Glenys Evans – Writer
Glenys trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmith’s College London. She has worked since 1976 as an actor, theatre director, lecturer and playwright. Having worked for 11 years at Theatr Iolo as a drama facilitator, she now freelances. She has written many plays for Hijinx Theatre, including Chasing Rainbows, Some Day Soon, Full Circle, Into My Own, Seize the Day and Old Hands. She has also worked for Coventry Belgrade Theatre, Perspectives Community Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and BBC Radio. She has also written for WNO Max with the women from Aberfan, and the highly acclaimed First Choice, Reaching The Heights project in Swansea. She has created and toured a one woman performance as Ono Matopoeia. She has worked extensively with young people of all ages and the adult learning disabled community. Glen has specialised in writing plays that reflect the lives of people with learning disabilities and the people they share their lives with.
James Williams – Director
James is a Cardiff based director. Previous work for Hijinx includes Old Hands and Into My Own both of which were directed in collaboration with Gaynor Lougher. James' most recent work includes Flown for Pirates of the Carabina, Naked Dictators for the Unknown Theatre Company, Closer Than Ever for RWCMD, My Life in CIA, Rude and Heart of Darkness for Give it a Name theatre, Elves and the Shoemakers for Sherman Cymru and Dignity, a Tale of Two Wards for Tornado Films. Other companies worked for include the Torch Theatre; Alice Theatre; Sgript Cymru; Welsh National Opera; Theatre Royal, Plymouth; Greenwich Theatre; Theatr Y Byd; Carlson Dance Company; Theatrician in Kolkata, India, and the Millennium Dome, for whom he directed and wrote the musical Dancing on Tables. James was transmedia director for The Passion for National Theatre Wales. As composer James has collaborated on the musicals The Jolly Folly of Polly the Scottish Trolley Dolly and Shreds with Lesley Ross and Unga Bunga - the Stoneage Spectacular with Scott Pryor.
Mary Drummond – Set & Costume Designer
Mary graduated in 2006 from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff. She has since worked with Sherman Cymru, Farnham Maltings and Bristol Old Vic amongst others. She also has a keen interest in puppetry performance and is a puppetry Tutor at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. This is the sixth time she has designed for Hijinx (Old Hands, Ruling the Roost, Full Circle, Chasing Rainbows, Into My Own).
Mary lives in Bristol, and in her spare time likes collecting old bottles, knitting, travelling, riding her bike and speaking French.
Ceri James – Lighting Designer
Ceri trained at WCMD and has designed lighting for National Theatre Wales, The Torch Theatre, University of Southern California, Catrin Finch, The Sherman Theatre, Fiery Angel, Royal and Derngate Northampton, Birmingham Stage Company, Colchester Mercury Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Oxford Touring Theatre, Unicorn Theatre London, National Youth Theatre Wales, Derby Playhouse, Leicester Haymarket, Dalier Sylw, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Theatr na n’Óg, Dragons Breath Theatre, FAB Theatre, Shock n Awe, New Vic Theatre, Theatr Bara Caws, Hijinx Theatre, Made in Wales and BBC NOW. He worked for 8 years as production manager for Cardiff Festival and is a founding member of Mappa Mundi Theatre, and has worked on many of their productions for the past 20 years.
George Davis-Stewart – Stage Manager
George began with Scottish Opera (crew) and Glasgow Citz. (stage management) in the mid-seventies, and has since worked in varied capacities and contexts for all but No.1 commercial throughout England and Wales, and abroad in Colombia, Germany, Holland, Norway and Poland.
2 years in West End stage management before being released into the wild once more; residential and touring Rep. in England; work in Wales includes Made in Wales, Brith Gof, C.P.R., Music Theatre Wales; led into T.I.E. with Spectacle in the 90s, and from 2000-2011, toured theatre to schools and communities with Gwent Theatre. Since 2000, tutoring/supervising with Gwent Young People's Theatre. Rather enjoys looking after theatre companies visiting the U.K.
A graduate in Drama and English, he is now resident in Abergavenny; tuition at tertiary, secondary, and OCN levels inEngland andWales; also prone to proof reading to the point of pedantry.