Hello Theatre is a theatre company that aims to create engaging and imaginative theatre for children and their families. It all began when writers Cat and Lou met when on attachment to HighTide Festival Theatre and discovered they both wanted to write for young audiences. Mirror Me is their first play as co-writers. Imogen directed an extract of it for a showcase in January 2015 at Greenwich Theatre,
and brought Dan on board to write some music for it. Since then, Mirror Me has been performed in full at Greenwich Theatre, Broadway Barking, The Pleasance Edinburgh and Pickled Pepper Books. And there are plenty more plans in the pipeline!
DIRECTOR / CO-PRODUCER
Imogen trained on the MA Theatre Directing course at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Since then she has directed a number of productions on the London and Edinburgh Fringe including The Turn of the Screw (Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Assembly Festival Edinburgh; Mirror Me (Greenwich Theatre, Broadway Barking and Pleasance Edinburgh) and A Series of Unfortunate Breakups (Etcetera Theatre, Camden Comedy Club), as well as directing the Combat Veteran Players’ production of Richard III as part of the RSC’s Open Stages programme at the Swan Theatre in Stratford and Leicester Square Theatre.
Imogen has also worked extensively as Assistant Director to the Olivier award winning director David Thacker at the Octagon Theatre Bolton on productions including Ashes, The Winter’s Tale and Noises Off.
Hannah studied Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. During her studies she managed many fundraising gigs and cabaret nights, as well as produced the musical Spring Awakening (Stanley Theatre, Liverpool). She advised Liminal Theatre Productions on their original show The March which was performed at festivals in Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. She completed the Administration Placement at Paines Plough and organised their successful General Management workshop with panellists from top venues in London. Hannah has recently started reviewing for Pocket Size Theatre and is very much looking forward to continue working on Mirror Me – as it is a truly wonderful show!
Louise has written a number of plays for BBC radio including Aire and Angels about the poet John Donne's secret marriage, Sharp Focus about a young peace activist killed in the Gaza Strip and The Changing Room - 5 short plays for Womans Hour. She has been a member of writers' groups at the Royal Court Theatre, HighTide and Sheffield Theatres and has had work shown at Theatre 503, OffCut Festival and HighTide. Her play Burnout has been shortlisted for the Adrian Pagan Award at the King’s Head Theatre. Current projects include a new play Gold Coast at Theatre 503 about the impact of war on three generations of one family. Mirror Me is her first play for children, her first collaborative venture and her first time writing lyrics! It has been huge fun to write. She and Catriona are now working on a new play for older children.
Catriona is currently working with End of the Line Theatre on a new show Poverty Porn which featured in an early scratch at Grow Festival, Hull Truck. Her work has been performed at venues including: the North Wall, Southwark Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre downstairs and the National Theatre Temp Space. Her first commission came from Paines
Plough and the Oxford Playhouse, Come to Where I Come From. She has been a member of the Royal Court, National Theatre Studio, HighTide Theatre and the Sheffield Theatre's Writers Program. She is the co-founder and writer for Bad Host Theatre. Catriona also worked with In Transit, on their project They Call Me Nina, performed in Lima Peru at Teatro Britannico as well as on a project in Beijing, China with Shuang Zou. Catriona and co-writer Louise Gooding are currently adapting Mirror Me into a children's book.
Dan Glover gained a Bachelor of Music degree from Edinburgh University in 2014 before training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts on their one-year diploma in musical direction. Since graduating he has pursued a varied and active career as a musical director, orchestrator and composer.
Recent credits include: musical supervision & orchestrations for Top Hat at Upstairs at the Gatehouse; orchestrations and musical direction for Lesley Garrett & Friends at Theatre Royal Haymarket; assistant MD on The Wedding Singer UK Tour, Avenue Q UK Tour, American Idiot at the Arts Theatre and Side By Side By Sondheim at the Brockley Jack, which also involved a performance as part of Hey, Old Friends, a Sondheim Society gala concert at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Composition credits include: Mirror Me at Greenwich Theatre & Edinburgh Fringe and The Glorious Damnation of Eddie Small at the Union Theatre & Edinburgh Fringe.
He also maintains a portfolio of teaching and MD work at a number of educational institutions in and around London, including Mountview Academy, Arts Educational Schools and the University of Chichester.
PUBLICITY DESIGNER / ILLUSTRATOR
Veronica Langstadt is an illustrator based in Italy who has focused for the last
four years on creating illustrations aimed at the world of childhood. She also does illustration for brochures and information booklets for social, educational and school initiatives. Her innate creativity and the versatility of her talent serve to make her
a highly professional illustrator.
Visit her website www.langstadtillustrazioni.com for more information.