Sasha Regan founded the Union Theatre in 1998, converting a derelict paper warehouse into a studio theatre with bar and café. Most recently the Union was nominated for The Peter Brook, Empty Space Awards – Best Studio Space 2010. The Union did win the Best Up-and-coming Studio at the same Awards in 2008. Sasha Regan, starting directing at University, where she gained a 2:1 in Drama. Her first play out of college was Can't Stand Up for Falling Down at the Birds Nest in Deptford. Theatre directing credits include; We're all doing Time (Critics Choice), Chelinot (Sunday Times Critics Choice), Kander & Ebb's Cabaret, Sweeney Todd (Critics Choice) and The Pirates of Penzance (Winner of the Whatsonstage Award, Best Off-West End Production, 2010). After performing at The Prince of Wales Theatre for the WhatsonStage.com Awards, the Pirates then transferred to the beautiful Wilton's Music Hall in the spring of 2010 and then moved to The Rose Theatre in Kingston. Pirates will be touring Australia this year, including a month's run at The Sydney Theatre. Sasha also worked with Chris O'Dowd at The British Independent Film Awards in the staging of the awards this year. Other directing credits include Iolanthe (Critics Choice & Time Out's top 10 musicals of 2010). Iolanthe transferred to Wilton's Music Hall where the cast enjoyed a sold-out run and broke all Wilton's box office records from the previous 12 years. Patience (Critics Choice). In 2010 Sasha was nominated as Best Director in the BroadwayWorld.com Awards, alongside directors of such notable shows such as, Legally Blonde, Priscilla, Love Never Dies, Sweet Charity and Hair. When Sasha isn't directing she produces as one half of Regan De Wynter Productions. Their most recent successes have been The Baker's Wife with Michael Matus, Dames at Sea with Rosemary Ashe, Assassins which won Best Production at The Offies in 2011, Company, Absent Friends and A Man of No Importance, which transferred to The Arts Theatre in London's West End in February 2010. Sasha won the Stage One Bursary for New Producers in 2010 and has been nominated for Best Artistic Director for two years running in the Off West End Awards. Sasha won Best Venue Programmer at The Fringe Report Awards 2012. Sasha is a married working mum, with two daughters, Bea and Nellie Regan and is represented by Belfield and Ward.
Lizzi Gee is one of the West End’s Leading choreographers. Her choreography credits include: Rocket to the Moon - National Theatre , Love Story - Duchess Theatre, Onassis (starring Robert Lindsay) –Novello Theatre, Goodnight Mr Tom- Chichester/UK Tour, Buddy 2011 UK Tour, Vernon God Little - Young Vic, All Male Pirates of Penzance – Union Theatre/Wilton’s Music Hall, and Kingston Rose, Australia 2012, (Winner of Best off West End Production Whatsonstage awards), Babes In Arms – Union Theatre (nomination for Best ‘Off West End’ Choreographer 2012) Daddy Cool- Shaftsbury Theatre, Sunshine On Leith - Dundee Rep/UK tour, (TMA Award for Best Musical), Billy Elliot (Tap coach and resident choreographer), Snoopy the Musical- New Players, Oliver, The Sound of Music &Wizard of Oz (all in Cyprus), Hair (Frankfurt), Movement for Elvis on ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ – Noel Coward Theatre, Dick Whittington (Northampton), Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, (Wolverhampton) Whatsonstage Awards Ceremony 2011/2012 -Prince of Wales , Children of Eden Concert –Prince Of Wales, 42nd Street (Mountview) , Grease (Arts Educational) Tap Choreographer for London Studio Centre’s Jazz Company – 2006-2010, and Millennium Performing Arts. Guest workshops in Musical theatre and Dance- Cyprus and Malta TV credits include: Children’s Baftas, Channel 4’s Fit Farm, ITV’s Feelgood Factor, The Legend of Dick and Dom, Diddy Movies and BBC’s ‘The Big Performance’ with Gareth Malone.
