About Tonic Celebrates
Ever wondered how leading women in theatre got to where they are? Now’s your chance to ask them. Tonic Celebrates is a series of events foregrounding the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. Each event brings together a group of remarkable women, all of whom are leaders in their field, to discuss their careers, work, and successes. The first half of the evening will be chaired by Tonic Theatre’s Director Lucy Kerbel, before the floor will be opened to the audience for questions. Panel includes dramatist, Moira Buffini, Director of Producing and Planning for the National Theatre, Sacha Milroy, designer Vicki Mortimer.
This event will be live captioned – speech to text
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Moira Buffini is a dramatist working across Theatre, Film and TV. Work for the stage includes wonder.land, Welcome to Thebes and Dinner for the National Theatre; Olivier Award-winning Handbagged for the Tricycle; Dying for It and Marianne Dreams for the Almeida; Loveplay for the RSC; Silence, which won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, for Birmingham Rep; Gabriel (LWT Plays on Stage and Meyer Whitworth Awards) for the Soho. Both Dinner and Handbagged have enjoyed successful transfers to the West End.
In film, her screenplays include Tamara Drewe; Jane Eyre; and Byzantium. Currently, she is co-creator and writer of an 8 part original drama, Harlots for ITV and Hulu, due for transmission in spring 2017.
Sacha Milroy is the National Theatre’s Director of Producing and Planning, working closely with the Director and Executive Director on the NT’s repertoire and artistic activity ensuring a balance of resources, finances and output. She oversees the producing from development to the stage, facilitating, supporting and enabling creative teams to deliver their best possible work.
She began her career as a Stage Manager and Production Manager, before becoming Production Manager at the NT, working on productions such as His Dark Materials, Jerry Springer the Opera, War Horse, and Frankenstein. After a spell at Shakespeare's Globe as Executive Producer she returned to the NT as Head of Production.
Vicki Mortimer is a prolific designer who works across theatre, dance, and opera. She has designed over 25 productions at the NT, including The Threepenny Opera, Here We Go, Hamlet, Othello, The Cat in the Hat, Waves, A Dream Play, and Three Sisters. Further theatre includes productions at the RSC, Young Vic, Donmar, Almeida, Royal Court, for Kneehigh Theatre Company, as well as work in Japan, Sweden and on Broadway. Opera credits include Lucia di Lammermoor and Written on Skin for the Royal Opera, After Dido for English National Opera, and St Matthew Passion at Glyndebourne. Her work in dance includes Qualia and Raven Girl, both for the Royal Ballet. Vicki studied at the Slade School of Fine Art.