Lianne Robertson is from small fishing town Fraserburgh in the north east of Scotland. She studied Acting & Performance at Aberdeen College then went on to gain her BA (Hons) Acting at Northampton University. Upon graduating Lianne went to work in Thailand as a Creative Arts specialist with disabled children at Rainbow House orphanage then returned to work as an Actor in London.
Lianne has worked on short/feature length films and in commercials with brands such as Ford, The Famous Grouse, Gala Bingo, Nintendo, RBS, NHS, Go Outdoors, Arnold Clark & the Commonwealth Games.
She also has experience in running national and international industry events for Actors, creating platforms where professionals can come together up pick up a wide range of useful information and resources to develop their career.
Danny Robins is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, journalist, and creator of the hit BBC podcast The Battersea Poltergeist.
His play 2:22: A Ghost Story premiered in the West End in 2021, starring Lily Allen. It won Best New Play at the 2022 WhatsOnStage Awards.
Billy Roche is an Irish playwright, screenwriter and author. Born in Wexford, he worked as an actor and a singer before turning to writing in the 1980s.
His plays include the acclaimed Wexford Trilogy, comprising A Handful of Stars (1988), Poor Beast in the Rain (1989) and Belfry (1990), which won him numerous awards in both Ireland and Britain. Other plays include: Amphibians (1992), The Cavalcaders (1993), On Such As We (2001) and Lay Me Down Softly (2008).
His prose works include the novel Tumbling Down (1986) and the short story collection Tales From Rainwater Pond (2006).
His work for the screen includes his IFTA-nominated, four-part TV series Clean Break, which premiered on RTE in 2015.
J. T. Rogers is an American playwright whose work includes Oslo (Lincoln Center Theater, NYC, 2016; National Theatre, London, 2017); Blood and Gifts (National Theatre; Lincoln Center Theater); The Overwhelming (National Theatre, followed by UK tour with Out of Joint; Roundabout Theatre, NYC); White People (Off-Broadway with Starry Night Entertainment) and Madagascar (Theatre503, London; Melbourne Theatre Company). He is a co-author of the Olivier Award-nominated The Great Game: Afghanistan (Tricycle Theatre). His works have been staged throughout the United States, and in Germany, Canada, Australia, and Israel.
For Oslo he won the Tony, New York Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Drama League, Lortel, and Obie awards. Rogers’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, in London’s Independent and the New Statesman, and in American Theatre. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and the Pinter Review Prize for Drama. Rogers serves on the board of the Dramatist Guild’s Dramatists Legal Defense Fund. He is an alum of New Dramatists and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Fernando de Rojas (c. 1465/73–1541) was a Spanish author and dramatist, known for his only surviving work, La Celestina (originally titled Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea), first published in 1499.
Tanya Ronder is a celebrated playwright who trained at RADA and spent fourteen years working as an actress before turning to writing. Her 2007 adaptation of DBC Pierre's Booker Prize-winning novel, Vernon God Little, was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Play as well as a What's On Stage Award for Best New Comedy and was revived by the Young Vic in 2011 as part of their anniversary season. In 2009, she adapted JM Barrie's much-loved children's book, Peter Pan, which played to critical acclaim at Kensington Gardens' twelve hundred seat tent and then moved to the O2 for Christmas before touring America. It toured again in the summer of 2014. Her original plays include Table, which opened to critical acclaim in the Shed at the National Theatre in 2013, and F*ck the Polar Bears, which premiered at The Bush Theatre, London, in 2015. Other credits include Liolà which opened at the National Theatre's Lyttelton in 2013 and Dara which opened in January 2015, again in the Lyttelton.