Peter Gill, playwright and theatre director
Original Sin
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by Louis Adolphe Humbert de Molard

Original Sin

by Peter Gill, after Wedekind

Peter Gill Festival, Sheffield

Crucible and Studio, 30 May 2002

Angel, a spell-bindingly beautiful boy is plucked from the streets to be the plaything of a wealthy newspaper proprietor. This street-boy turned socialite moves with ease between the worlds of privilege and poverty in 1890's Paris and London. Angel's rapid success turns as swiftly in to self destruction as he is caught in a downward spiral of obsession, money, murder, suicide and white slavery.

The Festival of Peter Gill's work also includes revivals of Small Change, Kick for Touch, Mean Tears, and Friendly Fire

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The action of the play takes place in London and Paris in the 1890's

Slavin, an itinerant John Normington Training: Northern School of Music. Theatre: includes RSC, Royal National Theatre and West End. Homecoming; Wars Of The Roses; Guys And Dolls; Danton's Death, The Fool and As You Like It - directed by Peter Gill; Master Builder; The Mysteries; The Winter's Tale; The Good Hope. Television: Inspector Morse; The Bill; Hercule Poirot; Dr Who; Casualty; Preston Front. Radio: Jude The Obscure; Amadeus. Film: A Private Function; Stardust; Roller Ball; The Medusa Touch.
Leopold Southerndown, a newspaper propretor Michael Byrne Theatre includes: Filumena for The Peter Hall Company; Phaedre; Kafka's Dick; Hamlet; The Duchess Of Malfi and Man And Superman. New World Order, Double Dealer, Lulu (Royal Court); Death And The Maiden (Royal Court and Duke Of York's); Julius Caesar (Riverside Studios); Close Of Play, Undiscovered Country, Double Dealer, Bond Honoured, Black Comedy, Trelawney Of The Wells, Much Ado About Nothing, Entertaining Strangers (Royal National Theatre). Television includes: Sunday; Mists Of Avalon; Holocaust On Trial; The Vice; Imogen's Face; Hornblower; Deadly Voyage; No Bananas; Sharpe; Between The Lines; The Orchid House; The Happy Valley; Smiley's People; Richard III and Henry VI. Film includes: to be released: Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York; Sum of All Fears and Musketeers. Other credits include: Proof Of Life; Tomorrow Never Dies; The Saint; Braveheart; Nostradamus; Indiana Jones (III); The Long Good Friday; A Bridge Too Far; The Eagle Has Landed.
Eugene Black, a painter Adam James Training: Guildhall 1993 — 1996. Theatre: Time And The Conways, Snake In Fridge, King Lear (Royal Exchange); The Glass Menagerie (Minerva); Chimes At Midnight (Chichester); Poor Superman -nominated for Best Newcomer in Manchester Evening News Award (Royal Exchange); Unseen Hand, Lone Stars And Private Wars (Bristol Old Vic); A View From The Bridge (Theatre Royal, York); Tamburlaine The Great (RSC); Coriolanus (NYT). Television: Table 12 — After Hours (BBC); The Lost Battalion; Murder On The Orient Express; Band Of Brothers; I Saw You (Granada); Tenth Kingdom; Let Them Eat Cake (BBC); Silent Witness (BBC); Island (Channel TV); Sharpe's Regiment (Central); Cold Lazarus (Channel 4). Film: High Heels And Low Lifes; It's Not You It's Me; Three Blind Mice; Life Of The Party; Gregory's 2 Girls; Forbidden Territory. Radio: The Nature Of Fighting, Selling Imorality.
Dr Edwin Goulderie, a physician Paul Imbusch Theatre: Paul started out as a trained singer. Has been both a Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company player. He has performed at the Royal Exchange Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, and other principal theatre venues; plus tours with English Touring Theatre and others. Most recently he was seen in Peter Gill's production of Luther at the Royal National Theatre. Television: A large number of television appearances include The Bill and other popular series. Film: includes Monsignor Quixote; Personal Services; Sporting Club Dinner and Caleb Williams.
