Craig Baxter – Playwright
Craig studied Zoology at Sheffield University and Playwriting at Birmingham University. His stage plays include St James and the Tattoo Man, Taking Liberties, The Ministry of Pleasure(published by Oberon Books), The Animals, Hard Sell, Big Bang(published by ARC Theatre Press), Relicsand Spearcarriers. He has adapted two of his plays for radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4: The Thrill of the Chasteand Monogamy. His play about Charles and Emma Darwin, Like Confessing a Murderwas broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2009. At present, Craig is developing two more science-themed plays: Let Newton Be! (a verbatim drama about Isaac Newton for the Faraday Institute) and The Altruists (a non-verbatim play about evolutionary biologists in the late 1960s/early 1970s).
Paul Bourne – Director
Artistic Director of Menagerie, Paul has directed and produced over fifty professional productions in ten different countries. Highlights include the world premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Guignol in New York, Dancing at Lughnasa in Kentucky and the European premiere of David Mamet’s Oleanna in Germany. Previously Artistic Director at the Frankfurt Playhouse and Center Stage, New York.
Sarah Wood – Filmmaker
Sarah Wood has been working for the last ten years in film. Her latest film projects have all been an exploration into ideas of the archive using found footage. I Want To Be A Secretarywon best film at the Halloween Film Festival 2007, Galleryplayed as part of Whitechapel Art Gallery’s fundraiser 2008, The Book of Love(2008) still tours with a live soundtrack performed by the Exploits of Elaine and most recently The Angel of History(2008) (a collaboration with Jersey Film Archive) played in the Jersey War Tunnels with live soundtrack performed by Zan Lyons, as part of the first Brancharge Film Festival. Sarah is currently in development for Swingin’ Dors a video piece about Diana Dors and the British studio system, and in production with For Cultural Purposes Only, an Animate Projects’ commission with Channel 4, about the lost Palestinian film archive.
Lynette Clarke – Jemma
Born in North London, trained at The Anna Scher Theatre and The Mountview Theatre School, North London. For Menagerie: In The White Highlands, Mother F*** Island, Elephants in Nairobi, Stutterand Sudden Visitation. Other theatre credits include The City of One- Myrtle Theatre Co., Bristol, The Bacchae- National Theatre of Scotland, The Container- Nimble Fish Productions (Essex), The Crucible- Royal Shakespeare Company. Gielgud Theatreand To Kill a Mockingbird- Pitlochry Festival Theatre. TV -Harley Streetfor ITV1 and of course The Bill!
Terry Molloy – Charles Darwin
Terry Molloy has worked in all areas of the entertainment business as an actor, director, producer, trainer and presenter over the past ‘forty-something’ years. He has appeared in repertory all over the country with parts ranging from ‘Mr. Toad’ in Toad of Toad Hall to ‘Arturo Ui’ in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and more recently as ‘Walsingham’ to Janet Suzman’s ‘Elizabeth I’ in Frobisher’s Gold. On Radio he has appeared in over 500 plays as well as poetry and prose programmes and voiced an infinite number of commercial voice-overs and corporate videos plus voice dubbing many films and is perhaps best known as the voice of milkman Mike Tucker in THE ARCHERS on BBC Radio 4. Terry also conducts radio master classes for professionals in training and also amateur groups. Among a wide spectrum of television appearances, he is perhaps best known on the small screen to Doctor Who fans having appeared over 12 times as the character ‘DAVROS’, creator of the Daleks, playing the Doctor’s nemesis in the classic series from 1983 to 1989.
Patrick Morris – Asa Gray
For Menagerie, he has directed premieres of Claire MacDonald’s Correspondence, Naomi Wallace’s The Retreating Worldand Between This Breath and You, along with new plays by Amanda Whittington, Craig Baxter and Jennifer Farmer. He directed the world premiere of Abraham on Trial, the opera by Andrew Lovett. Performing work in the USA and UK includes Henry VI at New York’s Public Theatre, Counting the Waysdirected by Joseph Chaikin, numerous productions with Menagerie (Out of Your Knowledge, Frobisher’s Gold, Hard Sell) and 2 national tours with Foursight Theatre. This Autumn, Patrick directs the premiere of Let Newton Be! by Craig Baxter as part of the Cambridge 800 celebrations. Patrick is co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of Menagerie.
Andrew Lovett – Sound Design
Andrew’s work has been performed all over the world and throughout the UK. He is currently composing a new opera, Don’t Breathe a Wordwith libretto by Fraser Grace. Other recent work includes Abraham on Trial, The Colour of Sadness, premiered by Damian Royannais and recorded by AMPublishing, Unknown Terrors, premiered by Judith Mitchell and Clive Williamson and broadcast on Radio 3; and Voyage, performed by the London Sinfonietta at the South Bank Centre, London, conducted by Martyn Brabbins.