SU HOUSER - Designer / Devisor / Maker
Su was involved in the design of many of Platform 4 shows over a 16 year period. She originally joined Catherine to co-create 'Illumination' in 2000. This led to many more cross-arts collaborations, from 'Hat Fair Lotto Cha, Cha, Cha!' through to participatory projects such as 'Making your Mark', 'Stars' and 'The Garden Project' with schools and 'Magic Garden' and 'No Moon' for the Drill Hall. She also devised a P4 project with Creative Partnerships 'Our Kingdom' and 'Underwater Picnic' with Bevois Town Primary, Soton. After the success of 'Starlight Picture Palace' for the Alzheimer's Society in 2009 she designed Memory Points our breakthrough piece and enjoyed this extended success. Su has worked as a set and costume designer for Bristol Old Vic, the Orange Tree in Richmond and Salisbury Playhouse. She has also worked on Blue Apple's 'Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'Captain Miserable and the Book Guardian' working with performers with learning disabilities. Since she retired from her Platform 4 work in 2016, she continues to wave her design magic in her very own shop: SEA SKY DESIGN in Hamble. http://www.seaskydesign.co.uk
BARNEY JEAVONS - Producer
Barney Jeavons has worked with Platform 4 for the past 2 years, he set up KickArts UK to collaborate with musicians, venues and other creative businesses.
Since setting up in Autumn 2019, Barney and Kick Arts have worked across artist
management, tour booking and one-to-one arts consultations. He has been
involved with 4 successful Arts Council funded projects, and for the first 6
months of the COVID-19 pandemic Barney also worked as Music Venue Trust's
Regional Coordinator for the South East - helping to save over 90 venues from
closure. Barney is also an Associate Lecturer in Music Business at University
for the Creative Arts, and delivers occasional guest lectures elsewhere.
Kick Arts UK is headed up by Barney, who has over 30 years experience in
events, including 17 years at the helm of an award-winning venue* - music,
comedy and problem solving are key strengths. Other roles have included artist
management, community arts development, venue technical manager, tour
management, gig promotion and venue programming.
BARRET HODGSON - Digital Artist
Barret started to project montages of original and found material for parties back in the mid nineties whilst studying Fine Art in Newcastle. He developed this practice alongside his main body of work in oil painting, film making and graphic design, going on to make a name for himself within underground culture as a projection artist and VJ which led to providing visuals and working for Ghostface Killah, Fat Boy Slim, DJ Yoda, Roni Size and many many others.
PETE FLOOD - Composer
Pete is a composer, percussionist, producer and builder of musical
instruments. When not at his day job as drummer and arranger for
award-winning folksters Bellowhead he likes to collaborate with
people from all kinds of disciplines, such as physical theatre maverick
Guy Dartnell, site specific dance company Stacked Wonky, theatrical
innovators Fevered Sleep, Japanese folk punks Cicala Mvta, disabilityled
arts organisation Heart 'n' Soul, free improv legends Harry Beckett
and Charles Hayward and opera company Tête à Tête.
Jill is a theatre, voice and music practitioner, co-artistic director of The Bone Ensemble and co-founder of Foursight Theatre. Her work spans a wide range of activities, from intimate pieces for adults and families, to shows for empty shop windows and canals. She has worked extensively as a theatre maker, performer and actor-musician in a variety of collaborative settings and over the last 35 years has created songs and music for theatre shows in a multitude of contexts.
Recent Bone Ensemble work includes co-creating and touring the eco-adventures Gulp! and Where's My Igloo Gone? and developing two site-based community performances, Unburied Treasures, (Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project) and ChocFest (for Birmingham 2022). Freelance work includes The Allesley Silas (for Coventry City of Culture) and numerous tours for companies such as Untied Artists, Talking Birds and Midlands Creative Projects. Jill is beyond thrilled to be working on her third project with the wonderful creative team at Platform 4. (She gets to be in a band)
HELEN MORLEY - Lighting Designer
Helen is one of the creators of Platform 4 and has collaborated with them on many of their productions.
She also designs lighting for Howard Barker's company The Wresting School. Her other work includes designs for Colchester Mercury, Exeter Northcott, OTTC, Polka, Theatre Centre, Eastern Angles, and Oxford Stage Company; also for RADA, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and Drama Centre London. Helen is freelance and based in Bristol.
