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Nic is the Director of The Television Workshop in Nottingham, a globally-renowned, BAFTA-winning training ground for young actors from diverse backgrounds in the Midlands. Nic established Sheep Soup whilst training at the Workshop, with the aim of taking the naturalistic improvisational style to new venues and audiences. The Workshop delivers naturalistic acting training and professional opportunities to over 400 young people in the region, and casting successes include double Oscar-nominee Samantha Morton, Jack O'Connell (Unbroken, Money Monster), Vicky McClure (This Is England, Line Of Duty), Aisling Loftus (War & Peace), Joe Dempsie (Skins, Game Of Thrones), Sennia Nanua (The Girl With All The Gifts), Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard) and Erin Kellyman (Han Solo, Les Mis). 

 

As well as directing, devising and writing over 100 productions with young actors across the Midlands, Nic wrote Sheep Soup's first show The Curse Of The Devil's Verse which toured Nottingham, Leeds and EdFringe 2011, followed by Mrs Green in 2013 and most recently The Leftovers which toured nationally. He is currently writing music and lyrics for Hoarding: The Musical. 

Artistic Director

Nic Harvey

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Rob Green (ROB.GREEN) is a singer/songwriter/composer and has been involved as a co-composer with Sheep Soup from their very first production, Mrs Green, transitioning into resident Musical Director for the company. Rob employs a unique and immersive approach to musical direction - composing by ear, coaching vocalists directly to bring out a

natural performance and songwriting using the guitar often developing along with other musicians.

 

As an emerging theatrical composer/MD Rob has already co-written songs and musically directed for a wide variety of projects in the last year alone, including; Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Windrush: Movement of the People (co-composer - “God Save Our Dream”), The Frontline produced by Leicester Curve for The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation (Musical Director), Nottingham Playhouse’s The Elves and the Shoemaker (Composer/Musical Director) and Sheep Soup’s latest musical The Leftovers (Musical Director/co-composer).

Associate Musical Director

Rob Green

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Ben trained as an actor at the BAFTA award winning Television Workshop in Nottingham from the age of 12. He co-founded Sheep Soup Productions with Artistic Director, Nic Harvey in 2012 to begin creating work after a successful Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. 

 

As an actor, Ben has appeared in Off West End musical Mythic in 2018 at the Charing Cross Theatre and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Fat Pearl in Call Me Vicky at The Pleasance Theatre. Other credits include 5 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals (3 with Sheep Soup shows), Jack Rooke:Happy Hour (Soho Theatre) Big Sister Little Brother (Spark Arts) and Elves and The Shoemaker (Nottingham Playhouse) 

 

He has a background in running community based theatre and film projects across the East Midlands and beyond with organisations such as Nottingham Refugee Forum, Curve -Leicester, The Terrance Higgins Trust, University of Nottingham, a variety of schools and pupil referral units as well as regularly teaching at The Television Workshop.

 

He works as a compere/host both as himself and Sheep Soup created character Mrs Green performing at festivals and gig venues across the UK including hosting Notts TV launch, introducing HRH Prince Harry to Nottingham. Ben has worked as a producer of events/films/project across Nottingham since the age of 17 for various organisations and venues. He is now Director of Nottingham’s charity music festival Hockley Hustle and is producing a BFI funded short film over Summer 2019. 

Ben’s work as General Manager and now Creative Producer at Sheep Soup has seen him successfully progress the company from their debut show Mrs Green through to today including 4 successful Arts Council England applications 

 

In October 2016, Ben was awarded the Noble Kahn Award for Championing Diversity within the TV, Film and Theatre Industry.

Creative Producer

Ben Welch

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Adam is a director and dramaturg with a particular focus on developing new musical theatre. 

 

Directing includes Wasted (Southwark Playhouse), The Leftovers (National Tour), Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), The Rink (Southwark Playhouse), Lock & Key (Vault Festival), The Sorrows of Satan (Tristan Bates Theatre), Songs For A New World (St James Theatre) 35mm (The Other Palace), Whisper House (The Other Palace).

 

 

He curates and hosts SIGNAL, a quarterly residency at London's Hospital club to showcase the best  and most innovative new British musical theatre. His podcast, Dischord, containing conversations and debates about musical theatre has been downloaded 11,000 times.

Adam is a director and dramaturg with a particular focus on developing new musical theatre. 

 

Directing includes Wasted (Southwark Playhouse), The Leftovers (National Tour), Superhero (Southwark Playhouse), The Rink (Southwark Playhouse), Lock & Key (Vault Festival), The Sorrows of Satan (Tristan Bates Theatre), Songs For A New World (St James Theatre) 35mm (The Other Palace), Whisper House (The Other Palace).

 

 

He curates and hosts SIGNAL, a quarterly residency at London's Hospital club to showcase the best  and most innovative new British musical theatre. His podcast, Dischord, containing conversations and debates about musical theatre has been downloaded 11,000 times.

Associate Director

Adam Lenson

CONTACT US

We're a company based in both Nottingham and London.

Email us at info@sheepsoup.co.uk 

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