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Natalie Dew


Previous Young Vic: Twelfth Night.      

Theatre includes: Mates in Chelsea (Royal Court), Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical (West End).

TV Includes: The Capture (BBC), Sandylands (Gold), The Marlow Murder Club (Drama & UKTV Play). 


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Mark Edel-Hunt


Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt, Red Velvet, Chariots of Fire, Swimming with Sharks (West End); Adler and Gibb (Royal Court); The American Plan (Bath); The Syndicate (Chichester); Bronte (Shared Experience).

Television includes: All The Light We Cannot See (Netflix); Hijack (Apple); Royal Mob (SKY); The White Princess (Starz); Sister Boniface, Episodes, Against the Law, Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Mistresses (BBC).


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Anemone Rasmussen


Rasmussen is a recent East 15 Acting School graduate. The Earthworks will be her professional debut.  


Tom Morton-Smith


Tom Morton-Smith is an Olivier Award winning playwright (My Neighbour Totoro, Best Entertainment or Comedy Play (2023)). 

Theatre includes: My Neighbour Totoro (RSC / Barbican); Ravens (Hampstead); The Earthworks (RSC); Oppenheimer (RSC / West End); In Doggerland (Box of Tricks); Everyday Maps for Everyday Use (Finborough); Salt Meets Wound (Theatre503). 

Andrea Ling


Andrea is an interdisciplinary artist: a director, writer and dramaturg within theatre, installation and visual arts. In 2021 Andrea won the Jerwood Live Work Award and founded arts company Pacha People, making work that is co-curated/ co-created within communities to incite change.

Previous Young Vic: Writer and director for Endings, Five ShortsProtest, Fresh Direction Five Plays project, A Season in the Congo (Trainee Assistant Director).

Theatre includes: Borderlands: As Above, So Below (Royal Court), Oil (Hoxton Hall), First Love is the Revolution (New Diorama), Anatomy of a Suicide (Corbett Theatre), Miss Philippines (New Earth, Online Festival).

Installation includes: Tottenham Tapestries (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), PACHA (Museum of the Home & Bernie Grant Arts Centre)

Writing includes: Beginnings (commissioned by Climate Change Theatre Action), God + Monster (New Earth Online Festival), Dirty Paradise (Rehearsed Reading at Bernie Grant Arts Centre).

Emma Bailey


Emma is an award-winning set and costume designer who originally trained as an architect. Her designs have appeared worldwide including at the Sydney Opera House, on Broadway and the West End, RSC, Young Vic and the Glastonbury Pyramid Stage. 

Theatre as set designer includes: Six! The Musical (West End and global), Islander (Theatre Royal Plymouth/Dundee Rep/US Tour), Anna Karenina (Bristol Old Vic/Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh), Onkel Wanja (Theater Dortmund), A Mother’s Song (Macrobert Art Center), Bourgeois & Maurice: Pleasure seekers (Soho Theatre) and The Dan Daw Show (Sadler’s Wells Theatre and Touring).

Bethany Gupwell

Lighting Designer 

Recent work includes: Larmes de Couteau/ Full Moon in March (Royal Opera House); Shed: Exploded View (Royal Exchange Theatre); This Much I Know, To Have and To Hold (Hampstead Theatre); A Play For The Living In A Time Of ExtinctionLay Down Your Burdens (Barbican); La Voix Humaine (Opéra National du Rhin); A Rice, Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree); Wickies, When Darkness Falls (Park 200); Here, The Woods (Southwark Playhouse); Talking Heads (Watford Palace); You Heard Me, Trade (UK Tour); Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not To ComeFitter, Wonder Winterland (Soho Theatre); War & Culture, Little ScratchKeep Watching (New Diorama); Ignition (Frantic Assembly); The Pirate, The Princess and the Platypus (Polka);The Last Harvest (National Youth Theatre).

Nominated for Best Lighting Design Offies for This Much I Know (Hampstead Theatre) 2023, A-Typical Rainbow (Turbine Theatre) 2022, Queen of the Mist (Charing Cross Theatre) 2019.


Sound Designer and Composer

Previous Young Vic: Sundown Kiki Reloaded, The Collaboration, Sundown Kiki, Changing Destiny, Fairview, Ivan and the Dogs. 

Theatre includes: The Architect (ATC/GDIF), Beautiful Thing (Stratford East); Imposter 22, Word:Play, Living Newspaper #4 (Royal Court); Rumble In the Jungle (Rematch:Live); Anna Karerina (Edinburgh Lyceum, Bristol Old Vic); Galatea (Wildworks); The Trials, Marys Seacole (Donmar Warehouse); …cake (Theatre Peckham); Who Killed My Father (Tron); as british as a watermelon (Contact); Hyde and Seek (Guildhall); My Fathers Fable, Shifters, Elephant, Sleepova, The P Word, Strange Fruit (Bush); Burgerz (Hackney Showroom); Everyday (Deafinitely); Black Holes (The Place); Sankofa:Before the Whitewash, Hive City Legacy (Roundhouse); Glamrou: From Quran to Queen, Curious, Half-Breed (Soho); Blood Knot (Orange Tree); Samuel Takes A Break, SEX SEX MEN MEN (Yard), Everything I own (Brixton House).

