PRONK! is a creative partnership set up in the Spring of 2017. The company combines science, music, and story-telling – to shape unusual tales into extraordinary live events.
Ruby Bentall (Performer) has previously performed at Vault Festival in The Cement Garden (Vault Festival 2014, dir. David Aula). Her other theatre credits include: Britten in Brooklyn (Wilton’s Music Hall, dir. Oli Rose); Peter and Alice (Noel Coward Theatre, dir. Michael Grandage); Hansel and Gretel (National Theatre, dir. Katie Mitchell); Blue Heart Afternoon (Hampstead Theatre, dir. Tamara Harvey); Grief (National Theatre, dir. Mike Leigh) Remembrance Day (Royal Court Theatre, dir. Michael Longhurst); Alice (Sheffield Crucible, dir. Lyndsey Turner); The Miracle and DNA (National Theatre, dir. Paul Miller), and Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat (National Theatre, dir. Mark Ravenhill).
On screen Ruby most recently appeared in Absentia (AXN) and played a leading role in Poldark (Series 1-3, BBC). Other credits include Midsomer Murders (ITV); Jekyll and Hyde (ITV); Blandings (ITV); The Paradise (BBC); Lark Rise to Candleford (Series 2-4, BBC); The Bill (ITV); and Lost in Auden (ITV). Ruby has appeared in the films Interlude in Prague (dir. John Stephenson); Bikini Blue (dir. Jarek Marszewski); Mr Turner (dir. Mike Leigh); Robin Hood (dir. Ridley Scott),The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (dir. John Kent Harrison), and Tormented (dir. Jon Wright).
Robert Moutrey (Composer / Performer) most recently worked as sound designer for Simon Evans / David Aula’s Hamlet (Park Theatre, 2017). He worked as musical assistant to Damon Albarn and Rufus Norris on Dr Dee – An English Opera (Manchester International Festival) as well as for the NYT and street-theatre projects in Manchester.
Robert recently toured the world in US rock’n’roll band Crocodiles, including performances on BBC 6Music, and at International Music Festivals.
David Aula (Director) created and performed in Vanishing Mankind at this year’s Vault Festival, and has had productions at three previous festivals. He performed the award-winning, Maisie Says She Loves Me (Vaults17); co-created and performed in the sell-out show The Vanishing Man (Vaults16), and directed festival headliner The Cement Garden (Vaults14).
He has worked extensively as a director, dramaturg, writer and performer in London, around the UK, and In America.
Jack Monaghan (Writer) played the leading role in The Graduate (West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2017), and has performed with the RSC, Shakespeare’s Globe, and for the National Theatre as the lead in their smash-hit War Horse (West End, 2011). He has previously developed new writing with the NT Studio, RSC, and Hightide Festival.