Multi-Media Designer

Momchil Alexiev holds a BA in Arts and Techniques of the Digital Performance from La Sapienza University, Italy. In 2012 he will initiate his research in the field of 3D and holographic cinema as part of his MA in film at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam.

Since 2007 he has worked as a freelance cinematographer on film, documentaries, commercials and television productions. His theatre credits include collaborations with Odin Teatret, Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Bulgarian National TV.

He develops stage design for theatre productions and refers himself to the relation between digital imaging and life performance exploring volume and perspective, exemplified in his work on 20 000 Leagues under the Sea by Teatro Potlach and Asilo by Ruotalibera Teatro. His work explores the qualities of time-space of the ‘volumized’ image and its artistic possibilities exemplified in numerous installations, multimedia performances and his collaboration with Aesop Studio, Open Lab Company and Quiet Ensemble in Italy.

His broad range of exploration allows him to bring skills learned in one area into another, explore the merging of mediums and styles, and ultimately focus and implement his knowledge in the field of visual storytelling.



Kaja Bjørntvedt trained at Leeds College of Music and Trinity College of Music in London. Her music is published by Musikk-Husets Forlag and is included in the Trinity Guildhall Graded Exams Syllabus. Her works have been performed in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Germany, Sweden and Norway, including broadcasts on British, American and Norwegian National Radio.

She has recently written music for a documentary by Vardo Films and featured in the International Alliance for Women in Music Congress in Arizona within the electro-acoustic genre. She completed an artistic residency in Hong Kong in 2012 where she composed and presented work with March Performance Group.


Sound Designer

Jack Harris is qualified in sound production, music technology and recording, having studied at Islington Music Workshops. Additional qualifications include a Diploma in Photography and Multimedia, attained at the School of Visual Arts in Exeter.

Proficient with both the technical and creative side of sound production for theatre and live events, creating atmosphere and space evocative of the context, he is influenced by world music, electronic, acoustic and natural sounds and inspired by nature and the unseen world. His work consists of both live and studio aspects. He also specialises in building DIY sound systems and creating mixes and ambience to specification.


Lighting Designer

For Ibsen Stage Company, Christopher has designed the lighting for Recording Hedda (New Diorama Theatre), Peer Gynt Recharged and Hedda (both Riverside Studios).

Other recent theatre work includes: Lionboy (Complicite - Tricycle Theatre & world tour); Around the World in 80 Days (UK touring); Teddy, Johnny Got His Gun and Our Ajax (Southwark Playhouse); Little Light (Orange Tree Theatre); Coolatully (Finborough Theatre); Sense and Sensibility (Watermill Theatre, Newbury); Dracula (for Theatre Royal Bath); Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises (Trafalgar Studios); Shallow Slumber (Soho Theatre); and A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson (Out of Joint - Arts Theatre & UK tour).

Opera work includes: Vivienne (Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House); Albert Herring and La Calisto (Hampstead Garden Opera); The Adventures of Count Ory (Blackheath Halls Opera); Belshazzar (Trinity Laban Conservatoire); The Cunning Little Vixen (Ryedale Festival Opera); and La Bohème (OperaUpClose; 2011 Olivier Award winner).

Christopher was nominated for the Off West End “Best Lighting Designer” award in 2014 (Johnny Got His Gun) and 2015 (Teddy).


Costume and Set Designer

Yana Valcheva holds an MA in Applied Arts (set design for puppet theatre) from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia, Bulgaria; achieving a First.

Since graduating she has worked in both in theatre and puppet theatre designing sets, costume and puppets both in Bulgaria and in the UK.

French surrealism, the absurd and mythology are of much influence in her playful and non-conventional work. She explores both the minimalist and the bold, in which visual symbols tend to highlight and emphasise the inner emotional world of the characters within a production.


Academic Scholar and Translator

Dr Marie Wells was WP Ker Lecturer in Norwegian in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at UCL, where she taught nineteenth and twentieth Century Norwegian literature. Her research interest focused on the plays of Henrik Ibsen and published articles on his work in British and Scandinavian journals. She has also lectured widely on other aspects of nineteenth-century literature and painting.

Since her retirement in 2007 she has translated The Familiy at Gilje (Familien på Gilje) by Jonas Lie, The Making of Daniel Braut (Bondestudentar) by Arne Garborg and with a former student translated Henrik Ibsen’s Emperor and Galilean for the Royal National Theatre's production of the play in 2011.