Jenny Eastop – Artistic Director / Producer
Jenny is the Director and Producer of Mercurius. Jenny has also directed new writing for companies such as Paines Plough, Hull Truck, West Yorkshire Playhouse and London New Play Festival, including the premiere of Peter Nichols' new play So Long Life at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol. Most recently Damien Tracey's Warde Street at The Park Theatre (Off West End nomination for Best Director); Amy Rosenthal's Henna Night at Leicester Square Theatre; Everlasting Rose (Judy Upton) at the Riverside Studios; Lady Chill (Kay Adshead) and Workers' Playtime (Toby Whithouse). For Shakespeare’s Globe various plays for the Read not Dead seasons and the main stage as part of Globe Education’s rolling programme. For the National Theatre Studio: A Trick to Catch the Old One and A Mad World My Masters.
Jenny has worked as Associate Director to Michael Blakemore on The Life (Cy Coleman), Southwark Playhouse; Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward), Gielgud Theatre and US tour (LA, San Francisco, Washington DC); Embers (Christopher Hampton), Duke of Yorks Theatre, West End; Democracy (Michael Frayn), National Theatre; Wyndham’s Theatre, West End; Broadway and Sydney Theatre Company, Australia; Afterlife (Michael Frayn) at the National Theatre; Three Sisters (Chekhov) at the Playhouse Theatre, West End. As Resident/Staff Director: Blue/Orange (Joe Penhall) at the Duchess Theatre and The Homecoming (Pinter) at the National Theatre, both to Roger Michell and The Devil Is an Ass (Ben Jonson) to Matthew Warchus for the RSC.
Beth Eyre - Associate Producer
Beth studied English at UCL and completed her MA in Shakespeare before training at Drama Studio London.
She is best known as the voice of Antigone Funn in podcast sitcom, Wooden Overcoats.
Beth has appeared in four Mercurius shows: The School For Wives (White Bear), A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (The Rose Playhouse), The Waiting Room (Arts Theatre) and The Devil is An Ass (The Rose Playhouse).
Recent Theatre credits include: The Awkward Ghost (Vault Festival), A Naughty Night with Noel Coward (The Old Red Lion), Monster Hunters (The King’s Head), Timothy/Monkey (Drayton Arms) and The Massacre at Paris (Rose Playhouse). Audiowork includes Peace & War, Windover, Amok, Angel (Wireless Theatre Company).
Beth is Artistic director of The Invisible Theatre Company.
“From the very beginning of the evening you feel you are in safe hands - shrewd direction and a very talented cast.”