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Jenny EastopJenny Eastop - Artistic Director / Producer

Jenny is the Director and Producer of Mercurius. Jenny has also directed new writing for companies such as Paines Plough, Hull Truck, West Yorkshire Playhouse and London New Play Festival, including the premiere of Peter Nichols' new play So Long Life at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol. Most recently Midlife Clear Out (Queen Queerlysh) at Lisbon Festival; Colder Than Here (Laura Wade) at Jack Studio Theatre; Dug Out/Suffragette Suite (Andrew Cartmel) at Battersea Arts Centre; Urinetown (Greg Kottis, Mark Hollman) at Lincoln Arts Centre; Different From The Others (Claudio Macor) at the White Bear Theatre - Off West End nomination for Best New Play; As Real As Anything (Andrew Cartmel) at the Hen & Chickens Theatre; Awkward Balloon (Mark Rush) at the Old Red Lion Theatre; Warde Street (Damien Tracey) at The Park Theatre - Off West End nomination for Best Director and Best New Play; Henna Night (Amy Rosenthal) at Leicester Square Theatre; The Cricket Test (James Waddington) at the Riverside Studios; Lady Chill (Kay Adshead) and Workers' Playtime (Toby Whithouse). For Shakespeare's Globe various plays for the Read not Dead seasons and the main stage as part of Globe Education's rolling programme. For the National Theatre Studio: A Trick to Catch the Old One and A Mad World My Masters. In the West End Everlasting Rose (Judy Upton), Apollo Theatre for London New Play Festival, and Spirit of the Ogoni at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Jenny worked as Associate Director to Michael Blakemore on Copenhagen (Michael Frayn) Chichester Festival; The Life (Cy Coleman), Southwark Playhouse; Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward), Gielgud Theatre and US tour (LA, San Francisco, Washington DC); Embers (Christopher Hampton), Duke of Yorks Theatre, West End; Democracy (Michael Frayn), National Theatre; Wyndham's Theatre, West End; Broadway and Sydney Theatre Company, Australia; Afterlife (Michael Frayn) at the National Theatre; Three Sisters (Chekhov) at the Playhouse Theatre, West End. As Resident/Staff Director: Blue/Orange (Joe Penhall) at the Duchess Theatre and The Homecoming (Pinter) at the National Theatre, both to Roger Michell and The Devil Is an Ass (Ben Jonson) to Matthew Warchus for the RSC.


Beth EyreBeth Eyre - Associate Producer

Beth studied English at UCL and completed her MA in Shakespeare before training at Drama Studio London.

She is best known as the voice of Antigone Funn in award winning podcast sitcom, Wooden Overcoats.

Beth has appeared in seven Mercurius shows: Indebted to Chance and The Recruiting Officer (The Old Red Lion), The Alchemist (The Rose Playhouse), The School For Wives (White Bear), A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (The Rose Playhouse), The Waiting Room (Arts Theatre) and The Devil is An Ass (The Rose Playhouse).

Recent Theatre credits include: Heroine (Vault Festival), Different From The Others (The White Bear), 10 (VAULT Festival), Monkey (VAULT Festival), Beginnings (Old Red Lion Theatre), The Bashful Lover (Read Not Dead at Shakespeare's Globe), Timothy (VAULT Festival), Trilogy of Horrors (The White Bear), The Awkward Ghost (Vault Festival), A Naughty Night with Noel Coward (The Old Red Lion), Monster Hunters (The King's Head) and Timothy/Monkey (Drayton Arms).

Audiowork includes Wooden Overcoats, The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast (BBC Radio 4), The Unseen Hour, We Fix Space Junk, Drayton Trench (Wireless Theatre Company).

Beth is founder of Snatchback and co-artistic director of Joyous Gard.


Benjamin Garrison - Associate Producer

Benjamin has appeared in four Mercurius productions, Indebted to Chance and The Recruiting Officer (The Old Red Lion), The Alchemist and The Devil Is An Ass (Rose Playhouse).

Theatre credits include: Chaplin: Birth Of A Tramp (Jack Studio and national tour), Different From The Others (The White Bear), The Elder Brother and Hyde Park (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), The Mandrake (Woodhouse Opera Festival), Loveplay (Tristan Bates Theatre)

Twitter : @TheBGarrison


Jeremy BoothJeremy Booth - Associate Artist

Jeremy has appeared in two Mercurius productions: The Alchemist (The Rose Playhouse) and Anton Chekhov's Vaudevilles (Jack Studio and both transfers to Jermyn Street Theatre)

Theatre credits includes: A Critical Stage (Tabard Theatre) - "Jeremy Booth's charismatic performance is brilliant", Different From The Others (White Bear Theatre - OffWestEnd nomination for Best New Play), Wolves at the Window (Arcola Theatre and 59E59 Theatre, New York) and Anatole (Arcola Theatre).

For the Royal Shakespeare Company: The Witches Jaunt (Stratford upon Avon)

Feature Films include: Hot Property, The Lovers (Directed by Roland Joffe), John Carter (for Walt Disney /Pixar), Death at a Funeral (Directed by Frank Oz), Huge (Directed by Ben Miller), Amazon Tales.

Television work includes: Black Mirror, Glue and The Last Enemy.

Jeremy has performed in staged readings at Shakespeare's Globe, and has broadcast extensively on BBC Radio 4

“From the very beginning of the evening you feel you are in safe hands - shrewd direction and a very talented cast.”
Remotegoat *****