In 2020, Karl Sydow produced Sting’s The Last Ship at The Ahmanson in LA and The Golden Gate in San Francisco and in 2019 at The Princess of Wales, Toronto, following a 2018 tour of the UK and Ireland.
Recent theatre includes Noises Off (Lyric, Hammersmith & Garrick West End), The Light In The Piazza (Royal Festival Hall/LA Opera/Lyric Opera of Chicago), Toast (West End/UK tour), Sweat (Gielgud West End) Evening Standard Award Best Play, Valued Friends (Rose Theatre, Kingston), Invisible Cities with 59 Productions (Manchester International Festival/Brisbane Festival, Australia), since 2018, Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide with The Old Vic and Edinburgh International Festival, David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano at the Duke of York’s Theatre, and Sketching by James Graham at Wilton’s Music Hall, as well as Red Joan, a film featuring Dame Judi Dench which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
Other work in the UK includes Paul Auster’s City of Glass with 59 Productions; Sinatra: The Man and His Music, directed by David Gilmore; Backbeat directed by David Leveaux; the centennial production of Under Milk Wood directed by Terry Hands; A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson featuring Trudie Styler, directed by Max Stafford-Clark; Triptych by Edna O’Brien; Ajax (Southwark Playhouse); The Line and Jenufa (Arcola) written by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Ring Round the Moon (The Playhouse, West End). Karl has produced Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage across the UK and around the world since 2004 (Aldwych/Piccadilly, West End/UK Tours/Germany/France/Italy/ Spain/Asia/Africa/Australia); the spectacular multimedia production Sinatra at the London Palladium, directed by David Leveaux with choreography by Stephen Mear; And Then There Were None with Tara Fitzgerald (Gielgud, West End); the London and Sydney productions of Dance of Death with Sir Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour, and Owen Teale; Bea Arthur at the Savoy (Savoy, West End); Auntie and Me with Alan Davies and Margaret Tyzack (Wyndham’s, West End); Michael Moore, Live! (Roundhouse); the West End premiere of Noël Coward’s Semi-Monde; Kevin Elyot’s Mouth to Mouth with Lindsay Duncan and Michael Maloney (Albery, West End); David Mamet’s Speed- the-Plow with Mark Strong, Patrick Marber, and Kimberly Williams; Drummers by Simon Bennet and Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill (winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer), both directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint; Macbeth with Rufus Sewell (Queen’s, West End); A Swell Party—A Celebration of Cole Porter (Vaudeville, West End); Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good (Olivier Award for Best Play); Hysteria (Olivier Award for Best Comedy); and an adaptation of Sue Townsend’s novel The Queen and I, which was Out of Joint’s inaugural production. With Two’s Company; Staircase, A Day By The Sea, The Fifth Column, and Bodies (Southwark Playhouse), Go Bang Your Tambourine (Finborough).
In North America, he has produced Broadway productions of The Seagull with Carey Mulligan, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Peter Sarsgaard, and American Buffalo with John Leguizamo, Backbeat directed by David Leveaux (Royal Alexandra, Toronto/Ahmanson, Los Angeles), international tours including The Last Confession with David Suchet, and Our Country’s Good the original Tony nominated Broadway production and the Out of Joint’s revival in the West End and Toronto.
Some of his noteworthy UK stage appearances include, a season with The Royal Shakespeare Company, at The Young Vic, Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic, and in The West End.
In New York, most recent theatre work includes - Hamlet with Oscar Isaac (Public Theatre), The Winter's Tale (Theatre for a New Audience) Jose Rivera’s Massacre (Rattlestick), the title role in Richard III and a Movement Of The Soul (for which he learned American Sign Language)
Anatol is best known for his role of Meyer Lansky on HBO’s critically acclaimed series Boardwalk Empire (SAG Award, Best Ensemble), and for Paul Gould in the award winning Channel 4 mini-series Southcliffe. He has played an extensive range of roles in many other notable television shows, in both the UK and US.
