Gareth John Bale
Gareth is from Ynysmeudwy in the Swansea valley. He trained as an actor at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, graduating in 2002. His first directing job was with Cwmni Theatr 3-D Theatre Company, whom he has worked with since their formation in 2004. He helped form the artistic program of the company working on new and established plays in English and Welsh, and directed ENDORFFIN, EPA YN Y PARLWR CEFN (Sion Eirian), ABIGAIL’S PARTY (Mike Leigh), DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (Marc Camoletti), the ZUFALL and ANGEL FESTIVALS (Various), and RICHARD PARKER (Owen Thomas). RICHARD PARKER (in which Gareth also performed) toured the UK and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011 and the Hollywood Fringe, winning Best International Show in 2012.
He has worked extensively with BlackRAT Productions Theatre Company, as an assistant director and actor. He was assistant director to Richard Tunley on UP ‘N UNDER (John Godber), ROMEO AND JULIET (William Shakespeare), NEVILLE’S ISLAND (Tim Firth), BOEING BOEING (Marc Camoletti), BEDROOM FARCE (Alan Ayckborne) and THE 39 STEPS (Patrick Barlow), gaining plenty of experience – especially in comedy – along the way. Gareth has a good understanding of pantomime having directed two Welsh language pantomimes – PWS MEWN BWTS and DACW MAM YN DWAD (Martyn Geraint) and was Assistant Director on Rhondda Cynon Taff’s JACK AND THE BEANSTALK and CINDERELLA (Richard Tunley).
He has worked as a director / guest lecturer in Trinity Saint David and Coleg Sir Gar. He directed ELECTRA (Sophocles) for Gower College in 2015 and UNDER MILK WOOD (Dylan Thomas) for the BlackRAT Productions’ Summer School in 2010.
He recently directed AN EVENING WITH GARETH BALE – a Welsh football inspired comedy for voices for Men of Harlech Theatre Company. He will be directing a Welsh language adaptation of Jim Cartwright’s TWO in June.
D.J. Britton is an award-winning dramatist, director and dramaturg. He was formerly the National Executive Producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio drama department, and is now Senior Lecturer in Dramatic Writing at Swansea University, where he teaches undergraduate and MA Creative Writing students.
Since the success of his first Australian stage play Landlovers in 1987, David Britton has written many dramatic works for theatre, radio and the visual media. His play OEDIPUS / ANTIGONE is published by Methuen in its Producers’ Choice anthology, and his highly acclaimed audio play about Dylan Thomas is available as a download and a BBC CD.
Kev is an Equity Registered Fight Director. He is also the Fight Instructor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as well as the Co-Founder, a Fight Examiner and Senior Stage Combat Tutor of the Academy of Performance Combat (APC). He works in a wide range of disciplines across film, television, and theatre.
Film includes: The Lady of Heaven; Season Of The Witch; John Carter Of Mars; Journey’s End; Kenya; Canaries; Carmilla.
Television includes: Eastenders; The A List; Hetty Feather; Hollyoaks; Pobol Y Cwm; Keeping Faith; Craith/Hidden; 4Stories; The Story of Tracy Beaker. Y Golau
Selected Theatre credits include: Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre & UK Tour); Miss Saigon (Prince Edward, UK and European tour); O Island, Ivy Tiller: Squirrel Killer, The Tempest (RSC); Frankenstein, Hamlet, Let The Right One In (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Anthony & Cleopatra, Mosquitoes, Barbershop Chronicles, Othello (National Theatre); Eyam, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Taming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe); Billy Elliot (Curve); Glory (The Dukes, Lancaster & UK tour); The Comedy About A Bank Robbery (UK Tour); Sylvia, Jitney (Old Vic); Hamlet, The House of Shades (Almeida); Fairview, Mandela (Young Vic); The Wife of Willesden (Kiln); Bajazet (Irish National Opera Tour & Royal Opera House); Moreno (Theatre 503); Guardians Of The Galaxy (Secret Cinema); Red Pitch (The Bush Theatre); Marys Seacole, Trouble In Butetown (Donmar Warehouse); Siste Act (UK tour & Eventim Apollo); The Colour Purple (UK tour)