True West

by Sam Shepard, directed by Phillip Breen

A modern classic by one of America’s most renowned living playwrights, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.

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SAM SHEPARD (Writer) Read More

PHILLIP BREEN (Director) Read More

Theatre includes: Holes, Arcola Tent; Threeway, The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC; Sex with a Stranger, Trafalgar Studios; Dymock Watson: Nazi Smasher, Edinburgh/West End/LA; Party, Edinburgh/West End/Sydney International Festival; The Stefan Golaszewski Plays, Traverse/Bush/Broadway; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Caretaker, The Shadow of a Gunman, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, True West, Glasgow Citizens; The Hard Man, Scottish tour; Measure for Measure, The Birthday Party , Suddenly Last Summer, Cariad, Two Princes, Clwyd Theatr Cymru; Dumb Show, New Vic, Stoke; The Zam Zam Room, Ronnie Scott's/Soho Theatre/Broadway; the Cowards stage shows, Far Too Happy, Edinburgh tour/West End.
Awards include: Edinburgh Comedy Award for Dymock Watson: Nazi SmasherFringe First Award for Party; CATS Award nomination for The Hard Man; Perrier Award nomination for the Cowards stage shows and Far Too Happy.

MAX JONES (Designer) Read More

Theatre includes: Much Ado About Nothing, Japan; Of Mice and Men, West Yorkshire Playhouse; True West, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The Caretaker, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; Pride and Prejudice, The Winter's Tale, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; Brilliant Adventures, Miss Julie, Royal Exchange; The Tempest, Shakespeare’s Globe; A Time to Reap, Spur of the Moment, Royal Court; Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC; Così fan tutte, Welsh National Opera, UK tour; Twist of Gold, Polka Theatre; Fatherland, Gate and Munich; The Hard Man, King’s Edinburgh and UK tour; Party, Arts Theatre; Mad Forest, Battersea Arts Centre; Dumb Show, New Vic Theatre, Stoke; Sweeney Todd, Welsh National Youth Opera; The Life of Ryan… And Ronnie, Script Cymru, Salt Meets Wound, Theatre 503; Educating Rita, Glengary Glen Ross, Bruised, A Doll's House, Dancing At Lughnasa, Blackthorn, A Small Family Business, Mary Stuart, Measure for Measure, Two Princes, The Grapes of Wrath, Theatre Clwyd.
Awards include: Winner of the Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design (2001); JMK Award for Mad Forest.

Max has worked extensively as a costume assistant for major feature films. Max is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. He is also an Associate Artist at Theatre Clwyd.

TINA MACHUGH (Lighting Designer) Read More

Theatre includes: The Tempest, Love in a Wood, The Comedy of Errors, Henry VI, The Phoenician Women, Shadows and Ghosts, Royal Shakespeare Company, The Machine Wreckers, Guiding StarRutherford and Son, National Theatre; The Caretaker, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, True West, Glasgow Citizens Theatre; The Hardman, The King’s Theatre, Edinburgh; Dumb Show, New Vic, Stoke; Julius Caesar, Guildhall; Measure for Measure, Two Princes, The Grapes of Wrath, Theatr Clwyd; The Recruiting Officer, Hedda Gabler, Abbey, Dublin; The Way Home, Paradise Bound, Liverpool Everyman; Mrs Pat, Theatre Royal York; When Harry Met Sally, UK tour; Book of Evidence, Gate Dublin; Nixon’s Nixon, West End/Australian tour; A Doll’s House, Spoonface Steinberg, Shared Experience; Sweeney ToddArabian Nights, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Derby Playhouse; Midden, Hampstead; Our Father, Almeida Theatre; Yard Gal, Live Like Pigs, Royal Court; Mother Courage, The Cherry Orchard, Dundee Rep; The Wexford Trilogy, Bush Theatre.
Opera includes: Idomeneo for LA Opera with Placido Domingo; Orlando, Alcina, Apollo and Hyacinthus, Pelleas and Melisande, Opera Theatre Company, Dublin; Crossing The Sea, The Turn of the Screw, Wilton’s Music Hall; Paradise Moscow, Royal Academy of Music; Der Rosenkavalier, Scottish Opera; Il Re Pastore, Opera North; La bohème, A Streetcar Named Desire, Opera Ireland and Alcina, Falstaff, English Touring Opera.
Dance credits include: Geneva Ballet, Houston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, DV8, Adventures in Motion Pictures, English National Ballet, and Rambert Dance Company.
Awards include: Olivier Award nomination for Ghosts; Olivier Award nomination for Rutherford and Son; Irish Times Best Lighting Design nomination for Book of Evidence.

