ANDREW LOUDON • DIRECTOR
Andrew is Artistic Director of Novel Theatre and has directed all of its productions to date, including the West End runs of Little Women at the Duchess Theatre in 2005 and Carrie’s War at The Apollo Theatre in 2009.
Andrew trained as an actor at The Drama Studio. He also has a BSC from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. He made his directorial debut in 1999 at the Pleasance, Edinburgh, with Little Women. The success of the show led to his further productions at Sadler’s Wells and its West End run at the Duchess Theatre. He has also directed Anne of Green Gables and Carrie's War at the Lilian Baylis Theatre, Sadler's Wells, Mary Barton and Charlotte’s House (Norwich), Open Ground (Hampstead Theatre), a multimedia production of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (Arts Ed), which he co-wrote with Emma Reeves and Gertrude’s Secret, a series of monologues starring Prunella Scales and Angela Griffin (Chichester, Trafalgar Studios and tour).
In 2009 he directed Carrie's War at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, and then directed a major UK tour in 2010. He directed Cool Hand Luke at the Aldwych Theatre in September 2011, starring Marc Warren.
His writing credits include: The Trailer and The Red Gloves, both Arts Council commissioned tours for Snap Theatre Company; Dangerous Play (The Arts Theatre); Road Rage (Gilded Balloon main stage, Edinburgh) and, in collaboration with Emma Reeves, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (French tour) and a multimedia adaptation of Orwell’s 1984. As an actor, Andrew has performed in many adaptations, including Charles Ryder in the stage premiere production of Brideshead Revisited (tour), John Savage in Brave New World (tour including the RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford), The Turn of the Screw (Hornchurch), Gabriel Oak in Far From The Madding Crowd (King’s Head) and Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (Pitlochry). Other theatre includes French Without Tears (Exeter), Dick Daredevil (Drill Hall), The Trainer (Apollo Theatre), Daphne (Basingstoke) and The Doctor and the Devils (Plymouth Theatre Royal). TV credits include Doctors, Monarch of the Glen, Peak Practice, Absolutely Fabulous, The Bill, Next of Kin, Grange Hill, and Channel Four film Busker’s Odyssey..www.andrewloudon.com >
EMMA REEVES • ADAPTER
Emma is from Wrexham and writes for stage, radio and television. Stage adaptations include Carrie’s War (Lilian Baylis, Apollo Theatre WE, national tour); Anne of Green Gables (Lilian Baylis), Little Women (Lilian Baylis and Duchess Theatre, West End) and Cool Hand Luke (Aldwych Theatre 2011). Short plays and podcasts include The Psycho’s Tale for Dirty Protest and Reunion for the Sherman. With Andrew Loudon, Emma has adapted Mary Barton and 1984 for Arts Educational Schools and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and King Lear for Paris-based company Théâtre En Anglais.
Original radio plays include Leaving This Land, On The Cusp and Clinging to Lord Nelson (all Radio 4); Stoppage Time (with Amit Sharma, Radio 3) and Something for Nothing (BBC Radio Wales). Emma has also written several episodes of Belonging Still for Radio Wales.
TV work includes Belonging, Doctors, The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns, Dead Gorgeous, Sadie J, My Almost Famous Family, Spirit Warriors, Half Moon Investigations, Young Dracula, Chuggington, The Murder of Princess Diana.
see also Emma's page on the David Higham Associates website >