Black British Theatre Awards: Winner Best Sound Design 2023
Theatre Awards: Nomination Offie; Sleepova, The P Word, Blood Knot (Finalist)

Chi-San Howard

Movement and Intimacy Director

Previous Young Vic: Chasing Hares (Young Vic).

Theatre: The Odyssey (Unicorn); The Jungle Book, Never Have I Ever, The Narcissist (Chichester Festival Theatre); A Little Princess (Theatre by the Lake); Grenfell: In the Words of Survivors (National Theatre); The Pillowman (Duke of York, West End); The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Southwark Playhouse Elephant); Private Lives (Donmar Warehouse); Faun (Cardboard Citizens/Theatre503); Les Miserables (Sondheim Theatre, UK Tour, Netherlands/Belgium Tour); Betty! A Sort of Musical (Royal Exchange); O, Island, Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer (Royal Shakespeare Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare North/Northern Stage); That Is Not Who I Am/Rapture (Royal Court); Corrina, Corrina (Headlong/Liverpool Everyman).

Film: Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! (HBO); Hurt by Paradise (Sulk Youth Films); Pretending - Orla Gartland Music Video (Spindle) I Wonder Why - Joesef Music Video (Spindle Productions) Birds of Paradise (Pemberton Films). 

Elspeth Morrison

Voice and Dialect Coach

Theatre includes: Broncho Billy (Charing Cross Theatre), Watch on the Rhine (Donmar), Amelie (Criterion), When the Long Trick's Over (New Wolsey), Billy Elliot (Curve), Our Man in Havana (Watermill), The System (Original Theatre), My Cousin Rachel (Theatre Royal Bath), Rose (Hope Mill Theatre) Sorry You're Not a Winner (Paines Plough), Little Voice (Theatre by the Lake), Ink (Almeida), Hogarth's Success (Rose Theatre), My Mother Said (Crucible), and Intemperance (New Vic Theatre).

Radio includes: X Files: Cold Cases, My Name is Why, The Testaments.

TV includes: Horrible Histories, Endeavour, Gangs of London, Life after Life, Vera, Documentary Now, Pennyworth, Prime Suspect 1973, Clique, Coronation Street, Eastenders, Eric, Ernie and Me, The Loudest Voice.

Film includes: The Railway Children Return, Chuck Chuck Baby, The Wasp, The Legend of Ochi, Saltburn.

Elspeth regularly makes expert contributions on programmes such as Melvyn Bragg's Matter of the North (BBC), An Immigrant's Guide to Britain (Ch 4) and The Royals (Netflix)

Polly Jerrold

Casting Director

Previous Young Vic includes: The Secretaries, Chasing Hares.

Theatre credits include: Wolves in the road, Paradise Now! (Bush Theatre); The Secret Garden, Robin Hood, Antigone, Peter Pan, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, To Kill A Mockingbird tour, Running Wild tour (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); First Touch (Nottingham Playhouse); Life of Pi (Sheffield Theatres, UK Tour & West End); Kill Thy Neighbour, Rope, Constellations, The Great Gatsby, Pretty Shitty Love, Milky Peaks, Celebrated Virgins, Curtain Up and For the Grace of You Go I (Theatr Clwyd); Shandyland (Northern Stage); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Tribes (Sheffield Theatres); Our Lady of Kibeho, Soul, Merlin, Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate); Two Trains Running (ETT and Royal & Derngate); The Lovely Bones (Royal & Derngate, Birmingham Rep and Northern Stage); All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Caretaker (Bristol Old Vic); The Government Inspector, Tommy, Our Country’s Good (Ramps on the Moon).

Alys Whitehead

Associate Designer

Alys Whitehead is a Set and Costume Designer and trained at Central Saint Martins. She was a Resident Designer at the New Diorama Broadgate studios.

As designer, theatre includes: This Might Not Be It (Bush); The Angry Brigade (LAMDA); Sorry We Didn’t Die At Sea, Snowflakes (Park); The Retreat (Finborough); Lysistrata (Lyric Hammersmith); SAD (Omnibus); Maddie (Arcola).

As associate designer, theatre includes: The Glass Menagerie (Rose Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Alexandra Palace and UK tour); My Beautiful Laundrette (Leicester Curve & UK Tour); Wordplay (Royal Court); Zoe’s Peculiar Journey Through Time (Theatre Rites/Southbank Centre & International Tour); Sea Creatures (Hampstead).

As assistant designer, theatre includes: Dixon and Daughters (National).

Film includes: Hullraisers (Channel 4); Flowers (Le Montais music video); O Stranger (Sundara Karma music video).