Adam Bernstein COMPOSER

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Adam Bernstein is an experienced and versatile composer. Many of his compositions have been performed by members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and other professional ensembles.

Adam studied at the Royal Academy of Music and King’s College, London. He obtained his MPhil in Musical Composition and Diploma in Piano and won the Postgraduate Music Prize.

He has performed in numerous concerts as conductor, pianist, singer and violinist. In addition, Adam has acted as consultant for Oxford University Press and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in their keyboard publishing, and has had music published by the former.

Adam recently completed the score for WTC’s production of Burke and Hare. Further examples of Adam‘s work can be heard here:

http://soundcloud.com/adambernstein

For more information, or to discuss future projects, contact Adam at adamber@hotmail.co.uk

Joe Charles DIRECTOR

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Joe has been a professional theatre director and actor for over thirty years. His long experience includes working as an actor at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

One of his most enjoyable and challenging roles was playing “Jesus” in The Mystery plays at Lincoln Cathedral.

His television roles include appearances in a wide number of situation comedies and TV dramas including The Sweeney, The Professionals, Family Affairs and East Enders.

As a director his journey has mirrored his acting career, working in many repertory theatres, and directing a wide variety of plays, from classics through to modern.

For fifteen years he was a producer for Roots Theatre Company based in London, during which time he directed Don’t Blame The Postman from Jamaica a production he brought over from Jamaica. Due to his pioneering efforts a new “Roots Theatre” style of acting evolved at The Brixton Village in London and he went on to direct a collection of other plays there.

After founding Thee Black Swan Theatre and Opera Company dedicated to providing a platform for classically trained singers and actors from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds  he directed and produced a critically acclaimed all-black version of Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” at the Tricycle Theatre, in Kilburn London. The Classic Black Concert at The Wimbledon Theatre followed.

Most recently Joe directed four part mini-series Black Spartacus which is Thee Black Swan’s first audio play and production to be aired on The Wireless Theatre Company.

Joe hopes interest in the audio version of the play will assist with Thee Black Swan’s plan of staging a theatre version of Black Spartacus.

Joe is keen to share his theatrical experience with others and can be contacted at theeblackswan.co.uk

Jack Bowman DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

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Jack Bowman has worked with Wireless Theatre since it's launch in 2007. His two hander, FROZEN was WTC's first available download and he has been an integral part of the team ever since.

Jack works in some capacity on all WTC projects, whether it be as a writer, actor, producer or script editor and without him the company would not be what it is today.

Paul Blinkhorn – DIRECTOR

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Paul trained as a director at East 15 and the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York. In 2010/ 2011 he spent six months as a Trainee Associate Director at the New End Theatre which culminated in him directing the UK premiere of 74 Georgia Avenue by Tony and Academy Award nominated writer Murray Schisgal.

His award-winning short film Duty Calls has been screened at festival in Canada, France, Germany and Romania. He is also a member of the Young Vic Directors’ Network, Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain.

Theatre also includes:

Country Life (RADA GBS Theatre and The Old Red Lion), Cynthia (New Wave Theatre/Leicester Square Theatre) , Up on Bricks (Sitcom Mission/Hat Trick Productions – New Diorama), Risk Assessment (Theatre 503/ Rapid Write Response), The Cockroach Dialogues (London Playwrights’ Collective/Theatre 503), Siren (Chilling Out Theatre/Etcetera Theatre-Camden Fringe Festival - nominated for the 20th Meyer-Whitworth Award), Finchley Road (London Playwrights' Collective/Theatre503), The Teacher Who Loved Me (In Company - Off Cut Festival/The Old Red Lion), Raving Beauties (Broken Echo Theatre Company/Studio Salford), Tape (Northern Outlet Theatre - nominated for Best Production at Buxton Festival Fringe, Official Selection: Re:play Festival 2009 –Manchester Library Theatre).

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Craig Bulpitt – SOUND

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Craig is a freelance audio engineer/editor. He studied at the School of Sound Recording in Manchester.