Angel Andrew Scott Theatre: The Cavalcaders (Tricycle); Crave (Royal Court); The Coming World (Soho Theatre); The Secret Fall Of Constance Wilde (Abbey Theatre/ Barbican, RSC); Dublin Carol (Old Vic/Royal Court Downstairs); Lonesome West (Druid Theatre Co); Long Days Journey Into Night - nominated best supporting actor, Irish Times Theatre Award '98 (The Gate, Dublin); The Marriage Of Figaro, A Woman of No Importance, Six Characters In Search Of An Author (Abbey Theatre); Andrew was awarded Spirit of Life, Irish Independent Actor Of The Year '98. Television: Band of Brothers; The American; Budgie; Longitude (Granada) Film: Cigarette Girl (BBC); Nora; Saving Private Ryan; Sweetie Barrett; Miracle At Midnight; Drinking Crude; Korea.
Arthur Southerndown, Southerndown's son, a playwright and theatre director Steve John Shepherd Theatre: Dangerous Corner; Twelfth Night. Television: Choice Chillers — The Lovegods (BBC); The Knock (LWT); Forgive And Forget (Scottish TV); An Unsuitable Job For A Woman; Maisie Raine (Series I & II); This Life (Series I & II — BBC); The One That Got Away (LWT); Christmas (Channel 4). Film: Star Wars Episode II; Now You See Her; Me Without You; From Hell; Greenwich Mean Time; Virtual Sexuality; RPM; I Want You.
Hugo Anstruther, a schoolboy Andrew Fallaize Theatre: The Prince Of Homburg (RSC/Lyric, Hammersmith); House/Garden (Royal National Theatre); The School For Wives (BAG). Television/Film: Who Can I Turn To? Radio/Audio: The Merry Wives Of Windsor; How The White King Died.
Stage Manager, theatre worker Robert Styles Trained: Arts Educational School. Theatre: A Patriot For Me (RSC); Chicago (English Speaking Theatre, Frankfurt); What The Butler Saw (Coventry and York); The Importance Of Being Earnest and Lend Me A Tenor (York); Wind In The Willows (Birmingham Rep and Theatr Clwyd); Crime Of The Century and A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night and The Swaggerer (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park); Breaking The Code and Consent (Basingstoke). Television: EastEnders; B.U.G.S.; Vanity Fair (BBC). Film: Cromwell And Fairfax; Hamlet. Radio: Jim Davis (BBC Radio 4).
Dresser, theatre worker Barry Howard Theatre: Dozens of pantomimes; Scrooge; Hard Fruit (Royal Court); No Sex, Please We're British; One For The Pot; Pirates Of Penzance; Rocky Horror Show; Bedful Of Foreigners; Witness For The Prosecution; Run For Your Wife; Nearest And Dearest; His Favourite Family; Oliver!; Cabaret; Winnie; Wizard Of Oz; The Bed; Boeing Boeing; What A Racket; Out Of Order; And Then There Were None. Television: Hi-de-Hi; Dad; Harry Hill; House Of Windsor; You Rang M'Lord. Radio: The Gamester; R.T.E.
Buller, a strongman David Kennedy Training: Webber Douglas Theatre: No Sweat (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Meat (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); Tender, Hushabye Mountain -nominated for Best Actor Award, Manchester Evening News (Hampstead Theatre); Richard III, A View From The Bridge (Leicester Haymarket); Coriolanus, Messiah (for Steven Berkoff); Death Of A Salesman (Royal National Theatre); Dealer's Choice (Vaudeville Theatre); Blue Remembered Hills (Cheltenham, Everyman); The Hairy Ape (Bristol Old Vic). Television: Ultimate Force; Waking The Dead; London's Burning; Without Motive; Big Smoke; Trial And Retribution; Dream Team; Supply And Demand; Strange But True; Nelson's Column; Moving Story; 99 To 1; Alexei Sayle Show; Soldier Soldier; Pie In The Sky; The Bill.  Film: Reign Of Fire; Down; The Biographer; Shiner; Shooters; Gangster No 1; Dreaming of Joseph Lees; Love Is The Devil; Nil By Mouth; The Fifth Element; Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  Radio: Central 822 and Michael And Me (BBC Radio 4).
Lord Henry Wantage, a follower of Angel Richard Cant Theatre: She Stoops To Conquer (New Kent Opera); The Country Wife (Sheffield); Pera Palas (Gate/RNT Studio); Other People (Royal Court); Angels In America (Manchester Library); Hamlet, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); The Canterbury Tales (Garrick Theatre); As You Like It (Cheek By Jowl); Waterland (Shaw Theatre). Television: The Way We Live Now; Shackleton; In A Land Of Plenty; Sunburn; Midsomer Murders; This Life; Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. Film: The Lawless Heart.