Film work includes The Gathering, O' Jerusalem, Bastille Day/The Take, the younger version of Bob Hoskins’ Ray in Last Orders. And the upcoming release of You Can't Win, with Michael Pitt.
He also wrote and directed the animated short Hello My Love.
Anatol is currently working on a multi-platform, international collaboration.
Gaby Dellal last worked with Elizabeth McGovern in 2011 on a film called Angels Crest with Kate Walsh and Jeremy Piven. This was in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Gaby wrote and directed her most recent feature film Three Generations starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon, released in 2017.
TV includes the much acclaimed 3-part TV drama for ITV Leaving with Helen McCrory and Callum Turner.
Gaby received a Scottish BAFTA for best film /director as well as best director at the Locarno Film Festival’s Piazza Grande for her second feature film On a Clear Day which opened The Sundance Film Festival. This film starred Peter Mullan and Brenda Blethyn and Sean McGinley (who won best supporting actor).
Gaby gave and directed Sienna Miller her first lead in her feature film Two Wheels Only.
Gaby has made many short films including Football starring Helena Bonham Carter also featured at SUNDANCE and Toyboys with Lesley Manville which won best short film at the BBC short film festival.
Gaby then went on to direct Tube Tales starring Rachel Weisz.
With two films in development in the US and Australia, Gaby is delighted to be working in London on Ava at the Riverside Studios.
Theatre includes: Stitchers by Esther Freud with Sinead Cusack at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2018.
Ghosts at the Almeida theatre London (associate director). This transferred to the West End, with Lesley Manville, and had a BAM run in 2015/2016.
59 Productions specialises in the design and integration of animation and projection into live performance and artistic environments.
Projects include Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary (National Mall, Washington DC), Marie (The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Satyagraha, Pearl Fishers (LA Opera), Marnie (Metropolitan Opera / ENO), Two Boys and The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera, New York), Intimate Apparel, Flying Over Sunset, Junk (Lincoln Centre Theater), An American in Paris (Broadway, London, US tour - Tony & Olivier Awards for Best Scenic Design of a Musical), The Shining (Minnesota Opera), Oslo (Lincoln Center, National Theatre, Harold Pinter Theatre), Sukanya, Morgen und Abend and Eugene Onegin (Royal Opera), Candide, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (Santa Fe Opera/ Seattle Opera), Five Telegrams (Edinburgh International Festival, BBC Proms & 14-18 Now), Array (Barbican), Brigadoon (New York City Center), Reflections (Guggenheim), The Last Warrior Elephant (Shanghai Oriental Art Center / China Tour), The Shadow Factory (Nuffield Theatre), Five Telegrams, Bloom, Deep Time (Edinburgh International Festival), The Last Ship (Northern Stage / UK Tour/ Princess of Wales, Toronto), Moments of Silence (Imperial War Museum), Reflections: Guggenheim Bilbao 20th Anniversary (Guggenheim Museum), A Perfect Harmony (Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution), Paul Auster’s City of Glass (Home, Manchester, Lyric Hammersmith) Wonder.land (Manchester International Festival, NT), David Bowie Is (V&A), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Big Fish (Broadway), The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg Festival, Schaubühne Berlin), Al gran sole carico d’amore (Berlin State Opera and Salzburg Festival), War Horse (NT and worldwide tours), Les Misérables world tour (Cameron Mackintosh), Metropolitan Opera 50th Anniversary Gala and the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Fotini has just completed costume designs for Smyrna My Beloved, a historical feature filmed in Greece and due to be released there and across Europe before Christmas. She has recently designed both sets and costumes for One and A Half Hours for Theatre Royal Bath, which opens in February 2022 before embarking on a national tour. Currently, Fotini is designing costumes for La Voix Humaine, a short opera film for BBC Music in collaboration with the Royal Opera House.
Fotini has extensive credits for sets and costumes for the Royal Shakespeare company, the NT, Chichester Festival theatre, the Royal Court, several national tours and for West End theatres. She also designs costumes for dance and Opera.
Opera design credits include: Eugene Onegin (sets only) for ENO.
