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Ruth Kerr    Musical Director/Executive Producer

Neil Brown    Director/Executive Producer

Leigh Lewis    Producer

Jane Tyrrell    Creative Consultant

 


 

Ruth Kerr

Ruth is an accomplished and versatile musician. She trained as a pianist and flautist and studied music at Cambridge University, where she held Choral and Instrumental Scholarships. She subsequently began taking singing lessons and went on to study as a post-graduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Ruth has since performed many leading operatic roles throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and has worked with several of the UK’s foremost companies. She has specialised in the romantic operatic repertoire, having performed the role of Mimi (La Boheme) in several productions in England, France, Belgium and, most notably, Italy, where she sang the role for the Puccini Festival at Torre del Lago. Other roles include Violetta (La traviata), Madame Butterfly, Tosca, Aida and Gilda (Rigoletto) directed by Katie Mitchell.

She has performed extensively as an oratorio soloist and in contemporary music, most notably singing the lead soprano solo role of Kristel in James MacMillan’s Parthenogenesis, which was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and was staged at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, conducted by the composer.

 

Neil Brown

Neil is a director, playwright, performer and acting teacher. He has worked extensively on the London fringe and around the south-east.

Productions include The Master Builder, Don’t drink the water, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Wild at Heart, Sofas are for friends (all London fringe), A Country Mile (Lumley Theatre, Canterbury), Vinegar Tom (Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks), Room 12 (Electric Theatre, Guildford),amongst others. Student productions directed include The Laramie Project, The Threepenny Opera, Noises Off, Cabaret, Yerma, The Norman Conquests, Secret Rapture.

Neil holds a Master's degree in Drama from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and received the John Whiting Award for Drama from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.

 

Leigh Lewis

Leigh is a freelance theatre producer/promoter and has worked on a wide variety of performance projects. Since 2003 Leigh has concentrated on site-specific projects with productions as diverse as Crookshank's (S)laughterhouse 5 (Bolton Abbatoir), Lost in Space's You never know if you'll need it (The Old Fire Station, Margate) and Bullet's Antigone (British Museum) amongst others. Leigh was also a part of the creative team responsible for the Millenium Moment festival in 2000.

Leigh studied Media at Goldsmiths College and and is delighted to be collaborating with humanvoice on their first production, A Woman's Life and Love.

 

Jane Tyrrell

Jane is a highly experienced Art Director, creative consultant and editor. She has a long-held interest in the performing arts and is delighted to be involved in using her skills to help humanvoice bring high quality music-theatre to a wider audience.

 

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