Ian Wild

 

is an award winning director and writer. His most recent play, Mrs Shakespeare, has been performed on Broadway, in Stratford and on the Brighton Fringe, where it won an Argus Award. Four of his highly successful musical comedies appeared in Cork Midsummer Festivals between 1998 and 2003: The Pirates in Short Pants, Marco Polo’s Toilet Brush, Rachmaninov’s Maid and Spaghetti Western.

 

His compositional work for the theatre includes songs and incidental music for productions of Shakespeare at Cork Opera House. Hamlet (2005), King Lear (2006), and Othello (2007).  He is particularly interested in devising, comedy and musical theatre.

 

 

Belinda Wild

 

is currently Joint Artistic Director of Wild Productions (previously Janus Theatre Company). An associate director at Cork Opera House for several years, she was also Education Officer for Opera 2005 until its closure in December 2008. Theatre productions directed professionally, include, Lifeboat; Othello; King Lear; Hamlet; The Merchant of Venice; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; and Romeo and Juliet. For Opera 2005 she edited 3 opera’s and directed them as reduced opera’s, for community and schools’ audiences, The Barber of Seville, Don Giovanni and The Masked Ball.

 

Belinda has a lifelong interest in Shakespeare and, inspired by Shakespeare’s Globe, she instigated the design and construction of the Wooden O Theatre which opened in 2005.

 

Belinda has run workshops and taught at many institutions in Ireland and the UK and is a regular tutor with the drama League of Ireland both at the annual theatre school and with groups around the country.

 

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