Costume designs include: Dido and Aeneas for Teatro a la Scala and Royal Opera House . Manon Lescaut for Baden Baden Festspielhaus and the Metropolitan Opera NY.
The Flying Dutchman and Tosca for Opera North.
She has designed costumes for TV films and several series. The BBC TV FILM The Dresser, directed by Sir Richard Eyre, won her a BAFTA award for Best Costume Design and their most recent collaboration on King Lear for the BBC, saw her win the RTS Nomination for Best Costume Design.
Feature films costume design credits include : The Browning Version, Ripley’s Game, Skin, and The Children Act.
Theatre work includes Amélie the Musical (Criterion Theatre/The Other Palace/Watermill Theatre/UK Tour. Nominated for Olivier Award for Best New Musical); A Fight Against, Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks, Living Newspaper 5, On Bear Ridge (Royal Court); Fleabag (Wyndham’s Theatre/SoHo Playhouse, New York/Soho Theatre/Edinburgh Festival/Tour. Nominated for Olivier Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play); The Wild Duck (Almeida); The Lover/The Collection (Harold Pinter Theatre); An Octoroon (Orange Tree/National Theatre); Jitney (Leeds Playhouse/Headlong); Missing Julie (Theatre Clwyd); Ivan and the Dogs (Young Vic); Richard III (Headlong); Disco Pigs (Trafalgar Studios/Irish Rep, NY); Acceptance, Dry Powder, Diminished (Hampstead Theatre); Pomona (Orange Tree Theatre/Royal Exchange/National Theatre. Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer); Queens of the Coal Age, The Night Watch (Royal Exchange); Missing People (Leeds Playhouse/Kani Public Arts, Japan); Yen (Royal Court/Royal Exchange); Psychodrama (Never For Ever); Blue Door (Ustinov Studio); Loot (Park Theatre/Watermill Theatre); Somnium (Sadlers Wells); Last Easter, The Sugar Syndrome, Low Level Panic, Sheppey, buckets (Orange Tree); Hir (Bush Theatre); Fool For Love (Found111); Lampedusa (HighTide); The Oracles (Punchdrunk); Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis, Educating Rita (Hull Truck); Shift, Bromance (Barely Methodical Troupe).
Event Design includes Lost Lagoon, Height of Winter, The Single-Opticon, Alcoholic Architecture (Bompas & Parr).
Gemma is a Choreographer and Movement Director working in theatre, opera, television and film. She trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and Central School of Ballet.
Movement Director credits: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Leicester Curve/English Touring Theatre/Liverpool Everyman), The Offing (Stephen Joseph Theatre/Live Theatre Newcastle), The Windsors Series 3 (Channel 4), Des Knaben Wunderhorn (RCM), Acis and Galatea (ENO), The Fateful Voyage with Alex Jennings. Choreographer Collaborator/Staging: Pet Shop Boys - Monkey Business, live shows 2020 BBC 1 The One Show & ITV NTAs.Waitress (Mountview), Return to the Forbidden Planet (Mountview).
Rehearsal Director: Pet Shop Boys, Hyde Park 2019
Associate Choreographer and Movement Coach credits: INK (Almeida Theatre, West End, Broadway), Albion (Almeida Theatre), Love in the Idleness (Menier Chocolate Factory), Volpone (RSC), The Crown Season 2 (Netflix), Goodbye Christopher Robin Assistant Dance Coach (Fox Searchlight Films), Medea (Grand Theatre de Geneve), Les Troyens (San Francisco Opera,Wiener Staatsoper), Monkey Business (Pet Shop Boys), Inner Sanctum ROH (Pet Shop Boys), Veils (GoGo Penguin) EFG London Jazz Festival and Sadler’s Wells Stage Latitude Music Festival. Choreographic creative team member for Arthur Pita’s Run Mary Run for Natalia Osipova’s triple bill, Sadler’s Wells.
Payne Productions Creative Residency Wilton’s Music Hall The Chambers Scent (Bluebeard), ACE Supported.
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