Hailing from New Zealand, Gavin joined Lazarus Theatre Company in 2010 as Assistant Director for Hecuba. Gavin has directed 8 productions, including the award-winning production of The Tragedy of Mariam, the first professional production of the first play published under a woman’s name. Gavin is now creative producer for Lazarus’ work.
The best thing about theatre is: the communal experience. Theatre is a live medium able to be shared by all those present, and is shaped by those present.
Actors, creatives and collaborators, those who have made a significant and serious commitment to the work of Lazarus Theatre Company are invited by our Artistic Director to join us as Associate Artists. The partnership acts as a sound board, ideas and skill exchange and support network always developing each other.
Previous Lazarus credits include: Prospero, The Tempest, Ricky Dukes, Greenwich Theatre. Andromache, Troilus & Cressida, Ricky Dukes, Tristan Bates Theatre. Nicanor, Coriolanus, Ricky Dukes, Tristan Bates Theatre. Exeter/Fluellen, Henry V (workshops), Ricky Dukes. Poheetohee, Polly, Sara Reimers, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre (rehearsed reading). One day, she would love to play Iago, do an outdoor Shakespeare and delve more into Greek mythology.
The best thing about theatre is: "The collective act of imagination. We are all (actors, creatives, audience) committing to play together, right here, right now. It's as simple and joyful as that."
Sorcha is a Costume Designer and trained at Rose Bruford College.
She has worked nationally, and internationally as set, costume and events designer; her skills and experience cover many different areas including opera, fringe theatre, musicals, installations and live events. Sorcha is passionate about finding the individuality, originality, and character of each new project. She aims to work collaboratively and thus inspire the most evocative design in the context of the piece.
Lewis Davidson is originally from Aberdeen, Scotland. He trained at Kingston University Drama and has over 15 years professional experience in classical theatre. He is trained in aerial performance and dance and also in stage combat at The Globe Theatre, London.
His first production with Lazarus Theatre Company was Macbeth at the Blue Elephant Theatre in 2011, he has since appeared in 8 Lazarus productions. Find out more here
The best thing about theatre is: "Getting lost on a journey in another time and world."
Ingvild graduated from the BA Acting course at Guildford School of Acting in 2017. Her stage debut in London was with Lazarus in early 2018, where she played Titania and Hippolyta in their production of Midsummer Night's Dream. Since then she's worked in TV, on stage, with shortfilm and workshops, and done several commercials. In January 2020, Ingvild starred in an episode of BBC'S Father Brown, and this autumn she will star in the upcoming HBO Max series "Raised by wolves", directed by Ridley Scott.
The best thing about theatre is: "The lifestyle, the sense of living you experience on stage and as an audience member and the life that is created on stage."
Bobby is a composer, lyricist, and orchestrator, who writes music for theatre, film, and dance performance.
He has worked on five productions with Lazarus: The Caucasian Chalk Circle (both runs), The Beggar’s Opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Tempest. He is currently working on next year’s production of Peter Pan. Find out more here.
The best thing about theatre is: "No two performances will ever be the same; always adapting, always changing."
Lysanne is a Dutch opera director working in the UK and all over Europe. In 2019 she directed the critically acclaimed I Capuleti e I Montecchi, an opera based on Romeo & Juliet, at the Arcola Theatre. Please visit www.lysannevanoverbeek.co.uk for more information.
Lazarus credits include: Edward II (Greenwich Theatre), Assistant Director; Measure for Measure (Greenwich Theatre, co-production with Bath Spa University), Assistant Director; and The Bacchae (Blue Elephant Theatre), Katrine.
The best thing about theatre is: "Being transported into a different world, a world where anything can happen and nothing is impossible."