Michael England recently completed work as Musical Supervisor for Patience (Union). Prior to this he was Musical Director for the national tour of The Sound Of Music. In the West End, Michael has been Musical Director for Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot, The Producers, Jerry Springer – The Opera (also BBC TV), and Doctor Dolittle. In 2010 Michael was invited to conduct the opening weeks of Cameron Mackintosh's 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables, and subsequently conducted the new cast album. He has also toured as Musical Director for Les Misérables, Evita, Aspects of Love and Grease. In addition to this he has also been Musical Supervisor for Iolanthe (The Union at Wilton’s), The Drowsy Chaperone (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and Company (Union Theatre). In February 2011 Michael made his debut with The Philharmonia Orchestra, in a concert at Buckingham Palace, in the presence of HRH, The Prince of Wales, conducting Alfie Boe. He has worked as Cover Conductor at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on the Royal Ballet productions of Concerto, The Judas Tree, Giselle, and most recently Carbon Life. His various orchestral credits include conducting The Philharmonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Sinfonietta, the Slovenia Radio Symphony Orchestra, (televised) and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. As an accompanist he has performed in London, Paris and New York and has been Musical Director for John Barrowman (John Barrowman In Concert, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall), Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi, (Pizza on the Park) and Olivier Award winner Ruthie Henshall (Althrop House). Recordings include Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Cast Album, Pilgrim (Ruthie Henshall), Where Do you Start (Emma Dears), Doctor Dolittle, and Jerry Springer – The Opera (DVD). He has composed music for film, TV, theatre, and the concert platform, as well as writing arrangements performed at both the London Palladium and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. He provided orchestrations for Ruthie Henshall's album, Pilgrim as well as orchestrating The Ballad of Little Jo, Company and Judy & Liza. He scored the film Night Junkies which was released in the USA in 2007, and has attended the Film Music Institute Orchestration course in Los Angeles. Michael has twice composed music for the Royal Ballet, Draft Works (Clore Studio) and New Works (Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House). Recent commissions include, Jazz Suite No 1, (Syred Sinfonia). He is currently working on a 35 minute ballet commissioned by the Royal Ballet School to premiere at the Opera House in July 2013.
Robyn graduated in 2004 with a masters degree in design from Wimbledon School of Art. > She has since worked as a set and costume designer, puppet maker and artist. Set and Costume design credits include - Muswell Hill (Dir Sam Walters at Orange Tree Theatre) The Conspirators (Dir Sam Walters at Orange Tree Theatre) Thunderbolt (Dir Sam Walters at Orange Tree Theatre) Alison’s House (Dir Jo Coombes at Orange Tree Theatre) Confusions (ReganDeWynter at Union Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (ReganDeWynter at Union Theatre - Critics Choice), It's Behind You (Antenna Productions at Union Theatre), There's Something in my Fridge (Gregson Productions at Theatre 52 and The Underbelly), Treasure Island (Brent Council in Dollis Hill Park), Annie Get Your Gun (Sasha Regan at Union Theatre), HMS Pinafore (Sasha Regan at Union Theatre), The Tinkers Wedding/The Shadow of the Glen (Sasha Regan at Union Theatre), Barnstorm (Sasha Regan at Union Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Antic Disposition at Jermyn Street), Stars in the Morning Sky (Sasha Regan at Union Theatre), The Terror Season (The Sticking Place at Union Theatre), King Lear Schools Tour (Orange Tree Theatre). Assistant design credits include - The Conquering Hero (Dir Auriol Smith at Orange Tree Theatre) The Making of Moo (Dir Sam Walters at Orange Tree Theatre) The Taming of the Shrew, (Creation at Oxford Castle) The Pirates of Penzance, (Orange Tree) Major Barbara (Orange Tree), The Madras House (Orange Tree), Kick for Touch and Clara (Orange Tree), Shaw Triple Bills (Orange Tree), Tosca's Kiss (Orange Tree). Puppet design credits include - Kiss Me Quick (A short film by Darren Smith) The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (Antic Disposition), Us (Hampstead Theatre), Annie Get Your Gun (Sasha Regan at Hampstead Theatre). Wardrobe and Costume Supervisor credits include - Monkey - Journey to the West (AEG at the O2), Shout and The Wedding Singer posters (Mark Goucher Ltd) 'Three Bags Full' (Owen Black - short film), Spring Awakening (Sasha Regan at Union Theatre), Richard III (Antic Disposition at St Stephen's Church), London New Writing Season (R.S.C. at Soho Theatre), London Comedies Season (R.S.C. at Novello Theatre).
