Lucy Roslyn is an award-winning performer and writer. Her plays include: Pennyroyal (Finborough Theatre, London, 2022) and The State vs John Hayes (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 and tour).
Sarah Ruhl is an American playwright whose plays include the Pulitzer Prize finalists In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Tony Award nominee, Best Play) and The Clean House (Susan Smith Blackburn Award).
Other plays include: How to Transcend a Happy Marriage; For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday; Stage Kiss; Passion Play, a cycle; Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Dear Elizabeth; Eurydice; Melancholy Play and Late: a cowboy song.
She is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a PEN/Laura Pels Award and a MacArthur Fellowship.
James Rushbrooke is a playwright whose plays include Tomcat (Southwark Playhouse, winner of the 2015 Papatango New Writing Prize), Crab Bucket, Photo Finish (Waterloo East), and Filibuster (Old Vic New Voices Festival).
He is also a consultant and trainer in the world of social care and runs the Imagine Theatre School in Cirencester.
Simon Russell Beale has been described by The Independent as "the greatest stage actor of his generation." He worked extensively with the RSC early on his career, going on to collaborate frequently with director Sam Mendes. Since then he has received many awards for his work on the London stage, and has starred in many successful films and television series.