ANDREA J COX (Sound Designer) Read More

Theatre includes: The Pull of Negative Gravity, Colchester/Edinburgh/59E59, New York; Sons of York, Finborough Theatre; The Scarecrow & His Servant, Southwark Playhouse; The Oresteia Trilogy, Fisher Center, New York; A Christmas Carol, A Doll’s House, A Midwinter Dream and Comedy Chekovs, Bridge House Theatre, Warwick; The Clink and Gas Station Angel, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham; Pieces, Clwyd Theatr, Cymru/59E59, New York; The Heiress and Playhouse Creatures, Birmingham Old Rep; Onassis, Derby/West End; Mill on the Floss, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham; Associate Designer on Calendar Girls, Chichester/UK tour; Associate Designer on Basket Case, Northampton Theatre/UK tour; Yes Prime Minister, Chichester/UK tour/West End/Los Angeles; Sex with a Stranger, Trafalgar Studios; Rough Justice, Glasgow Theatre Royal/UK tour; Charlotte’s Web – The Musical, Derby Theatre; Therese Raquin, Old Joint Stock, Birmingham; Threeway, The Edinburgh Fringe; True West, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; As You Like It, A Lie of the Mind, Patrick Centre, Birmingham; Alarms & Excursions, Chipping Norton Theatre; The Big Meal, Ustinov Studio/Theatre Royal Bath/High Tide Festival 2014; Holes, Edinburgh Festival 2013/Arcola.

Andrea studied Physics and Philosophy at Liverpool University. She has designed shows and worked for The Liverpool Everyman, Bristol Old Vic and most extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she has designed over 50 shows including the epic Histories (all eight plays) in Stratford-upon-Avon and The Roundhouse. Andrea is also Associate Sound Designer for Bridge Theatre Company.

RENNY KRUPINKSI (Fight Director) Read More

Theatre fights include: Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The City Madam, The Shoemaker's Holiday, Royal Shakespeare Company; Jane Eyre, National Theatre; Crazy For You, Backbeat, Imagine This, The Postman Always Rings Twice (with Val Kilmer), Making Noise Quietly, West End; The Three Musketeers, Young Vic; Romeo & Juliet, The Rose, Kingston; The Crucible, Jungle BookSweeney Todd, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Northern Ballet 2006/2007, Opera North/The Royal Exchange/Library Theatre/Home/Sheffield Crucible/Citizens Theatre/Traverse/Oldham Coliseum/Abbey Theatre Dublin/Lyric Belfast/Liverpool Playhouse/The Curve Leicester/Ludlow Festival; Les Misérables, UK tour/Germany tour/Belgium tour.

Film flights include: West Is West, Greyhawk and Paddy Considine’s award-winning Tyrannosaur.

TV fights include: EmmerdaleHollyoaksHollyoaks LaterHollyoaks in The CityCoronation StreetPeak PracticeBrooksideHank ZipzerJamaica InnWorld’s EndLunch MonkeysThe Chase 2Love Lies BleedingDistant ShoresThe Visitor (with Daniel Craig), Blue Murder 3,4,5, Grange HillThe BillCity CentralElidorA&E

TV acting includes: the soaps, children's series, The Bill and is best known from way back in the 80’s as favourite Brookside villain Sizzler. He filmed the remake of Maigret with Rowan Atkinson in Hungary.  

Theatre acting includes: Salieri in Amadeus, Belgrade Coventry; Launcelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice, Royal Exchange Manchester; Banquo in Macbeth, Bolton Octagon; Claudius in Hamlet, Liverpool Shakespeare Festival; Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, Oldham Coliseum. 

Awards include: winner of a MEN Best Supporting performance award for Wemmick in Great Expectations; winner of a Scotsman Fringe First; winner of a DarkChat best director award and a nomination from The Stage for best actor for his portrayal of Arden at The Edinburgh Festival for his play Bare (2010); his play The Alphabet Girl was awarded Best Fringe Performance in the Manchester Theatre Awards (2014) and National Studio Award Best Actor (female) 2015. The Alphabet Girl was presented at the Edinburgh Festival (2015) and along with another new play by him, Katie Crowder, as the inaugural Studio Season at Oldham Coliseum in (2015).

Renny Krupinski is a British Equity Registered Fight Director, award-winning actor, writer and director. 

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