Paula Crutchlow graduated in dance from De Montfort University and has since been working in Britain and internationally as a director, performer and educator in devised theatre. Between 1996-99 she was director of award winning New Zealand theatre company All and Sundry and a core member of Pantheatre Poneke’s devising lab investigating choreographic and voice interactions with light. Paula is currently the Artistic Adviser for Adverse Camber. As a co-founder and director of Blind Ditch she has collaborated on context-specific collaborative art, performance and cultural events which engage audiences and participants in distinct ways through the use of digital media and live performance.
Jenny Lee studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she was awarded the Theatre Design prize in 2007 and 2008 and also the Phillip and Christine Carne award. Her work in theatre includes, Lost and Found (Young Vic), Annie Get Your Gun ( Young Vic – parallel production), Still I Pray (The Building Site, St Bartholomew the Great) Mi Generation (Oakdale Miners Institute – Sherman Cymru), The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo (Pleasance Theatre and Theatre 503), A Servant to Two Masters (Ono productions,Sussex tour), The Russian Theatre Festival (Soho Theatre), The Government Inspector (Tabard Theatre), Butterfly Club (Southwark Playhouse), Sons of York (Finborough Theatre-costume), Tiger Country (Watford PalaceTheatre), West Side Story (Sherman Theatre). Jenny also assists Katrina Lindsay, Vicki Mortimer, Francis O’Connor, Ultz and Rae Smith.
Recent theatre designs include: Private Lives, The League of Youth, The Families of Lockerbie, Garage Band and Blithe Spirit (Nottingham Playhouse), Hansel & Gretel for Clonter Opera, Laurel & Hardy (York Theatre Royal), The Rivals and Proof (The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme), Mother Came Too, Shining City and The Christmas Quangle Wangle (Derby LIVE), Oleanna, Much Ado About Nothing (Buxton Opera House & University of Derby), Beauty & the Beast, Dick Whittington, Aladdin (Harrogate Theatre), Cinderella’s Sisters (Red Earth Theatre), The American Clock and Roberto Zucco (Birmingham School of Acting). She was Head of Lighting at the former Derby Playhouse (1999-2003). Lighting designs for Derby Playhouse include My Dad’s Corner Shop, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Up ’n’ Under, The Blue Room, Bouncers, A Life in the Theatre, A Slice of Saturday Night. Alex is a Lecturer and Tutor for the BA Theatre Arts Degree Course at the University of Derby