GERALD WHITE - Artist
Gerald is an artist who combines photographic animation with
archival material. He is interested in developing site-specific projects
using strong narrative devices that take the audience on journeys
that blend documentary and fictional storytelling. His work has been
exhibited at film festivals worldwide.
ROBERT BRYAN - Lighting Designer
Robert was Lighting Consultant for Glyndebourne and The Royal Opera House during which time
he lit some 150-200 productions as well as lighting many West End, National Theatre and Royal
Shakespeare Company productions. He has worked all over the world, including for Opera Australia
where he twice won the Green Room Award for Best Lighting Design.
NICKY BELLENGER - Associate Artist
Nicky is a solo artist with a passion for site-based theatre, installation
and community focused work. She is currently an Associate Artist at
The Point, where she works under the name of The Public Attraction,
using physical comedy and improvisation to get audiences off of
seats and into the intriguing world outside the auditorium. Nicky
also works as a freelance performer, workshop facilitator and deviser,
and currently devises and performs within Story Time sessions at The
Point and The Berry for young children and their families.
SACHA LEE - Dance Artist
Sacha is an experienced dance artist. She co-founded Retina Dance
Company in 1995 and was co-artistic director with Filip van Huffel
for 5 years. Previous to that she was a founding member Random
Dance. More recently, she was the joint artistic director of Cornershop
a contemporary performance space in the heart of Winchester which
commissioned and presented new intimate performance works.
During this period, she was also undertaking an MA in Museums and Galleries from University of
Southampton. She has lectured at University of Winchester, Chichester and London Contemporary
Dance School. She is currently creative producer at The Point supporting the development of a
broad range of associate artists working in dance and theatre.
SARAH THOM - Associate Artist
Sarah played Margaret the waitress in P4’s The Visitation
of Mr Collioni (04)
Sarah trained with Jacques Lecoq and Philippe Gaulier. She is currently Co-Artistic Director of Foursight Theatre, whom she originally joined to play Narrator Maggie in 'Thatcher the Musical!', and co-founder of the site-specific company, angels in the architecture, with whom she recently played Dido in the acclaimed production of 'Dido, Queen of Carthage' at Kensington Palace and The Chapel of St. Barnabas-in-Soho. She has worked extensively with Trestle Theatre, including 'The Adventures of the Stoneheads' (NT) and was a long-time associate and performer with Kaos. Sarah is currently playing various comedic characters in 'Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle' (BBC2) and preparing to direct a national tour of 'Can Any Mother Help Me?' for Foursight.
COLIN CARMICHAEL - Associate Artist
Colin played Roberto Collioni in P4’s The Visitation of Mr
Colin trained at E15. He has toured extensively with Ridiculusmus
and Scarlet Theatre and worked with The Clod Ensemble.
He is a co-founder of Brian: "The Boy Band of Theatre",
in their self devised work he has played Billie Holiday, Nick
Cave and a naked Souzaphone player.
He loves The Archers, Kirsty and his Riley Elf.
Colin was the original deviser and performer in the preview performances
of The Visitation of Mr Collioni at the Salisbury Playhouse in
Theatre: Exhibitionists, Da Da Music (Ridiculusmus) Love and
Other Fairy Tales, The Wedding (Scarlet Theatre), Kiss my Echo
Ensemble), Bournemouth Ballads, Artfactory (Brian).
TV includes: Coupling, Dead Ringers (BBC) and various infamous
HATTIE NAYLOR - Writer
Hattie Naylor is a Bristol based writer and has written for: Theatre, Opera,
Film and Radio. DUSTY’S STORY (short film) was included in the 1998 London
and Edinburgh Film Festival. She has recently completed a libretto of THE ODYSSEY
for the composer Julian Grant and Tête à Tête, and is currently
writing a new play: IVAN AND THE DOGS for Trestle Theatre and The Unicorn, to
be premiered at the Edinburgh Festival next year before touring nationally.
ANNA MARIA MURPHY - Writer and Poet
Anna has written the text for the last three P4 shows she has worked
extensively with Kneehigh Theatre, including writing text for
the acclaimed ‘The Red Shoes’(2001). Other work for
Kneehigh includes: Wild Walks, Telling Tales, Shop of Stories(Site
Specific), Tate Gallery – St Ives, Commission to write
stories inspired by paintings and Sculptures.For Theatre Alibi
work includes: Witchey-Eye, Congor Pie (1998), In One Ear, Clockwork
Other: Published by Transworld: Poems by Eden. Writer for the Eden
Project: Site stories and poems.
