Book, Original Play and Director
Claudio Macor was born in South Africa to Italian parents. His career as an actor began at the Library Theatre in Johannesburg. He moved to London in 1983 where he found his true love in writing and directing.
Writing and directing credits: The Tailor-Made Man – The Musical Showcase (Charing Cross), The End of Innocence (Hen and Chickens), Santa Cruz (Westminster Theatre), The Other Man (Baron Court), the first stage adaptation of Gabrielle D’Annunzio classic novel L’Innocente (Barons Court), “Venetian Heat” 1999 (Barons Court), In The Dead of Night (Barons Court), The Man Inside (Hen and Chickens), The Love of An Angel (Mermaid), 1993 BAC (Cockpit), The Tailor-Made Man (Hen and Chickens, Off-Broadway New York and San Diego California), Casanova (Hen and Chickens), Burning Rhythm (Etcetera Theatre),Venetian Heat (Etcetera Theatre).
Writing credits: Venetian Heat Steam Industry (Finborough), Summer Madness the Musical (Hen and Chickens), Open Secret (Etcetera) and the adaptation of Somerst Maughm’s The Letter (Etcetera Theatre).
Awards and Nominations: The Tailor-Made Man nominated Best New Play 1995 and nominated writer of the year, Casanova runner up for Best New Play.
Screenplay credits: The Tailor-Made Man, Burning Rhythm and Out of The Night. In 2002 he shot a short film Night of the Clowns. Claudio is Artistic Director of Torchlight Theatre Company and founder of Torchlight Pictures LTD.
Amy has an MA in Playwriting from Birmingham University and has tutored on a range of playwriting courses.
Theatre credits: The Man Who Came To Brunch, 66 Books Season, Liberation Yad Arts (Bush Theatre), An adaptation of The Workroom (Tricycle Theatre), Jitterbug Blitz (RADA and Lyric Studio Hammersmith), On The Rocks which was shortlisted for the international Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (Hampstead Theatre), Thank God It’s Friday (co-written with Cosh Omar), Daring Pairings (Hampstead Theatre), Sitting Pretty (Watford Palace Theatre, UK Tour and Hypothetical Theatre in New York and Chelsea Theatre), Jerusalem Syndrome (Soho Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange Studio), Henna Night which won the Sunday Times Drama Award (Chelsea Theatre and Scarborough Festival) and Lifelines (Royal Court Young Writers Festival).
Radio credits: Adaptations of Jack Rosenthal’s teleplays Bar Mitzvah Boy and Tortoise and her radio play Little Words (2001), all for BBC Radio 4.
Amy co-scripted Beware Of Young Girls: The Dory Previn Story (The Matcham Room, Leicester Square Hippodrome in July 2012). Her short film That Woman premiered as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival in autumn 2012.
Music and Lyrics
Adam Meggido is an award-winning composer and lyricist living in London.
His musical Burlesque (co-written with Roy Smiles), won three 2012 ‘Offies’ including Best New Musical.Adam is the artistic director of Extempore Theatre (formerly The Sticking Place) where he co-created Showstopper! the improvised musical (BBC Radio 4, Edinburgh Festival, 3 West End residencies and a UK tour. Showstopper! won a Spirit Of The Fringe Award and was nominated for a Chortle Comedy Award.
Adam also co-created The School of Night with Ken Campbell (National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Soho Theatre, Edinburgh and Latitude Festivals), The Terror Seasons which is the UKs first annual festival of horror theatre, and Grand Guignol which was nominated for the Best Entertainment Off West End Theatre Awards 2012, (Union Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and Soho Theatre).
Adam has written nine plays and three musicals to date. He is an associate director for the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and the Head of Foundation at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Duncan Walsh Atkins
Duncan Walsh Atkins studied at Oxford, where he conducted the University Gilbert & Sullivan Society. After graduating he worked as a choirmaster in South Africa before moving to London.
Musical Director credits: Showstopper: The Improvised Musical, Adam Megiddo’s Burlesque which won the 2011 Off-West End Best New Musical Award, Half a Sixpence with Gary Wilmot (UK tour), The Blues Brothers Party (UK and Japan tour) Round The Horne (UK tour), Peter Pan with Mark Curry, Dick Whittington with Todd Carty (The Capitol, Horsham, the Flanders & Swann tribute), At The Drop Of A Hippopotamus, Mitchell & Webb’s Macbeth & The Beanstalk, Noel Coward’s Words & Music, the tribute ‘Mad About the Musical’ (touring West End/Broadway), Bleeding Arts, Tom Lehrer’s Tomfoolery, Mason-Allen pantomime series (Kendal Cumbria), and Jonathan Harvey’s Taking Charlie (Edinburgh Fringe).
