Jack trained as an actor at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He then went straight on to play the lead role of Albert in the National Theatre’s internationally award-winning production of War Horse. Since then he has performed at theatres across the country including the RSC, Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Royal Bath, Leicester Curve, Nottingham Playhouse, the Almeida and in the West End. He has appeared in television drama for ITV, BBC, Channel 4 and Amazon, and in films for BBC, BFI and Lionsgate.
In 2013 Jack was selected to take part in the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. He is currently under commission to Stockroom.
Cruise marks his professional playwriting debut.
John is a composer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from West Yorkshire.
He has released several critically-acclaimed albums with his band The Little Unsaid, with whom he has toured Europe extensively and performed at major festivals including Glastonbury.
In 2017 a team of music industry professionals including Gilles Peterson and Four Tet awarded John the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing music creators.
As well as working on The Little Unsaid's upcoming album, due for release on Reveal Records in July 2021, John has spent the last year composing more music for film and theatre, including National Youth Theatre's new adaptation of George Orwell's Animal Farm.
West End credits include: Umm Kulthum, the Golden Era (London Palladium); Broken Wings (Theatre Royal Haymarket); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Ambassadors Theatre); The Break (Workshop - Arts Theatre) and Rags in Concert (Lyric Theatre).
Other Directing credits include: Broken Wings (Doha Opera House & Beiteddine Festival); Rags - The Musical, Putting It Together and Little Women (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester); Children of Eden (Mackintosh Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Ivy Studio); Girlfriends - In Concert (Bishopsgate Institute); A Winter’s Tale (Rose Theatre, Kingston); Brexit! - The Musical (C Venues, Edinburgh); tick, tick... BOOM! (Park Theatre); Promises, Promises (Southwark Playhouse); As You Like It (Jackson’s Lane); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Chipping Norton Theatre); The Pajama Game (Pleasence Theatre); Heart of Winter (Tristan Bates); James and The Giant Peach (UK & International Tour); A Man of No Importance (Pleasance Theatre); The Stationmaster (Tristan Bates); Rags - The Musical (Lyric Theatre); Portia Coughlan (The Old Red Lion Theatre); Girlfriends (Union Theatre); A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (Greenwich Theatre); The Mistress Cycle (Landor Theatre); Expectations (Arcola Theatre); Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre); NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre); Henry VI Part1 (Rose Theatre); Erris (Theatre 503); Julius Caesar (The Scoop) and The Madness of Sweeney (Lyric Theatre, Belfast).
Associate Director credits include: C-O-N-T-A-C-T (London); Pippin (Southwark Playhouse); Becoming Shades (The Vaults); The History Boys (UK Tour) and Nothing Left to Lose (Purcell Rooms).
Recent projects include: Broken Wings (Theatre Royal Haymarket, The Other Palace, Dubai Opera House, Doha Opera House); Lonely Planet (Trafalgar Studios); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Ambassadors & Greenwich Theatre); Some Lovers and Forever Plaid (The Other Palace); Blue Stockings, Welcome to Thebes, Days of Significance, A Clockwork Orange, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Dying for It, Animal Farm and Love & Information (All at the Royal & Derngate); Dying for it (Teatro Odeon Romania); Mamma Mia (Pattheo Limassol Municipal Theatre Cyprus); No Sound Ever Dies (Brooklands); Company and Cabaret (ACT Aberdeen); Little Women (Hope Mill); Concrete Jungle Book (Edinburgh Festival); Tick, Tick, Boom (Park Theatre), Legally Blonde and Bad Girls The Musical (Pleasance Theatre); Battery Life and The Things People Do (Lyric Hammersmith); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Chipping Norton); The Who’s Tommy (Greenwich Theatre); Standby for Tape Backup (Soho Theatre and Shoreditch Town Hall); Amneasis (RSC Weekend Festival and Bush Theatre Workshop); Stationmaster (Tristan Bates); The Mercy Seat (Pleasance); Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, Whistle Down the Wind, Times Square Angel, Girlfriends (Union Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Taming of The Shrew Richard III, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Handlebards UK and International Tours).
Stufish Entertainment Architects, founded by the late and legendary Mark Fisher, is the recognised world leader in entertainment architecture. Their award winning portfolio includes permanent and semi-permanent buildings, live productions, touring shows, exhibitions, immersive experiences, masterplanning and more.
Examples of high profile concert tours include designs for for The Rolling Stones, U2, Pink Floyd, Elton John, Madonna, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, Metallica, One Direction, Take That, Michael Bublé, Mumford & Sons, Hugh Jackman, Robbie Williams, Beyoncé + Jay-Z and Queen + Adam Lambert.
Exhibition design includes the acclaimed music exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains.
