Black Theatre Live


Big Foot

By Joseph Barnes-Phillips

Directed by Dominic Garfield  

Joseph Barnes-Philips (Writer and Performer) Joe’s work as a Director for HighRise Theatre has seen him work in collaboration with Cardboard Citizens, The Arcola, Artsdepot, The Yard, Oval House to name a few. Joe is also a workshop practitioner. He works tirelessly in community arts and with young people to uplift those around him and to empower them through issue-based drama projects. Big Foot is a passion project for Joe. Supported by Black Theatre Live and Stratford Circus Arts Centre for the nationwide tour in autumn 2017.

Dominic Garfield (Director) is an actor, rapper, director, writer and wannabe samurai from London. He is the Co-Artistic Director of HighRise Theatre and an associate artist with Coney and Muju. Dom’s work as a writer and director for HighRise has seen him work in partnership with the Arcola, Theatre Royal Stratford East, artsdepot, Ovalhouse, The Yard and Camden People’s Theatre.

Dom works extensively with young people to keep sane and promote positivity. His practice uses theatre, street culture/music and a collection of games to engage the disaffected. He is the co-director of The Spotlight Youth Theatre and leads theatre driven employment programmes for young people at The Spotlight, youth arts centre in East London. He is also the current director of artsdepot’s young company. He studied on the contemporary theatre course at East 15 Acting School.

Joshua Azouz (Dramaturg) is a writer and a director. Writing credits include: 10,000 Smarties (Old Fire Station) The Mikvah Project (The Yard) The Bike (Royal Court/Pimlico Playground).  Directing credits include: Come In! Sit Down! (A Muslim-Jewish Theatre production at the Tricycle Theatre) The Man Who Almost Killed Himself (Edinburgh Festival, BBC iplayer & ODEONS nationwide). Josh is currently under commission to The Bush and The Yard. He is also developing a new musical about a boy who stole Queen Victoria’s knickers for the National Youth Theatre. In Autumn 2017, Josh will start an attachment with the National Theatre.

Nik Corrall (Designer) Nik’s upcoming projects include: Company (ACT Aberdeen) and Little Women (Hope Mills). His previous work includes: Some Lovers (The Other Palace); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Ambassadors); Concrete Jungle Book (Edinburgh Festival); Tick, Tick, Boom (Park Theatre), Bad Girls The Musical (Pleasance Theatre); Battery Life and The Things People Do (Lyric Hammersmith); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Chipping Norton); Forever Plaid (St James’ Theatre, Radlett Centre and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds), Blue Stockings, Welcome to Thebes, Days of Significance, A Clockwork Orange, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Dying for It, Animal Farm and Love & Information (All at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton); The Who’s Tommy and The Adventures of Pinocchio (Greenwich Theatre); Mucky Kid (Theatre 503); Portia Coughlan and The Verb, to Love (Old Red Lion); Standby for Tape Backup (Soho Theatre and Shoreditch Town Hall); Amnesia (RSC Weekend Festival and Bush Theatre  Workshop); Stationmaster (Tristan Bates); Cabaret (Art Centre Theatre Aberdeen); The Mercy Seat (Pleasance, London); Fear and Misery of the Third Recih. Whistle Down the Wind, Times Square Angel, Girlfriends (Union Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Taming of The Shrew Richard III, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Handlebards UK and International Tours); A Little Night Music (Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Gelt (ETC Theatre); Goldilocks (Brockley Walled Garden); Once On This Island (Cockpit); The Death of Tintagel, The Fever (People Show); Bluey (Battersea Art Centre), Wind in the Willows, Wizard Of Oz, Sense and Sensibility, Respect, Buy Nothing Day, Oliver Twist, Women of Troy, Under The Concrete Waiting, Caucasian Chalk Circle, David Copperfield, The Tell Tale Heart (ALRA Theatre). 

Nik Corrall is Associate Designer at the Marlowe Theatre.

Andy Grange (Lighting Designer) Training: RADA, Stage Electrics & Lighting Design. Theatre Credits include: Angel (Arcola Theatre), Combustion (AIK Productions, Tara Theatre and touring), Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel (Hertford Theatre, Hertford), The Collector (KB Productions, UK Tour / Greenwich Theatre), Private Lives, Hysteria, The Birthday Party, Waiting For Godot, Absent Friends, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Betrayal, The Importance of Being Earnest (London Classic Theatre, UK/Ireland Tour), Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Robinson Crusoe, Animus, Sunshine on Leith, Beauty & The Beast, Welcome to Thebes, Just So, Aladdin, Electra (The MTA, London), Romeo & Juliet, Pride & Prejudice, Bottom’s Dream, Arabian Nights, Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, The Canterbury Tales, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet (Queen Mary 2, Royal Court Theatre) 

Other work includes lighting design for Psycho Nacirema (James Franco, PACE Gallery, London). Andy also works regularly for RADA Enterprises and Tara

Max Pappenheim (Sound Design) Theatre includes The Children (Royal Court/Broadway); Sex with Strangers, Labyrinth (Hampstead); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne, Berlin/Royal Court); The Lottery of Love, Sheppey, Blue/Heart, Little Light, The Distance (Orange Tree, Richmond); The Gaul (Hull Truck); Toast (Park Theatre/59E59 Theaters, New York); Jane Wenham (Out of Joint); Waiting for Godot (Sheffield Crucible); My Eyes Went Dark (Traverse, Edinburgh); Cargo (Arcola); CommonWealth (Almeida); Wink (Theatre503); Fabric, Invincible, Johnny Got His Gun (National Tours); Spamalot, The Glass Menagerie (English Theatre, Frankfurt); The Cardinal, Kiki's Delivery Service, Our Ajax (Southwark Playhouse); Mrs Lowry and Son (Trafalgar Studios); Martine, The Fear of Breathing (Finborough); Carmen Remastered (Royal Opera House/Barbican).

Claudette Williams (Vocal Coach)

Camilla Greenwell (Production Photography)

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About HighRise Theatre:

HighRise are a theatre collective who seek to spark conversation and build bridges between forgotten communities by representing the rhythm of the streets. With family roots spreading five continents we have a unique approach to telling stories. 

Our core aim is to use inner-city memories, culture and music to give the unheard a voice through theatre. As well as creating acclaimed shows and experiences, we have a foot in several communities across London, where our work with and for disaffected young people has bred positivity, inclusivity and creativity.