Nick not only performs in the show he also made all the puppets and the set!
Nick started acting in plays for children as The Gruffalo where he toured throughout the UK and America. Since then he has formed his own production company www.scratchbuiltproductions.co.uk
Nick was delighted to be in Pied Piper’s first ‘baby’ play as his own baby Ben has just had his first birthday!
Julian is an associate artist of Pied Piper Theatre Company. As well as music for Pied Piper he has composed music for lots of theatre shows for children and young people, including Charlie and Lola's Best Bestest Play, Charlie and Lola's Extremely New Play and Gorilla (Polka Theatre, directed by Roman Stefanski), Up and Down (GaGa Theatre Company), The Paper Washi Wish and Little Sunshine, Little Rainfall (A Thousand Cranes Theatre), and A Christmas Carol (Lakeside Arts, Nottingham). He has written several musicals for young people including Beauty and the Beast, Red Riding Hood and Flat Stanley(with Mike Kenny, Engine House Theatre) and Run! A Sports Day Musical (with Lisa Evans, Polka Theatre).
Most recently Julian has adapted The Everywhere Bear for the Polka Theatre and on tour.
Nicola Sangster is the freelance Associate Director for Pied Piper, where she has worked with Tina since 2005.
Nicola studied Drama and English Literature at Royal Holloway, where she gained directing experience and her playwriting training led her to be part of The Royal Court's Invitation Group.
She then trained as an actor at Birmingham School of Acting.
As an actor she has worked with many companies including the BBC, Shakespeare's Globe and the National Theatre.
For Pied Piper Nicola was part of the original UK and Singapore casts of Laura's Star.
Tina Williams is the Artistic Director of Pied Piper Theatre Company, which she set up in 1984 having trained as both an actor and a teacher.
Tina has written, adapted, directed and produced over twenty five plays for the company including a large scale national tour of Anne Fine's "The Book of the Banshee", and "A Little Princess" involving eight actors and eight young people. Her recent original plays include ‘My BIG Little Sister’, ‘Robin’s Winter Adventure’ and ‘The Big ENORMOUS Present’.
Tina is currently adapting Sam Hay’s picture book ‘Star in the Jar’ which will tour from autumn 2019.
Tina would like to dedicate this show to our little inspirations; Rose, Alfie and Ben.
For more details about Tina's work visit 'About Us'.