RICHARD II (2000) Cast Duke of York/Gaoler Ian Blower; Lady/Groom Hanneke Blower; Hotspur Nicholas Camm; Bishop of Carlisle/Piers Exton Howard Chadwick; Richard Christopher Lucas; Queen Sue McCormick; Bolingbroke James Morley; John’o’Gaunt/Gardener Ted Richards; Aumerle Stephen Tomlin; Creatives Costume & Wardrobe Moira Buck; Stage Manager Carol Frances; Lighting Design Martin Buck; Photography Arthur Thompson Abridged, produced & directed by Stephen Tomlin.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE (2001) Cast Duke James Morley; Angelo Christopher Lucas; Isabella Erica Rogers; Pompey/Fr. Peter Howard Chadwick; Lucio; Marc Goodall; Escalus/Abhorson Ted Richards; Juliet/Sis. Francisca/Singer Hanneke Blower Claudio/Barnadine Nicholas Camm; Mistress Overdone/Marianna Orla Cottingham The Provost Ian Blower. Musicians Elizabeth Dodd & Philip Gruar. Singing Director Jane Vicary; Stage Manager & Props Carol Frances Costume Design & Wardrobe Susan Wright; Lighting Design Martin Buck Photography George Coupe & Helen Burrow. Directed & produced by Stephen Tomlin.
MACBETH (2002) Cast Duncan /Old Seyward Geoffrey Banks; Captain/MacDuff Nicholas Camm; Ross/The Porter Howard Chadwick; Banquo/Doctor Hugo Chandor; Lennox/Second Murderer Peter Rhys Duggan; Second Witch/Lady MacDuff/Young Seyward Ann-Marie Francis; Third Witch/Donalbain/Seaton Marc Goodall; First Witch/Gentlewoman Martine Harry Davis; Lady Macbeth Helen Kay; Malcolm/First Murderer Christopher Lucas; Macbeth Simeon Truby. Creatives Artistic Director Ian Blower; Musical Director Jude Glendinning; Set Designer Paul Kondras; Costume Designer Fi Carrington; Fight Director Renni Krupinski; Choreographer T C Howard; Maskmaker Kate Howden; Lighting Designer Ian Daly; Stage Manager & Properties Jan Radford; ASM Cara Pearce; Production Photography George Coupe & Helen Burrow; Chaperones Carol Frances & Erica Nash; Design & Print Denis Bland at Badger Press. Producer Stephen Tomlin
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (2004) Cast Helena Victoria Brazier; Lafew Tim Barker; Widow of Florence Christine Bissell; Lavatch Howard Chadwick; Parolles Hugo Chandor; Bertram Chris Hannon; Rynaldo/Morgan/Astringer C P Hallam; Dumaine Brother 1 Patrick Kane; King of France Ted Richards; Countess of Rousillon Sarah Thurstan; Dumaine Brother 2 Dan Willis; Diana Amy Rhiannon Worth. Creatives Artistic Director Ian Blower; Musical Director Jude Glendinning; Publicist & Production Manager Jane Butterworth; Set Design Consultant Paul Kondras; Costume Design Fi Carrington; Stage Manager Vivian Emmott; ASM Gail Falkingham; Photography George Coupe & Helen Burrow; Design & Print Graphic Design Producer Stephen Tomlin.
RICHARD III (2006) Cast Duchess Audrey Brady; Clarence/Mayor/Bishop/Oxford Patrick Bridgman; Richard Howard Chadwick; Hastings/Citizen/Tyrell Marc Finn; Buckingham C P Hallam; Margaret Dinah Handley; Rivers/Catesby Christopher Hollinshead; Anne Helen Longworth; Elizabeth Christine Mackie; Ratcliffe Simon Norbury; Edward/Archbishop/Norfolk Rob Parry; Stanley/Scrivener Richard Sails; Brackenbury/Grey/Messenger/Blount Paul Slater; Richmond/Lovell Dan Willis. Also Prince Edward Joshua Bancroft & Jordan Egglestone Prince Richard Callum Etches & Christopher Jotischky-Hull. Creatives Artistic Directors Sue McCormick & Ian Blower Musical Director Jude Glendinning Costume Designer Fi Carrington Stage Manager & Lighting Designer Emma Armstrong; ASM Jan Radford; Set Dressing & Property Maker Clare-Louise Hall; Sound Consultant Mark Alexander; Photography George Coupe; Print Design Consultant Ian Steele; Assistant AD Emma Rucastle; Assistant Producer/Publicist Jane Vicary; Producer/Caster Stephen Tomlin
HAMLET (2008) Cast Horatio Patrick Bridgman; Laertes/Norwegian Captain Gareth Cassidy; Marcellus/Gravedigger Eric Coudrill; Ophelia Claire Disley; Polonius/Old Sailor David Frederickson; Ghost/Player King Robert Garrettt; Fortinbras/Francisco/Reynaldo/Third Player Paul Hassall; Claudius Simon Kirk; Rosencrantz/Barnardo/Priest/Osric Thomas K Lappin; Gertrude Sarah Thurstan; Hamlet Damien Warren-Smith; Guildenstern/Player Queen/Gravedigger’s Wife Amy Rhiannion Worth Creatives Artistic Directors Sue McCormick & C P Hallam; Musical Director Jude Glendinning; Costume Designer Ruth Caswell Lighting Designer Mark Alexander; Set Design & Dressing Clare-Louise Hall; Stage Manager Jan Radford; ASM Elaine Diffenthal; Wardrobe Mistress Susan Wright; Asst.Costume Maker Joseph Caswell; Fencing Master Graham Kemp; Production Photography George Coupe; Publicity & Programme Andi Chapple Design; Producer Stephen Tomlin.