theatre Ireland.