"Inventive, poetic and touching theatre." Total
ALLISON AMIN - Costume Designer
Allison is a costume designer working primarily with dance companies.
She trained initially as a dancer and then went on to work in wardrobe
at Laban London, where she was head of department for several years.
She has designed for a number of choreographers and repertory companies,
notably Yolande Snaith TheatreDance, Phoenix Dance, Candoco, Small
Bones, Transitions and Rambert. In 2005 she worked with Platform
4 to produce Underwater Picnic at Bevois Town Primary School, supported
by Creative Partnerships and regularly works with Hampshire Dance.
DAVID DUFFY - Relights
David returns to Platform 4 after previously touring with Claustrophobia and Shiver.
David was Technical Manager at NPV Arts for six
years, and the company lighting designer for Magic Eye
Theatre. Recent work includes Production Manager for The
Work's 'Project D', Lighting Design for 'Happy
Returns' at Sadlers Wells, Art Director on 'Mucky
Fingers' and Technical Stage Manager on 'Thalidomide!!
A Musical'. David is a co-founder of Get Learned Productions. David is currently the Technical Manager of Little Angel Theatre, Islington.
RALF HIGGINS - Performer/Deviser
Ralf trained at Brighton University, graduating with a BA in Theatre & Performance. He co-founded Alarmist Theatre in Brighton, touring nationally and representing the UK at the first Moscow University Festival of Avant Garde Theatre. Roles include Doctor – Woyzeck (Etcetera Theatre, Camden) Jack Worthing – ‘The Importance of being Earnest’ (3 national tours, Israel tour, Bangladesh, Berlin, Paris, winner of ‘The Stage’ award for ‘Best Ensemble’)
Laertes – ‘Who Goes There (Hamlet)’ for DreamThinkSpeak (Brighton International Festival, Toneelschuur Theatre, Haarlem) Margaret Thatcher in ‘Drool & Drivel They Care’ with Divas Dance Theatre (National tour, Holland tour, Vienna, Montpellier Opera House)
Richard III (two national tours, nominated for ‘best performance in a visiting production’ Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards) and all 8 roles in ‘Quint’, Ralf’s adaptation of Henry James’ ‘The turn of the screw’.
RICHARD NUTTER - Performer/Deviser
Richard hails from a long line of northern Nutters. Recent theatre credits include;
Wind in the Willows (Take 6); Confusions (Ziggy Productions); Burke and Hare (Ophaboom); Forget Me Knot (Benchmark Theatre); Robin Hood (Common Players); Titus Andronicus (KAOS); Angels in America, Millenium Approaches & Perestroika (Unity Theatre, Liverpool); The Jungle Book (Birmingham Stage Company); Moll Flanders (KAOS); FightClub (Benchmark Theatre).
On screen Richard has appeared in Brook side and Hollyoaks (Mersey TV); Heartbeat and The Royal Today (Yorkshire TV) as well as numerous TV commercials, corporate and music videos.
In times of 'rest’, Richard tours with stage hypnotist Hugh Lennon and his Hypnodog. Yes, it’s a real dog!
ALEX WELLER - Relights and Stage Management
Alex is grateful for his return to touring and Theatre in general, and thanks Platform 4 for the opportunity. He has toured the globe with the Pink Panther Stage Show and Peter Pan (Universal Shows and Entertainment). Nationally he has toured Arabel's Raven and It was a Dark and Stormy Night (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); Utter (HorsesIDontLike) Package (Dave, Closed Bracket); Love and Other Fairy Tales (Scarlet); Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows, Emma and Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Chalkfoot Theatre Arts); Shiver, Bliss and The Tempest (Platform 4) and Green Swing Putter [Rehearsed readings of Alex’s work in progress golf play, Ironside Studios Hastings] Site-specific work includes Class and Corruption (Bunch of Idiots, Rye); Things That Go Bump (Fireraisers, South Hill Park), and The Comedy of Errors (Ludlow Castle, Ludlow Festival). He also works as AV engineer for Twickenham Stadium, Ignition, The Royal Society and European PGA Tour Golf.