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The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, 13 Theodore Road, London, SE13 6HT
Peter Stickney | Artistic Director and Producer
Peter trained at the Oxford School of Drama and is a theatre maker who has worked extensively in all aspects of the industry from producer to lighting designer and everything in between. As the Artistic Director and Producer of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men he has directed and produced; As You Like It (2022), Macbeth (2021), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019), The Tempest (2018), The Comedy of Errors (2017) and Much Ado About Nothing (2016). As a freelance director he has worked at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Shoreditch Town Hall, Arcola Theatre, Union Theatre and Hoxton Hall. In 2010 Peter was short-listed for the JMK Award, which celebrates outstanding young theatre directors. As producer/associate producer he has worked on the UK tour of The Night Watch and the UK and US tour of Habit of Art (both with Original Theatre Company), the UK tour of Deathtrap, and at Southwark Playhouse, New Diorama, Hoxton Hall and with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men on Twelfth Night (2015).
We confer the title of Associate Artist on those who have made an outstanding and long-term commitment and contribution to the work of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. In turn, we are committed to frequent collaborations with our Associates, on a project by project basis.
Alex Beetschen | Musical Director, Composer and Arranger
Alex is a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music. He is currently MD on Little Shop of Horrors at Storyhouse, Chester.
As musical director and arranger: The Wizard of Oz (Storyhouse, Chester); A Little Night Music (Storyhouse, Chester); The Stripper (St James Studio); Shock Treatment (King’s Head Theatre); The Marriage of Figaro (King’s Head Theatre/UK Tour); Dido and Aeneas (King’s Head Theatre); The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet (UK Tours with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men).
As musical director: The Toxic Avenger (Arts Theatre, West End/Southwark Playhouse); Little Red Riding Hood (National Youth Ballet); Once We Lived Here (King’s Head Theatre); Ulla’s Odyssey (King’s Place/UK Tour) and La Traviata (Soho Theatre/Tricycle Theatre).
As assistant musical director: The Sound of Music (Bill Kenwright UK Tour); Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); West Side Story (NYMT).
He is currently working on a musical theatre adaptation of Roger Corman’s 1959 movie A Bucket of Blood and recently orchestrated OperaUpClose’s The Magic Flute at Soho Theatre.
Darren Royston | Choreographer and Historical Dance Specialist
Darren graduated from Cambridge University and studied at TRINITY LABAN. He has worked in theatre, musicals, opera, film and television, appearing as Dancing Master on BBC4’S DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK with Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley. He was Choreographer for Werner Herzog’s film QUEEN OF THE DESERT starring Nicole Kidman, and Dance Consultant at the National Theatre and Old Vic Theatre. Darren works with actors, dancers and musical theatre performers, training actors at RADA and DRAMA STUDIO LONDON. He is the author of ‘Dramatic Dance: An Actor’s Approach to Dance as a Dramatic Art’ (RADA/Bloomsbury 2014). As a member of UNESCO INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL and Artistic Director of NONSUCH HISTORY AND DANCE, Darren offers classes for the general public to learn historical dances around the UK and internationally. He has worked with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men since 2008.
This year, Darren became Visiting Professor of Performing Arts at Mahidol University, Bangkok, directing and choreographing FAME the musical, a new musical and several opera projects. This summer he is choreographer of THE BARTERED BRIDE for Garsington Opera.
Jacquie Crago | Voice Coach
Jacquie is a voice and text coach in theatres and leading drama schools throughout the UK. She was the voice and dialect coach on the National Theatre’s production of War Horse for 9 years (New London Theatre and National tours), has worked on many productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and regularly directs text projects at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Drama Studio London. She recently worked on Shadow Factory for the new Nuffield Theatre, Southampton and Waiting for Godot at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham. She is also a director and actor.
Chris Hopkins | Graphic Design
Chris is a freelance graphic designer working in website and exhibition design, brand identity and the Arts. His theatre work includes:
City Varieties Music Hall (1992 to 2004) and posters for The Potato Room Players’ shows including La Cage Aux Folles with Danny La Rue, Scrooge, Hair, Anything Goes, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Annie, Sweet Charity, Annie Get Your Gun, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, The Full Monty, Oliver!, Buddy, Wizard of Oz, and Crazy for You.
Carpe Diam Theatre: The Jungle Book, The Diaries of Anne Frank, and The Sleeping Beauty (2001 to 2004).
British Shakespeare Company (2001 to 2009): Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and Henry V.
R J Williamson Company: The Cannizaro Park Open-Air Theatre Festival (2004), Comedy in the Park (2003 to 2009), and Stars of the West End starring Mike Sterling.
West End Voices: Michael Xavier’s ‘Strictly Musicals’ (2009-2010).
GB Theatre Company: As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and Much Ado About Nothing.
The Norwegian Ibsen Company website (2012 to present).
This is Chris’ 11th year working with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men. During that time he has produced graphics for:
As You Like It (2013), Romeo and Juliet (2014), Twelfth Night (2015), Much Ado About Nothing (2016), The Comedy of Errors (2017), The Tempest (2018), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019), Macbeth (2021), As You Like It (2022), Romeo and Juliet (2023)