Ruth Alexander. Artistic Director/Producer.
Since graduating from Rose Bruford college of Speech and Drama in 1994 she has worked as an actor, musician, and theatre-maker across the UK, Europe and Canada.
Acting credits include A Christmas Carol, Once, the Musical ( Citadel Theatre ) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Freewill Shakespeare Festival) The Children (Wildside Productions) The Birthday Party, TWO (Edmonton Fringe), Les Miserables (UK Tour), Richard III (Northern Broadsides), Sweeney Todd (Bolton Octagon) Rasputin ( Hamburg)
Credits as Musical Director include Uptown Girls (Citadel Theatre) The Invisible, Vigilante (concert performance and cast recording) & Nevermore (Catalyst Theatre), Little Women, Romance, Romance (Opera Nuova) Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (London Revival) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Vienna’s English Theatre).
Ruth was Lisa Dalton in Coronation Street and appeared in countless plays for BBC radio drama. She also works as an educator in some of the world’s leading institutions including The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Mountview Theatre School, The Institute of the Arts, Barcelona. Since 2006 she has worked alongside Max Rubin at Lodestar Theatre company where she has co-produced, composed, performed in and musically directed shows including Macbeth, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The house that dripped Horror, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet & The Master and Margarita.
Max Rubin: Artistic Director / Producer.
Max is a Director / Producer with a passion for working in non-theatre spaces. He studied Drama at Manchester University, Acting at The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art and much more recently, Directing at UAlberta.
From 1999 – 2008 Max was an actor with roles at Lyric Hammersmith, Liverpool Everyman, Harrogate Theatre, The Dukes Lancaster, Liverpool Royal Court, Theatr Clwyd, Oldham Coliseum and various others. All too briefly, he was Paul Katowski on Coronation St.
In 2006 Max co-founded Lodestar Theatre Company Ltd which produced The Liverpool Shakespeare Festival from 2007 – 2013 and many other productions. Lodestar worked in cathedrals, quarries, nightclubs, cemeteries, parks, crypts and even theatres, winning various awards and partnering with organizations such as Shakespeare’s Globe, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Unity Theatre. Highlights include Macbeth at Liverpool Cathedral, Hedwig and the Angry Inch at The Kazimier Nightclub and Romeo & Juliet at Liverpool City Hall. Max directed as a freelancer at various UK theatres, in Norway and Spain.
Canadian credits include Two – Varscona Theatre 2018, A Midsummer Night’s Dream / The Proposal – Lodestar Garden Theatre season 2020. Urinetown – Macewan University 2021.