The Death of Tintagel - Photograph by Lucy Pawlak The Death of Tintagel - Photograph by Lucy Pawlak

Cast 2010

FREDDIE MACHIN’s theatre credits include Sardanapalus (Shakespeare’s Globe), Avocado (King’s Head), The Double (White Bear), and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (New Perspectives). He recorded Death In Genoa with Simon Callow & Samuel Barnett and the short, Young Offender, where he played the lead, Aidan, won an ITV West award.

VERA CHOK’s credits include Yelena in Uncle Vanya (for Vik Sivalingam), Fanny in Mansfield Park & Ride (Eastern Angles), The Green Lady in Simon Armitage’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (New Perspectives UK tour), and various roles for TARA Arts and The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor.

CAROLINE KILPATRICK trained at RADA. Credits include Yerma and Innocence at the Arcola, Guilty and Dance:Radio for DryWrite at Latitude and York Theatre Royal, The Tempest and Medea for TARA Arts, Saturday Night (White Bear), Stephen and the Sexy Partridge for Osip Theatre, Hobson’s Choice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (REL).

ADRIAN GILLOTT trained at the Lecoq and Gaulier schools in Paris. He has performed with clown, bouffon, object theatre and dance theatre companies, is a key member of the Berlin-based ensemble Nico and the Navigators, and founder-member of the Austro-British collective The Same Person.

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GRACE WILLIS is an all-round Performing Arts graduate. She has been signed by Identity Agency and is an Identity Drama School student with two ‘Best Actress of the Year’ awards under her belt. Grace has a solid background in theatre and in August she made her television debut in ‘The Future WAG’s of Great Britain’ (Channel 4).

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DAVID BLACK’s notable theatre roles include Krogstad in A Doll’s House, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, Hans Scholl in The White Rose, and Anton Chekov’s brother Ivan in To Moscow…To Moscow. Screen credits include Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle and forthcoming films Slash and Exploits.

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CATRIONA JAMES has worked as an actor and director in both Canada and the U.K. Her work has taken her through everything from street performance, and has experience that has varied from street performance to TV. She is a founding member of the devising theatre company, Likely Story and the cabaret double-act, Peek & Boo.

2010 Production Team

Director – Vik Sivalingam


Directing credits include Uncle Vanya (Sturdy Beggars Theatre Company), Ballet Russes (A Stage Kindly Productions), Stuff (Tristan Bates Theatre), Or Nearest Offer (Almeida Theatre), Daisy Pulls It Off (Cockpit Theatre), Three Sisters (Actors Company), Elephant Man (Associate Director, Sheffield Theatres Tour) Jack & The Beanstalk (Stafford Gatehouse Theatre), When The Lights Went Out (Tara Arts), Human Rights (Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich), Blue/ Orange (New Wolsey Theatre Studio), Day Trippers (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich & Theatre Clwyd). As Assistant Director, Vik has worked at the Young Vic, the Almeida, New Wolsey Theatre, Royal Court and Headlong Theatre. Forthcoming productions include Associate Director on Platform for Old Vic New Voices and Joe Penhall’s Bullet at the Hampstead Theatre’s Michael Frayn Space as part of the RSC’s new work season. Vik is currently Resident Assistant Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, University of London.

Playwright – Peter Morris

Peter Morris is a playwright, TV writer and occasional critic. His play The Age of Consent, inspired by the murder James Bulger, was condemned on its premiere at the 2001 Edinburgh Fringe festival with calls for a boycott. It later transferred to the Bush Theatre in London, and has since been translated into German, Italian, and Japanese, and staged in (among others) Dublin, Reykjavik, Berlin, Rome, Tokyo, Vienna, and most recently Sydney, where calls for a boycott were renewed seven years after the play premiered.

He premiered eight other plays on the Edinburgh Fringe, winning a 2005 Fringe First Award forGuardians, which transferred to Theatre 503. Other work staged in London includes Second Amendment Club (Union Theatre); A&R (Theatre 503, Sound on Leicester Square); and Gaudeamus(Arcola). He was writer-in-residence at LAMDA, where he wrote A Million Hearts for Mosley, a light opera about fascism, with music stolen from Sir Arthur Sullivan (MacOwan Theatre) and was a founding member of the New York theatre company The Civilians, with whom he worked on the devised revue Gone Missing (Gate Theatre).

Television work includes Born and Bred (BBC1) and three seasons of Katy Brand’s Big-Ass Show(ITV2), in which he also appeared as a performer. His critical work and commentary pieces have been published in the Guardian, the Independent, Areté , and in The Salt Companion to Harold Bloom.

Peter’s plays have been published by Methuen, Oberon, and Dramatists’ Play Service.

The Death of Tintagel was originally published as a verse drama in the Paris Review in 2003.

Executive Producer – Vera Chok

Artistic director of saltpeter.

Producer – Anna Sulan Masing

Freelance director and producer, founded the arts collective behind the bikeshed (2007), which provides a platform for various artists to work together, collaborate and showcase their work. Currently working on a practice-based PhD, looking at identity through performance practices of indigenous women of Borneo.

Marketing – Jessica Stanley

Actress and marketing manager for theatre collective Metra,, whose current show, 3 Sisters (an adaptation of the Chekhov play) toured the UK this year, including appearing at The Lowry in September.

Press Representative  Sue Hyman Associates Ltd

Set Design – Nik Corrall

Studied Graphic Design at Camberwell College of Arts. After freelancing as an animator and shop window designer for some years he has forged a path into the world of stage design for theatre.

Props – Marc Barnes

Lighting – Jason Osterman

Jason is a consultant and lighting designer at Theatre Projects Consultants Ltd. His recent productions  include Ballets Russes (The Rosemary Branch); Uncle Vanya (The Camden People’s Theatre); Airswimming (Courtyard Theatre); Drama Queen (Unity Theatre, Liverpool); Tell Me …Lies (Arts Theatre); and numerous productions for the Octagon Theatre in Bolton as the resident LD.

Sound – Austin Spangler

A sound artist for 9 years. Graduating from Central St Martins School of Fine Art specialising in installation performance. Recent work includes a version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Has worked on more than 25 plays,  trailers and films.

Composer – Alejandro Pelaez

Originally from Colombia, studied classical piano at the Conservatory of the University of Antioquia. Toured with Latino superstar Juanes and started production company Triganá Music, working on scores for film, TV, dance and theatre. Completed a music degree at the University Vincennes-St.Denis in Paris, specialising in Jazz. Currently at the University of Westminster undertaking an MA in Audio Production.

Stage Manager – Teresa Gage

Recently graduated from London Metropolitan with a degree in Performing Arts. Recent work includes work at the Cock Tavern Theatre and for the Holloway Arts Festival as a stage manager and production manager.

Assistant Stage Manager – Georgina Themeras

Is a third year performing arts student at London Metropolitan University gaining experience in production roles.

Costumes – Lottie Randell

Graduate from Central St Martin’s with a BA Hons in Theatre Design.  Theatre credits includes Uncle Vanya at the Camden Peoples Theatre, Romeo and Juliet and All’s Well That Ends Well at the Open Air Shakespeare in the Park.  The Lesson at the Cochrane Theatre, a touring production of Something Personal devised by Chameleon Arts.  Film and music video work includes working for Kash Creative and Molax Productions.

Costume construction – Megan Keegan

Graphic/Web DesignFederico Zinelli