Barrow and Ireland
Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland are writers of contemporary musical
theatre and have been working together for almost three years now,
since meeting at the Guildford School of Acting, and have
workshopped some of their material several times - most recently
spending a week on an early draft of their original musical,
'With, Without’, in Guildford last summer.
More recently, since the enforcement of lockdown, Ben and Lucy
have produced and created several large-scale ‘virtual choir’ videos -
with well over 100 people in total getting involved in bringing some of
their original material to life. They are now tackling a brand new project - an as-yet-untitled song cycle, which they are working hard to
develop and hope to have more on this soon!
To listen to some of Ben and Lucy's work please click here
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Most recently Resident Director and Children’s Director of The School of Rock
at the Gillian Lynne Theatre.
Performance includes: George in Perfectly Ordinary (workshop),
Swing/Children’s Dance Captain in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre),
Custus in Crazy for You (Kilworth House Theatre), Lady be Good!;
Pepe in The Boyfriend (Assistant Choreographer to Bill Deamer);
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Assistant Choreographer to Jenny Arnold) and
Messenger in Macbeth (all at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre),
Bill Jukes in Peter Pan (New Wimbledon Theatre/New Victoria Theatre Woking), Follies in Concert (Assistant Choreographer to Bill Deamer - London Palladium), Purser in Anything Goes (UK Tour), A Night at the Musicals (UK Tour – Resident Choreographer), Roger in Footloose (UK Tour), and Doc Pierce in Calamity Jane (Shaftesbury Theatre).
Direction Includes: Creative Director: Born to Run (Broadway Theatre, Barking); DOMINIUM; Collections and Louder Than Words (Kenneth More Theatre). Director: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jersey Arts Centre), The Aristocats (Jersey Opera House).
Choreography includes: By the Bog of Cats/Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Jermyn Street Theatre), Just So (Jersey Opera House), Sleeping Beauty and Jack and the Beanstalk (Oxford Playhouse), The Mill at Sonning’s 30th Birthday Celebrations, High School Musical for ‘That’s Entertainment’ (Harrods, London), An Audience with Danny La Rue (Theatre Royal Windsor and Richmond Theatre).
Alan was Artistic Consultant/Head of Acting at CPA Studios from 2013 – 2017 and Vice Principal/Head of Dance at The Musical Theatre Academy from 2017 – 2018.
Composer / Songwriter
USHERS: The Front of House Musical, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Usual Suspects,
The Physicists, Doctor Faustus; The Importance of Being Earnest, Antigone
Other Dance In Other Place (Short), Schwanger (Short), Suspected (Short)
St Paul’s Hotel (Promo Video), Red Light Campaign (Promo Video)
To hear some of Yiannis's work please head to www.soundcloud.com/ykoutsakos
Training; MFA Theatre Directing at Birkbeck University- Winner of the Peter
BA Theatre and Drama Studies (First Class Hons.)
Theatre as Writer and Director includes: In Love and Loyalty – an adaptation of
(Evolution Festival Lyric Hammersmith)
Theatre as Director includes: Love and Information (ArtsEd), Krool
Britannia (Camden Fringe)
Theatre as Associate Director: Ghost Stories (West End and UK Tour)
Theatre as Assistant Director includes: Bartholomew Fair (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse-
Shakespeare’s Globe), Ghost Stories, Leave to Remain, Dick Whittington (Lyric Hammersmith),
othellomacbeth (Lyric Hammersmith/HOME), Easter (RADA).
As Dramaturge: Sammy- the Sammy Davis JR. Musical (Workshop)
Chris is an Olivier Award nominated Sound Designer based in the UK.
He works primarily within the theatre industry both in the UK and internationally.
Credits as Sound Designer include: The Inheritance Broadway (Winner of the
2020 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Design for a Play) and The Inheritance
London (Nominated for the 2019 Olivier Award for Best Sound Design), Hamlet
The Jungle (New York), Summer and Smoke (London), Mary Stuart (London),
Billy Elliot The Musical (South Korea), Beginning (London), Labour of Love, Billy Elliot The Musical (Japan),