David Rudkin is a stage and TV dramatist, screenwriter, opera librettist and translator. He emerged in the 1960's as one of the country's ground-breaking voices, with his visionary play Afore Night Come for the RSC. He has been described by the Observer as "Britain's greatest living dramatic poet."
Original stage works include Afore Night Come, written 1960 (first staged 1962, RSC dir. Clifford Williams); The Sons of Light 1964-65 (revised and first staged 1975, Newcastle Playhouse dir. Keith Hack; in further revision, RSC, dir. Ron Daniels); Ashes 1972 (first staged in German, Hamburg 1973; in English, London Open Space Theatre, dir. Pam Brighton 1975); The Triumph of Death 1976 (first staged 1981, Birmingham Repertory Theatre Studio, dir. Peter Farago); Hansel and Gretel (RSC, dir. Ron Daniels 1978); The Saxon Shore 1983 (first staged 1986, Almeida Theatre, dir. Pierre Audi); John Piper in the House of Death 1984 (revised and first staged 1991, London Central School of Speech and Drama, dir. Nick Mahon); Will's Way (RSC 1984, dir. Alison Sutcliffe). More recent credits include Red Sun, commissioned for AJTC two-man touring company (dir. Geoff Bullen, first toured 2003); adaptation of Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita for National Youth Theatre (dir. John Hoggarth, 2004). New Perspectives premiered the stage play The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock in a co-production with Leicester Curve in 2012; the production subsequently transferred to New York in 2014. The company went on to record an audio series under the banner PlacePrints.
Jack has been Artistic Director of New Perspectives since September 2012.
Productions for the company include: Once Upon Our Times (Southbank), trade
(National Tour) The Fishermen
(Trafalgar Studios/ HOME Manchester) The Boss of It All
(Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh & Soho Theatre); The Lovesong of Alfred J Hitchcock
(Brits off Broadway, New York & UK tour); Him With His Foot In His Mouth
, Watching the Living
(both UK tours); HOOD
(150th Anniversary Commission, Nottingham Theatre Royal) and Darkness Darkness
(Nottingham Playhouse co-production), Harvest
(regional tour) and Sisyphus
(BE Festival, MESS Award Winner).
Productions for children and family audiences include: The Tiger's Bones and Other Stories (UK tour), The Giant Jam Sandwich (UK tour & Edinburgh) and The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse (in a co-production with the Unicorn Theatre).
Adam is a composer and sound designer, originally from
Derby and now living in Cheshire.
The Fishermen, Playland,
Wasteland, Honeyman, He Wore a Red Hat, Watching the Living, (New
Perspectives); My Mother Said I Never Should, The Rise and Fall of
Little Voice (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Coram Boy, Holes,The Cherry Orchard, The Glass Menagerie, Arcadia, Any Means
Necessary, A Skull in Connermara, How to Breathe, Chicken Soup with Barley (Nottingham
Playhouse); Abigail's Party, The Glee Club (Hull Truck Theatre); One
Man Two Guvnors, Beyond Shame, Two, Sweeney Todd (Derby
Theatre); Brighton Rock, Noughts & Crosses (Pilot Theatre); The
Beautiful Game (Next Door Dance); Call of the Wild (Greenwich
Theatre); Getting Better Slowly (Adam Pownall UK Tour); What the
Butler Saw, A Streetcar Name Desire, Shiv (Curve, Leicester);The Snow Queen, What Became of the Red Shoes (Little Pixie Productions);Babe, Private Lives, Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Arsenic
and Old Lace, Betty Blue Eyes, The Butterfly Lion, Noises Off,
Ascension, Educating Rita (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Dancehall, The
Glee Club (Cast, Doncaster).
Film scores: The Grandest of Stages (Next Door
Dance), Ashes (Triskelle Pictures).
Twitter: @PoeticalMachine @AdamPMcCready