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (2010) Cast Prince of Morocco/Tubal Zariah Bailey; Antonio Arthur Bostrom; Shylock Patrick Bridgman; Launcelot/Balthazar Gareth Cassidy; Nerissa Clara Darcy; Solanio/Old Gobbo Joe Fairclough; Salerio/Duke David Findlay; Gratiano Richard J Fletcher; Jessica Kate Gilbert; Bassanio Richard Hand; Prince of Aragon/Lorenzo Lewis Marsh; Portia Gemma North. Creatives Artistic Director Sue McCormick; Musical Director Jude Glendinning; Costume & Wardrobe Debbie Eala Rose; Costume Consultant Ruth Caswell; Hair & Make-up Designer Meg Roberts; Stage Manager & Asst Director Eve Burton; Asst Costume & Wardrobe Linda Hilton; Asst Director Holly Ross; Production Photography George Coupe; Publicity & Programmne Design Andi Chapple; Deputy House Leader Emma Rucastle; Website Manager Paul Mellor; Producer Stephen Tomlin.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (2012) Cast Don Pedro Richard Sails; Don John/Sexton George Telfer; Claudio Adam Jowett; Benedick Richard Sails; Leonato David Frederickson; Conrad/Musician/Father Francis Matthew Ganley; Borachio Nicolas Camm; Dogberry Howard Chadwick; Hero Lisa-Marie Hoctor; Beatrice Gemma North; Ursula/Antonia (Antonio) Claire Lever; Margaret/Mrs Dogberry (Verges) Nicola Jayne Ingram. Creatives Artistic Director Sue McCormick; Musical Director Jude Glendinning; Costume Designer Fi Carrington; Costume Cutters & Makers Ann Preston & Katie Duxbury Coiffure Meg Roberts Set Design & Dressing Clare-Louise Hall Lighting Designer Mark Alexander Stage Manager & Wardrobe Louise Manifold ASM Jan Radford Production Photographer George Coupe Publicity & Programme Design Andi Chapple; Artists in Residence Kim Lewis & Cathy Duncan; Website Design & Management Paul Mellor; Academic Consultant Professor Alison Findlay; Producer Stephen Tomlin.
OTHELLO (2014) Cast Desdemona Charlotte Dalton; Lodovico/Gentleman of Cyprus Karl Greenwood; Duke/Montano Barry Hall; Emilia Nicola Jayne Ingram; Cassio Adam Jowett; Iago Chris Lindon; Senator/Bianca Lois Mackie; Roderigo Jordan Moore; Othello Gabriel Paul; Brabantio/Gratiano Richard Sails. Creatives Artistic Director Louie Ingham; Musical Director & Composer Lee Affen; Costume & Set Designer & ASM Rachel Daniels; Costume Assistant & Wardrobe Emma Varnam; Lighting Consultant Mark Alexander; Stage Manager Lindsay Bradshaw; Text Advisor Richard Twyman; Military Advisors Peter Leeson & Joe Cluney; Production & Documentary Photographers George Coupe & Kim Lewis; Artists in Residence Sally Payne & Sarah Jane Bellwood; Website Manager Paul Mellor; Publicity Designer Andi Chapple; Academic Consultant Professor Alison Findlay; Production Assistant Amy Woolmer; Producer Stephen Tomlin
MEASURE FOR MEASURE (2016) Cast Angelo Laurence Aldridge; Isabella Lucy Faint; Duke Vincentio Adam Grayson; Juliet/Francisca/Servant Johanna Hinton Constable Elbow/ Abhorson Nicola Jayne Ingram; Escalus/Provost James Morley; Pompey/Father Thomas Adrian Palmer; Lucio/Froth Rachel Priest; Claudio/Barnadine Tarek Slater; Mistress Overdone/Marianna Bekah Sloan. Creatives Artistic Director Joyce Branagh; Musical Director Jude Glendinning; Costume & Set Designer Olivia Dumonceau; Lighting Designer Jane Barrek; Stage Manager Sammi Searle; ASM, Asst Costume & Wardrobe Rosanna Haigh; Production Photographer George Coupe; Documentary Photography & Production Image Kim Lewis; Artists in Residence Ceri Allen & Iain Sloan; Academic Consultant Professor Alison Findlay; Producer Stephen Tomlin
DECK THE HALL WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY (2000-2016)
Casts Victoria Brazier, Helen Longworth, Robert Garrett, Sue McCormick, Gilly Kerrod, Bekah Sloan, Sarah Thurstan & Stephen Tomlin directed as well as performed with….Hugo Chandor, Roberta Kerr, Peter Rylands, Matt Connell, Amy Rhiannon Worth, Mike Coombes, Patrick Bridgman, Elisa Cowley, Nicolas Camm, Eric Coudrill, Paul Green, Penny MacDonald, Richard Sails, Freddie Machin, Johnny Black, Charlotte Dalton, David Findlay, Christine Mackie, Barry Hall, Rachel Battersby, Hanneke Blower, Ian Blower, Robert Storr, Ted Richards, Chris Hallam, Dan Willis, Gareth Webb. Choirs Millenium Choir, Cats Chorus & Five in a Bar. Stage Managers Jan Radford, Peter Duggan, Carol Frances, Mark Alexander.
