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Filter Theatre is a British theatre company known for its groundbreaking use of sound and unconventional adaptions of classic texts. Claire Alfree of the Metro once called them "one of Britain's best and boldest devising companies".
The company makes new work and also reinterprets classic texts, such as Three Sisters (2010, Lyric Hammersmith).
Three Sisters is a play by the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at the Moscow Art Theatre. The play is sometimes included on the short list of Chekhov's outstanding plays, along with The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull and Uncle Vanya.
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Dame Flora McKenzie Robson, was an English actress and star of the theatrical stage and cinema, particularly renowned for her performances in plays demanding dramatic and emotional intensity. Her range extended from queens to murderesses.
Simon Stephens is an English playwright. Having taught on the Young Writers' Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years, he is now an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. He is the inaugural Associate Playwright of Steep Theatre Company, Chicago, where four of his plays, Harper Regan, Motortown, Wastwater, and Birdland had their U.S. premieres. His writing is widely performed throughout Europe and, along with Dennis Kelly and Martin Crimp, he is one of the most performed English-language writers in Germany.
Neil Vivian Bartlett, OBE, is a British director, performer, translator, and writer. He was one of the founding members of Gloria, a production company established in 1988 to produce his work along with that of Nicolas Bloomfield, Leah Hausman and Simon Mellor. His work has garnered several awards, including the 1985 Perrier Award, the Time Out Dance Umbrella Award, a Writers Guild Award, a Time Out Theatre Award, and the Special Jury Prize at the Cork Film Festival. His production of The Dispute won a Time Out Award for Best Production in the West End and the 1999 TMA Best Touring Production award. He was appointed an OBE in 2000 for his services to the arts.
Tim Phillips is co-creator of hit West End musical The Grinning Man. It opened at The Trafalgar Studios in December 2017.
Beatrix Alice Lehmann was a British actress, theatre director, writer and novelist.
Lynn Farleigh is an English actress of stage and screen.
The Lyric Theatre, also known as the Lyric Hammersmith, is a theatre in King Street, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, which takes pride in its original, "groundbreaking" productions.
Isabel Jeans was an English stage and film actress known for her roles in several Alfred Hitchcock films and her portrayal of Aunt Alicia in the 1958 musical film Gigi, among others.
Melly Still is a British director, designer and choreographer.
Sean Holmes is a British theatre director and, from spring 2009, artistic director of London’s Lyric Hammersmith.
Shockheaded Peter is a 1998 musical using the popular German children's book Struwwelpeter (1845) by Heinrich Hoffmann as its basis.
Bette Bourne is a British actor, drag queen and activist.
David Farr is a British writer, theatrical director and Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Vivienne Franzman is a British playwright from Walthamstow, whose first play, Mogadishu, was critically acclaimed on its première at the Royal Exchange, Manchester and on its transference to the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in 2011. Dominic Cavendish of The Telegraph called it "the play of the year". The play based on her own experiences as a school teacher starred Julia Ford as a teacher victimised by a student's lies after she tries to protect him. Her latest play, "Pests," opens in March in The Royal Exchange, London.
Leila Crerar is a Welsh actress born in Powys Mid Wales and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama attaining her bachelor's degree.
Alan Dossor was a British theatre director.
Harold Lang was a RADA-trained British character actor of stage and screen. During the 1950s, in particular, played many sly or menacing roles in B-films. At one time managed his own theatrical company. From 1960, Lang, a devotee of Stanislavski, also taught acting at Central School of Speech and Drama; and director John Schlesinger filmed his work in a documentary, The Class, for BBC TV's Monitor, in 1961.
Rachel O'Riordan is an Irish theatre director. She is the artistic director of the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff, Wales. From February 2019, she will be artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith, London.
Clare Dunne is an Irish actress, born in Dublin. She has appeared in stage roles with the Abbey Theatre and the National Theatre.
Dorothy Gill was an Indian-born British opera singer and actress, best known for her performances in the contralto roles of the Savoy Operas with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company.