Company Members


Kelly Taylor Smith Scene Productions

Kelly Taylor Smith: Artistic Director, Performer & Producer

Kelly Taylor-Smith – Company Director

Kelly graduated from the university of East Anglia with a BA (hons) degree in Performing Arts in 1999 after gaining a HND in dance at Newcastle College. She then went on to gain a diploma in acting at the Guildford School of Acting. Her other skills include, qualified dance teaching, stage combat and choreography. Kelly is co-founder of Scene Productions and is very proud of its success and development. Due to her love of dance & drama and working with others she has toured nationally and went onto teach in America MA, directing, choreographing and staging shows. Some of her credits include; Young Jessie (Our Very Own Golden City) Nora (A Doll’s House) Lady Percy (King Henry IV) Deb’s (Tora Bora – short film) Sally (Lie of the mind) Waitress (Aracna, Ch 4) along with many enjoyable performances with Scene Productions. Kelly now enjoys directing and producing and leading specialist workshops throughout the UK and continuing the development of Scene Productions.

 

 

 


Ron Price Scene Productions

Ron Price

Ron Price

Ron is an Advanced Skills Teacher for Drama and Head of a Performing Arts faculty. He is also responsible for all Initial Teacher Training at his comprehensive school. Ron is a moderator for AQA AS and A2 Theatre Studies and author of GCSE Drama (Heinemann). He is a trustee of The Learning Through Action Company and Course Director of The Ufton Drama Summer School. Ron leads a range of INSET courses for teachers on teaching Drama at Advanced level for Keynote Educational.

 

 

 


Gavin Robertson Performer & Director

Gavin Robertson

Gavin comes from a physical theatre background, producing, creating and performing his own work for national and international touring, funded by the Arts Council of England. He has created a diverse portfolio of productions including SPITTOON, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, THE SIX SIDED MAN, FANTASTICAL VOYAGE, I AM WHO AM I and, infamously, THUNDERBIRDS FAB which played in London’s West End on six separate occasions between 1989 and 2002. Each of his productions has toured internationally via The British Council, independent producers and Festivals, including several tours to Japan, Australia and New Zealand, the USA, Singapore, Tunisia, Senegal and Morocco, as well as Hong Kong, Lebanon, Turkey, Oman, Brazil, Chile, Taiwan, Senegal, Costa Rica, USA and many others. After performances in the Adelaide Festival in 2011, he is currently touring 2011: A SPACE ODDITY, recently directed SPITFIRE SOLO for Nicholas Collett, and is planning a solo show ROBERTSON’S CRUSOE,  for 2012. USHER is his third collaboration with Scene Productions after THE OTHER SIDE in 2009 and VAMPIRATES in 2011. Gavin is currently touring his new solo show ROBERTSON’S CRUSOE both in the UK and internationally.

 

 


Matt Springett Actor & Workshop Leader

Matthew Springett

 

Matthew began his acting career as part of the innovative devising company, Belt Up Theatre, whilst at York University. He then trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and has been working professionally for the last three years. As well as classical theatre Matthew works as a puppeteer, a teacher and a motion capture artist for video games. His most recent work has seen him tour Europe as Macbeth with the Festival Players, as Brutus in Julius Caesar for Worcester Rep and Gregor in a tour of Metamorphosis with Scene Productions. Matthew will be reprising his role as Gregor in October for a promenade production at Redbridge in London.

 

 

 

 


Mark Rush Actor

Mark Rush

Mark Rush is currently touring with Woyzeck and Fear and Misery of the Third Reich. Other projects this year include a run of Macbeth at the Lion and Unicorn theatre and a production of Romeo & Juliet which transferred from the Rosemary Branch theatre to the Lyttelton Playing Fields Amphitheatre. He has also appeared in many short films including the WWII romance, Sincerely Yours, and the surrealist drama, Don’t Call Us God, We’ll Call You.

 

 

 


Sarah Hope Morrissey Actor

Sarah Hope Morrissey

Sarah is an actor and theatre practitioner from Ireland living in London. She trained in the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College Dublin, receiving a first class honours B.A. degree. Recent credits for theatre include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Quite Nice Theatre), Amazing Grace (Little Sapling Theatre), 97 Cadogan Gardens (State of the Heart Storytelling), Macbeth (Quite Nice Theatre), and Peter Pan (Devise + Conquer Theatre Company), and for film: Any Time Any Place (Look Alive pictures), I Love You for Your Sake (Sickle Moon Productions), and Social Me (Mad as Hell Films). In 2014 Sarah trained with renowned Irish children’s theatre practitioner Louis Lovett, and studied clown with Raymond Keane of Barabbas Theatre Company. She is delighted to be working with Scene Productions on their thrilling adaptation of Metamorphosis.

 

 

 


Danny Bright

Danny Bright Composer & Sound Design

Danny Bright

Danny Bright is a sound designer, composer, engineer, recordist, musician and sonic manipulator working within the fields of theatre, performance, installation, music and media. He has variously lived, studied and worked in Sheffield, England; Burlington, Vermont, USA; and Brighton and Hove, England where he is now based. His work has appeared nationally and internationally including in exhibitions at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. His work ‘Ghosting Ruin’ was performed at the World Soundscape Conference in Dieburg, Germany. Danny is a Professional Designer member of the Association of Sound Designers and a Full Member of the Music Producers Guild.

Recent sound design and composition credits include: ‘The Turing Project’ (British Science Festival); ‘Robertson’s Crusoe’ (Zoo Southside & Touring); ‘Found Down the Sound Hole’ installation for WTF2012 (Falmer); ‘Ghosting Ruin’ for The Global Composition (Dieburg, Germany); ‘Haunted Voices’ (Knoyle Hall); ‘Gogol’ (The Latest); ‘Mongrel Sees Field’ and ‘The Cutting Room Floor’ (The Basement); ‘Multimos’ (BAC); ‘The Turing Project’ (The Basement, BAC); previous Scene Productions shows ‘Vampirates’ (UK Tour) & ‘Metamorphosis’ (UK Tour); ‘A Stranger at the Table’ (The Jewish Museum); ‘The Alpha Project’ (British, Newcastle, Brighton & Manchester Science Festivals, Greenwich Theatre, Brighton Fringe); ‘Pan-demonium’ (The Knot, Berlin and the AC Institute, New York).  www.bogstandardaudio.co.uk


Joanne Major (Set design and construction)

Joanne Major (Set design and construction)

After graduating a BA (hons) degree in Theatre Design at Northbrook College, Worthing in 2006, Joanne took out opportunities working in London for ‘The People’s Theatre Company’ and ‘MonStar Productions’ working as an Assistant Designer. She then became familiar with the Farnham Maltings, again as an Assistant Designer for the play ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ directed by Gavin Stride in 2007, collaborating her skills in Scenic Painting, Costume Making and Prop Making. An impressive opportunity came about when Joanne moved back to her home town Farnborough Hampshire, in which she began working for ‘The Powerhouse Theatre Company’ at the Electric Theatre in Guildford, where she designed and produced many shows as the Head Set Designer for Educational Theatre such as ‘Our Victorians’ in 2008, ‘Our Tudors’ in 2010 (both telling a story of the History of England, touring Primary School’s around Guildford) and a spectacular puppet show ‘A Mouse In Santa’s House’ in 2010 for the under 5s. She also designed ‘Life Model’ in 2009 creating an abstract perspective of city blocks and representing what happens in an artists mind when he becomes frustrated and close to insanity.