Cer·ber·us [sur-ber-uh s]
- Classical Mythology. a dog, usually represented as having three heads, that guarded the entrance of the infernal regions.
- a formidable and often surly keeper or guard.
Cerberus Theatre is a theatre company dedicated to producing a wide range of leading-standard theatre that is socially and politically relevant. Cerberus re-imagines classic plays, commissions new translations and develops contemporary new writing.
We aim to
- produce work that consistently entertains, inspires and challenges our audiences
- provide opportunities for established theatre practitioners to engage with the next generation of theatre makers
- present innovative plays and performances that exist uniquely within the medium of theatre
Christopher Loscher – Artistic Director
Chris is a theatre director and producer. He holds a degree in Drama & Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths College, London as well as having studied Philosopy and Modern Literature at the State University of New York.
Chris’ directing has taken him to the BAC, The Royal Court, the Arcola and the V&A amongst others. He has assistant directed at RADA, worked in the West End and at New York’s Public Theatre. Productions he has directed include the UK Premiere of acclaimed polish playwright Slawomir Mrozeck’s The Police (BAC); Paper Tiger’s Portrait of a Young Man Probably an Arab (V&A); Martin Lynch’s Holding Hands at Pachendale (White Bear) and the UK Premiere production of Max Frisch’s Count Oederland (White Bear & Arcola).
Mike Lees – Artistic Associate
Mike is a Costume, Theatre and Production Designer. He graduated at the Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama having previously worked as an actor, stage-manager, scenic and make-up artist.
Mike has created sets, costumes for more than 200 theatre productions and provided installations and styled various publications and events, productions and performers throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and America.
The range of his work incorporates designs for large scale operas and musicals through to small single performer plays and pantomimes for the West End, including GONE (New Ambassadors); Mathilde (Vauldeville); What I Heard About Iraq (Arts Theatre) and Fred Astaire: His Daughter’s Tribute (London Palladium), as well as designs for Off West End and the London Fringe for Southwark Playhouse, The Rose Theatre, Bush, Hackney Empire, Jermyn Street, Kings Head and Trafalgar Studios.
He has been invited to work as creative consultant and concept designer on short films, exhibitions, many pieces of new writing and on varying aspects of design. Mike has lectured and advised on various forms of staging from Ancient Greek, through Shakespeare to the History of Victorian Pantomime
As a costumier, his costumes have been exhibited at The Candid Gallery, Islington; The Bloomsbury Gallery, London, The Royal National Theatre’s annual Craic Gallore, the Women’s University Arts Club, The Country Living Fair at the Business Design Centre, Islington; The World Travel Fair at Olympia, The Victoria Centenary at The V&A and at the Theatre Museum, London.
Don McCamphill – Literary Associate
Don McCamphill is a playwright, dramaturg and producer. He was educated at St. Mac Nissi’s College in County Antrim, King’s College London, and Goldsmith’s College, London.
He is a successful playwright, with productions for 7:84 Theatre Company, Traverse Theatre, Lyric Theatre Belfast, Tinderbox Theatre Company, Calipo Theatre and others.
He has also written plays for a range of radio drama slots on BBC Radio 4, as well as BBC7 / 4 Extra. His first radio play, Bull Epic was a nominated for the Imison Award (Society of Authors) and his Classic Serial, Barry Lyndon, was a Sony Award nominee. He was winner of the Bill Miskelly Award in 2003. Don has worked widely in theatre as a dramaturg, script editor and lecturer on playwriting, for Soho Theatre, Central School of Speech and Drama, Tinderbox, the Young Playwrights’ Programme, Jagriti Theatre Bangalore and others. Most recently he headed the Education Department at Soho Theatre, running writers’ programmes for young playwrights aged up to 25, and producing and directing new work for a number of Soho Theatre strands, including Script Slam, Departures Lounge, and Late Edition.
While at Soho Theatre he established the Soho Young Writers’ Award. He has also been a judge on the Westminster Prize, the Verity Bargate Award and the Papa Tango Prize.
Board of Trustees
Christian is a partner in the global law firm K&L Gates LLP. He specialises in commercial real estate, acting for institutional funds such as Henderson and Aberdeen when they buy, sell, develop and let real estate assets, usually in central London. He also acts for charities and has, for example, handled the acquisition by a major U.S. charity of its new European headquarters based in London.
Christian sits on the organising committee of a real estate industry charity called The Property Race Day, which takes place at Ascot each summer and which has raised over £700,000 over the past five years. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Bowyers, a committee member of the Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship and a member of the Reform Club.
Willi began his career working in community, education and social-issue theatre as an actor and director. He holds a degree in Drama, a post-graduate qualification in English and has completed specialist post-graduate study in vocal communication and classical text. An interest in the actor’s process led him to training actors and developing skills and crafts within both the conservatoire setting and in production.
He has worked at the RSC in Stratford and London, the RNT Studio, for the British Council across the world, in dance/physical theatre with CanDoCO and DV8 and opera projects with ENO and the Royal Opera House. For the United Nations, he developed a Forum Theatre training package on Human Rights for police officers in Sri Lanka. Willi has directed at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, Bristol Old Vic and in the West End. He regularly directs drama for BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.
International teaching and directing frequently take him to the USA, the Middle East and India. Willi has been on staff at most of the leading conservatoires in the UK and since 1992 he has taught and directed at RADA and is a board member of RADA Enterprises.
Rachel von Goetz
Rachel is a knitwear designer who has been heavily involved in the charity sector throughout her life. She grew up volunteering and working for the community project Hackney City Farm in East London where she first flexed her muscles in public relations and fundraising. She has taken a great interest in young people and volunteered as the public relations and media officer for UK Youth’s national forum.
Rachel has appeared in a number of news programmes and interest pieces on television and radio discussing matters pertaining to the state of society and youth affairs. She has worked freelance for a number of charities and organisations around the world as an adviser and project director. Rachel is currently working in collaboration with Sheep of Steel – an exciting new collective of handspinners based in the UK.
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