Biogs

Ali Beale – Co-designer & production manager
Samantha Butler – Co-director
Sam Evans – Technical stage manager
Karina Garnett – Performer
David Harradine – Co-director & designer
Beth Hoare-Barnes – Company Stage Manager
David Leahy – Composer
Jo Manser – Lighting designer
Carl Patrick – Performer
Tanya Roberts – Assistant director

Ali Beale
Ali has worked with Fevered Sleep since 2003, projects include On Ageing, Brilliant, Stilled, An Infinite Line Brighton, And the Rain Falls Down, The Summer Subversive, Fleet, The Field of Miracles and Feast Your Eyes. Ali also works as a freelance Production Manager with work ranging from theatre to opera, dance and installation, including both national and international tours. Recent work includes Under Glass, Must, Performing Medicine, Sampled, and Fantastic Voyage for The Clod Ensemble; It Felt Empty, Missing Out, This Wide Night and Black Crows for Clean Break; Give us a Hand! for The Little Angel Theatre; Guided Tour for Peter Reder which toured to Gijon, Arizona, Singapore, Bucharest and Moscow; The Evocation of Papa Mas, The Firework Maker’s Daughter, Aladdin, Playing the Victim, A Little Fantasy and Shoot Me in The Heart for Told by An Idiot; Gumbo Jumbo for The Gogmagogs.

Samantha Butler
Samantha Butler is the co-founder and Associate director of Fevered Sleep. She performed in, co-devised, directed and designed the earlier work of the company including ‘Fantasy Party’, ‘Carpel and Stamen’, ‘Orlando’, ‘Written with Light’, and ‘Feast Your Eyes’. She co-created The (Once in a Blue Moon) Ball, ‘Fleet’ and ‘The Field of Dreams’ and was the Associate Director on the children’s show ‘Brilliant’. With David, Sam co-directed their recent show for adults, ‘On Ageing’. Sam is also a freelance director, installation artist and dramaturg, as well as being the principal of a performing arts school for children!

Sam Evans
Upon graduating from Middlesex University Sam worked as Technical Stage Manager for Fuel Theatre on The Shows The Thing. He has since worked as a freelance theatre technician, splitting his time working for venues and companies around London and as a senior technician at Middlesex University. He spent the spring and summer 2010 touring Sound and Fury’s Kursk after a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009. In December 2010 Sam worked on The Weather Factory, a site specific project about the weather in Snowdonia. Sam has previously worked for Fevered Sleep on past projects including And the Rain Falls Down, Brilliant and The Forest.

Karina Garnett
Karina trained at Middlesex University with John Wright. Credits include: ‘Hastings Spring’ (Glyndebourne Opera); ‘Arabian Nights and Days…’ (Shifting Sands); ‘Hanging Around’, Top Storey’, ‘Fool House’, ‘Island’, ‘The Adventures of The Stoneheads’ (Trestle); ‘Inamorata’, ‘Yarn’, ‘Feast Your Eyes’, ‘Shore’, ‘Exquisite Moments and Imperfect Endings’, ‘The Blue Moon Ball’, ‘And The Rain Falls Down’, ‘The Show’s The Thing’ (Fevered Sleep); ‘Tempting Fate’ (Trading Faces); ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Pinocchio’ (Kazzum); ‘Unfolding Andersen’ ‘Lighten Up’ (theatre-rites); ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, ‘Something Else’, ‘Room on The Broom’ (Tall Stories), ‘Beyond The Track’ (RSC) and ‘Let Us Clay’ (Indefinite Articles).

David Harradine
Co-founder and artistic director of Fevered Sleep. For the company he has made over 20 projects spanning installation, performance, photography and publication. David is a previous winner of the Jerwood Young Directors Award, and has a doctorate in Performance Studies from the University of London. He’s currently making work that explores the connections between light, landscape, ecology, weather and place. Recent projects include The Weather Factory, an installation about the weather in Snowdonia, commissioned by National Theatre Wales. He’s currently Artist in Residence in the school of Arts and Media at the University of Brighton, developing ideas for They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, a dance film project made in response to climate change. He’s also working on an ongoing series of works about natural light in different places, An Infinite Line, which includes a project for Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the British Mainland.

Beth Hoare-Barnes
Beth has spent much of the last three years with Fevered Sleep, on On Ageing, The Forest, An Infinite Line: Brighton and Brilliant. In the last year Beth has also stage managed two new plays; Inside, a piece about fatherhood in prison at the Roundhouse, and Pandora, at the Arcola. In the summer of 2009 she toured nationally and in Europe with A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare’s Globe. Other companies include Kali Theatre Company, Unicorn Theatre for Children, Jack Thorne at the Arcola, London Bubble, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Watford Palace, Graeae, Theatre-Rites, Theatre Centre and Wildcard. Previously she spent four years in the U.S. studying and working as a Stage Manager and Lighting Designer, where she received an MFA and designed professionally in New York, Cleveland and Columbus.

David Leahy
Originally from New Zealand, but now based in the UK, David has worked extensively as a double bass player in a wide variety of musical settings, but has specialised in the free and improvised music scene, as a soloist, performer and conductor with many groups both in this country and on the continent. David has collaborated with a number of artists and groups ranging from actors, directors, dancers, projection artist and poets. His loves of improvisation and movement has also led him to extend his practice to encompass dance, specifically contact improvisation and has worked as a dancer across Europe.Aside from his performance work, David has worked for many years as a promoter, a music therapist, and as a passionate educator (including extensive work over the last six years for Creative Partnerships).

Jo Manser
Joseph lives in a world without limits and has very little grip on a reality that you or I would understand. He shares a vision of a world with David Harradine. To him everything is play from snow to sun and sometimes rain! His only commitment to reality and the prevailing physics of the planet we are on is the movement of photons and their effect on the real world and our perception of that. The world that he and David make together are his happiest moments. He also trained at Wimbledon School of Art, makes TV shows and lives in Wimbledon with his dog Tatty.

Carl Patrick
Over the last 17 years I have enjoyed a successful theatre career and I have also been in many commercials both in the UK and abroad. I have worked with many great people too and am very proud to have recently directed and choreographed my first pantomime. I am delighted to be working with old friends again during the 2011 tour of And the Rain Falls Down.

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