About Us

Just like Rory, this show has come on a long journey. Find out more about our snowy adventure below…

Sept. 2017

In September 2017, we had the first reading of ‘A Hundred Words for Snow’ as part of the Old Red Lion’s Monthly Readings.

Rory was performed by Rose Wardlaw.

This was the first time our producer had heard the show. She loved it. She hasn’t left since.

(They also got Lucy’s name wrong. It’s Lucy JANE Atkinson.)

Mar. 2018

March 2018 marked the first public performances of ‘A Hundred Words for Snow’ at VAULT Festival. The first time Rory really got to tell her story.

We received all of the wonderful reviews and all of the wonderful feedback.

We cried at the show. Every. Single. Night. Thanks Tatty…

The phenomenal Gemma Barnett performed RORY and she hasn’t left since.

Oct. 2018

We announced the secret (ha!) that ‘A Hundred Words for Snow’ will be transferring to Trafalgar Studios in March 2019!

There was an announcement party. And balloons. And Gemma sung for us all.

Rory is going on a whole new adventure…

Nov. 2018

Of course, transferring to Trafalgar Studios wasn’t enough. So, we announced that we are going on tour in February 2019 too!

Warwick, Guildford, Aldeburgh, Havant, Norwich and Newport – we’re coming for you!

Jan. 2018

Rehearsals… Meetings… Here we go!

(Oh, and Gemma turned up for rehearsals four hours early. She was super eager.)

The Team

GEMMA BARNETT | RORY

Training: Oxford School of Drama, First Class Hons Drama, University of East Anglia

Stage Credits: Lola in Lola (The Vaults), Cinderella in Cinderella: A Wicked Mother Of A Night Out (Not Too Tame Theatre), Beatrice in Foxing (Pint Sized), Rory in A Hundred Words For Snow (The Vaults), 1 in Flog (Camden People’s Theatre), Charlie in Roosting (Park Theatre), Kelly in Oil And Matter (The Bunker), Billie in Cousins (Soho Theatre), Heavenly in Spring Storm (The North Wall)

Film Credits: Elsa in Versions Of Us (Short Film, Lizzy Mansfield), Jess in Night Shift (Short Film, Dylan Brown)

Other Credits: Billie in The Noble Nine (Rehearsed Reading, NW Productions, Kelly in Oil And Matter (Rehearsed Reading, The Bunker)

Credits Whilst Training: Olivia in Twelfth Night, Carla in The Wasp, Miss Cooper in Separate Tables

 

TATTY HENNESSY | WRITER

Tatty Hennessy is an award winning playwright, and dramaturg. She is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme. Previous work includes All That Lives (Ovalhouse), The Snow Queen (Theatre N16) and F Off (National Youth Theatre). This is her first published play.

 

LUCY JANE ATKINSON | DIRECTOR

Lucy Jane Atkinson is an award-winning theatre director, focused primarily on new writing. She has directed work by acclaimed playwrights Camilla Whitehill, John O’Donovan, Tristan Bernays, Isley Lynn, and Barry McStay, among others.

Her recent work includes directing A Hundred Words for Snow by Tatty Hennessy, Testament by Tristan Bernays, and Vespertilio by Barry McStay, all at VAULT Festival in London. Her work at the festival over the past two years led to her being named number one on The Stage’s list of talents to watch from VAULT 2018, stating “her direction is acutely sensitive to the shifting energy of the writing. Evident but never overbearing.”

 

CHRISTIANNA MASON | DESIGNER

Christianna Mason is a theatre designer and artist based in London. Originally from Northern Ireland she has an international background having grown up in Belgium. She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, following a BA Hons in Drama and Theatre Studies, and a Foundation in Fine Art. Since graduating Christianna has worked in theatre, opera, drama schools, youth work, and installation art. She often draws on sculpture, art history and unusual textures for inspiration. Recent set and costume design credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Dynamo Theatre, Zurich), To Father a Nation (Rich Mix), Blood Wedding (Omnibus Theatre), Boatswain’s Mate (Arcola Theatre) and Always Right There (George Bernard Shaw Theatre).

 

MARK SUTCLIFFE | SOUND DESIGNER

Mark graduated from LAMDA’s Technical Theatre & Stage Management Fda course, where his sound designs included A Few Good Men, King John, Othello, Macbeth, Measure for Measure and Sweeney Todd.

His recent work includes sound design on Mary’s Babies (The Vaults, Old Red Lion), CAUSE (The Vaults), On Set with Viacom (Ambika P3), Testament (The Vaults), Where Do Little Birds Go? (The Old Red Lion), The Machine (Tristan Bates) and Resilience (UK Tour).

Production Sound Engineer on: Matilda the Musical (UK & Ireland Tour), The Girl From the North Country (Noël Coward), The Exorcist (Phoenix Theatre), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Harold Pinter) and Alice’s Adventures Underground (The Vaults).

 

ANNIE MAY FLETCHER | ASSOCIATE SOUND DESIGNER

Annie graduated from LAMDA’s Technical Theatre & Stage Management Fda course. She is the Laboratory Associate Sound Designer at Nuffield Southampton Theatre 2018/19 and an Associate Artist with Snapper Theatre company.

 

LUCY ADAMS | LIGHTING DESIGNER

Lucy Adams is a London based lighting designer. She regularly collaborates with ThisEgg, having designed Goggles, Me and My Bee, UNCONDITIONAL and dressed. for the company. She’s also worked with BREACH Theatre on It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, Barrel Organ on Anyone’s Guess How We Got Here, YESYESNONO on [insert slogan here] and Haley McGee on Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale. Her lighting design for new writing includes Tumulus by Christopher Adams directed by Matt Steinberg, Skin A Cat by Isley Lynn directed by Blythe Stewart and One Jewish Boy by Stephen Laughton directed by Sarah Meadows.

 

REBECCA GWYTHER | PRODUCER

Rebecca is a freelance theatre producer. She runs RJG Productions and is co-director of Old Sole Theatre Company.

Current work includes: A Hundred Words for Snow (Trafalgar Studios, UK Tour & VAULT Festival), Anna X (VAULT Festival) and Research & Development of Scum (Park Theatre).

Previous work includes: Misfire (Cardiff Fringe & Ventnor Fringe), Precisionism (Sligo, Ireland & The Hope Theatre), What Goes on in Front of Closed Doors (Pleasance Courtyard & UK Tour), Finders Keepers for Hot Coals Theatre Ensemble (ZOO), Headways Festival (The Albany, Deptford) and Glockenspiel (Tristan Bates Theatre).

 

BRYONY BYRNE | STAGE MANAGER

Bryony Byrne is a freelance stage manager working in the UK and abroad. She’s worked with the award-winning Wardrobe Ensemble (Education, Education, Education) and on the world’s longest-running live comedy show, NewsRevue. Other work includes Rachel (Trestle Theatre), Derailed (Little Soldier Productions) and Our Country by the experimental LA-based company, Wilderness. She also works with individual artists such as comedian Alison Thea-Skot (BBC Culture Show) and Hugh McCann (resident artist at Kaleider). Prior to her stage management work, she produced and wrote a feature comedy film, Akela, which was awarded Best Screenplay at the Vancouver Golden Panda Film Festival. She also performs regularly with improv group, Night Bus, at the Free Association in London.

MADISON CLARE | GRAPHIC DESIGN

NICK RUTTER | PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY

Gemma Barnett

Tatty Hennessy

Lucy Jane Atkinson