Rona Munro's


Rona Munro

Natasha Rickman

The Sainsbury Theatre

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Relaxed Performance Guide

Saturday 6 April, 7:00pm
Monday 8 April, 2:00pm
Tuesday 9 April, 7:00pm
Wednesday 10 April, 2:00pm*
Thursday 11 April, 7:00pm

The running time is approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes including an interval.

*This will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.

About the Show

Scuttlers depicts the 19th-century rivalry between street gangs in Manchester, England, taking inspiration from the real-life criminal groups known as the 'scuttlers'.

Set in 1882, the piece's plot follows the torn loyalties between members of the 'Bengal Street Tigers', who face a violent rivalry with the 'Prussia Street' gang as well as personal conflicts within their own group.

This is an amateur production in arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Upcoming as director:

The Importance of Being Earnest (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre for Storyhouse), Hamlet for Young Audiences and Treasure Island (The Orange Tree).

Previous credits as director include:

Now and Then (English Theatre Frankfurt), Richard II, Boeing Boeing Gone, A Christmas Carol (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Little Women (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre), The Standard Short Long Drop (Edinburgh Fringe and The Vanguard, London), The Prince (Southwark Playhouse - winner of three BroadwayWorld Awards including Best Production of A New Play. This production was created for both theatre and streaming and is now streaming worldwide on Nebula), Antigone (Storyhouse), Much Ado About Nothing (RADA at the Utah Shakespeare Festival), The Duchess of Malfi, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Whatsapp [these digital productions were named as part of Creation Theatre's win of the inaugural prize for innovation from the British Shakespeare Association], The Tale of the Beauty and the Tail of the Beast (Creation Theatre), The Snow Queen (Iris Theatre), The Time Machine (site specific at The London Library for Creation Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre), The Last Fire Breathing Tunnel Digger (Muck & Rumble), Twelfth Night (Rose Playhouse), Rhino (King's Head), The Story Chef (Whizzfizz Fest).

Associate/assistant director credits include:

Romeo and Juliet (The Globe), The Comedy of Errors (RSC), A Little Night Music (Storyhouse) and Shirley Valentine (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds).

Natasha is Carne Associate Director across LAMDA and The Orange Tree. She was previously artistic associate at Jermyn Street Theatre between 2018 and 2022.

Rona Munro has written extensively for stage, radio, film and television.

Recent adaptations include My Name Is Lucy Barton for the Bridge Theatre London and Manhattan Theatre Company on Broadway, New York, Captain Corelli's Mandolin for Neil Laidlaw Productions and Frankenstein for Perth Theatre and Selladoor. She wrote the award-winning trilogy The James Plays for the National Theatre of Scotland, The National Theatre of Great Britain and the Edinburgh International Festival.

Other credits include award-winning plays IronThe Maiden StoneLittle Eagles, The Indian Boy and Bold Girls.

Film and TV work includes Oranges and Sunshine directed by Jim Loach, the Ken Loach film Ladybird, Ladybird which won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Festival, the Silver Bear-winning Aimée & Jaguar and BAFTA-nominated Bumping the Odds for the BBC. She has also contributed to the series Doctor Who.

Contains depictions of and references to violence, death, gangs/gang violence, knife violence and sexual assault.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Natasha Rickman*

Tara Usher*

Lighting Designer 
Jennifer Garland

Sound Designer
Summer Collier

Movement Director
Jonnie Riordan*

Fight Director
Joseph Reed*

Voice Director
Molly Parker*

Intimacy Director
Christina Fulcher*

Assistant Director 
Irina Mikheeva 

Costume Supervisor
Sesselja Fanneyjardóttir*


Roman Asde

Louis Bisson

Ella Boyes

Molly Bryson

Elle Davies

Alex Farrell 

Crispin Glancy

Esther Ming Li

Wesley Ruthven 


Nina Ellen Amos
Ailsa Baldwin
Holly Bradley
Evie Desheva
Meryem Ercan
Lisa Gillham
Philippa Haddow
Yusuf Hasabella
Antonia Higham
Samuel Ingamells
Jessica Jane
Emma Judge

Elijah Lifton
Lauren Maguire
Sorcadh Mccarthy
Alissa Mills
Athina Misailidou
Izzie Packer
Sarita Patel
Freya Purdie
Niamh Spilane
Aimee Wright

Production Team

Stage Manager
Erin Blake

Deputy Stage Manager
Anya Williams

Assistant Stage Manager
Velia De Nicola

Production Manager
Jasmin Meara-Wall 

Production Lx
George Rogers

Deputy Lx / Programmer
James Imber

Production Sound Engineer
Jacob Eckardt 

Production Carpenter
Callum Duncan

Lighting Crew
Jay Cheung
Angelika Marr
Ace Turner
Charlie Henley-Castleden
Patrick McAneny

Sound Assistants
Abigail Brophy
Alexander Hoppe
Amelia Thorpe
Olly Griffiths
Danielle Small

Construction Crew
Holly Higgs
Annabel Smeaton
Chloe Wood
Cameron Mackenzie
Heather Trevelyan