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Roland Smith is founding member and artistic director of Theatre Delicatessen, for whom he has directed Henry V, conceived and directed Pedal Pusher (295 Regent Street; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Tobacco Factory, Bristol; Norsk Litturfestival, Lillehammer) Elle and the Cabaret of the Cavendish Club and Fanshen (both 295 Regent Street).
Roland has also created performance installations for the Old Vic Tunnels, in support of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes as well as Big Chill and Latitude Festivals. He recently directed his first short film, The One.
Roland is currently developing The Great White Unknown, based on Captain Scott’s final expedition to the Antarctic.
Jessica is founding member and artistic director of Theatre Delicatessen, for whom she has directed The Winter’s Tale (295 Regent Street) and curated the groundbreaking theatre festival Theatre Souk (Picton Place) which was described as “…a tremendous experience of innovative and experimental theatre.” in a five-star review from What’s On Stage.
Most recently Jessica curated Bush Bazaar, a three-week festival of new work from emerging theatre artists that took over the new Bush Theatre building in Shepherds Bush.
Fergus is a theatre technician who learnt through osmosis in English fringe theatre in Brussels where he was raised. Fergus first worked with Theatre Delicatessen on The Winter’s Tale in 2009, and is now a member of the core team, providing the skills and expertise to create Theatre Delicatessen’s Marylebone Gardens at 35 Marylebone High Street.
Fergus is currently touring with Blind Summit’s production of The Table – an existential piece about a puppet on a table and recently production managed Casualties, one of the first plays on at the new Park Theatre in Finsbury.
Rachel Lakhdhir is interning with Theatre Delicatessen during her gap year. She chose to do so after having had a great experience with us during her work experience placement in 2012.
Rachel did her A-levels at Collingham College, before which she attended the American School in London. She is a dual citizen of the US and the UK and is also using her gap year to apply to liberal arts colleges in the US.
She enjoys working with Theatre Delicatessen because it allows her to contribute to the arts in a meaningful way. Rachel is also a Choral Scholar with the London Youth Choir.