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The Architect

Deputy Stage Manager

Director: Matthew Xia

Conceived by Mojisola Adebayo, Roy Williams and Matthew Xia, and created with a collective of leading Black artists including Bola Agbaje, Dexter Flanders, Vanessa Macauley and XANA., The Architect asks how we create a blueprint for the future, three decades after a seismic event in British history.  

This celebratory and stirring immersive theatrical experience, taking place on a London bus, explores the lives of Black Londoners, imagines the potential of uninterrupted Black lives, and the hopes, ambitions and dreams that accompany them through performance, sound design, music and spectacle.

Cast & Creatives

The Conductress Llewella Gideon 

The Boys Dalumuzi Moyo & Omar Austin

First Breath & Any City, The Voice of Vanessa Macaulay

Pamela Doreene Blackstock

Nadine Shayde Sinclair

The Lovers Danielle Kassaraté & Daniel Ward

The Architect Karl Collins

Featuring The Metronomes Steel Orchestra & The Cambridge Harries

Conceived by Mojisola Adebayo, Roy Williams & Matthew Xia

Written by Bola Agbaje, Mojisola Adebayo, Dexter Flanders,

Vanessa Macaulay & Roy Williams 

Director Matthew Xia

Set & Costume Designer Natalie Pryce

Composer & Sound Designer XANA

Movement Director Asha Jennings-Grant

Lighting Associate Chris McDonnell

Costume Associate Naomi Wright 


Production Manager Clementine Seely

Creative Producer Jade Samuels

Company Manager Marie-Angelique St.Hill

Stage Manager James Boyer Smith

Deputy Stage Manager Paris Linxuan Wu

Assistant Producer Brad Hackett 

THE ARCHITECT is co-produced by Actors Touring Company (ATC) and Greenwich+Docklands International Festival in proud association with the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation

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