Frederick, a footman Michael Shaeffer Theatre: Macbeth (Southwark Playhouse); Thomas in The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre); Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar (national tour); Billy Bibbet in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (ICA Theatre, London); Mr Jackson in Live Like Pigs and Paris in Romeo And Juliet (The Barn Theatre); Publius in Titus Andronicus (Cambridge Arts); Ariel in The Tempest (Saffron Shakespeare Festival); Dennis Potts in Dancing In The Street (national tour); Mickey Thompson in Glad All Over (national tour); Madness (workshop for Tiger Aspect); Rodgers And Hart (workshop). Television: EastEnders (BBC); World In Arms (Channel 4); Navvies. Film: The Sandwich; Jesus Christ Superstar.
The Marchese di Casti Piani, a white slaver Clive Arrindell Trained: Central School of Speech and Drama Theatre: Rep work includes York, Worcester. Many theatre credits including Love's Labour's Lost, The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream and title role in Henry V (Regents Park); Henry V, Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Exchange, Manchester) The Night Of The Burning Pestle (RSC at The Aldwych Theatre); many Royal National Theatre credits including: Richard II, The Mayor Of Zalemea, Le Malade Imaginaire, Lorenzaccio and The Spanish Tragedy. Also A Midsummer Night's Dream (Young Vic), Richard II & III with Derek Jacobi in the title role in Richard III at Ludlow Festival; Double Indemnity (Theatr Clwyd); Much Ado About Nothing (USA tour for ACTER); For Michael Bogdanov: Beowulf, As You Like It and Antony and Cleopatra (English Shakespeare Company), A Christmas Carol (Birmingham Rep). Television includes: A Mind To Kill; The Scarlet And Black; Dream Team; Making News; Poor Little Rich Girl; Daphne Laureola with Laurence Olivier for Granada; Cats Eyes; Design for Living. Film: Turbulence; Columbus, The Sleeping Beauties.
Weill, a banker Richard Cant
Phillipeau, a journalist Robert Styles
Baron St Eglise, one of Angel's guests Paul Imbusch
August, his protégé Andrew Fallaize
Baptiste, other guest Michael Shaeffer
Hippolyte, other guest David Carr Theatre: credits include Macbeth, Deadmeat, Wicked Gamers and Comedy Of Errors (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Zebra Crossing Two, Resurrections, Arawak Gold and Antony And Cleopatra (Talawa Theatre Company); Weathering The Storm (Lyric Hammersmith), King of France in King Lear (Crucible Theatre); Tybalt and Friar in Romeo And Juliet (USA tour); Pow (Paines Plough); Zumbi (Stratford East and tour); Henry V and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Royal National Theatre); Jake Malcolm in The Carver Chair (Contact, Manchester); Trouble In Mind (Tricycle Theatre); Goya (BAG); The Emperor Jones (Anglo/American Theatre Company). Television: credits include John Wilson and Worsley in The Bill (Thames); Sergeant Daley in Soldier Soldier (Carlton); Casualty (BBC); Michael Heathfield in A Touch Of Frost (Yorkshire Television). Radio: Freefall by Debbie Green (BBC Radio).
Bob, a footman Paul Child Theatre: includes An Inspector Calls (Aldwych Theatre); Oliver! (Palladium). Television: includes My Hero; Hidden City; The Bill; Family Affairs; Totally Mad; The Worst Witch (three series); Maisie Raine; Men Behaving Badly; My Dead Buddy; Johnny And The Dead; The Famous Five (two series).
Mr Tompkins Barry Howard
Euba, Angel's client David Carr
Jack, Angel's client Michael Shaeffer
other parts played by The Company
Director Peter Gill
Designer Alison Chitty Training: St Martin's School of Art and Central School of Art and Design. Theatre: work includes: Ecstasy and Uncle Vanya (Hampstead Theatre); Measure For Measure and Julius Caesar (Riverside

Studios); A Month In The Country, Don Juan, Danton's Death, Venice Preserv'd (British Drama Award), Tales From Hollywood, Fool For Love (West End), Antony And Cleopatra, The Late Shakespeares and Remembrance Of Things Past (Olivier Award for Best Costume Designer) and Luther (all Royal National Theatre); Tartuffe, Volpone and Hamlet (RSC); Orpheus Descending (Haymarket and Broadway).

Opera: includes: New Year (Houston and Glyndebourne); Gawain and Arianna (ROH); Jemifa (Dallas); Billy Budd (Geneva, Paris, LA, ROH -Olivier Award); Khovanshchina (ENO — Olivier Award); Meistersinger (Copenhagen); Turandot (Paris); The Flying Dutchman and Julius Caesar (Bordeaux); Tristan And Isolde (Seattle and Chicago); Otello (Munich); Dialogues Of The Carmelites (Santa Fe); Aida (Geneva) and The Last Supper (Berlin and Glyndebourne). Film: work includes: Mike Leigh's Life Is Sweet; Naked and Secrets And Lies (Palme D'Or, Cannes).

Assistant Designer Jessica Curtis Training: Motley Theatre Design Course. Theatre: The Wizard Of Oz (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Macbeth (Nor Jyske Opera); Dangerous Corner (West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Garrick Theatre); The Clandestine Marriage (the Watermill Theatre); The Europeans (the British American Drama Academy); Arms And The Man (Exeter and the Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Three French Operas (Guildhall School of Music and Drama); Orpheus In The Underworld (Den Ny Opera, Denmark); Second To Last In The Sack Race (the New Victoria Theatre, Stoke); The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (Salisbury Playhouse); Local Boy (Hampstead Theatre); Dangerous Corner (Palace Theatre, Watford); Sugar Sugar.

(Bush Theatre); The Winter's Tale (Royal National Theatre Studio); 218: Underground (National Youth Theatre); The Rake's Progress and Don Giovanni (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama); The Rake's Progress (British Youth Opera); Vanessa (Trinity College of Music). Film: I Just Want To Kiss You (BBC 2 'Brief Encounters'); You Shall Have A Fishy (Open Eye Productions).

