Cheyne Productions is London based company producing classical, cabaret and theatrical events. Cheyne Productions curate the Sunday night season at the Chelsea Arts Club and the Cobblers Live season at the Relais & Chateau Cobblers Cove hotel in Barbados.
Melinda Hughes - Writer / Margo
Melinda Hughes graduated with honours from the Maastricht Conservatory of Music, The Netherlands and returned to London to study as a postgraduate at the Royal College of Music. She completed her studies at The Brussels Opera Studio in Belgium then toured Europe for three years as the soloist with the André Rieu Strauss Orchestra, performing Operetta favourites with frequent appearances on Television and Radio.
A specialist in Weimar Cabaret Melinda formed her satirical cabaret group Kiss & Tell and has performed in New York, Holders Festival Barbados, The Al Bustan Festival Beirut, Hay Literary Festival, Cadogan Hall and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her CD ‘Smoke and Noise’ featuring songs by Mischa Spoliansky received fantastic reviews both in the UK and the US. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3 In tune many times and on BBC Radio 4 with Barry Humphries. Her new CD Weimar & Back is released in June 2018 on the Nimbus Alliance label.
Jeremy read music at Queen’s College, Oxford, then studied piano at the Royal College of Music. Since leaving the R.C.M. he has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of their Young Artists’ Forum concert series; given numerous recitals round the country, and in 1997 won 1st Prize in the 18th Brant National Piano Competition.
He works as a freelance musician in various capacities – soloist, accompanist, teacher, sightreader, repetiteur (including a lot of work for English National Opera and the SouthBank Centre), as well as arranger, composer and performer of all types of music including jazz/pop. He also writes and performs comedy and performs regularly at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as well as ITV2, BBC1, BBC2, BBC3, and BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Sarah Sigal Director
Originally from Chicago, Sarah Sigal is a director, dramaturge, writer and researcher working in physical theatre, devised work, site-specific performance, interactive theatre and new writing. Directing credits include: EAT Zagi (JW3, 2017), Eating for Victory (Tea House Theatre, 2015), The Cold Clear Elsewhere (Edinburgh Festival, 2014), The Spies Came in from the Cold (Pushkin House, 2014), Secret Soviet Dinner (Exmouth Market, 2013), Caligula (Union Theatre, 2007). Writing credits include: Agent of Influence (Underbelly, 2016 & National Tour) World Enough and Time (Park Theatre, 2014), The Odyssey (The Albany, 2012), Alice’s Adventures in the New World (Old Red Lion, 2010 & National Tour) and Dogfight (Arcola, 2006, Edinburgh Festival, 2007). She is a freelance researcher and an associate lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. Her book Writing in Collaborative Theatre-Making was published in 2016 by Palgrave Macmillan. She is the Live Performance Programmer at JW3 and is a co-founder of the Change of Art Festival.
Michael Roulston - MD for Edinburgh Shows
Michael Roulston is a performer and composer described by Musical Theatre Review as an accomplished and versatile musical director and composer who appears to be constantly working in the West End and beyond. A regular face behind the piano at practically every major cabaret venue in London'.
Michael has won two Spirit of the Fringe Awards for performances 2016 and ’17. With co-writer Sarah-Louise Young he won the London Cabaret Award for Best Musical Variety Act, the Three Weeks Editors' Award, The Stage Edinburgh Award and an Argus Angel Award; ‘Outstanding cabaret ★★★★★’ TimeOut, ʻA force to be reckoned with ★★★★★’ Three Weeks. With lyricist Dusty Limits, he was a TimeOut & Soho Theatre Cabaret Award finalist and a Melbourne Green Room Award 2018 nominee for Original Songwriting.
MIchael is highly in- demand having collaborated many major performers including the world class Fascinating Aida and Dillie Keane, Meow Meow and with Dusty Limits, Shoo Shoo Baby and Lili La Scala .
Sherry Coenen Lighting Designer
Sherry has been lighting shows in
the US and UK since graduating with a BFA in Lighting Design from the
University of Miami in 2003.
Shows include: The Singing Mermaid (Little Angel Theatre), Izindava (UK Tour), This is How We Die (UK Tour), Africarmen (UK Tour), Cinderella (Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch), Skin Tight (Park90), CELL (UK Tour), Conquest of the South Pole (Arcola), These Trees are Made of Blood (Arcola), Brrr! (UK Tour), 5 Guys Chillin’ (Kings Head), Anton Chekhov (Hampstead Theatre).
Dan Jeffries Composer & Sound Designer
Dan Jeffries is a musician who frequently collaborates in film and theatre, most recently writing music and sound design for the Hammer Films immersive theatre production The Soulless Ones, and writing additional music for TV projects Black Mirror and Silent Witness. He also performs as an guitarist and has worked in the studio as a producer and engineer with artists such as Haim, Tom Adams and an interactive music project with Greenpeace. Other theatre includes: Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Now This Is Not The End (Arcola Theatre), Tiny Dynamite (Old Red Lion), Mucky Kid (Theatre 503), The Domino Heart (Finborough), The Hothouse (Oxford Playhouse) and The Firewatchers (Old Red Lion). Film and TV includes additional music for: DCI Banks (ITV), Summerhill (BBC Films), The Sparticle Mystery (BBC) and scoring the short films The Wishing Horse and Catkins (both Alexander Darby).