about us 

Engineer are a group of devisers creating visually striking, ensemble-led theatre. They have a shared language, relying upon close collaboration with designers and specialists relevant to the field they are exploring, when creating new works and interpreting existing texts. Broadly influenced by a Lecoq-based training, they employ a rigorous attitude to rehearsal and development - exploring new and challenging story telling forms, using physicality, space and sound to fire an audience’s engagement.


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George Evans is co-founder of Engineer and trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent acting credits include The Mousetrap (West End), German Skerries (The Orange Tree Theatre/National Tour), The Shawshank Redemption (National Tour), American Buffalo (The Wyndhams Theatre), 3 Winters (National Theatre), The Importance of being Ernest (English Theatre of Hamburg), Missing (New Diorama/Coventry Belgrade) and Hollyoaks (Channel 4). Directing credits include The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), The Gap In The Light (New Diorama), New Europe (CPT) Movement director credits include F.A.N.Y (Arts Theatre) Lear's Daughters (Arts Ed), Theodora (Tinity Laban Conservatoire), The House of Bernada Alba (Kings Head Theatre), Counting Stars (Assembly) and The Sea Plays (Old Vic Tunnels). 


Jesse Fox trained at Royal Central. Acting credits include Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War (ITV), Doctors (BBC), Hard Feelings at the Finborough and Missing at the New Diorama/Coventry Belgrade. As co-director, RUN for Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh), Greenwich Theatre, New Diorama Theatre. Readings/research and development include Midsummer Night's Dream (Tom Morris/Handspring), Burning Cars (Defibrillator/Bush Theatre) and Re:Home (The Yard Theatre).


Simon Lyshon is a co-founder of Engineer and trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Recent acting credits include Paradise (Arcola Theatre), Derren Brown: Fear & Faith (Channel 4), Fathers Inside (Soho Theatre), Missing (New Diorama/Coventry Belgrade); For Katie Mitchell: The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg, Berlin) and Happy Days (Hamburg). As co-director, RUN for Pleasance Theatre (Edinburgh), Greenwich Theatre & New Diorama Theatre.


Beatrice Scirocchi is an Italian born actress. She Trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include: The Striker (Manchester Exchange), The Day Of The Dead (British Museum), The Magic Flute (Budapest Festival Orchestra), Run and Missing (Engineer Theatre Collective), The Mystae (Hampstead Hampstead Theatre), Ecstacy (Theatre Collection), Commedia D'Argento (True West), The Missing (Engineer Theatre), The House Of Bernada Alba (The Almeida).


Emily Thommes is Engineer's producer. She has been producing theatre for the past four years and has recently completed an MA in Creative Producing.  Alongside Engineer, she is currently working with Sketty Productions, Theatre-Rites and Impropera. Previously she has worked with Pied Piper Theatre Company, Vicky Graham Productions, Yve Blake & Co. and Tell Tale Theatre Company.


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Sarah Beaton is an award-winning UK based performance designer. She studied Design for Stage at The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, graduating in 2011 with First Class Honours. Later that year she was awarded The Linbury Prize for Stage Design. Her work has been exhibited at The National Theatre, World Stage Design and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She is currently the designer on attachment at The Old Vic Theatre, London. Sarah has designed for a variety of venues including the Lilian Baylis Studio, Manchester Royal Exchange, The Oxford Playhouse, New Diorama and Howard Assembly Rooms.


Oscar Wyatt is a lighting designer and artist, having studied Lighting Design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. His work as a lighting designer specialises in theatre, physical theatre and dance. His website can be found at www.oscarwyatt.co.uk







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Images by Alex Nicolau, Sarah Beaton, Jalaikon Greg Goodale & Richard Davenport