Steve has been the resident lighting designer at The Union Theatre for over 11 years. Recent productions include: Babes In Arms, Patience, Godspell, Assassins (Winner Best production and best sound, The Offies 2010), Dames At Sea, The Bakers Wife, Cloud Nine, Iolanthe (Union Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall, Nominated for three Offies 2011), Company, A Man Of No Importance (Union theatre and The Arts Theatre, West End), Madonna And Me (Union Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre and The Actors Studio Liverpool), The Pirates Of Penzance (Union Theatre, Wilton’s Music Hall and The Rose Theatre. Winner best production, Off West End Awards). Other productions include: Once Upon A time At The Adelphi, Pippin, Curse Of The Werewolf, Sweeney Todd, The Mikado, Tick Tick Boom, H.M.S. Pinafore, Macbeth, Pyjama Game, The Devils, Irish Blood English Heart, Confusions, Be My Baby (also directed), Green Grass, Rocket Man, Annie Get Your Gun, The Wild Party, Little Boy (Union Theatre and Novas Liverpool, Also directed), Prose and Cons, Absent Friends, The Romans In Britain (MITM theatre), Ivan: A Miscarriage of Justice (Riverside Studios), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (MITM), Little Black Book (Riverside Studios), La Traviata (Watford Arts), Jesus Christ Superstar (Bushey), Love For Love (New End), Dreams Of Anne Frank (Camden Arches and The Warehouse, Croydon). Film & TV: Sunstroke (Feature), Dark Side Of The Street (Short), The Gibson Diaries (Pilot, Channel 5), Looking For Eddie (Short), The Echo (Short). Steve was the original Designer For the Award winning music venue The 12 bar Club. Currently Steve is Associate Director with Smallworld Theatre Company, and will be directing the forthcoming season’s productions.
Regan De Wynter is a new producing company established in 2008. Ben De Wynter and Sasha Regan are both director/ producers who have worked together and independently for over twelve years. Most recently Regan De Wynter produced the all-male Pirates of Penzance which won Best Off-West End Production at The Whatsonstage Theatergoers' Choice Awards, 2010. It transferred to Wilton's Music Hall and, after selling out, transferred to The Rose Theatre, Kingston. They are looking forward to taking the production over to Australia in October 2012. Other credits include: Annie get Your Gun (Critics Choice), The Pajama Game (Critics Choice), the all-male Mikado (Critics Choice) and H.M.S Pinafore, Sweeney Todd (Evening Standard and Time Out Critics Choice & Sunday Express Top 5), Company and Assassins (Critics Choice). Their critically acclaimed A Man of No Importance transferred to The Arts Theatre having been listed in the top five musicals in 2009, The Stage. Both Regan De Wynter and The Union Theatre have been nominated for numerous Awards this year, The Peter Brook Empty Space Award for Best Studio, Best Venue, Director and Choreographer on Broadwayworld.com and Best Director, Best Production and Best Male Performance on offwestend.com
Adam has been working as a freelance Casting Director since 2009. During this time he has worked on numerous tv commercials, tv programmes and Hollywood films including; 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides', 'W.E.' directed by Madonna and the recent Tim Burton film 'Dark Shadows'. In 2011, he decided to set up Adam Braham Casting, specialising in Musical Theatre and Plays. Most recently he cast the all-male production of 'Patience' at the Union Theatre, as well as casting and associate producer for 'Babes in Arms'. He has recently received rave reviews for the casting of 'Jekyll and Hyde the Musical' which marks Morphic Graffiti's debut production.
For more information visit www.adambrahamcasting.co.uk.
The Union Theatre, London has been Lizzie's home for the 10 years, after doing her school work experience in the venue aged fifteen.
Mansfield is a Resident Stage Manager at The Union and her work there includes : 'Sweeney Todd'. 'The Mikado', 'The Pyjama Game', Alan Ayckbourn's 'Confusions' and the all- male production of 'Iolanthe'. Lizzie worked on Sasha Regan's all-male 'Pirates of Penzance' at Wilton's Music Hall, London. Lizzie is thrilled to be a stage manager on 'Pirates' at Hackney Empire and then on the Australian tour.
Katherine is originally from Sydney, Australia and has worked with the Union Theatre for the past 4 years. Credits include: Hidden Talents of the Ticket Tearers (The Old Vic), The Fix (Union Theatre), Jekyll & Hyde (Union Theatre), all-male Patience (Union Theatre), Lullabies of Broadmoor (Finborough Theatre), all-male Iolanthe (Wilton's Music Hall), all-male Pirates of Penzance (Wilton's Music Hall and The Rose Theatre Kingston), A Christmas Carol (King's Head Theatre), A Man of No Importance (Union Theatre & transfer to Arts Theatre West End), Assassins and Company (both Union Theatre) and Saturday Night (Arts Theatre West End). Katherine is thrilled to be a part of this fantastic production once again.