Meet the Crew of The Ruby Slippers

Emma Culshaw and David Paul
The Writers and Producers

Break a Leg Productions was formed in 2015 by Emma Vaudrey and David Moorhead in order to produce the ir work. As writers under the pseudonyms Emma Culshaw and David Paul they have written the theatre play, The Ruby Slippers.

Previous successes include: For Those We Remembered… written by David Paul and Emma Culshaw which was performed at St George’s Hall 2014 to mark the centenary of the First World. TV They also wrote a tv pilot called Boxroom Babies starring Andrew Lancel and John Henshaw.. Independently Emma wrote and produced “Baggage “, which was a play and short film on teenage health drama. David wrote an Amnesty International play for teenagers called Wish You Weren’t Here, and was performed in schools.

Bill Elms

Bill has a wealth of experience of producing theatre tours such as: Epstein: The Man Who Made The Beatles (with Jen Heyes), Twopence to Cross the Mersey (UK Tour) and a series of events on St George’s Hall called “Liverpool Loves” and “Tales From Haunted Liverpool”. He also runs a successful marketing and PR Company.

Oliver Bush
Original Lighting and Sound Director

Oliver is a Lighting Designer who has been approached to create a dynamic lighting design for the tour; he has worked around the country lighting aerial circus, musicals, dance and theatre. He trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts being awarded a first class honours degree. Most recently he designed Julius Caesar at the Brighton Fringe festival and the UK tour of Life On Wheels by Bella Kinetica. His designs have won awards from The Association of Lighting Designers and been praised for his work.  Future projects the return of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee later this year, and the 2017 Tour of Life On Wheels.

Gemma Hollywood
Original Set Designer

Gemma Hollywood has been contracted to design/create a set design based in the Ruby Slippers drag bar. She studied Spatial Design at Liverpool John Moores University, with a special interest in set design during the course at John Moores. She has worked at Bay TV Liverpool, helping to design a transformable set to be used on their new TV Channel. She has also worked with Stage Door Theatre on the National Heritage Lottery funded play ‘Only Remembered for What They Have Done,’ designing a set based in the trenches of WW1 and in a wartime home. For her final project at University, which was taken down to the Free Range Design show in London, she designed an event/ camping space “Unreal Environment” inside St Luke’s Church in Liverpool. This brought her love of theatre and fantasy elements into the design to create a space people can become immersed in.

Gordon Fawcett
Make Up

Gordon is a make up artist who specialises in transgender and transvestite make overs.  He is a skilled artist who has worked in this field for over 20 years.