Andrew Brindley has worked as a sound and light technician, a production sound engineer and in operations management.
His credits include: Prisoner Cell Block H - The Musical, Queens Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London(1995) and UK Tour (1997); Chess UK Tour, and Oslo (1996); Song and Dance, Norway, (1997); Marlene Oldham Coliseum, (1997); and Jesus Christ Superstar, Oslo, (1998).
He was a freelance sound engineer prior to becoming part of the resident technical team at the Preston Guild Hall complex before moving to front of house to become Assistant Operations Manager, a position he held until 2007.
Pete Hartley founded uneasy theatre in 1990. Prior to that he established and managed Spare Parts Theatre Company, Unstable Productions and Fulwood Drama Workshop.
Pete has numerous writing credits including Mitigating Circumstances winner of the BBC Radio North West Playwriting Competition in 1980; One Bad Apple winner of the Cheshire Community Council playwriting competition of 1981 and subsequently awarded an Arts Council Royalty Supplement Guarantee when produced as lunchtime theatre in Manchester; Turning Stones was awarded second prize the Cheshire Community Council playwriting competition of 1982 Gertie and the Guild Machine was commissioned by Preston Borough Council to promote the 1992 Guild in primary schools. In the Guild year itself, two of his plays were staged Jacobite the Preston Fight a historical fact-based drama recreating the 1715 siege of the town, and Siren a second world war drama (written in collaboration with Andrew Brindley). Other credits include: The Sherlock Holmes Solution published by New Playwrights’ Network in 1986; Stilletto awarded second prize in the Drama Association of Wales playwriting competition 1987 and published by that organisation. He has also written and produced nine original musicals staged at the Guild Hall in Preston: Top Rank Groovy (2003) Gudbye t’Glam (2004) Raiders of the Dirty Dance (2005) Dancing with Vettriano (2006) The Banned Wagon (2007) Primate Change (2008) Angelus (2009) Once Upon a Preston Guild (2010) and Game of Gnomes (2016). He has also had a series of Christmas ghost stories published by Lancashire Life magazine and broadcast on BBC radio (Now available to download as Chrismas Present from the Amazon Kindle Store). His play Making the Grade was awarded first prize in the in the Drama Association of Wales playwriting competition 2011 and is published by that organisation,
Recent scripts for uneasy theatre include Will at the Tower, and Drinking with Don Quixote in 2010, Making Myra in 2011 and a second version of Jacobite: The Preston Fight in 2012.
With Spare Parts Theatre company he staged Under Milk Wood, Checkout, Workout, Macbeth, Stags n' Hens, La Ronde and The Sherlock Holmes Solution.
With Unstable Productions he staged Equus (Leyland, Preston and Edinburgh Fringe) King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Academic Man; Neanderthal Woman, Mistakes and Ladders and Sex, War and Gardening.
Pete has taught drama since 1984. He was Head of the Creative Arts Faculty at Cardinal Newman College, Preston, from 1995 to 2010. He founded the college theatre company Limelights in 1987 and he was responsible for well over 200 of its productions.
Pete's debut novel Ice and Lemon published in 2012 has received rave reviews and is available from the Amazon Kindle store.
He has also condensed 40 years of experience of teaching, devising, directing and producing into an ebook guide for drama practitioners: