It’s Press Night tonight for Lucy Hind who choreographs The Wind in the Willows at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. Directed by Ian Brown, the much loved family riverbank classic has been adapted by Leeds-born Alan Bennett and designed by Colin Richmond. Toad is played by Sainou’s Paul Kemp, and Chief Weasel is played by Sainou’s Jack Whitam. The show runs until 19 January 2013.
The West Yorkshire Playhouse remains at the forefront of the UK’s producing theatres and is currently part-funded by Arts Council England, National Lottery and Leeds City Council. The rest of its income is made up of ticket sales, fundraising and donations. They build and rehearse their own shows and regularly collaborate with other major regional producing theatres and companies, with many of the shows transferring to London’s West End.Overview
Lucy trained in choreography, mime and physical theatre at Rhodes University, South Africa and went on to perform with the celebrated First Physical Theatre Company.
Since arriving in the UK she has worked as Movement Director and Performer in many acclaimed British theatres including the The Old Vic, The Royal Exchange, Almeida, Barbican, Lowry, Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Bath Theatre Royal. Lucy is a member of the award winning Slung Low theatre company and a selector for the National Student Drama Festival.
Lucy has received critical acclaim for her Movement Direction on Girl from the North Country (The Old Vic/ West End). Other recent work includes Movement Director on Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre), No's Knife (The Old Vic) and The House of Bernada Alba at The Royal Exchange. Choreographer on The Snowmaiden for Opera North; The Merchant Of Venice with Jonathan Munby at The Globe Theatre, and The Effect for Sheffield Theatres directed by Daniel Evans.Lucy's choreography for television includes the Cbeebies pantomimes The Snow Queen, The Nutcracker & Peter Pan and the award-winning writer Russell T Davies' series Banana. About Sainou
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