The Creatives


Produced by Bill Elms & Jen Heyes Productions Limited

Writer  – Andrew Sherlock
Director -  Jen Heyes
Associate Designer  – Katie Scott
Lighting Design – Phil Saunders
Film Maker -  Anthony Swords
Original Designer -  Amanda Stoodley
Marketing and PR Bill Elms Associates Ltd
Production Brand Design
Set Liverpool Scenic Workshop
Website David Churchill

Camera Operator George Short
Lighting Geoff Owens
Art Director Abaigael Snape
Costume Paul Sinnot
Make Up Lucy Nickson
Production Runner Peter Nance
Dancers Cat Foley & Alex Parker

Andrew Sherlock

Andrew began his professional career as an Associate at the Liverpool Everyman theatre and has since worked extensively as a Theatre Writer and Director nationally, internationally and in the West End.  He has won a Vivian Ellis Prize for his musical theatre writing and has numerous credits as a theatre writer and director. His writing credits also include Sleepover Planet a multi-media download musical for BBC Online, Them’s The Breaks, a drama which received a North West Vision award, Capture The Moment a youth comedy drama which received a BBC new writing award, The Representative, a feature drama commissioned by the NIFTC.  His drama/documentaries Digging Of The Tunnel and Best Of Order for BBC Radio Merseyside were both nominated for Sony awards and his afternoon play Jimmy’s Letters was broadcast on Radio 4.  He has won new media awards for his work on the Echoes Of Ireland and The World In One City interactive CD-ROMs both commissioned by Liverpool City Council as heritage study aids for schools.  He created the multi-media Shankly Show, hit of Liverpool 08 and its transfers to The Royal Court Liverpool and The Liverpool Arena currently out on DVD. His ITV 1 feature TV drama The Girls Who Came To Stay won Alun Armstrong a Royal Television Society Best Actor Award and followed winning a Granada new writing initiative for a feature drama On The Out, which also went on to win the Royal Television Society Award for Best Programme in the North West.  He is currently developing new plays for the theatre, including Epstein a bio-dram commissioned for autumn 2012 and Ballroom Boys, a new film feature, based on a true story, about a transvestite ballroom dancer who falls in love with skinhead gang leader in 70’s Liverpool. Andrew has been a regular Drama/Arts adviser to the city of Liverpool and its winning European Capital of Culture team. He is currently Consultant Dramatist, Professional Partnership Specialist and Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University Drama and father to four Liverpool FC supporters.

Bill Elms

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Co-producer and Founder/Director of Bill Elms Associates Ltd. Liverpool born Bill has spent 25 years working in the live entertainment industry, including Marketing Development Manager for Apollo Leisure UK Ltd working with 22 theatres across the UK and also 10 years as Head of Sales and Marketing at the Liverpool Empire Theatre. In August 2008 Bill set up his own Marketing and Communications Company, Bill Elms Associates Ltd (BEA), specialising in Marketing, PR and Production Management for the live entertainment and ticketed events sectors. Bill has co-produced many events including Ghost Stories—A Night Opera, Neil Campbell’s Frankenstein, Tales From Haunted Liverpool and Tales From Charles Dickens. BEA have worked with a range of clients including ATG Theatres, The Lowry, Liverpool Sound City, Semmel Concerts, Brazilica, Arab Arts Festival, CMP Live, Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Pride, Liverpool Art Prize, Merseyside Dance Initiative, St George’s Hall, Epstein Theatre, St Helens Theatre Royal, Capstone Theatre, Tmesis Theatre, Qdos Entertainments, Pulse Records and Productions, Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Lovehistory and Clapperboard UK. Bill Elms Associates worked with Jen Heyes on Liverpool's Four Corners Exhibition, September in the Rain, Blood Wedding, Treasured and Tony Teardrop. Contact Bill on or visit

Jen Heyes

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Jen is a director and producer based in Liverpool. She is founder and artistic director of award winning company Cut to the Chase Productions ( Her work has been presented at many great theatres including: Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Ustinov Studios, Blackpool Grand, The Liverpool Playhouse, St Georges Hall and The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Her theatre work has been toured regionally and nationally as well as being shown internationally in Oporto, Lisbon, Luxembourg, and Hong Kong. Most recently directed The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Spirit of Christmas concerts starring opera diva Lesley Garrett. Her directing credits include: 2001 Therese Raquin – 5 stars Liverpool Echo Arts and entertainment award winner Best Liverpool Production, national tour, finalist for Best New Talent as a director. In 202 director in residence at the Unity Theatre .Finalist for the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2006. 2007commissioned to create the large scale major highlight of the year production Wall Talks for Liverpool’s 800th birthday celebrations - 5 stars METRO. 2008Blood Wedding- 4 stars The Guardian, at The Liverpool Playhouse featuring world class flamenco guitarist Juan Martin.  Yerma (Portuguese) Talking Heads, finalist in the Scouseology Awards. September in the Rain, Misery, Caligari, Misery, Trapped, The Vagina Monologues, Much Ado about Nothing, The Little Mermaid, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Norse Myths, The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol, Wannabe ( winner Best New Play – Daily Post and Echo Arts Awards) Midriff (London & Hong Kong) The Starving Brides (HUB theatre, national tour director) Mujers No Shakespeare ( Portuguese production) The Bacchae, Wounded, Trapped, Agamemnon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, Low Level Panic. Film Credits include: Executive producer on These Streets winner Best Overall Film, Clapperboard film awards 2011, Uncover, A Garden Of Eden, Choices, Discover. Jen is currently working on TREASURED a large scale live music, multi media theatre production, to be staged in 2012.