Duncan has also appeared several times on BBC Radio, recording September Tide with Jonathan Firth, A Portrait of a Lady, the Tina C and Ida Bar series with the comedian Christopher Green and Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night.
Nathan M Wright
London Choreographic credits: Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola Theatre), (What’s On Stage Nomination – Best Choreography in a Musical, The Offies, Off West End Nomination – Best Choreography in a Musical), The Rocky Horror Show 40th Anniversary Production (Ambassador Theatre Group).
Australian choreographic credits: Avenue Q (Helpmann Award Nomination - Best Choreography, Green Room Award Nomination – Best Choreography), Gutenberg! The Musical, (Helpmann Award Nomination - Best Choreography), for The Sydney Theatre Company - Not Quite Out Of The Woods and Pennies’ from Kevin. David Campbell – On Broadway Tour, Legally Blonde Australian Audition Tour, Side by Side by Sondheim, The Shakespeare Revue, Lovebites, Breast Wishes, Boeing-Boeing, Showstoppers, The Rocky Horror Show (Associate Choreographer) and Company (Assistant Choreographer). Nathan was the Associate Choreographer on the workshop production of King Kong for Global Creatures.
Film: The Wicked Faced Boy in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, Motion Capture Artist for George Miller on his Academy Award winning film Happy Feet and most recently Nathan was The Associate Choreographer on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
Nathan was a Mass Movement Choreographer on The Opening and Closing Ceremonies for both The London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games, the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony, Oman National Day (12,000 performers), The 2010 Winter Olympics Vancouver, Canada – Segment Director Closing Ceremony Finale and Michael Buble – Closing Ceremony, The 2007 Special Olympics Shanghai (Athlete’s Parade) and The 15th Asian Games Doha, Qatar. Nathan will be The Director of Mass Choreography for The Opening Ceremony of The 2014 Winter Olympics Games, Sochi.
Television: So You Think You Can Dance Australian - Season 3, Strictly Come Dancing – Wembley Show 2012 (Assistant Choreographer) Nova Radio, The 2010 Helpmann Awards, The Astra Awards and The Sydney & Melbourne Comedy Festivals.
Australian performance credits: The Rocky Horror Show, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Eurobeat – Almost Eurovision, Mamma Mia! (Green Room Award Nomination – Best Supporting Actor), Leader of the Pack, Oh! What A Night, Get Happy, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Shout! – The Story of the Wild One and The King and I.
Claira has been performing for over 20 years and was trained in Australia.
Claira was a part of the mass movement choreographic team on all 4 ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Most recently Claira was associate choreographer for the Arcola Theatre’s production of The Sweet Smell of Success, nominated for two What’s on Stage awards including Best Choreography and Best New Musical. Assistant choreographer for The 40th Anniversary UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show.
Since the London 2012 Olympics Claira co founded, POD, a weekly dance class for the volunteers involved in all 4 ceremonies. Claira also created ‘Boudoir School’, dance and movement classes to encourage personal growth and confidence in woman including deportment and sass. Since 2005 Claira has been the international live show choreographer for DC comics and Nickelodeon worldwide. Claira is very excited to be a part of the exciting and brilliant production of The Tailor Made Man.
Martin trained at University College London and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Directing credits include: The Owl and the Pussycat (Royal Opera House), The Wind in the Willows (Mulheim Festival), Rhinegold (liveartshow), Manga Sister (liveartshow), Rodelinda (Iford Festival), Sweeney Todd (NYMT, Village Underground), The Coronation of Poppea (Early Opera Company), Norma (Grange Park Opera) and three short plays KKK, Séance and Worms (Royal Shakespeare Company at Wilton’s Music Hall), Giasone (Early Opera Company), Silent Twins (Almeida), The Elixir of Love (Grange Park Opera), War and Peace (ENO / BBC Proms), Si J’Etais Roi (Opera South), The Man with the Flower in his Mouth (Chichester Festival Theatre), Drama: Four Chekhov Plays (Chichester Festival Theatre), Reunion / Dark Pony (King’s Head Theatre), Aeroplane Bones (Bristol Old Vic), Summer in the City (Bristol Old Vic / Southwark Playhouse / BAC), Gringos (Bristol Old Vic / BAC) Bath Time (Bristol Old Vic / Southwark Playhouse), A Place with the Pigs (Bristol Old Vic).
Writing credits: Co-writer of The Future for Beginners (WMC / liveartshow), The Fat Stock Show (Chichester Festival Theatre / Bristol Old Vic) and an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled at the National Theatre Studio.
Martin is Director of Liveartshow and is currently developing a new project with them for National Theatre Wales.He established and is Director of ENO Opera Works training programme for young opera singers.
