Who’s involved?

Celine Hispiche
Lyricist Writer Producer

Celine Hispiche began her career as a featured writer at The Royal Court Theatre.

She has seen her plays being performed and broadcasted on LBC in both London and New York. Presenting on Capital Radio as a teenager and interviewing bands gave her the springboard into music with both singing and song writing.

Singing duets with Marc Almond and featuring on his album ‘Bluegate Fields’ to supporting the Human League with her band Nitewreckage.

Comedy and cabaret has always been at the forefront of her career. She moved to New York and toured all along the East Coast with fellow comedians from ‘The Saturday Night Live Show’. Headlining at Rodney Dangerfield’s Manhattan club to performing at Caroline’s on Broadway. Unusual shows include performing at the private salon of the legendary Louise Bourgeois.

From performing on the main comedy stage at Glastonbury to supporting Harry Hill at the Hackney Empire she has been involved in lots of interesting and alternative shows at The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Café Royal, The Theatre Museum, The Old Vic and Wilton’s Music Hall to name but a few. With a passion for history Celine devised a cabaret show that had four consecutive years at the Edinburgh Festival the final year being at The Assembly Rooms to sellout shows.

Celine formed DeSapinaud Productions with Edwin Philpott in 2012 in order to create a pipeline of Musical Theatre and other creative projects.

 

Philippe Jakko
Musical Director Composer

After studies in France Ircam/ Sorbonne University/ Conservatoire supérieur de musique in harmony, counterpoint , composition, musicology (on Georges Delerue’s work and semantic in film music) and conducting. Philippe has composed for different musical genres: Ballets for Dance companies, Music for theatre, for commercials, and Films, as well as rock and pop songs.

He produced and composed several hit singles in France and Europe for Warner (Christophe Maé “Parce qu’on sait jamais”/ n°1 in France), for TF1 network and Sony/BMG music (Nomads “Yakalelo” / N°1 in France, N°5 in Holland, N°1 in Poland, N°4 in England on MTV charts).

 

Nathan Osgood
Workshop and Development Shows Director

Nathan Osgood is a Director, Actor, and Writer. He was born in England and was adopted by a Native American (Mohawk.) & English mother.

He worked as a film editor and jazz musician before concentrating on theatre and film. Nathan has directed many premieres in London, most recently ‘Burnt Oak’ in the west end, his own play ‘Ditch Digger’ and Sam Shepard’s ‘States of Shock at the Arcola theatre. His play ‘7 Assillon Place’ was nominated in Edinburgh. He directed ‘Red Cross’, and David Mamets ‘All Men Are Whores’ at The Kings Head and the political satire ‘The ballad of Bony Lairt’ (critics choice BAC). He directed ‘Blithe Spirit’ for the Stella Adler theatre in Hollywood, and ‘Lady Macbeth’ for the Henry St. Theatre in New York. As well as three seasons of Tennessee Williams plays in London and Edinburgh.

He has his own acting studio in Covent Garden. As an actor in theatre he most recently worked with Joan Rivers in the West End on her life story, and The Royal Court Theatre. He has worked seasons at The Royal National Theatre and Chichester festival theatre among many others. His film credits include ‘Red Lights’, ‘Me and Orson Welles’, ‘Sahara’, ‘Piccadilly Jim’, ‘Velvet Goldmine’, and ‘Mission Impossible’. A regular contributor to BBC radio and won ‘Best Actor’ from the British advertising awards and is about to film the new series ‘An Honorable Woman’ for the BBC.