Our Team

Rebecca Vaughan - Producer / Performer / Writer

Rebecca trained at ALRA following a degree in English Literature at Cardiff University. Film and television work includes Grace's Land (Fearnort Films), The Interview (BBC), The Dead (Channel 4), and an array of short films.

For Dyad Productions: Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, performer; Writer and performer, Christmas Gothic; performer, Dalloway; writer & performer, Female Gothic; performer, The Diaries of Adam & Eve; writer & performer, I, Elizabeth; writer & performer, Austen's Women. She also produced The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe for Dyad both at the Edinburgh Festival and its subsequent UK & international tours.

Other theatre includes: Jeepers Creepers (Leicester Square Theatre), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Bill Kenwright), Room 24 (Nuffield Theatre); Havisham (BAC); As associate artist with Lanternfish Theatre Company she played Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Mrs Hawkins in Treasure Island.

She studied physical theatre with Sachi Kimura (student of Philippe Gaulier) and continues her wider training at both The Actors Centre and City Lit.

Elton Townend Jones - Producer / Actor / Writer / Director

Elton wrote, directed and performed in his first play – Origen – aged 18 at King's Lynn Arts Centre, whilst studying Performing Arts in East Anglia. During this time, he co-created cult comedy character William Whicker, with comedian Waen Shepherd, after which he spent five years as a professional stage and TV actor.

His first professional role was 'Salieri' in The Cockpit's Amadeus. TV appearances include: Lovejoy, The Chief, and Silent Witness.

He subsequently gained a BA in Literature with Philosophy and went on to run a popular regional theatre, increasing attendance by 33% in just six months. He directed and acted in professional tours of Shakespeare and Godber, writing, directing and appearing in the short film 'Dear Eve...', and penning Cutting the Cord at Battersea Arts Centre.

After this, Elton founded Dyad Productions with creative partner Rebecca Vaughan with whom he has produced all of Dyad's work, including Austen's Women and I, Elizabeth. He also script-edited Female Gothic, wrote and acted in The Diaries of Adam and Eve (published by StageScripts, 2013), directed and script-edited Christmas Gothic, and wrote and directed Dalloway and The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe (published by Samuel French, 2015).

Outside Dyad, he has written poetry and prose fiction (notably a number of charity works based on Doctor Who) and is a freelance journalist, writing about music, television, books and film for a variety of publications.

He describes himself as a fabulist and magician.

Kate Flanaghan - Costume Designer & Maker

Kate graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with a BA Honours in costume construction. Work for Dyad Productions include Costume Designer/Maker on Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, Female Gothic, I, Elizabeth and Austen's Women, and Costume Supervisor on The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe and The Diaries of Adam and Eve

Selected costume maker credits include Gypsy (Savoy Theatre), Dangerous Games (Lord of the Dance), Bill (BBC Films) Psycho Bitches (Tiger Aspect Productions), The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe), Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company) Young Men (Ballet Boys and BBC Films).

Kate is also a costume maker and wardrobe mistress for Evolution Productions and is currently costume supervisor at Bury Court Opera. She has been Head of Wardrobe at Garsington Opera for five years. kflanaghan@btopenworld.com - Twitter: @KateFlanaghan

Danny Bright - Sound Designer / Composer / Recordist / Sonic Manipulator

Danny works across the fields of music, performance, installation, theatre and media. His work has appeared on Channel 4, at the Hatton Gallery, V&A, Prague Quadrennial, NYCEMF, British Science Festival, and toured the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA.

Recent credits include Christmas Gothic and Dalloway for Dyad Productions; Metamorphosis (Redbridge Drama Centre); Richard III: The Reburial (Darlow Smithson Productions); Nelson: A Sailor’s Story (UK & international tour); Mata Hari: Female Spy (UK & international tour); Crusoe (UK & international tour);

Bond (UK & international tour); For King and Country (Ascot); Woyzeck (Redbridge Drama Centre); and Oh What a Lovely War (South Hill Park). Commissions and supporting organisations include: Catalyst Arts, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts and Humanities Research Council, New Music Players, Octopus Collective, and MAGNA.

Martin Tucker - Lighting Designer / Technical Consultant

Martin became involved with performing arts at the age of 10 when he joined an amateur theatre company. From there he went on to study a BTEC ND in Performing Arts at West Herts College where he took a keen interest in technical theatre. To support his studies he also worked at The Dacorum Pavilion as a casual technician. After college Martin attended the University of Central Lancashire to study Music Theatre.

After University he started working at the Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans. Here he started working with various theatre companies to relight and to come up with new designs for their shows. In 2010 Martin started working at the Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead where he continued to expand his knowledge of design.

Since 2013 Martin has worked closely with Dyad Productions coming up with original designs for their shows The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, Dalloway and Christmas Gothic. Contact Martin at martintucker@live.co.uk

Ben Guest - Photographer

Ben's passion for imagery has inspired him to work as a freelance professional photographer in the industry since 1995. He has been able to combine photography with a love of travelling, working as a dive guide in the Coral Sea, making a short film and briefly studying architecture. He lives in London.

As well as being Dyad’s official photographer, his clients have included a diverse range of well-known brand names- such as B&B Italia, Sony, Debenhams, Harrods, BMW, Dixons, Littlewoods, Sotheby’s and Christies.

Ben specialises in studio still life, room sets, exteriors and interiors on location, as well as people and travel photography.

Using a uniquely personal style of lighting developed over time, he loves nothing more than composing and using light - with traditional or digital photographic methods - to make imagery something very special.

Ben also has library images available as stock photography and his personal work is available for purchase as limited edition, personally signed, fine art c-type prints.

Please contact Ben for more details.

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