Sophia is a production designer and visual artist currently based in London.
Production design credits: The Magic Flue (Riverside Studio), An Incident At The Border (Trafalgar studios), Oranges On The Brain (Pegasus Oxford), You and Me (Little Soldier Productions, Greenwhich Theatre).
Costume design for theatre and film credits: Events While Guarding the Bofor’s Gun (Finborough Theatre), Burning Bird (Synergy Theatre Project) and Screaming Guns.
Sophia studied Design for Performance and Wimbledon College of Art.
Since beginning his lighting career in the West End at 16, Humphrey has worked extensively throughout the entertainment industry in the UK and Europe. He has enjoyed a wide variety of roles including Production Electrician, Head of Lighting, Associate Lighting Designer, Special Effects Consultant and Lighting Designer.
Recent theatre includes: The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), Let It Be (Savoy and Prince of Wales), Driving Miss Daisy (UK Tour), Rock of Ages (Garrick and Shaftesbury), An Incident at the Border (Finborough Theatre and Trafalgar Studios).
Other theatre includes: Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales and 9 International Productions), Disney’s The Lion King, Pushing Up Poppies, Notre-Dame de Paris, Les Misérables, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show and Starlight Express.
Humphrey proudly supports the Make A Difference Trust, and has recently been nominated for Best Lighting Design for Let It Be in this year’s Whatsonstage.com awards.
Associate Lighting Director
Howard studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. He has twice won the Off West End Award for Best Lighting Design in 2011 and 2012.
Credits include; Parade (Southwark Playhouse); State Fair (Trafalgar Studios); Cowardy Custard (Yvonne Arnaud and UK Tour); Keeler (New Victoria Woking and UK Tour); Educating Rita (English Theatre Frankfurt); Less Than Kind (Yvonne Arnaud and UK Tour); European premieres of Bed and Sofa and Rodgers and Hammersteinʼs Me and Juliet (Finborough); Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure (Ambassadors); The Glorious Ones; Ragtime; The Hired Man; Tomorrow Morning; Smokey Joeʼs Café; Hello Jerry!; Bent (Landor); Four Nights in Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse); Spring Awakening (Rose, Kingston); 936; The Tender Land; A Warsaw Melody (Arcola); Twelfth Night (Creation, Oxford); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union); The Boyfriend (Her Majestyʼs); Burlesque; Romeo and Juliet; The Art of Concealment; The Importance of Being Earnest (Jermyn Street); Sweet Smell of Success (Arts Ed); Uprising; Miranda; Gandhi in South Africa; Peopleʼs Romeo (Tara Arts and UK Tour); The Shakespeare Revue (New End, Cochrane and UK Tour); Guys and Dolls; The Drowsy Chaperone; Buried Child; A Tale of Two Cities (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); The Consultant (Theatre 503).
Associate credits with Mike Robertson include Frances Rufelle; Lynda Carter; Caroline OʼConnor (Garrick); Du ska få en dag i mårå... (The Norwegian Theatre; Oslo); Hair; Deathtrap; Five Guys Named Moe (English Theatre Frankfurt).
Tom began his Sound Engineering Career in London’s West End. His theatre and mixing credits include; Fame, Crazy for You, Oliver! (Palladium Production), Showboat, West Side Story, Oklahoma!, Tess of the D’urbervilles, The King & I, My Fair Lady, The Full Monty, Anything Goes!, Acorn Antiques-The Musical, Porgy & Bess, Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane Production) and most recently Chess (Toronto).
Associate and assistant sound designer credits include; The Bodyguard (Adelphi), I Dreamed a Dream – The Susan Boyle Story (UK Tour), Vampirette (Manchester Opera House), Street of Dreams (UK Arena Tour), Oliver! (2011 UK Tour), Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain, Chess (Toronto), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Never Forget – The Take That Musical, Daddy Cool, The King & I (UK Tour), The Full Monty (UK Tour).
As a freelance sound engineer Tom has mixed countless concerts at the London Palladium and Theatre Royal Drury Lane over the past decade. Classical work includes the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall and the Paraorchestra. He also regularly mixes large international corporate events, a highlight of which was the stadium athletics at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympics games.
As a Live Music engineer Tom has had the privilege of mixing many artists such as; The Coral, The Bees, The Lightning Seeds, Elaine Paige, Lewis Taylor, Martina-Topley-Bird, Bjorn Again and the internationally acclaimed PJ Harvey.
