Junction 8 Theatre is a company limited by guarantee registered in England, Company Number: 10493651

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Writer | becky prestwich

Becky's TV credits include: HOLBY CITY and DOCTORS. Her stage play CHIP SHOP CHIPS completed a sell-out Northern tour with Box of Tricks Theatre Company in Spring 2016. Other theatre credits include: STREETLIGHTS AND SHADOWS (White Bear Theatre Club); LETTING IN AIR (Old Red Lion); HOW THE CABINET MAKER CROSSED THE ROAD (Rehearsed reading, Bolton Octagon). Becky is currently developing WARD 4 - an original TV Drama through the prestigious BBC DRAMA WRITER'S PROGRAMME. Previously, Becky worked in theatre participation as the Young People's Programme Leader at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

Director | Liz Stevenson

Liz is the Associate Director at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick where her production of HANDBAGGED is being performed until November 2017. She will direct their Christmas show THE SECRET GARDEN later this year.


Liz directed the world premiere of HOW MY LIGHT IS SPENT by Alan Harris in April 2017, a co-production between the Royal Exchange Theatre, Sherman Theatre and Theatre by the Lake. She won the JMK Young Director Award in 2015, for which she was awarded the opportunity to direct her production of BARBARIANS at the Young Vic. The production was nominated for an Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre’. In 2015 her production of WE ARE THE MULTITUDE for 24:7 Theatre Festival was nominated for a Manchester Theatre Award. After studying English at the University of Nottingham, she trained on the Theatre Directing MFA at Birkbeck, University of London. She has been an assistant director for the Royal Exchange, Hampstead Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Menier Chocolate Factory and The Gate. 

Designer | Katie Scott

Katie is an award-winning Designer based in the North West. After graduating from LIPA in 2012, Katie was the inaugural recipient of the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Prize for Theatre Design. Katie was recently shortlisted to be a member of the Old Vic 12. Other credits include: HELD (Liverpool Playhouse Studio – winner of Liverpool Daily Post Arts Award for Best Design 2012); PLASTIC FIGURINES (Box of Tricks Theatre Company – National Studio Tour); CHIP SHOP CHIPS (Box of Tricks Theatre Company – National Tour); WE ARE THE MULTITUDE (24:7 festival – MTA nominee Best Fringe Show); GARGANTUA (NT Connections – Lowry Young Company); THE BALLAD OF RUDY (Goblin Theatre – Royal Exchange Studio); THE GRID (Young Everyman Playhouse Company – Liverpool Everyman); DARK DARK WOOD (Unity Theatre).


Current Work includes : BLACKOUT (Dukes Theatre Lancaster, Dir: Alex Summers) and Associate Designer for CEREMONY (MIFestival Designer: Florian Stirnemann)


producer | nick stevenson

Nick is the Assistant Producer at Theatr Clwyd in North Wales. He is a programmer and line-producer for the theatre. Nick is currently working on: Paines Plough's Roundabout Season (Theatr Clwyd, Paines Plough & Orange Tree Theatre); Theatr Clwyd's annual Family Arts Festival, HEROINE (Theatr Clwyd & High Tide Festival) and THE SNOW QUEEN. Previous work includes: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST; SCARLETT (Theatr Clwyd & Hampstead Theatre); THE NUTCRACKER & ALADDIN.


Nick previously worked as a project coordinator for Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University and was the Associate Producer of the long-running JB SHORTS in Manchester. Nick has previously worked at Nottingham Lakeside Arts as their Arts Administration Intern, during which time he was the Coordinator for the East Midlands Children's Theatre and Dance Network. Whilst at university Nick was a Producer for and President of the award-winning The Nottingham New Theatre.

Lighting designer | matt leventhall

The Events (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Light (Barbican and European Tour); The
Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion, Associate LD); This Much (Soho Theatre); The
Collector (The Vaults); The Vaudevillans (Assembly); Barbarians (Young Vic); Ant Street
(Arcola); Lady Anna All At Sea (Park Theatre); Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse); A
Christmas Carol (Old Red Lion); Sikes and Nancy (Trafalgar Studios and UK Tour); Suffolk
Stories (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Secret Cinema,
Site Specific); Fishskin Trousers (Finborough); Wild West End (Pleasance); Madame
Butterfly (Leatherhead Theatre and UK Tour; The Songs of My Life (Garrick Theatre);
TEDx London (The Roundhouse).
For more info visit www.mllx.co.uk.

sound designer | richard smithson

Richard is an up and coming composer and sound designer based in the North West. After graduating from UCLan with a First Class honours in Music Production, he has been working in many areas of music from sonic art, international music for TV/Film, creative facilitation for various marginalised groups and more recently theatre. Richard has recently worked on Treasure Island (The Dukes Theatre), The Profession (Knotted Project), Chit Chat Chalk Show (Knotted Project), After The Floods (The Dukes)