David Greig (Writer and Co-creator) David Greig is a multi-award-winning playwright who became the Artistic Director of the Royal Lyceum Edinburgh in 2015. David’s most notable plays include The Events, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Midsummer, Dunsinane and Europe. More recently, David’s stage adaptation of Solaris, based on Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 Soviet science fiction novel, was co-produced by The Lyceum, Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne Australia and The Lyric Hammersmith. In 2019 David teamed up with original creators Bill Forsyth and Mark Knopfler to adapt the international hit film Local Hero for the stage – this premiered in Edinburgh and opened at The Old Vic in London in June 2020. David’s stage adaptation of Joe Simpson's best-selling 1988 memoir Touching the Void, which was co-produced by The Lyceum and Bristol Old Vic, enjoyed a run at The Duke of York in London’s West End in 2019/20. His other adaptations previously seen on The Lyceum stage include Strindberg’s Creditors (2018) and Aeschylus’ The Suppliant Women (2016). David wrote the book for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opened in the West End in 2013 and then transferred to Broadway in 2017. His adaptation of Dr Seuss’ The Lorax opened at The Old Vic for Christmas 2015.
Wils Wilson (Director and Co-creator) Wils Wilson is a theatre maker and director based in Scotland. Having started her directing career as half of renowned site-specific duo wilson+wilson, she continues to balance directing large-scale building based work with other projects in theatre, film and audio. She is Associate Director at The Lyceum where her work includes: the award-winning productions of Life is a Dream and Wind Resistance with Karine Polwart (and Edinburgh International Festival); Red Ellen, Cockpit, Twelfth Night, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other. Her other directing work includes productions for the National Theatre, National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre Wales, Welsh National Opera, Royal Court, and Manchester Royal Exchange. She is co-founder of experimental company ghostbag for whom she recently co-directed her first short film with Eszter Marsalko. Her work with musicians includes music videos for Meilyr Jones, audio drama podcasts The Portal and Keli with writer/composer Martin Green, and live theatre/music shows Praxis Makes Perfect and Candylion with Gruff Rhys. She has been the recipient of numerous awards
including a Drama Desk Award for the New York run of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.
Georgia McGuinness (Original Design) Georgia became a midwife eleven years ago, just after designing the original production of The Strange
Undoing of Prudencia Hart. She was lured back to The Lyceum by Wils Wilson to design Life Is A Dream and now works full-time for the NHS. She
is excited for this new production, once again realised in collaboration with Alex Berry. Previous work includes: The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, 365, Miracle Man; Empty (National Theatre of Scotland); Midsummer, Perfect Days; Abandonment (Traverse); Arabian Nights (Royal Shakespeare Company); Curse of the Starving Class (The Lyceum); Yarn (GridIron, Dundee Rep); Helter Skelter (Tramway); Crave (Paines Plough, Royal Court); Arabian Nights (Young Vic); The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, Sleeping Around, Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco (Paines Plough); Caravan (National Theatre of Norway); Afore Night Come (Theatre Clwyd).
Alex Berry (Associate Designer) Alex Berry is a set and costume designer for theatre and opera based in London. She graduated with an MA in Theatre Design from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, having previously trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, as a clarinettist. She was a finalist in the 2015 Linbury Prize, working with Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh. Her recent projects include: The Barber of Seville (Nevill Holt Opera), Life is a Dream (The Lyceum - Associate Designer), Don Giovanni (Nevill Holt Opera); Right Place Wrong Tim for Channel 4, No Sweat (The Pleasance London), The Rape Of Lucretia (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Spring Awakening (Redgrave Theatre), A Tender Thing (The Theatre, Chipping Norton), Rabbits (Park Theatre), These Trees Are Made of Blood (Arcola Theatre), The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal College of Music), The Lighthouse (Hackney Showroom), Robin Hood (The Old Market, Brighton), Song of Riots (Battersea Arts Centre; The North Wall Arts Centre; Stockholm Fringe Festival - Winner, Audience Choice Award), The Kreutzer Sonata (The Theatre, Chipping Norton), This Much (ZOO, Edinburgh Fringe), O Réjane (Bootleg Theatre, Los Angeles - Best Costume Nominee, Stage Raw Awards), Fast Track (The North Wall), Blue Stockings (The Tobacco Factory), The River (Brewery Theatre).
