David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was born in Brixton, London, on 8 January 1947 and was a figure in popular music for over five decades, regarded by critics and musicians as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. His studio albums include The Man Who Sold the World (1970), The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972), the Berlin trilogy of Low (1977), "Heroes" (1977) and Lodger (1979), Let's Dance (1983), Earthling (1997) and Blackstar (2016), released just two days before his death.
Daniel Bowling is a music supervisor and music director for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, and has worked on The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Mary Poppins and Avenue Q.
John Boyne was born in Ireland in 1971. He is the author of nine novels for adults, including The Absolutist and A History of Loneliness, and five novels for young readers, including three war stories, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Stay Where You Are And Then Leave and The Boy at the Top of the Mountain. His work has received numerous literary awards and is published in over 45 languages.
Jon Bradfield is the co-author of A Hard Rain (Above the Stag Theatre, 2014) with Martin Hooper, with whom he has written several adult pantomimes for Above The Stag Theatre. He contributed to Queers (Old Vic and BBC Four, 2017), has written sketches for the long-running News Revue at the Canal Cafe Theatre, and is also a theatre marketer and graphic designer.
Thomas Bradshaw is an American playwright whose plays include Intimacy; The Bereaved, declared a New York Times Critic's Pick and one of the Best Plays of 2009 by Time Out New York; Mary; and Burning. He was hailed as the Best Provocative Playwright of 2007 by the Village Voice.
Mike Bradwell is a leading theatre director. He founded Hull Truck Theatre Company in 1971, was Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre from 1996 until 2007, and continues to work widely as a freelance director. His book on alternative theatre, The Reluctant Escapologist, won the Society for Theatre Research's Theatre Book Prize for 2010.