Examples of bespoke permanent building designs are the Han Show Theatre and Dai Show Theatre in China. The Dai Show Theatre included the architectural design of the building as well as the interior, set and stage design for the acrobatic water show. Other buildings include the KÀ Theatre at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the stadium for the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, Wanda Movie Park, and the Chimelong Theatre in Zhuhai.
Stufish also designed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics 2008, the Asian Games 2010, UAE 40th Anniversary Show 2011, The Mother of the Nation 2016 and the 5th AIMAG Opening Ceremony in Ashgabat 2017, Beyoncé at Coachella 2018, and many sets for TV and award shows including MTV VMAs 2017, the NTAs 2018-20 and The Fashion Awards 2017-19.
Theatrical designs include, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Monty Python Live - One Down Five To Go’, Jeff Wayne’s ‘The War of the Worlds’, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Tour, Dynamo 'Seeing is Believing', ‘Giudizio Universale’ in Rome as well as, ‘KÀ’, ‘Believe’ & ‘Viva Elvis’ for Cirque du Soleil and Sinatra ‘The Man & His Music’.
Stufish is excited to be involved with this World Premiere, West End production of ‘Cruise’ bringing their experience of gig design and fusing it with theatre.
Jai trained at RADA and won the 2016 Association of Lighting Designer’s ETC Award.
Recent designs include The Hoes (Hampstead Theatre Downstairs); Hushabye Mountain (Hope Mill); Pawn/Limbo (Bush Theatre); Out of the Dark (Rose Theatre Kingston); Shuck’n’Jive, Whitewash (Soho Theatre); Anansi the Spider, Aesop’s Fables (Unicorn Theatre); I’ll Take You To Mrs. Cole (Complicite); World’s End (King’s Head Theatre); The Actor’s Nightmare (Park Theatre); Mapping Brent (Kiln Theatre); Mary’s Babies (Jermyn Street Theatre); Glory (Duke’s Theatre/Red Ladder); Cuzco (Theatre503); Losing Venice (Orange Tree Theatre); King Lear, Lorna Doone (Exmoor National Park); Cinderella (Duke’s Lancaster); Ages of the Moon (Vaults Festival); A Lie of the Mind (Southwark Playhouse); 46 Beacon (Trafalgar Studios with Rick Fisher); Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Road (White Bear Theatre/Trafalgar Studios 2); Acorn (Courtyard Theatre. Off-West End Award nomination for Best Lighting).
Streaming and Hybrid productions include: Sunnymead Court, 15 Heroines, The Haunting of Alice Bowles, Barnes’ People, Cruise, Assembly.
Theatre credits include: The Night of the Iguana (West End); Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre); Crooked Dances (RSC); The Way of the World (Donmar); One Night in Miami (Nottingham Playhouse); The Ridiculous Darkness (Gate); One For Sorrow (Royal Court); The Children (Royal Court/Broadway); Dry Powder, Sex with Strangers, Labyrinth (Hampstead); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne, Berlin/Royal Court); Beckett Triple Bill (Jermyn Street Theatre); Amsterdam, The Lottery of Love, Blue/Heart, Little Light, The Distance (Orange Tree, Richmond); The Gaul (Hull Truck); Loot (Park Theatre/Watermill); Toast (Park Theatre/59E59 Theaters, New York); Jane Wenham (Out of Joint); Waiting for Godot (Sheffield Crucible); My Eyes Went Dark (Traverse, Edinburgh/59E59); Cargo (Arcola); CommonWealth (Almeida); Creve Coeur (Print Room); A Kettle of Fish (Yard); Cuzco, Wink (Theatre503); My Cousin Rachel, The Night Watch, The Habit of Art, Fabric, Invincible, Johnny Got His Gun (National Tours); Switzerland, Spamalot, The Glass Menagerie, Strangers On A Train (English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Hotel Plays (Langham Hotel); New Jibla (59 Productions, Kuwait).
Associate Designer credits include: The Island (Young Vic); Fleabag (Soho Theatre). Associate Artist of The Faction, and of Silent Opera.
(MA) Transitions Dance Company ; BA (Hons) Laban Dance Theatre
Choreography/Movement credits include: Co-founder and director of S A Y Dance; The Intro (Balletboyz); Blood and Belief (U.Mi-1 London Fashion Week ‘21); The Conversations With X (Trinity Laban); Primetime (Royal Court Theatre); TRANSIT-20 (Dance Film); The Album (S A Y) and Becoming Shades (Chivaree Circus).
Sarah regularly delivers professional and company class for NDC Wales, Balletboyz, Lîla Dance, StopGap and is a resident lecturer at Miskin Theatre.
Chris joined Aria Entertainment as General Manager and Assistant Producer in February 2017.
