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writer:mark williams

Mark Williams is a scriptwriter and novelist. His work for family audiences includes JASON & THE ARGONAUTS (RCT Theatres, Blackwood Miners' Institute & The Courtyard Hereford), and HERE BE MONSTERS for Theatr Iolo. He's written two nationally-touring adaptations for The Birmingham Stage Company – HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE FRIGHTFUL FIRST WORLD WAR (nominated for a Manchester Evening News Award: Best Family Show 2009) and HORRIBLE SCIENCE. He’s worked on several projects for National Theatre Wales, including THE BULLETIN, an online newspaper for the 2016 Roald Dahl celebration, CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED. In 2013 Mark was commissioned to write two episodes of BBC Wales’s WIZARDS VS ALIENS, as well as writing online material for Series 3. Mark’s debut novel SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS, a reworking of the legend of King Arthur, was nominated for the 2014 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. He is currently developing a new TV comedy drama series set in Wales. 

director: Catherine paskell

Catherine is Artistic Director of Dirty Protest and an independent performance director from Cardiff.  Previous to this she was a founding Creative Associate of National Theatre Wales.

Her production directing credits for Dirty Protest include: Sugar Baby  by Alan Harris (Paines Plough's Roundabout programme, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017); Cut and Run by Branwen Davies (development Christmas production); Parallel Lines by Katherine Chandler (2013 Chapter production and 2015 Wales Tour).

Catherine directed a new version of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in Portuguese, for the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Belo Horizonte (People’s Palace Projects/British Council), and has previously directed for companies including National Theatre Wales, Sherman Cymru, Wales Millennium Centre, The Junket Club, Unity Theatre Liverpool, Theatre 503, Oldham Coliseum, Tara Arts, Soho Theatre, and Lyric Theatre Hammersmith.

Catherine’s production of Parallel Lines for Dirty Protest won Best Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards. Catherine trained on the Theatre Directing MFA at Birkbeck, University of London and was resident director at Contact, Manchester and Octagon Theatre Bolton. She is a Fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme and the RSA.



Design - Black Stuff, 147 Questions About Love (Volcano Theatre), Harri Parris Big Day (Mai oh Mai Productions), Venue Design at Love Saves the Day (Twisted Theatre),Costume for performance at Love Saves The Day (Twisted Theatre), Costume for performance at Boomtown (Twisted Theatre)

Design assistant- City of the Unexpected, Wonderman, We're Still Here (National Theatre Wales), Seagulls (Volcano Theatre), Grimly Handsome (The Royal Court)

Film and TV - Da Vinci's Demons (Bay Studios), Just Jim (Vox Pictures), Their Finest (Pinewood Studios)

Interior Design - Hard Lines Coffee and Vinyl (The Castle Emporium) Hard Lines Coffee (Cardiff Central Market)



Ceri has worked for many companies, most recently, Theatr Pena,
Theatr Genedlaethol, The Torch Theatre, Theatr Genedlaethol,
Welsh National Opera, Theatr Clwyd, Mappa Mundi, National
Theatre Wales, Independent Opera, RGM Productions.



Dan has worked with many companies including: National Theatre Wales, Theatr Genendlaethol Cymru, Sherman Theatre, Theatr Iolo, RCT Theatres and Blackwood Miners' Institute, Taking Flight, Hijinx, Gagglebabble, West Yorkshire Playhouse and many more.