GHOSTLY TALES (2009 – 2016)
Actor/Readers Ian Blower, Alison Darling, Helen Longworth, Stephanie Greer, Victoria Brazier, C P Hallam, Fiona Paul, David Frederickson, Jenny May Morgan, Mark Alexander, Gillian Kerrod, Robert Garrett, Adam Garrett, Alexandra Mathie, David Findlay, Julia Rounthwaite, Bekah Sloan, Adam Jowett, Peter Rylands, Penelope MacDonald, Sue McCormick, Laurence Ghorra, Stephen Tomlin, Pauline Jefferson, Tim Barker. All stories selected and abridged by Stephen, who also produced.
THE TRIAL OF THE PENDLE WITCHES (2012 & 2013)
A new play by castle guide Graham Kemp about the most famous trial held at Lancaster Castle and the executions that followed in 1612. Given its premiere, as a rehearsed reading, in Shire Hall in September 2012 and repeated in April 2013 with a different cast. Singing director for both productions was Jude Glendinning. Stephen Tomlin directed the 2012 premiere; Ian Blower directed the 2013 production, with Stephen producing both.
Cast (2013) Stephanie Greer, Julia Rounthwaite, Gayle Newbolt, Murray Taylor, Dinah Handley, Nicolas Camm, Edmund Herd, Paul Slater, James Dunn.
RICHARD III ON TRIAL FOR MURDER (2007)
An original script by Michael S Bennett, developed for its professional premiere in Shire Hall court, with audience acting as jury. Cast Richard III Simon Lacy; Trial Judge Paul Green; Prosecuting Counsel David Frederickson; Defence Counsel Fiona Paul; Duke of Buckingham Gareth Webb; Henry VII Paul Slater; Clerk of the Court Stephen Tomlin Creatives Costume Design Fi Carrington; Props/PA Carol Frances; Stage Manager Peter Duggan; Photography George Coupe Director/Producer Stephen Tomlin
BLOOD RED ROSES (2002)
Commissioned entertainment, exploring the history of Lancaster Castle in words and music, played in the crown and civil courts. Cast Sarah Thurstan, Sue McCormick, Ted Richards, Stephen Tomlin with musicians Elizabeth and Philip Gruar. Devised and compiled by Sue McCormick.
ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE
Stephen was asked by Buckingham Palace to present a suitable entertainment for HM The Queen when she visited, in her right as Duke of Lancaster in May 2015, to view progress on the castle’s conversation from prison to visitor attraction. We presented an extract from Richard II in front of the great keep. Cast John’o’Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster George Telfer; Edmund, Duke of York, his brother Robert Garrett. Creatives Costume Design & Fitting Fi Carrington; Presentation introduced, directed & produced by Stephen Tomlin
We received essential financial support from the following businesses & organisations: Financial Backer Lancashire County Council. Core supporters Duchy of Lancaster, KPMG Ltd, Oglethorpe, Sturton & Gillibrand (Solicitors), The Merchants 1688 (Pub & Restaurant), Richard P Taylor (Chartered Surveyors) J Atkinson & Co (Coffee & Tea Merchants) Guest supporters Handelsbanken (Lancaster), GD Graphic Design, Askham Construction & Civil Engineers, J Parkinson (Contracting) Ltd, The Sun Hotel & Bar; Holdens (Solicitors), RSM (Accountancy), Badger Press, Castle Properties, Nice Bar & Restaurant (Lancaster), Zest Publications, Social Networks Education, Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University. Sun Cafe Restaurant, Vicary Antiques, Lancaster Honda.