Jane Arnfield

Jane Arnfield is Associate Professor and Subject Head of Theatre and Performance at Northumbria University. She has worked with three major ensembles: Mike Alfreds Method and Madness, David Glass Ensemble and Northern Stage Ensemble and received international acclaim for her performance in The Tin Ring.

Mike Alfreds

Mike Alfreds founded and ran Shared Experience for 13 years. He was artistic director of Cambridge Theatre Company, later renamed Method and Madness, and has directed for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal National Theatre, where he was an associate director, and also for several regional theatres. He has staged over 200 productions and won awards both in the UK and abroad. His exemplary work on storytelling is detailed in his book “Then What Happens?” published by Nick Hern.

Geraldine Brooks

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. She has a Pulitzer Prize in fiction and is regularly on the New York Times bestseller list.


The creative team…

also includes designer Imogen Cloët, sound artist Kate Doherty and Professor Carol Martin, and there is production support from County Durham’s Arts in Education Agency, The Forge and Newcastle’s CaroleW Productions.