Tom Barnes - Musical Director
Tom Barnes is a London-based musical director and composer. He is currently studying Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music as a Soirée d’Or Scholar, generously supported by the Clifton Parker Award and the UK BAFTA Scholarship Scheme.
Credits as musical director include The West End Men (China Tour), Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens starring Olivier Award winner Leanne Jones (Leicester Square Theatre), Snow White (Beck Theatre), News Revue (The Canal Café Theatre/Edinburgh Festival), and Cool Rider (The Lyric Theatre, AMD).
As composer Tom has worked with Grassroots Shakespeare London for their productions of Twelfth Night and Othello (Leicester Square Theatre) and was musical director and composer for Changeling Theatre’s All’s Well That Ends Well and The Two Gentleman of Verona. Tom was also Musical Associate for Academy-nominated composer Gary Yershon for The Broken Heart (The Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, RADA).
Film credits include short films Hacks (2016) and Playground (2017) as part of New Form Digital’s Incubator Series funded by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. Tom recently completed the score to queer documentary Look At Me (2017), which is to be shown at the 2017 London International Documentary Film Festival. Tom was recently appointed Sound and Music Composer in Residence with keyboard manufacturer and is working on a new audition-visual composition in collaboration with filmmaker Marco Alessi, to be staged in September 2017.
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Evelyn Hoskins - Patron
Katie Pesskin is a London-based theatre and comedy director. Before embarking on a career in theatre, Katie studied English Literature at the University of Bristol and now works as a freelance theatre director.
Whilst living in Bristol, she directed the first theatrical performance to take place in the historic Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, a critically acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. She has worked extensively in new musical theatre development, working closely with award-winning writing team George Stiles & Anthony Drewe. Katie founded and ran The New Musical Project at Leicester Square Theatre, an initiative supporting and developing the work of new musical theatre writers.
Other credits include The Last Five Years (Greenwich Theatre), Sam Bailey: Live in the West End (Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue), 35MM: A Musical Exhibition (Pleasance), British Musical Futures and RSO in London (St James Theatre).
Katie recently returned from Toronto, where she was working as Associate Director of the Canadian transfer of Mrs Henderson Presents. In August 2017, she returned to direct the Guinness world record holding NewsRevue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, followed by working with Olivier and Tony Award winning director Terry Johnson at the Hampstead Theatre.
Katie Pesskin - Director
Evelyn Hoskins is a hugely successful stage and screen actress.
Evelyn's theatre credits include Mrs Henderson Presents (Toronto), Peter and the Starcatcher (Royal&Derngate), Carrie (Southwark Playhouse), Hero's Welcome (UK Tour, Off-Broadway) This Is My Family (Sheffield Crucible, UK Tour), The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Peter Pan (US Tour), The Secret Garden (Birmingham Rep) and Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith, West End).
On television she has starred in The Sound of Music Live (ITV), Casualty, Holby City, Doctors (BBC) and Misfits (E4).
Other work includes Bonnie & Clyde (The Other Palace), Christmas with the Stars (Royal Albert Hall), Peter Pan (Adelphi), Cool Rider (Lyric, West End), The Light Princess, Microwave, Falklands (National Theatre Studios)