Meet The Team
Gus is an award-winning writer/composer, based in York. His first musical Pieces of String was The Stage’s Best Regional Musical of the year and was nominated for the UK Theatre Best Musical Production award. Gus won The Stage Debut Award for Best Composer/Lyricist, and was nominated for the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting. Gus has been commissioned by theatres including Theatre Royal Stratford East and Olivier Award-winning theatre collective Duckie. Find Gus at gusgowland.com and @gusgowland
Lauren is one half of writing duo Carey-Hills & Hendricks. Their first musical, Nursery Crimes, was listed by the Evening Standard as one of the Top 10 New Musicals, and reached the semi-finals of the West End Producer competition. Despite being far too old for such things, Carey-Hills & Hendricks have inexplicably seen viral success on TikTok, and have been featured on news channels such as BBC Breakfast. You can find Lauren on or @lauren_h088
Uri Agnon is a Jerusalemite composer, writer and activist currently based in London. His pieces have been commissioned by and/or performed at a variety of stages and festivals, art galleries, demonstrations and direct actions. They include the opera Word Problems, composed entirely of Israeli textbook excerpts and the oratorio Custodian, performed as direct action on the footsteps of the JNF buildings. Uri’s first UK musical is in development stages. Find Uri at uriagnon.com and @UriAgnon.
Geraint Owen is a composer, pianist, and director from Cardiff. His credits include a European tour of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, the televised concert ‘The Welsh of the West End’ recorded at the BBC, and the award-winning musical ‘Rust’ at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Find Geraint at www.geraintowen.com and @geraintllyrowen.
Jack Reitman is a London-based book-writer, actor and singer, with a passion for new musicals. Previous performing credits include ‘Thrill Me’ (Hope Theatre, Winner of the 2020 Off-West End Award for Best Actor in a Musical), ‘Amour’ (Charing Cross Theatre) and ‘Assassins’ (Pleasance London). He is currently developing a number of musicals alongside composer-lyricists Kath Haling, and Bobby Locke. Find Jack at @JackReitman
Paula is an actor, puppeteer and broadcaster from West London. They are currently developing their show Villainex, and have written for Fearless Femme magazine as well as Drag Queen storyteller Mama G.