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CREATIVE TEAM ALAN WARNER Writer (The Sopranos) VICKY FEATHERSTONE Director Alan has written eight novels: Morvern Callar (which was made into a film with Samantha Morton), These Demented Lands, The Sopranos, The Man Who Walks, The Worms Can Carry Me To Heaven, The Stars in the Bright Sky (which was longlisted for the 2010 Man Booker Prize), and The Deadman’s Pedal, which won the 2013 James Tait Black Prize. His most recent novel, Their Lips Talk of Mischief is published by Faber & Faber. Vicky is currently the Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre in London, and before that was the founding Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland (2005—2012). She was Artistic Director of Paines Plough from 1997 to 2005. Productions for the Royal Court include X, Cyprus Avenue, How to Hold Your Breath, God Bless the Child, Maidan: Voices from the Uprising, The Mistress Contract, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Untitled Matriarch Play and The President Has Come to See You (Open Court weekly rep). Her work as director for the National Theatre of Scotland includes Enquirer (co-director), Appointment with the Wicker Man, 27, The Wheel, Somersaults, Wall of Death: A Way of Life (co-director), The Miracle Man, Empty, Long Gone Lonesome, Cockroach (with Traverse), 365 (with Edinburgh International Festival), Mary Stuart (with Citizens and Edinburgh Royal Lyceum) and co-director on The Wolves in the Walls (with Improbable, on UK tour and at the New Victory, NYC). Work for Paines Plough includes The Small Things, Pyrenees, The Drowned World, Tiny Dynamite, Crazy Gary’s Mobile Disco, Splendour, Riddance, The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union and Crave. TV includes Where the Heart Is and Silent Witness. LEE HALL Adaptation Lee studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge. He has been writer in residence at the RSC and Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne. His work in theatre includes The Pitmen Painters (Evening Standard Award, Best Play and TMA Award, Best New Play) for Live Theatre, the National of Great Britain, on Broadway, in London’s West End, and on UK tour; Billy Elliot – the Musical (Olivier Award, Best Musical and nine Tony Awards including Best Book) in London, Australia, on Broadway and in Chicago; and Cooking with Elvis at Live Theatre and in London’s West End. Adaptations include Shakespeare in Love at the Noël Coward; The Barber of Seville at Bristol Old Vic; The Good Hope at the National Theatre; Mother Courage for Shared Experience and at the Ambassadors; The Adventures of Pinocchio at the Lyric Hammersmith; A Servant to Two Masters at the RSC and Young Vic; Mr Puntila and his man Matti at the Almeida; and Leonce and Lena at the Gate. Opera includes the English adaptation of Pagliacci for ENO. TV includes Toast, The Wind in the Willows, A Prince of Hearts and Spoonface Steinberg. Film includes War Horse and Billy Elliot (Oscar nomination, Best Screenplay). Radio includes I Luv U Jimmy Spud (Writers’ Guild Award, Best New Play; Gold Sony Award, Best New Play; Alfred Bradley Award; and Society of Authors Award), Spoonface Steinberg, The Love Letters of Ragie Patel, The Sorrows of Sandra Saint, Blood Sugar, Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, Gristle, Child of the Snow and Child of the Rain.