The Writers

 

Cordelia O’Driscoll

Cordelia graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2017, having been heavily involved in Sheffield’s theatre and music scenes during her degree. Cordelia has both produced and performed in many shows alongside honing her skills as a singer-songwriter, garnering over 200,000 plays online. Despite BURIED being Cordelia’s first musical theatre score, the response it has already received from both critics and audiences alike speaks for itself, with The Stage calling the songs ‘some of the best you will possibly hear in Edinburgh’. She won the ‘Cameron Mackintosh Award’ at the 2018 Sunday Times National Student Drama Festival for BURIED’s original score, and has had her new writing premiered at Adam Lenson’s ‘Signals’ in Covent Garden. She has collaborated with Action to the Word on their new Oedipus adaptation ‘The Theban Motherf*cker’, and with the National Trust on their ‘Women and Power’ audio exhibition, alongside writing a new show with Tom Williams that will premiere at The Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester this July before a month long run at Underbelly at 2019’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Tom Williams 

Having graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2017 with a psychology degree, Tom also performed in various shows for the University, and acts with Sheffield based group ‘Dear Hunter Theatre’. He began directing, starting with Colla Voce Theatre’s sellout production of The Last Five Years, then turned his attention to writing, beginning his collaboration with Cordelia in early 2017. BURIED may be their first full-length piece of musical theatre, but it received NSDF’s ‘Edinburgh Award’, with British Theatre calling his book ‘perversely charming and entertaining’. Since leaving university, Tom has co-directed two one-man comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, assisted as a musical director at the Playground Theatre, co-founded the annual Redgrave Shakesbeer Festival whilst co-directing it’s opening show, ‘ A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and is currently writing a new piece of musical theatre alongside Cordelia O’Driscoll.