Stephen Beresford trained at RADA and worked as an actor before writing for television and film, winning a BAFTA for his screenplay for the feature film Pride (2014). His plays include: Fanny & Alexander (Old Vic, London, 2018), a stage adaptation of the film by Ingmar Bergman; and The Last of the Haussmans (National Theatre, London, 2012).
Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, and is most famous for films such as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), and Fanny and Alexander (1982).
Tristan Bernays is a writer and performer from London. His work includes Boudica (Shakespeare's Globe, 2017); Testament (VAULT Festival, London, 2017); Frankenstein (Watermill Theatre/Wilton’s Musical Hall); Teddy (Southwark Playhouse; Best New Musical at the 2016 Off West End Awards); The Bread & The Beer (Soho Theatre/UK tour); and Coffin (King’s Head Theatre, London).
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Angela Betzien is a writer and a founding member of Melbourne-based theatre company Real TV. Her work has toured widely across Australia and internationally.
Her plays include: The Dark Room (winner of the 2011 Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian work); War Crimes (winner of the 2012 Kit Denton Disfellowship and the QLD Literary Award for Playwriting); Children of the Black Skirt (winner of the 2005 Drama Victoria Award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company for Secondary Schools); Hoods (toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally); Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? (Graffiti Theatre, Ireland, 2012); The Girl Who Cried Wolf (Sydney Opera House:Ed and Arena Theatre); Helicopter (Melbourne Theatre Company); Tall Man (Creative Regions); The Teenage Alchemist (commissioned by ATYP and Camp Quality); Princess of Suburbia (Real TV); and The Kingswood Kids (La Boite). Her play Egg won the 2017 AWGIE award for Children's Theatre.
She has also received the Sydney Theatre Company Patrick White Fellowship.
Lily Bevan is an actor and writer.
She has performed extensively in the UK and abroad across theatre, TV, film and radio, including at the Donmar Warehouse, Wyndham's Theatre, Globe Theatre, BBC & Audible.
She co-wrote and performed with Sally Phillips the popular BBC Radio 4 series Talking to Strangers (2016). Her plays include Zoo (Assembly, Edinburgh, and Theatre503, London, 2018).
Michael Billington is a hugely respected authority on theatre, and was drama critic at The Guardian from 1971 until 2019. He is the author of several books, including The 101 Greatest Plays and State of the Nation: British Theatre Since 1945. One Night Stands, a collection of his theatre criticism from 1971-1991, is published by Nick Hern Books.