MEET THE TEAM

HEATHER JOHANSEN - MANAGING DIRECTOR

Training: E15 Acting School; MA in Languages.

Advanced level English language teacher – private and institutional. Restaurateur

Workshops Include: Youth at Risk (Bundaberg College, Australia); Domestic Violence : Social Services (Bundaberg); Behaviour Management : Educational Department, Bundaberg; Human Relations Workshops: High Schools in Queensland; Boys at risk: half way house: Newnham, London.

Independent Theatre Companies (performer, director, writer) Includes: 12th Avenue Theatre Projects (Vancouver, Canada) (2 years); Territory North Theatre Company (Darwin, Australia) (6 years); Taking Liberties Theatre Company (Australia) (10 years); Full Tilt Theatre Company (Bath Spa University) (5 years); Full Tilt Theatre Company (Buckinghamshire) (1 year).

Lecturing Includes: Darwin Community College/ Darwin, Australia (5 years); Bath Spa University, UK (6 years); Swindon College/UK (6 months).

Duties: Teaching, Voice and Movement, Acting Techniques, Over the top/Comedia d’el arte) Student/Full Tilt Rehearsal Director Production Manager Tour Manager.

Areas of teaching: Voice and Movement Acting Techniques Over the top/Comedia d’el arte

Dinner Theatre Seasons maitre d’ for all independent theatre companies: Globetrotter Theatre, Taking Liberties (Darwin, Brisbane, Bundaberg) Australia; Bath and surrounding areas with Full Tilt Theatre ; Tour of Cities in Northern States, and Ontario Canada.

Lead actress: Orchard Theatre, Devon, UK (2 years); Magnus Theatre – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (2 years); Vancouver Playhouse – Vancouver, BC, Canada (6 years); Factory Lab – Toronto, Canada (short season).

Research: Grotowski method: Andre Gregory and Jacques Schwatt; Jurek Bogajewicz.

CRAIG MARTIN

Craig has just finished his sixth comic lead with The Pantomime Company. His forte is in comedic slapstick roles which has allowed him to work with some of the pantomime industry’s greats: Norman Barret MBE and Richard Cadell.

Other theatre credits include: Antipholus in Comedy of Errors (Minack Theatre, USA Tour). Beast Beauty and the Beast (Phoenix Theatre, Exeter), Ensemble Electra (Camden People’s Theatre), Shadow Heresies (Bristol Old Vic), Clowns in Mistero Buffo (Rondo Theatre, Bath) Neville/Salados Crabbos 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Phoenix theatre, Exeter).

He has compered many corporate events throughout the country putting to work his strong focus on commedia d’ell arte, fooling clowning and physical theatre, all of which he continues to develop throughout his work.

SAMANTHA FIELDS

Theatre Includes: Ceres in The Tempest (Jorvik Rep Theatre Company, April 2018); Theresa Green in Gay Wedding Massacre (Murder Mystery UK, April 2018); Courtesan in Rigoletto (Opera and Ballet International, February-April 2018); Goldilocks in Three Tales (EPTC, February 2018); Blue Fairy in Pinocchio (EPTC, April and August 2017); Lydia in Letters to Santa (EPTC, December 2016); Viola in Twelfth Night (EPTC, Spring/Summer 2016); Belle in Pirates and Princesses (EPTC, December 2015 and 2016) Elsa in The Snow Queen (EPTC, December 2015 and 2016); Alice in Alice in Neverland (EPTC, December 2015); George in George and the Dragon (EPTC, Spring 2015).

Film Includes: Corporate Acting and Presenting for inVIDEO (November 2017-April 2018); January Walters in The Broken Pocket Watch (Reading Film, March 2018); Elena King in The King is Dead (Oakwood Studios, February 2018); Agent 1 in Soldier, Agent, Lover, Spy (Reading Film, January 2018); Victoria in Forward Fix (Paternoster Productions, August 2017).

Samantha started vocal training at age 11 and has extensive experience in every type of singing from pub gigs to musical theatre concerts and everything in between.

Samantha is also a teacher at the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts.

LUKAS MCCABE

Lukas is a composer and musical director, with a major interest in different approaches to musical theatre and film.

As a Musical Director & Orchestrator: 191 Days: A New Musical; A Little Bit of Life; The Private and Intimate Life of Russia; Drunk Moon; The Importance of Being Ernest.

As a Composer & Orchestrator: The Beau Monde; An Idiot's Guide to Ibiza; Faust.

As a Vocalist: Looking for You; St. Edmund's Liturgical Choir; St Mark's Catholic School Choir; University of Roehampton Choir.

Lukas was also the musical director and composer of the short musical film The Confession, as well as the musical director and accompanist for various lunchtime musical theatre concerts at the University of Roehampton.

Lukas is also a musical director and choir master for Stoke Newington, as well as upcoming choirs in Twickenham, Liphook and Putney with The Choir Company.