Chris Larner: Writer and Performer
Chris trained at RADA. His first professional job was with the schools’ company Theatre Centre, where he worked for three years and where he met Allyson Lee, whose story is told in An Instinct for Kindness.
Theatre work includes seasons at Bolton, Lancaster, Manchester, Derby, London Bubble, Birmingham, Bristol and Chichester, and pantomimes at London Bubble, Lewisham, and Oxford (including the dame in the current run of Peter Duncan’s Mother Goose at Oxford Playhouse) the Mad Hatter in Alice (RSC); and Wind In The Willows (National Theatre).
On TV he is best known for playing the idiot Clingfilm in London’s Burning.
He wrote music and songs for eight shows for The Right Size: for Lee Hall’s adaptations of Brecht’s Mr. Puntila and his Man Matti, (Almeida, West End, National tour); for The Barber of Seville (Bristol Old Vic); and for Penny Deadful’s recent Etherdome.
He starred in and co-wrote (with David Gilbert) The Laxian Key for BBC Radio; wrote and performed in two musicals with the composer Mark Stevens – the award-winning The Translucent Frogs Of Quuup (Edinburgh 2004) and the award nominated On The Island of Aars (Edinburgh 200.
See www.chrislarner.com/ for more details
Hannah Eidinow: Director
Recent theatre includes: A British Subject by Nichola McAuliffe (Arts Theatre, West End 2011); The Waiting Mortuary by Dave Florez and Mad About The Boy by Lucy Kirkwood (Terror Season 2011 – Theatre of Horror and Grand Guignol, Soho Theatre); Somewhere Beneath It All, A Small Fire Burns Still by Dave Florez (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Festival 2011. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011); An Instinct For Kindness by Chris Larner (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival 2011. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award 2011); Memory Cells by Louise Welsh (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival 2010); Lockerbie: Unfinished Business written and performed by David Benson (The Gilded Balloon, 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award 2010); Mood Swing: A Manhattan Cabaret With Michael Zegarski (Triad Theatre, Off-Broadway 2010; Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival 2010); The Great British Weekend (Vauxhall Collective Award 2010 to create a piece of immersive, street-theatre); Country by April de Angelis (Terror 2010 – Theatre of Horror and Grand Guignol, Southwark Playhouse); A British Subject by Nichola McAuliffe (Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival 2009; Brits off-Broadway December 2009); Twisted by Anthony Neilson (Terror 2009 – Theatre of Horror and Grand Guignol, Southwark Playhouse); The Lady From The Sea (Arcola Theatre, Co-produced by Arcola and Silkensaw. BBC Radio 3 starring Lia Williams and Hugh Bonneville); The Guide To The Good Life and You, Me And The Next War (National Theatre, New Israeli Political Drama Platform Series); What I Heard About Iraq (Regional Tour and Arts Theatre, London 2007; Edinburgh Festival 2006, winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award 2006); Gone (Edinburgh Festival 2004 and New Ambassadors, West End, winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award and Best Play Guardian Fringe Awards 2004).