Writer/performer Joz Norris is a cult favourite on the Edinburgh Fringe circuit, having made five acclaimed solo shows of storytelling, stand-up and playful nonsense. He has collaborated with award-winning and award-nominated collectives such as Weirdos, Heroes of Fringe and the Alternative Comedy Memorial Society, and has appeared in sketch shows for ITV2, Channel 4 and Dave, as well as interviews on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra. His screenwriting and film output has seen his work screened at film festivals worldwide, and he has won and been nominated for awards for acting and writing at major international film festivals.
Producer Barney Norris is an award-winning playwright and novelist, and the founding artistic director of Up In Arms theatre company. With Up In Arms, he has produced shows that have toured to fifty different UK theatres, including Robert Holman’s German Skerries (Orange Tree and tour), David Storey’s The March On Russia (Orange Tree), and his own plays Visitors (Arcola, Bush on tour), Eventide (Arcola and tour) and While We’re Here (Bush and tour). He runs an emerging artist workshop at Keble College, Oxford, where he’s been the playwright in residence since 2015.
Director John-Luke Roberts is a writer and Gaulier trained actor and comedian, who has written and performed for a wide range of TV and Radio shows, including Have I Got News For You, Newzoids and Nevermind the Buzzcocks, and his own sitcom Bull, co-written with Gareth Gwynn and starring Robert Lindsay and Maureen Lipman. John-Luke has created 5 solo shows for the Edinburgh Fringe between 2010 and 2016 which have all been critically acclaimed and transferred to the Soho Theatre. In 2017 he performed for two weeks at the Adelaide Fringe. As an actor he has appeared in Channel 4’s Babylon and played Nigel Mainpart in his 2015 sitcom Bull. As of 2017, he’s playing ‘Graeme’ in the world tour of the hit parody play ‘Graeme of Thrones.’
Designer Tanya Stephenson is a company stage manager, theatre designer and maker with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice from the Royal Central School Of Speech and Drama, London. She won the Francis Reid Lighting Design award in 2010 and has recently worked in a technical and production capacity with companies such as Fuel, The Invisible Dot and Stomp, as well as Gecko. Her work also extends outside of theatre – from artistic workshops with ex-offenders to working alongside fashion photographers and designers, such as Rhea Thierstein and Tim Walker.