Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe is a singer, pianist and songwriter. As composer and lyricist, he wrote music and lyrics for The Jungle Book, adapted from Rudyard Kipling by Jessica Swale (UK tour, 2017 & 2018), and The Midnight Gang, an adaption of the David Walliams novel (Chichester Festival Theatre, 2018). 

The Jungle Book

Tena Štivičić

Tena Štivičić was born in Croatia. Her plays have been produced and published in several European countries and translated and published in many languages. She lives in London and writes in English and Croatian.

3 Winters

Vikki Stone

Vikki Stone is an award-winning writer, composer, comedian and musician.

Peter Pan

Lee Strasberg

Lee Strasberg (1901–1982) was a highly influential American actor, director and acting teacher. He is considered the father of method acting.

Strasberg at the Actors Studio

August Strindberg

August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. His plays include The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), To Damascus (1898), The Dance of Death (1900), A Dream Play (1902) and The Ghost Sonata (1908).

August Strindberg
Miss Julie
The Dance of Death
A Dream Play
The Father
The Dance of Death
Dances of Death
Miss Julie
Miss Julie & Creditors
The House Party

Kate Summerscale

Kate Summerscale is the author of the number-one bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, published in 2008, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award.

Her debut, The Queen of Whale Cay, won a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography Award. The Wicked Boy, published in 2016, won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, and The Haunting of Alma Fielding, published in 2020, was shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

The Suspicions of Mr Whicher

Tadashi Suzuki

Tadashi Suzuki is one of the world’s foremost theatre directors, as well as a seminal thinker and practitioner whose work has a powerful influence on theatre everywhere.

He is the founder and director of the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) based in Toga Village, located in the mountains of Toyama prefecture, Japan. He is the organiser of Japan’s first international theatre festival (Toga Festival), and the creator of the Suzuki Method of Actor Training. Suzuki also plays an important role with several other organizations: as General Artistic Director of Shizuoka Performing Arts Center (1995-2007), as a member of the International Theatre Olympics Committee, as founding member of the BeSeTo Festival (jointly organized by leading theatre professionals from Japan, China and Korea) and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Japan Performing Arts Foundation, a nationwide network of theatre professionals in Japan.

Suzuki’s works include On the Dramatic Passions, The Trojan Women, Dionysus, King Lear, Cyrano de Bergerac, Madame de Sade and many others. Besides productions with his own company, he has directed several international collaborations, such as The Tale of Lear, co-produced and presented by four leading regional theatres in the US; King Lear, presented with the Moscow Art Theatre; Oedipus Rex, co-produced by Cultural Olympiad and Düsseldorf Schauspiel Haus; and Electra, produced by Ansan Arts Center/Arco Arts Theatre in Korea and the Taganka Theatre in Russia.

Suzuki has taught his system of actor training in schools and theatres throughout the world, including The Juilliard School in New York and the Moscow Art Theatre.

The Way of Acting
Culture is the Body