Lee hails from Barnsley in South Yorkshire and began his theatre education at the town’s Civic theatre. After asking every single Director, Producer, Production Manager, Tour Manager and even the odd choreographer who passed through the theatre for a job, he finally left at the age of 21 for bright lights of London. His first job was as part of the stage management team on the west end and touring productions of Five Guys Named Moe for Cameron Mackintosh. Since then Lee has worked extensively both in the west end and on tour throughout the UK and Europe. This led to him being nominated on several occasions for the annual Stage Management Association Awards.
West End Credits include 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards Theatre Royal Drury Lane My Trip Down The Pink Carpet Apollo Theatre. Driving Miss Daisy Wyndhams Theatre. 2012 Lawrence Olivier Awards Royal Opera House. 2011 UK Theatre Awards. Banqueting House. 2012 UK Theatre Awards Guildhall London. Tailor Made Man Arts theatre London.
Touring credits as Production Manager include Shout The Musical The Play What I Wrote Kes Boogie Nights 2 Stones in his Pockets Paul Zerdin, Spongefest Hormonal Housewives Doctor In the House Rolf Harris Live Little Voice. and Driving miss Daisy both in the UK and Australia.
Live events include Spanking New Music tours and live stages at The Great Escape and Oxegen festivals for MTV. Paolo Nutini live for VH1 and Global Gathering, Leeds Carnival and Leeds festival for BBC 1Xtra.
Lee’s Theatre Producing credits include: The English Mystery Plays Starring Sir Patrick Stewart Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Starring Claire King and Kathryn Kelly and Jack and the Beanstalk starring Paul Shane and Lucy Evans.
Company Stage Manager
Jade is a Stage Manager and Producer.
Stage Managing credits include: Our House 10th Anniversary Concert (Savoy Theatre,) Search For A Twitter Star (The Lyric Theatre,) Children of Eden Concert (Prince of Wales Theatre,) NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre,) 1916 The Musical(West End Live,) The Legacy (Leicester Square Theatre,) The Wedding Singer (Ashcroft Theatre,) Secrets (Leicester Square Theatre & Gielgud Theatre), When Midnight Strikes (Hampton Hill Playhouse,) Hotel Salagia (Gielgud Theatre,)Seussical The Musical (Ashcroft Theatre.)
Producing credits include: John & Jen The Musical (The Landor Theatre,) The Invention Cycle (The Landor Theatre & Canal Café Theatre,) Help The Angels 1,2 & 3 (Epsom Playhouse).
After training at Rose Bruford studying costume production, Shona has worked on various shows in the West End.
Credits include ‘Scrooge the Musical’ , London palladium, ‘Blood Brothers’, Phoenix and Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Shona has also worked altering costumes for productions including, Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake’, ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Wah Wah Girls’. She has very much enjoyed the challenge of setting up this production of ‘The Tailor Made Man’.
Nikki has been working professionally in costume for theatre for the last 8 years. She has toured the UK and worked in the West End on various shows.
Credits include ‘Scrooge the Musical’ UK tours and London Palladium, ‘Three Days in May’ Trafalgar Studios, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ UK tour, ‘Cabaret’ UK tour and many others. Over the last couple of years, she has also supervised shows, including ‘Starlight Express’ UK tour, ‘Cabaret’ Savoy Theatre, ‘Scrooge the Musical’ London Palladium. She is very pleased to be a part of such a great new musical.
Stephen formed his own production company in early 2012 after working as co-producer for Poppy Productions Ltd since 2010.
Theatre credits: Mamma Mia! (worldwide), Billy Elliot (Victoria) and Jersey Boys (Prince Edward).
Recently he transferred An Incident at the Border to the Trafalgar Studios after a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre. Other theatre includes Pushing Up Poppies, (Theatre503 and Hill Street Theatre Edinburgh), The Lost Christmas (Waterloo East Theatre), In The Act (Theatre Royal, Stratford East), Our Boys (rehearsed reading, Prince of Wales Theatre).
Stephen attended the Stage One Workshop for new producers in October 2011.
Johnny formed W-Squared Productions in 2011 when he produced the English language premiere of Halcyon Days (Riverside Studios), written and directed by acclaimed Japanese playwright, Shoji Kokami. The play was produced with the support of the Embassy of Japan and promoted a cultural exchange between Japanese and UK theatre.
Following this successful debut, he was able to secure a placement at Bill Kenwright Limited, a unique producing environment; it offered the opportunity to work on a vast number of shows in a relatively short time. Including: Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre, National Tour), Starlight Express (National Tour), and Noel Coward’s Volcano (Vaudeville Theatre). Other theatre includes A Dog Called Redemption (rehearsed reading, Prince of Wales Theatre).
In the summer of 2012 he produced the national tour of John Chapman’s Dry Rot, in association with Ian Fricker Theatre. He also attended the April session of the Stage One Workshop for new producers.