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CREATIVE TEAM

RICKY ALLAN – MUSIC, LYRICS, & BOOK

Ricky is the composer, lyricist, and co-book writer of Treason.

He studied Popular & World Music at the University of Leeds, and has since worked as composer, arranger, and sound designer, writing for film, television, and theatre.

Recent theatrical credits include the scoring of original music & sound design for St John Hankin's play The Last of The De Mullins at the Jermyn St Theatre, and original music for Meet the Teaspoons at Chiswick Playhouse, inspired by Lotte Moore's children's book The Teaspoon Family.

Ricky has also composed music for television including television magazine and chat show The One Show (BBC), & comedy-drama Loaded (C4). Ricky also sings and arranges for acclaimed London based a cappella group The Buzztones.

KIERAN LYNN – BOOK

Kieran Lynn is an award-winning playwright. He has had plays produced at most of the UK's best-known new writing theatres, including An Incident at the Border at the Finborough Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Pushing Up Poppies at Theatre 503, Bunnies at the New Diorama Theatre, The Recurring Rise and Fall at the Hampstead Theatre, Breaking the Ice at the Traverse Theatre and The Trap at the Omnibus Theatre.

His work has also been seen by audiences around the world, with productions taking place in the USA, Israel, India, Austria, Turkey, Romania and New Zealand. His plays are published by Oberon Books/Bloomsbury.

He has been a writer in residence at the Theatr Clywd, the Gladstone Library, and the Hampstead Theatre, has completed the BBC Radio 4 Sparks residential programme and has worked extensively with the Old Vic Theatre, including on the 24 Hour Plays, the Time Warner Ignite project and he was awarded one of the prestigious T.S. Eliot Commissions.

He has had two plays commissioned by BBC Radio 4, including The Call of the Rewild, about rewilding in the Highlands of Scotland; he was also a writer on the BBC Radio Sounds micro-plays project, That Moment When.

He has won the Nick Darke Award for environmental writing, the Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize, the Peter Brook Empty Space Award, as well as development and project-specific grants from the Arts Trust Scotland, the Tom McGrath Trust, and the Peggy Ramsey Foundation; he has also been awarded with an Ideastap Innovators Grant and was the winner of an Arts Council International Development Award.

HANNAH CHISSICK - DIRECTOR

Hannah studied drama at the University of Hull. Immediately after graduating Hannah worked as Assistant Director to Matthew Warchus. She then won a bursary from the prestigious Channel 4 Directors’ scheme and spent 18 months at Derby Playhouse. After the bursary she was invited to stay as Director in Residence for a further two years, directing a varied programme of work. During her time at Derby Hannah was also responsible for developing new writing, working on over 15 World Premieres.

The following year Hannah became the youngest women ever to become an Artistic Director in the UK, when Harrogate Theatre appointed her at the age of 25. After leaving Harrogate Hannah has directed a large number of plays and musicals in the UK and internationally.

Credits include: Amour (Charing Cross Theatre), Pack of Lies (Menier Chocolate Factory), Flashdance (UK & International Tour), Mother Courage and Her Children (Southwark Playhouse), Down The Dock Road (Royal Court, Liverpool), Marry Me A Little (The Other Palace), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Hull Truck/UK Tour), Tick, Tick, Boom (Westend), Horrible Henry – Live and Horrid (Westend).

NICK PINCHBECK – MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

Nick trained at the London College of Music and has since worked extensively within the industry as an MD & multi-instrumentalist. Based in West London, he works from his production studio providing music services including musical supervision, orchestration, arranging, recording & production.

His credits include: Mamma Mia! The Party (London O2, Associate MD), Come From Away (The Phoenix, Guitar 1 Deputy), Calendar Girls The Musical (UK Tour, MD), Peter Pan (Liverpool Empire, MD), Jack & The Beanstalk (Liverpool Empire, MD), Fat Friends The Musical (UK Tour, Asst. MD), Blood Brothers (UK Tour, Asst.MD), Rent, 20th Anniversary Production (The Other Palace & UK Tour, Keys/Guitar).

Since 2015 Nick has been the Musical Supervisor for award winning international show producers Talent Artistic Group, who create and provide theatrical entertainment for cruises & resorts worldwide.

MATTHEW MALONE – ORCHESTRATIONS

Orchestration Credits include: Stay Awake, Jake (promotional album) Treasure Island (Octagon Theatre), Standing At The Sky's Edge (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; assistant orchestrator) and The Boy In The Dress (The Swan Theatre, RSC; assistant orchestrator).

Musical Direction credits include: Treasure Island (Octagon Theatre, Bolton), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (St Paul's Church, London) and Jack & The Beanstalk (EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge).

Assistant Musical Direction credits include: Standing At The Sky's Edge (Sheffield Crucible).

Composition credits include: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (St Paul's Church, London), Stuff (Crucible Studio, Sheffield), The Nutcracker (Theatr Clwyd, Mold) and Departures: A Song Cycle (Pleasance Theatre, London).

Upcoming projects include working as musical director, arranger and orchestrator on the new British musical, Are You As Nervous As I Am?, and composing the score to a new short animation entitled Nola and the Night Orchestra.

STEPHEN McGILL – PRODUCER

Stephen McGill has been an independent producer since 2012. He has previously worked on the worldwide productions of MAMMA MIA! as well as the London productions of Billy Elliot and Jersey Boys.

Upcoming productions include Operation Crucible (Sheffield Crucible); Tomorrow Morning (Charing Cross Theatre); Stay Awake Jake; & 54: The Musical.

Recent productions include the UK and International Tours of Fame and Madagascar; The Steamie at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow; Operation Crucible, (59E59 Theater, New York); UK Tour and West End run of American Idiot at The Arts Theatre, UK Tours of The Crucible; Footloose; Flashdance; Spamalot; Of Mice & Men; Little Shop Of Horrors; Chichester Festival Theatre's West End transfer of The Pajama Game at The Shaftesbury Theatre; Gary Lamont: Dropping The Soap! (Scottish Tour); Katie Brennan's Quarter Life Crisis (Edinburgh Festival); The Last of the De Mullins (Jermyn Street Theatre); Facing East: In Concert (Lyric Theatre); The Tailor Made Man (Arts Theatre); An Incident at the Border (Trafalgar Studios).

He attended the Stage One New Producers Workshop in October 2011 and was awarded the Stage One Start Up Bursary in 2014 for The Pajama Game.

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