Since then, he has overseen productions including: HAIR - 50th Anniversary Production (UK Tour and The Vaults, London); The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, Mame, Putting it Together and Rags (Hope Mill Theatre); Night of the Living Dead - LIVE (Pleasance, London); From Page to Stage 2018; Unexpected Joy (Southwark Playhouse); the London transfers of Rags (Park Theatre); Yank! (Charing Cross Theatre) and Aspects of Love (Southwark Playhouse); The Toxic Avenger (Arts Theatre, West End); tick, tick... BOOM! (Park Theatre) and It’s Only Life (Union Theatre) as well as assisting on productions at the Hope Mill Theatre including Spring Awakening; Pippin; Little Women; The ToyBoy Diaries; Aspects of Love and The Return of the Soldier.
Other current productions include: A Killer Party (UK Premiere - Streaming Spring 2021).
Founded by Jamie Lambert (CEO) and Eliza Jackson (Creative Director), Lambert Jackson made their debut at Cadogan Hall in August 2018 with There’s Nothin’ Like a Dame – 100 Years of Women in Musical Theatre, and have since received two BroadwayWorld Award nominations.
Their various productions have received critical acclaim, including: Main Men of Musicals, West End Women, Love at the Musicals, multiple Favourites series at The Other Palace, The Throwaways, Ramin Karimloo and The Broadgrass Band, and Doctor Zhivago.
Over the last ten months, Lambert Jackson created the UK’s biggest online concert series, Leave a Light On, with over 90 shows designed to provide income for actors during the Covid-19 lockdown, as well as leading the way with their virtual productions of musicals The Last Five Years, First Date, [title of show], I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, BKLYN and Songs For A New World – the latter of which became the first musical to play a West End stage after the first national lockdown with sold out performances at the London Palladium in October 2020.
For their extensive work throughout the pandemic, Lambert Jackson were named in The Stage 100 2021.
Lambert Jackson have continued to contribute new, innovative theatrical productions to keep audiences entertained and members of the theatrical industry employed, and were described in 2020 by Theatre Weekly as “proving themselves to be true champions of theatre”.
Aria Entertainment was founded in 2012 by Katy Lipson. In 2017, Katy was awarded the Best Producer award by the Off-West End Awards and is a recipient of the Stage One Bursary and Start Up Award. She made “The Stage 100” in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for her work at Hope Mill Theatre and in 2021 for her work as a solo producer.
Katy produced the UK Premiere Tour of The Addams Family and the 50th Anniversary production of HAIR at the London Vaults, which she originally co-produced with Hope Mill Theatre in 2016, where she was the Producing Artistic Director for all in-house musicals from 2016 – 2019. HAIR (The Vaults) won the award for Best Off-West End Production at the 2018 Whatsonstage Awards and completed a major UK Tour in 2019. Their transfer of Pippin, which played at the Southwark Playhouse, was nominated for a record number of Off West End Awards. Their production of Spring Awakening won the award for Best Regional show at the 2019 WOS awards. In 2012, the bicentenary year of Charles Dickens’ birth, she produced a revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood at the Arts Theatre, West End. This was followed by a transfer to the same venue in 2017 of new musical The Toxic Avenger following runs at The Edinburgh Festival’s Pleasance Theatre and the Southwark Playhouse.
Katy set up the From Page to Stage festival to support new musicals at all difference stages of development. In 6 years FPTS has given platform to over 100 new musicals of which many have gone on to have full productions and be licensed worldwide and now they run a full-time literary department for new musicals.
Other productions include: Mame (UK Tour), which was nominated for 7 WhatsOnStage Awards and starred Tracie Bennett; Unexpected Joy (Southwark Playhouse and York Theatre, Off-Broadway); It’s Only Life (Union Theatre); Mame, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, Rags, Putting it Together, The Return of the Soldier, Pippin, Spring Awakening, Aspects of Love, Little Women, The ToyBoy Diaries, Yank!, Parade and HAIR (Hope Mill Theatre); the London transfers of Pippin (Southwark Playhouse) and Yank!(Charing Cross Theatre); Rags and tick, tick…BOOM! (Park Theatre); The Last 5 Years, Aspects of Love, The Toxic Avenger and Promises, Promises (Southwark Playhouse); Vanities The Musical (Trafalgar Studios); The House of Mirrors & Hearts(Arcola Theatre); See What I Wanna See and The Return Of The Soldier (Jermyn Street Theatre); The Adventures of Pinocchio, Lizzie and The Who’s Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Marry Me A Little, Jerry’s Girls and Forever Plaid (St. James Studio); Bar Mitzvah Boy, That’s Jewish Entertainment, Bette Miller and Me, The Jewish Legends, The Great Jewish American Songbook and The MGM Story (Upstairs at the Gatehouse and The Radlett Centre).
Other current projects include: The Osmonds (UK Tour); C-o-n-t-a-c-t (Various Worldwide Productions); Sammy (Lyric Hammersmith); The Addams Family (UK Tour) and Elton John: It’s A Little Bit Funny (UK Tour).