Lighting Designer Hartley T A Kemp Theatre: work with Peter Gill includes The York Realist (English Touring Theatre/Royal Court) and Certain Young Men and Tongue Of A Bird (Almeida). Work for Sheffield Theatres includes Don Juan, The Country Wife, As You Like It, A View From The Bridge, Twelfth Night (Crucible) and Queueing For Everest (Crucible Studio). Other recent work includes The Merchant Of Venice (RSC UK and international tour); Passion Play and Good (Donmar Warehouse); The Doctor's Dilemma (Almeida and UK tour); 50 Revolutions (Oxford Stage Company, Whitehall Theatre); No Sweat (Birmingham Rep); Dealer's Choice (Theatr Clwyd and West Yorkshire Playhouse); Faith (Royal Court Upstairs); The Disputation and The Queen Of Spades And I (Pluto Productions, New End); Thieves Like Us, In The Jungle Of Cities, Rosmersholm and Seascape With Sharks And Dancer (Southwark Playhouse); When Did You Last See Your Mother? (BAG). Opera: recent credits include: Mary Seacole (Gynyame, Royal Opera House Linbury Studio); Oreste and Oresteia (English Bach Festival Opera, Royal Opera House Linbury Studio); Iris (Opera Holland Park); M Butterfly, Martha, The Barber Of Seville, La Sonnambula and Carmen (Castleward Opera, Castleward and Belfast); Die Fledermaus (London City Opera, Chichester Festival Theatre and tour); and The Marriage Of Figaro (QEH and tour). Musicals: recent work includes: Show Boat and West Side Story (Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck); Dorian (Arts Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Theatre Royal, Hanlcy); Assassins and Sweet Lorraine (Old Fire Station, Oxford); and The Happy Prince (tour). Hartley is also Artistic Director of C venues at the Edinburgh Festival.
Composer Terry Davies Terry is a composer and conductor whose credits include films, theatre and TV for many countries around the world. His dance piece The Car Man was winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Event 2000. Theatre: Terry's compositions for theatre include: Luther, The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, The Misanthrope, Neaptide, The Festival Of New Plays, Antigone and Tales From Hollywood (Royal National Theatre); Alice In Wonderland, A Patriot for Me, New England and Coriolanus (RSC); Life After George (the Duchess Theatre); The Lady In The Van (Birmingham Rep); Speed-The-Plow (Ambassadors and Duke of York's); Romeo And Juliet, As You Like It, Love's Labour's Lost, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream

(Regent's Park Theatre). The York Realist, Hushabye Mountain and The School For Scandal (English Touring Theatre); Alarms And Excursions (Gielgud Theatre); Tongue Of A Bird (Almeida Theatre); The Snow Queen (Theatr Clwyd); Uncle Vanya (Held Day); The Way Of The World (Lyric, Hammersmith) and Richard III (Icelandic National Theatre). Terry has written two musicals: Kes (music and lyrics for Octagon Theatre, Bolton and Theatre Royal, York) and The Birds (Istanbul City Theatre). Television: Terry has conducted and/or orchestrated for many dramas and documentaries including: The Inspector Lynley Mysteries; Flesh And Blood; Sinners; Dalziel And Pascoe; Shackleton; Crime And Punishment; Bloody Sunday; Perfect Strangers (BAFTA nominated score); Jason And The Argonauts; Superhuman; The Mayor Of Casterbridge; The Turn Of The Screw; All The King's Men; Shooting The Past (winner Prix Italia, 1999); Our Mutual Friend and Deacon Brodie. Film: Terry has orchestrated and conducted the scores for Doctor Sleep; The Lawless Heart; The Sleeping Dictionary; Born Romantic; A Midsummer Night's Dream (Michelle Pfeiffer and Kevin Kline version); The War Zone; Perdita Durango; Cousin Bette and Photographing Fairies and orchestrated The Parole Officer. He also conducted the music for The House Of Mirth; Some Voices; About Adam; The Suicide Club; The Last Yellow; With Or Without You; Shakespeare In Love (co-conductor — Oscar-winning score); The Debt Collector and Divorcing Jack.

Casting Director Julia Horan
Assistant Director Nikolai Foster Nikolai trained at Drama Centre London, graduating in July 2001. Work as assistant director whilst training included The Importance Of Being Earnest (Queen's Theatre Hornchurch), The Rendezvous (Cochrane Theatre), The Merchant Of Venice, Middleton's Women Beware Women and Koltes' Roberto Zucco.

He comes to the Crucible on the Channel Four Theatre Director Scheme, where he has assisted Michael Grandage on Richard III and Don Juan, Angus Jackson on Mamet's Sexual Perversity In Chicago and The Shawl, Fiona Laird on High Society (on which he was also resident director) and Erica Whyman on Pinter's The Birthday Party.

Stage Manager Di Stalker
Deputy Stage Manager Kath Bools
Assistant Stage Manager Kim Lewis
Literal translations of Wedekind's Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box D C Holmes

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