He divides his time between live and studio editing and mixing, as well as doing repairs to studio equipment at CML audio, GJC Designs and ScotchMcneil Audio

Craig worked on A Very Grimm Christmas doing live Foley work for:

Pete M Wyer – SOUND

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Pete M Wyer has created works for the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra and many others. He has also created music and sound design for the 20 part BBC TV series 'Roman Mysteries'  and the feature length documentary 'Made In England'.

His operatic/music theatre works include 'Johnny's Midnight Goggles', 'Cremenville', 'Numinous City' and '57 Hours In The House Of Culture'.

The hour-long ‘Insomnia Poems’ for BBC Radio 3 with poet Steve Dalachinsky was chosen for the ‘Best of 2009’ by BBC Radio 3.

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Emma Taylor – DIRECTOR

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Earlier this year (2011) Emma directed the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' The Fat Man's Wife, produced the 5 star Edinburgh Fringe Festival production of NewsRevue and produced and presented Reelkandi TV’s first ever coverage of the Edinburgh Fringe.

In 2010 Emma directed and co-produced two World Premieres, Stage Fright and Marion Allen's Number One Hobby each receiving 5 star reviews. As producer of NewsRevue since 2001 she set the wheels in motion for the Guinness World Record for NewsRevue as the World’s Longest Running Live Comedy and received this accolade on the show’s behalf in 2005.  Her inaugural production of Lucky Stiff as Artistic Director of Canal Cafe Theatre, which she produced, directed and designed, was nominated for the Whatsonstage Award for Best Musical Revival in the same category as the West End’s My Fair Lady and Kiss Me, Kate.

Emma received Fringe Report’s Outstanding Achievement Award - Theatre Person of the Year, in 2003. Emma founded and was principal of the Norrie Carr Drama School for children and is also an actress.

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James Rose COMPOSER

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James studied Music performance and Music Technology at North West Kent College, Dartford, before composing and performing music in many different styles and genres for the onsite Miskin Theatre.

Recently James completed three years at Canterbury Christ Church University, gaining a first class BA Hons degree in Commercial Music.  During his time there he continued to explore his interests in different styles of music including Jazz, Music in the Media and Film Music.

Since then, James has become Musical Director of Rising Stars Musical Theatre Company and continues to pursue his career as a composer. For more information or to contact James, visit www.jamesrosemusic.com

George Maddocks DIRECTOR

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George has been directing on the London Fringe for five years. He trained at Goldsmiths College and whilst there directed Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, and devised and directed The Hamster Theme Park which was taken to the National Student Drama Festival.

After graduating he made his professional debut directing Alistair Beaton’s Feelgood at The Rosemary Branch Theatre. He has recently directed the satirical sketch show NewsRevue at The Canal Cafe Theatre.

Radio credits include Wild Elusive Butterfly and Gino Ginelli is Dead II, starring Lionel Blair, for The Wireless Theatre company.  He has also worked as a producer and director for Theatre Peckham and production managed for Drama Studio London, ArtsCorp, WSR Productions and Open Stage.

George is also the co-producer/director of WIRED UP Theatre Talk Podcast

Most recently George directed and produced WTC's first attempt at visualising audio. In 48 hours he and the WTC Rat Team recorded a radio play and film, edited and uploaded it. We're thrilled.

Watch The Making of Rat:

Cherry Cookson DIRECTOR

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Cherry Cookson worked for over 30 years as a staff Senior Radio Drama Producer in the BBC, winning many national and international awards for her work, and on behalf of her writers. She is currently a freelance independent Radio Drama producer, director and teacher.

Cherry has taught both acting and creative writing at a number of universities, and since leaving the BBC has returned to produce a number of plays for BBC Radio 4 and has a play commissioned for BBC Radio 3 for the Olympics.  She has produced several unabridged audio books, and is an experienced script editor. She has coached actors and taught Radio Acting and Creative Writing to second year students and post-graduates at two leading Drama Schools, and is about to start work teaching on the radio course at the Drama Studio. She served as guest lecturer on the MA Screenwriting Course at Aberystwyth University.

Alongside her work as a producer she writes critical reports on radio plays for the Literary Consultancy Agency, has written numerous pieces of journalism as well as script editing many plays and prose.

Listen to Cherry talking about working as a director for the BBC in our recent WIRED UP Episode: HERE

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