Introducing: The Team creating MOTH

Hello Fansacks,

Welcome to our blog. Our first blog post for our next production: MOTH by Declan Greene.

Today we're going to get a little bit excited about introducing the star-studded creative team behind the show.

SO without further ado, here are all their lovely faces:

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Piers Black-Hawkins, Director:


MOTH will be Piers' second full directorial for Ransack after the award-winning success of his revival of The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter.

In addition to working as a freelance director at venues such as the Royal Exchange Theatre (Manchester), Piers has worked as an Assistant Director on productions including: Yen (Royal Exchange, Royal Court), So Here We Are (Royal Exchange, HighTide Festival), and currently City of Glass (HOME, Lyric Hammersmith).


Piers has recently won the John Fernald Award for Emerging Directors as well as receiving bursaries from both the BBC and JMK Assistant Director Award.

I’m very excited to be presenting Declan’s play ... both a tender story about friendship and a grungy apocalyptic nightmare, it manages to be intimate and epic at the same time.”
— Piers

Frankie Bradshaw, Stage and Costume Designer:


Frankie Bradshaw is a set and costume designer for theatre and performance. She recently won Best Set Design at the Off West-End awards for Adding Machine (Finborough Theatre).

Winner of the Off West-End Award for Best Set Design 2016

Winner of the Off West-End Award for Best Set Design 2016

Frankie’s other designs for theatre include: Orca (Southwark Playhouse), La Ronde (Bunker Theatre), Clickbait and A First World Problem (Theatre503), Barbarians (Young Vic – JMK Award 2015, Olivier Award Nominated) Grav (Torch Theatre, Wales), Stories from the Sea (Unity Theatre, Liverpool) Punk Rock (Actor’s Studio, Liverpool), A Picture of Dorian Gray and The Comedy of Errors (LIPA, Liverpool).Site-specific work includes co-designing: Karagula (STYX, Tottenham) and If Walls Could Talk: 100 Seel Street (Seel Street, Liverpool). She has also designed the Young Vic’s 5 Plays 5 Days and Fresh Direction projects.

She has worked as associate designer to Christopher Oram on many productions including: No’s Knife (Old Vic Theatre), The Winter’s Tale/Harlequinade/Romeo and Juliet/The Entertainer (Garrick Theatre), Man and Superman (National Theatre), Photograph 51 (Noel Coward), Hughie (Booth Theatre, New York), and Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre).

Frankie studied at Liverpool Institute for Performaning Arts, and graduated with a 1st class honours in Theatre and Performance Design BA. She was also a Linbury prize finalist in 2015 working with the Lyric Theatre, Belfast.

Mark Harris, Sound Designer:


Mark has been a long term collaborator and associate with Ransack having designed the sound for The Dumb Waiter (2014) and Enveloped in Velvet (2015/2016).

Mark is now predominately working with GAIKA, whose most recent album SECURITY featured at No.19 in Dazed Digital’s Best Albums of 2016 and No.9 on the same list for The Wire. After spending the last year designing GAIKA’s live shows on international tours and being Musical Director for the bands S4U and Illyr

Theatre is a different process. You’re aiming at different things than with a lot of the other music work I do ... it’s really good to bounce off other people and come up with something together.
— Mark

Matt Leventhall, Lighting Designer:


Matt trained at the University of Nottingham and later the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Matt recently returned to RADA to take up the post of Assistant Head of Lighting. Matt was the runner up for the 2014 Off West End Award for Best Lighting Designer.

Recent credits include:

Light (Barbican and European Tour); The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion, Associate LD); This Much (Soho Theatre); The Collector (The Vaults); The Vaudevillans (Assembly); Barbarians (Young Vic); Ant Street (Arcola); Lady Anna All At Sea (Park Theatre); Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (Old Red Lion); Sikes and Nancy (Trafalgar Studios and UK Tour); Suffolk Stories (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Secret Cinema, Site Specific); Fishskin Trousers (Finborough); Wild West End (Pleasance); Madame Butterfly (Leatherhead Theatre and UK Tour; The Songs of My Life (Garrick Theatre); TEDx London (The Roundhouse).

Off-West End Award Nominee in 2014 for Best Lighting

Off-West End Award Nominee in 2014 for Best Lighting


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