Peter Henderson (Actor/Writer)
Peter trained at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
Theatre credits include: King Lear (Theatre Royal, Bath), Who Did I Think I Was, Coughing Sheep, Breaking Gadd (Edinburgh Fringe/ Soho Theatre), Inside Man/The Interview, Flying Monk (Brighton Fringe), Christie in Love (Lion and Unicorn), Coriolanus (RSC Dell), National Amnesty Brighton Beach Scumbags, Listen (Pleasance), Quid Pro Quo (Riverside Studios)Hostage (Etcetera), Was He Anyone (Union), Tempest, The Sea (Bishopsfield),The Balcony (Spring Arts), Angel of Mons, Berezina, 39 Lovers (White Bear).
Film & TV credits include: Justice League (Warner Bros); Joy of Logic, Crimewatch (BBC); Essex Spacebin (Ceephax); Messenger (Maceo); Betsy and Leonard (Iron Box); Popular Unrest (Gilligan); Waiting for a Stranger (Lucid); The Capgras Tide (Upstart); Prison Food (FilmQ); Trace (Beautiful Train); Taking Liberties (Storms); Tea Chronicle (Screwtape); Ho Hum (Copeland); South Westerly (Belo); The Hunt (Barve); Fragile (Ross); Wasteland, The Turn (LFS); Above Water, Nolan.
Dan Ayling (Director)
Dan regularly collaborates with Katie Mitchell as her Associate Director and is currently the Equity councilor for Directors, Designers and Fight Directors.
He was Associate Artist at Cryptic (2012-2014); Associate Director at The Print Room (2010–2013); Artistic Director of Cheekish Productions (2008-2010) and has worked extensively with the Almeida and NYMT.
Directing credits include: Who Did I Think She Was? (Edinburgh Fringe); Miranda (Opera National de Bordeaux/Theatre de Caen); Lessons in Love & Violence (Hamburg Staatsoper); To See The Invisible (Aldeburgh Festival); The Trap (Omnibus); Gloriana (St Endellion Festival); Vast White Stillness (Brighton Festival/Spitalfields Festival); Struileag (Commonwealth Games 2014); Written on Skin (Bolshoi, Lincoln Center, TSO, DNO, Wien Festwochen, Opéra Comique); The Baden-Baden Lesson on Consent (East 15); Remember Me (Sound Festival/Spitalfields Festival); Clemency (EIF/SO); FLOW, Fewer Emergencies, City of Lost Angels (The Print Room); Bridge of Dreams (Almeida);Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat and Eschara (Union Theatre/tour); Christie in Love (Lion & Unicorn); Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (Arcola);The Kiss (Hampstead)
Associate/Assistant Director credits include: Zauberland (Bouffes du Nord/tour); Lessons in Love & Violence (ROH);Miranda (Opéra Comique); A Christmas Carol starring Jim Broadbent (Nöel Coward Theatre); Alcina (Aix); The Man Jesus starring Simon Callow (UK Tour) Così fan tutte (Metropolitan Opera/ENO); Written on Skin (Aix/ROH);Clemency and Heart of Darkness (ROH2); One Evening (QEH/Lincoln Center); Four Quartets (Lincoln Center); Canary (ETT); Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe); Don’t Look Now (Sheffield Theatres/Lyric Hammersmith); Comfort Me With Apples (Hampstead)
Training: Birkbeck and Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Awards: JMK Young Director’s Award, Runner-Up (2007)
Vincent Adams (Director/Writer)
Directing credits include: The Overcoat, Flying Monk (SOOP); The Siege, Angel of Mons, Berezina (by Iain Landles, published by Oberon); Comedy of Errors, Journey’s End, Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! The Secret of Sherlock Holmes, Loot, The Miser, Dr. Watson Investigates, The Evils of Tobacco, The Bear, The Proposal, A Kind of Alaska.
Writing credits include: Life of Admiral Nelson, Life of Henry VIII with Kevin Jacks (BBC Solent); Modred, Ye Olde Deconstructione of Ye Legend of King Arthur with Iain Landles; The Secret Dairy of Clarabelle the Cow, Deefer Dog and the Bone idol, A Return to Victoria Station, Round Heads and Square Towers, Liquid Solutions.
Peter Henderson and Vincent Adams first collaborated in 2004 on Iain Landles's war trilogy The Siege, Angel of Mons and Berezina (Farnham College/Brighton Festival/The White Bear). In 2009, with SOOP, they devised and toured Flying Monk.
Coughing Sheep was formed to provide a platform for new work from wherever it may appear. The company's first production was Who Did I Think I Was? which premiered Upstairs@3&10 in Brighton in 2012.