Janice Parker (Movement Director) Theatre credits include: Life Is A Dream, The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other, Wind Resistance, Glory On Earth (The Lyceum); Medea (Edinburgh International Festival/National Theatre of Scotland); The View From Castle Rock, Age of Arousal, The Girls of Slender Means (Stellar Quines); Crazy Jane (Birds of Paradise) Endurance (A Moments Peace); The Maw Broon Monologues (Glasgay). Dance Work credits include: Not Brittle, Not Rigid, Not Fixed (Edinburgh Art Festival); Small Acts of Hope and Lament (Edinburgh International Festival); Writing The Body (National Galleries of Scotland); Glory, What Would Richard Do?, You Said You Liked The Dancing, Private Dancer (Janice Parker Projects); In The Ink Dark (Luke Pell); The Living Room Dances (The Albert Drive Project); Red Berries and Lost Love (Tanz die Toleranz); Under A Clear Blue Sky (Residance). Awards: Saltire Society Outstanding Woman of Scotland; Herald Angel Award; Creative Scotland Award.
Jenna Corker (Assistant Movement Director) Jenna is a contemporary dance artist interested in the performance of dance and all that comes from making and sharing with others. Based in Edinburgh, Jenna has been making, teaching and supporting dance in Scotland for the past three years. She values inclusivity and knowing everyone has the chance to find joy from dance. Jenna is interested in how movement can inhabitant and transform spaces and how witnessing and sharing dance helps us to connect with our inner and outer environments. Since graduating in 2019 Jenna's choreographic work has been programmed by Brighton Fringe, Surge, Visual Arts Scotland, and most recently by The Work Room through the Moving Out partnership with Dance North Scotland, Citymoves Dance and Tramway. Jenna has also been supported by Dance Base and was part of the DEBs program in 2019, mentored by Angus Balbernie.
Andrea Cabrera Luna (Associate Director) Andrea is the artistic director of Anahat Theatre. She won a FONCA scholarship to read an MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She holds a BA in Acting from the National School of Performing Arts (ENAT) and a BA in English Literature from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Directing credits include: The Arsonists (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Scenes from The Duchess of Malfi (Shakespeare’s Globe, London); Hotel Juárez (University of Edinburgh/Assembly Roxy); I Am That Girl (Scottish Storytelling Centre); Waterfront Wasteland (Medea); Material Landscape with Argonauts (Etcetera Theatre, London). Assistant Director credits include: Would you Bet Against Us? (Script Coordinator, 2022); Charlie and Stan; Told by an Idiot, 2021; Life is a Dream, 2020; Lyceum Christmas Tales.
Laura Donnelly (CDG Casting Director) Laura is currently the Casting Director at National Theatre of Scotland. She also casts for other major companies throughout the UK and internationally. She is represented by Jess Alford at United Agents. Theatre credits include: The Winter’s Tale, Jumpy, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Hay Fever, Glory On Earth, Rhinoceros, Cockpit, The Arabian Nights, Muriel Spark Centenary: Drs Of Philosophy, Twelfth Night, Wendy and Peter, The Duchess of Malfi, Solaris, Mrs Puntila, Christmas Dinner (The Lyceum); Medea (NTS/EIF); Exodus (NTS); James IV: Queen of The Fight (Raw Material/Capital Theatres); Orphans (NTS); Paddington’s Marmalade Messiness (Histrionic Productions); Terrestrial Salvation (National Theatre of Scotland (NTS)/Royal Court); Red Dust Road (NTS/ HOME, Manchester); Them! (NTS); The Cheviot (NTS/ Dundee Rep);