“A deeply impressive new theatre company.” Time Out

 

Bringing a spark of life to stories that have been forgotten or looking for creative re-invention. The company has a growing reputation for delivering inspiring and entertaining theatre in both conventional and non-theatre settings.

 

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

James Hillier

Most recently James received an OFFIE nomination for directing the World Premiere of Mike Bartlett’s first play Not Talking. He created The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams which premiered at the Grange Hotel, Holborn in 2012 and later moved to The Langham, London in 2014. Other productions include Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind, Hard Feelings by Doug Lucie, The Armour by Ben Ellis and Insignificance by Terry Johnson in New York. For film, James has directed a number of shorts, winning awards at Tribeca Film Festival in New York, Cannes Film Festival and SXSW. He trained at RADA and has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, film and television. As a director James is represented by United Agents.

 

ASSOCIATE CASTING DIRECTOR

Annie Rowe

Annie has cast numerous Defibrillator productions, readings and workshops including The Hotel Plays, Not Talking and The Armour. Annie trained as an actress at the National Youth Theatre and RADA. Then alongside her acting career, she started working as a Casting Assistant on commercials and as a go-getter on movies for the mighty Casting Collective. Annie went on to become a full time independent Casting Director in 2009. She is a member of the CDG, a Fellow of the RSA, a member of BAFTA Crew and a Trustee for Prime Theatre Company.

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CONSULTING PRODUCERS

Angela Bull for Epsilon Productions

For Epsilon Productions Angela has produced shows including Crystal Springs, Skin Tight, Extremities, the award winning The State vs John Hayes by Lucy Rosyln and West End Frame’s Best London Fringe production Chicken Shop by 2013 Bruntwood Playwriting Prizewinner Anna Jordan.

Trish Wadley

As Executive producer for Defibrillator between 2013-2017 Trish produced A Lie of the Mind, Speech&Debate, The Hotel Plays, Hard Feelings, The One Day of the Year, The Armour and Insignificance. As an independent producer, The Red Lion (Trafalgar Studios) Burning Bridges (Theatre503) and as co-producer, My Night With Reg (Apollo Theatre). Trish is a Stage One Bursary recipient and director of The Uncertainty Principle.